But a certain Samaritan .... had compassion on him (Luk_10:33) No Help Came from Those He Expected It From If ever a comforter was unexpected it was in the case of this poor wounded wayfarer. Half-dead though he was, he still had life enough to be surprised. Had the priest hurried to his help that … Continue reading Unexpected Comforters
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:14, 15) WE are told by wise men that all languages are based upon figures–that the speech of men who are uncivilized … Continue reading The Mysteries of the Bronze Serpent
“Verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.” (Hebrews 2:16) THE Almighty God, who dwelt alone, was pleased to manifest Himself by created works which should display His wisdom and His power. When He set about the mighty work of creation He determined in … Continue reading Men Chosen – Fallen Angels Rejected.
"God has no pleasure in these sorry workers who are always threatening to send in resignations. No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." He hath sent me... to preach deliverance to the captives (Luk_4:18) Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance (Heb_11:35) Faith Leads … Continue reading Faith Refusing Deliverance
“If he turn not, He will whet His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.” (Psalm 7:12) “IF the sinner turn not, God will whet His sword.” So, then, God has a sword and He will punish man on account of his iniquity. This evil generation has labored to take away from … Continue reading Turn or Burn
“Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself! And David said unto Michal, … Continue reading The Jeer of Sarcasm and the Retort of Piety.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem (Luk_2:15) Bethlehem Did Not Know What God Was Doing in Its Midst Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, that we may see the unobtrusiveness of God. … Continue reading Where to Go at Christmas
No. 2479. Intended for Reading August 23rd, 1896. Delivered by C. H. Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, on Thursday Evening, August 5th, 1880. "His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips are like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh." (Song of Solomon 5:13) In this chapter the spouse describes in detail the person … Continue reading Spices, Flowers, Lilies, and Myrrh
And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross (Mar_15:21) His Physical Weakness Speaks of His Humanity I want you, please, to note the words that are employed in Mar_15:20-22. In this, the greatest hour of history, every word … Continue reading The Blessing of the Unexpected
He commanded that something should be given her to eat (Mar_5:43) The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Jesus This is an exquisite and charming instance of the thoughtfulness of Jesus. Such a detail would never have been given had this been a story of the imagination. Jairus and his wife would forget everything in … Continue reading The Thoughtfulness of Jesus