Why Christ Is Not Esteemed

"We esteemed Him not." —Isaiah 53:3 This must be the universal confession of the human race. From the highest monarch to the meanest peasant, from the loftiest intellect to the most degraded mind, from the a...

The Power of an Uncertain Future

"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." --Matthew 25:13 Jesus spoke these words at the close of the Parable of the Ten Virgins. The people were still under ...

The Dangers of Success

"'Verily I say unto you, They have their reward." --Matthew 6:2 The soul of Jesus was stirred within Him as He went about the streets of Jerusalem and saw the multitude of hypocrites who passed there for pio...

Deep Calling unto Deep

“Deep calleth unto deep."—Psalm 42:7 In one of the most spiritual of David's Psalms there come, almost incidentally as it were, the most striking pictures of external Nature. He begins by singing, "Like as t...

A Study In the Swelling of Jordan

"How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?" —Jer. 12:5 Both in its disputed rise, and in its zigzag course, and then in its inscrutable fall, the Jordan is the most wonderful, and indeed, in some respects,...

The War Between the Flesh and the Spirit

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and 
body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Thessalonians 5:23. Christ also loved t...

The Providence of God

If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? 
Psalm 11:3 I do not understand this question to imply that the foundations can be destroyed, 
except in the fears of the righteous. But whenever, i...

The Six Sorrows of St. Paul

If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities." " —II Cor. 11-30 The Sanhedrin was the governing body of Israel. It embraced within itself legislative, executive and judicial...

A Continual Allowance

"And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, 
a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." —2 Kings 25:30. This is a striking text, but the story it introduces is more striki...

A Lost Opportunity

"And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it." -1 Kings 20:40 There is a very striking incident connec...