"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way." (John 18:8) Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power … Continue reading The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep
Satan has many mechanisms in place to up the attack against true believers. Why does he want to get believers out of the way? It is to break the connection between God and the presence of true believers on this earth. Then he (satan) can incite the unbelievers to greater sins and anger GOD by … Continue reading Of the Last days
"This was one bitter ingredient in his cup; but that cup is drained dry; let me not put another drop in it. ." "Then all the disciples forsook him and fled." (Matthew 26:56) He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. … Continue reading Keep me, O blessed Spirit, from an end so shameful.
Some say that thou art…Elias,' and others, Jeremias (Mat 16:14) Elijah—A Prophet of Wrath; Jeremiah—A Prophet of Tears It is of the deepest interest to discover what was the common impression about Jesus, and in this report conveyed by the disciples we get a hint of the utmost value. "Whom do men say that I … Continue reading Elijah or Jeremiah
"Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?" (Luke 22:48) "The kisses of an enemy are deceitful." Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss. Whenever a man is about to stab religion, … Continue reading The kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
"And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed." (Matthew 26:39) There are several instructive features in our Saviour's prayer in his hour of trial. It was lonely prayer. He withdrew even from his three favoured disciples. Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial. Family prayer, social … Continue reading You will find it a stronghold in the day of trial
"Strong in faith." (Romans 4:20) Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God's throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who … Continue reading But without faith how can I receive anything of the Lord?
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it (Mat 13:45-46) The Pearl in Ancient Times Although the pearl is still held in high esteem, it does not now occupy the … Continue reading The Pearl of Great Price
He that is not with me is against me (Mat 12:30) Christ Rejects Accusations Made against Him Our Lord had just performed a notable miracle healing a man who was possessed of a devil. It had made a profound impression on the people, and had forced the conviction that this was indeed Messiah. Unable to … Continue reading The Intolerance of Jesus
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11) There is only one foundation on which the Church and the Christian life can be built. That foundation is Jesus Christ (cf. 1 Peter 2:4-7; Ephesians 2:20). He is the one whom God sent to … Continue reading Daily Wisdom (Mar 11)