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A Stone Cut Without Hands

MAY 2. EVENING. "You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together... And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and ... Read More

A Thought for the New Year

December 31. Evening. "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen." 2 Cor 13:14 Here, my soul, set up your pillar. Baptised as you has been into the joint name, love, praise, and adoration, of the Holy Three in One; and blessed... Read More

All Grace

JUNE 20. MORNING. "Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen." Ephesians 6:24 Do you, my soul, with the same affection and love as the apostle, bend your knee this morning before His throne, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth are named? Do you look up, and p... Read More

An Abundant Harvest

APRIL 21 EVENING.-"Verily, verily I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."-John xii. 24. How sweet and lovely is this similitude of the Lord's, in allusion to himself! See to it, my soul, this evening, that ... Read More

An Unusual House of Prayer

AUGUST 25. EVENING. "And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made."- Acts 16:13 What, they had no church, no synagogue, no house of prayer, in all the city? Was it like another Athens, wholly given to idolatry? My soul, think of your privileges, ... Read More

And Pilate Marvelled

EVENING.-"And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead."- Mark xv. 44. Precious Jesus! Had the unjust judge but known thy soul travail and agonies, instead of wondering at the speediness of thy death, all his astonishment would have been that nature, so oppressed, and so suffering, could have held o... Read More

Behold, I Come

DECEMBER 23. MORNING. "Behold, I come." Psalm 40:7 What a longing had old testament saints for the Lord Jesus' coming! And what an earnest wish and prayer it is among new testament believers, for Jesus' coming by the visits of his grace, and the sweet influences of his Holy Spirit, from day to day! ... Read More

Christ the Head of the Body

MAY 25. EVENING. "And he is the head of the body, the church."—Col. 1:18 Sweet view of Jesus ! Ponder well the subject, my soul, and behold your Lord in this endearing picture, and your own personal union with him. Jesus is indeed, from every point of view, "the head of his body, the church." He is ... Read More

Count the Cost

AUGUST 23. EVENING. "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost?" Luke 14:28 Ponder, my soul, over this very striking image of your Lord's, concerning the divine life. The picture of a builder is most aptly chosen; for the Christian builder is building f... Read More

Declared to be the Son of God with Power

APRIL 18. MORNING.-"And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead."-- Romans i. 4. Do not, my soul, hastily pass away from this most precious subject of thy Lord's resurrection. It is an inexhaustible theme, and will be among thy... Read More

Eyes On the Lord

MAY 3. EVENING. "The eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord."-Zech. 9:1. Precious Jesus! when shall this blessed Scripture be accomplished? "The eyes of man." What man? Surely as the church's glorious head, and as her glorious representative, the eyes of our Lord Jesus himself ... Read More

He Poured Out His Soul

APRIL 7. MORNING.- "He hath poured out his soul unto death."-Isaiah liii. 12. My soul! from the garden to the cross, follow Jesus. Behold him apprehended and hurried away, both to judgment and to death. He who struck to the ground the band that came to take him, might surely, by the same breath of h... Read More

He's Alive!

APRIL 18. EVENING.-"Of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive."-Acts xxv. 19 And well might Paul affirm it; for Jesus, after his resurrection, had spoken to Paul from heaven! Well might John, the beloved apostle, give the church his repeated evidence to it; for Jesus not only made... Read More

His Glory Given to Us

APRIL 21. MORNING.-"The glory which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one."-John xvii. 22. Those are sweet views of Jesus which point to our oneness and union with him, by which alone we derive an interest in him, and are made partakers both in his grace and glor... Read More

His Servants shall Serve Him

AUGUST 25. MORNING. "His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads." Rev 22:3,4 Mark these pictures, my soul. Jesus has servants, and they are distinguished from the world. They "serve Him." What is it to serve Christ? Free grace has made them servan... Read More

I Will Go

MAY 2. Morning. "And they called Rebekah and said unto her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go."-Gen. 24:58. See, my soul, with what readiness Rebekah determined to accompany the servant of Abraham to Isaac. And will you not arise and go forth at the invitation of the servants of Jes... Read More

I Will Lie Down in Peace

July 13 EVENING. "I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8 My soul! it is blessed, indeed, to lie down, or arise, when Jesus is your rest and refreshment! But, apart from security and safety in him, both the day-light and the darkness have ... Read More

In the Wilderness

July 22. EVENING. "The wilderness of Sin." Exodus 16:1 My soul! You are still in a wilderness, and have not yet arrived home to your Father's house; and you are frequently exercised with wilderness dispensations. Perhaps, under the Spirit's teaching, an evening's meditation on the wilderness of Sin,... Read More

Jesus Our High Priest

JULY 23. MORNING. "One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band." Rev 1:13 My soul, you are going this morning to the throne of grace, are you not? Pause then, and see Jesus as John saw him, for the church's joy, in his priestly vestm... Read More

Jesus' Credentials

AUGUST 24. MORNING. "According to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Saviour: Jesus." Acts 13:23 Mark, my soul, the blessedness of these words. Jesus is not only Israel's Saviour, and has fully lived up to, in every point, that glorious description- but here we are led to discover his credentia... Read More

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