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31. MERCY REJOICING AGAINST JUDGMENT The promises of God, which in Christ are yes, and in him amen, shine with resplendent luster in the pages of eternal truth. Nothing but unbelief can prevent the soul from enjoying the sweetness, or experiencing the purifying efficacy, of those exceeding great and... Read More


47. On Forgetfulness of God How awful is the declaration of the royal Psalmist! "the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." Sin is a dreadful evil, under whatever guise it may appear; whether in the loose attire of wickedness, in the brazen armor of profaneness, in t... Read More


69. ON GODLY FEAR Fear is a most powerful passion in the human breast. Its natural effect is painful; hence we instinctively fly from every thing which excites its agitating influence. Our minds are easily wrought upon by sensible objects, or imaginary evils; while those which are remote or unappreh... Read More


63. ON LOVE True Christian love is of an enlarged, unselfish nature. It loves all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Party spirit is confined within the limits of a sect. But Christian love outsteps the narrow boundary; and can recognize a brother in each humble believer, who practically e... Read More


34. ON PASSIVE IMPRESSIONS AND ACTIVE HABITS It is very important to distinguish rightly between passive impressions and active habits. We are continually liable to receive impressions of one kind or another—impressions of love and aversion; joy and grief; hope and fear. A pleasing representation of... Read More


15. On the Design of the Gospel What a dreadful change sin has made in man! His heart, once the abode of peace and every heavenly disposition, is now the cage of every unclean and hateful bird; a den of wild beasts; a nest of vipers; a loathsome sepulcher. How is the gold become dim—how is the fine ... Read More


20. ON TWO COMMON ERRORS There are two fatal errors, which, it is to be feared, abound among professing Christians. The one, which considers divine grace as disrobed of its glory, by insisting upon the necessity of human endeavors in the great work of salvation. The other, which declares as injuriou... Read More

Realizing the Divine Presence

53. REALIZING THE DIVINE PRESENCE And he said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." Exod. 33:14 Happy is the man who daily lives under the guardian care of the Almighty, who can say; "My beloved is mine, and I am his." "This God is our God forever and ever; be will be our guide... Read More

The Preciousness of Christ

33. THE PRECIOUSNESS OF CHRIST "Unto you who believe, he is precious." 1 Pet. 2:7 Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, has taught us what is truly precious. "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, but with the precious blood of Christ." "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed inde... Read More

The Superiority of Graces to Gifts

19. THE SUPERIORITY OF GRACES TO GIFTS "But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way." 1 Cor. 12:31 "Let love be your highest goal." 1 Cor. 14:1 One man may have great gifts while destitute of saving grace. Another may have great grace, and yet possess few gif... Read More

Walking with God

17. WALKING WITH GOD "Enoch walked with God." Gen. 5:22 The word of God, unlike any other book, has this remarkable feature- that materials for a volume are often compressed in a few words; "God is love." Here is matter for eternal contemplation. All the understandings of men- all the capacities of ... Read More


14. ON THE GIFT OF A SAVIOR Before the earth was formed, or man created upon it, the Almighty foreknew that his moral creatures would apostatize from him. The angels had already sinned, and were cast into the place prepared for them. They were doomed, in righteous judgment, to be the eternal monumen... Read More

A Christian Indeed

45. A CHRISTIAN INDEED "Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit." John 1:47 We read of some who have a name that they live and are dead. It will profit us nothing to be called Christians, if we are destitute of the Spirit of Christ; if we have not the mind of Christ; if we have never put on... Read More

A Grateful Retrospect of Undeserved Mercies

70. A GRATEFUL RETROSPECT OF UNDESERVED MERCIES "How precious are your thoughts unto me, O God! They are innumerable! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me!" Psalm 139:17-18 It is delightful to contemplate what the blesse... Read More

A Sabbath Meditation

66. A SABBATH MEDITATION "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Rev. 1:10 "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty." Psalm 84:1 I bless you, Oh! Lord, for the return of this holy day. When retired from the world and all its vanities, I can contemplate the glorious truths of your gospel,... Read More


Let us now trace the Apostle's journey of mercy, as recorded by his fellow-laborer and historian Luke. It is highly instructive to pursue such a tour of benevolence, "to contemplate a man, who renounced the comforts of home, not to amass wealth, or gratify curiosity, or acquire knowledge, which migh... Read More


40. AGREEMENT NECESSARY TO COMMUNION The question of Amos is of practical importance: "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" There can be no real communion or pleasing communion, without a similarity of views and disposition. What can be more opposite than the carnal and the spiritual mind?... Read More

An Evil Heart of Unbelief

24. AN EVIL HEART OF UNBELIEF "And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Cor. 4:3-4 "Take heed, brethren, les... Read More

Aspirations after Holiness

3. ASPIRATIONS AFTER HOLINESS "With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments." Psalm 119:10 Blessed Savior! Oh lover of my soul, give me grace to love you. Never, oh, never let me forget what you have done for an unworthy sinner! Let me never forget your bloody sw... Read More

Blessings Flowing from the Covenant of Grace

44. THE BLESSINGS FLOWING FROM THE COVENANT OF GRACE "He will ever he mindful of his covenant." Psalm. 111:5 In the Covenant of Grace, entered into by the three Divine persons in the one Jehovah, before the world began, is treasured up every blessing. Sinners are "redeemed with the precious blood of... Read More

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