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A Test of Faith

"If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?" (Jer. 12:5). But then so many people's religion is a fair-weather affair.... Read More

Dangerous Mindsets

"But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men...wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy" (Ezra 3:12). I don't think these weeping folk helped very much. The mood was natural enough, perhaps, but certainly not over-manly and little likely to do any... Read More

No Rest Yet

"And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain" (Heb. 12:27). God will not allow us to settle down with any second best, however splendid; He keeps breaking in on us, disturbing a... Read More

The Highest Standard

"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 5:20). The truth is, says Christ, that what is wrong is that you are all using far too low a standard, with the result that yo... Read More

The Measure of Sin

"Any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of Me" (Matt. 10:38, Weymouth) Look at the Cross, if you would measure sin aright, your little daily trespasses and falls; look at its cost to God; look at the man Christ Jesus on the tree, and take it in. That is the perf... Read More

To Live is Christ

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). Who are the happiest people that you meet? The man who thinks of no one but himself, and whose narrow horizons are bounded by his own selfish interests? Certainly not. But mothers living for their childre... Read More

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