Reading: “My beloved standeth behind our wall. He looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice”—Song of Solomon 2:9 It might be truly said, that it was behind the wall of our nature the Lord Jesus stood, when, by taking a body of flesh, He veiled the glories of His Godhead, during the [...]
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Reading: “And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.”—2 Chronicles 29:36 Sweet thought, ever to keep in view, that it is the Lord that prepares the heart and gives answers to the tongue. How sudden, how unexpected, how unlooked-for, sometimes, are the visits of [...]
Reading: “I was brought low, and he helped me.”—Psalm 116:6 It is blessed sometimes that the streams of creature comforts should be dry in order to compel us to go to that fountain head. When the fig-tree does not blossom, and the field yields no meat, then a covenant God becomes more precious to flee [...]
Reading: “And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the [...]
Reading: “Master, where dwellest thou?”—John 1:38 Is this the earnest inquiry of my soul? Hear then the answer: “Thus saith the high and lofty One, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, [...]
Reading: “If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.” —Leviticus 25:25 How poor was I and wretched before I knew Jesus! I had not only sold, as far as I [...]
Reading: “I am the bright and morning Star”—Revelation 22:16 How oft, in some dark wintry morning, like the present one, have I seen the morning star shining with loveliness, when all the other lights of heaven were put out! But how often when we observe the glories of nature do we think of that precious [...]
Reading: “My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies”—Song of Solomon 6:2 Just as we have that favourite place to walk, Jesus is indeed come down into His garden, the church, for He loves the sacred walks in a spot so [...]
Reading: “That will by no means clear the guilty,”—Exodus 34:7 Pause over these solemn words! Will Jehovah clear the guilty? And are you not guilty? How then will you come before God, either now or hereafter? Hear what God has also said: “Deliver him from going down to the pit. I have found a ransom” (Job [...]
Reading: “One pearl of great price”—Matthew 13:46 Great price indeed, and only one!—for salvation is in no other; neither is there any other name under heaven given among men whereby we can be saved. Christian, have you considered Jesus from this point of view? Have you beheld him both in His divine and human nature, [...]