Let us therefore follow after the things that make for peace Rom. 14:19 Peace! There is a benediction in the word! It is one of the fairest words in human speech. All that is brightest and happiest in life is associated with peace. There is a substance known as ambergris which is found floating in … Continue reading The Things that make for Peace
Ye are like unto whited sepulchres — Mat_23:27 The Jewish Background The imagery of this denunciation would appeal powerfully to a Jewish audience. These whited sepulchres, gleaming in the sun, were a familiar feature in the landscape. You are not to think of them as separate buildings, like the mausoleums of the Romans. They were … Continue reading Respectable Sin
Bible Reading: Luke 2:51-52 What must it have been like for Mary and Joseph to have Jesus, the sinless Son of God, growing up in their home? Was He ever naughty? Was He fun to be around? Was He a very seriously minded child? There is so little written about Jesus from the story of His … Continue reading The Growing Years
Is not this the carpenter's son? — Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? — Say we not well that thou are a Samaritan, and hast a devil? — He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. — We know that this man is a sinner. — He deceiveth the people. … Continue reading Reproach hath broken my heart.