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...

Good Cheer For the New Year

"The eyes of the Lord your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year."—Deut. 11:12 THE Israelites had sojourned for a while in Egypt, a land which only produces fo...

A Psalm for the New Year

""But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen." —2 Peter 3:18 BEHOLD, Beloved, our perpetual dangers. Where can we go to escape fr...

Joy Born at Bethlehem

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord....

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 ...

New Starts In Life

"And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day he sent them into his vineyard." —Matt. 20: 2 The parable from which these words are taken is one of the most complete in its details of any that ...

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...

The Perfect Faith

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." —Job 13:16 These words have always seemed to be the expression of the profoundest faith. When David sings, "I will sing unto the Lord because He hath dealt bountifu...