"Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening."
Why, dear reader, if such be your case, do you crave for signs and wonders?
Oh, wondrous grace of God, that he owns his son when that son is still an Egyptian slave.
Oh, what a fulness must this be of which all receive!
Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?
You have often trembled while I have told you of your sins and of the wrath to come, but you have met your bad companion at the door, or you have gone home and attended parties of gaiety, and every godly thought has been quenched.
We walk at liberty, because we keep his precepts.
Oh! to trust Jesus for fruit as well as for life.
The Lord's admiration of his Church is very wonderful, and his description of her beauty is very glowing.
If thou art still crying after and craving after something better, Christ has not forgotten thee, for thou hast not quite forgotten him.
Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief.
Outward signs of religious emotion, are easily manifested and are frequently hypocritical; but to feel true repentance is far more difficult, and consequently far less common.
It is a very sad reflection that tens of thousands are now waiting in the use of means, and ordinances, and vows, and resolutions, and have so waited time out of mind, in vain, utterly in vain.
A great many persons go about their supposed lifework without thinking about God.
This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace.
High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him and increase our love.
But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy, but it hears God say, "Stand still," and immovable as a rock it stands.
A sinner has a heart as well as a head; a sinner has emotions as well as thoughts; and we must appeal to both.
Let no thought distress you about death's coming to you at an unseasonable hour. Should it come to-morrow should it come now, if your faith is fixed on nothing less than Jesu's blood and righteousness, you shall see the face of God with acceptance.
Our extremities are the Lord's opportunities.
The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity.
O quicken us that we may return to our first love, and do our first works!
Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor?
Exiles though we be, we rejoice in our King; yea, in him we exceedingly rejoice, while in his name we set up our banners.
He is not robbed of any glory, but his name is now surrounded with brighter lustre than ever.
At this hour we rest . . .
Prevailing prayer takes the Christian to Carmel, and enables him to cover heaven with clouds of blessing, and earth with floods of mercy.
If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ’s name in it, it ought to be his last, certainly the last that any Christian ought to go to hear him preach.
Such a petition, fervently presented, will elevate the spirit of all your devotions.
In God's sight, you are "complete in him."
Oh! marvellous mystery! we look into it, but who shall understand it?
Our darling sin must die. Spare it not for its much crying.
This Fall and this redemption, and the story as a whole, so far as the divine purpose is concerned, are the fruit of the Father’s love to the Son and his delight in glorifying the Son.
O children of God, seek after a vital experience of the Lord's lovingkindness, and when you have it, speak positively of it; sing gratefully; shout triumphantly.
No neutralities can exist in religion.
This is the only way to give it a death-blow.
No greater eagerness will ever be seen among Satanic tormentors, than in that day when devils drag the hypocrite's soul down to perdition.
Can we, when we are reminded of our sins, and their exceeding sinfulness, remain stolid and stubborn?
What golden sentences drop from his gracious lips!
Does not this make thee love Jesus?
Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love.
Let us chide ourselves for past forgetfulness, and pray for grace ever to bear him in fondest remembrance.
Let me have a present, personal, infallible, indisputable sense that I am thine, and that thou art mine.
Lord, evermore give me an opened heart.
The joys of heaven will surely compensate for the sorrows of earth.
In order to become spiritually vigorous, we must seek the spiritual good of others.
Let faith and life be put together, and, like the two abutments of an arch, they will make our piety enduring.
A believer has two principles at work within him.
You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt?"
We open the gates of the year to the sweet strains of the harp of joy!