Monthly Archives: April 2011

“And all the children of Israel murmured.” – Num_14:2

Morning “And all the children of Israel murmured.” – Num_14:2 There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls, cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, “Why am I thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this manner?” A word with… (more…)

“Thou art my hope in the day of evil.” – Jer_17:17

Morning “Thou art my hope in the day of evil.” – Jer_17:17 The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God’s Word, “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;” and it is a great truth, that religion is… (more…)

“Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.” – Psa_119:49

Morning “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.” – Psa_119:49 Whatever your especial need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it. Are you faint and feeble because your way is rough and you are weary? Here is the promise-”He giveth power to the faint.” When you… (more…)

“God, even our own God.” – Psa_67:6

Morning “God, even our own God.” – Psa_67:6 It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God himself. Though he is “our own God,” we apply ourselves but little to him, and ask but little of him. How seldom do we… (more…)

“Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” – Son_2:10

Morning “Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” – Son_2:10 Lo, I hear the voice of my Beloved! He speaks to me! Fair weather is smiling upon the face of the earth, and he would not have me spiritually asleep while nature is all around me awaking from her winter’s rest. He bids me “Rise up,” and… (more…)

“And because of all this we make a sure covenant.” – Neh_9:38

Morning “And because of all this we make a sure covenant.” – Neh_9:38 There are many occasions in our experience when we may very rightly, and with benefit, renew our covenant with God. After recovery from sickness when, like Hezekiah, we have had a new term of years added to our life, we may fitly do it. After any deliverance… (more…)

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

Morning “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” – Rom_8:37 We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? This only would I… (more…)

“Him hath God exalted.”

Morning “Him hath God exalted.” – Act_5:31 Jesus, our Lord, once crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory. The highest place that heaven affords is his by undisputed right. It is sweet to remember that the exaltation of Christ in heaven is a representative exaltation. He is exalted at the Father’s right hand, and though as… (more…)

“I know that my Redeemer liveth.”

Morning “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” – Job_19:25 The marrow of Job’s comfort lies in that little word “My”-”My Redeemer,” and in the fact that the Redeemer lives. Oh! to get hold of a living Christ. We must get a property in him before we can enjoy him. What is gold in the mine to me? Men are beggars… (more…)

more Devotional

Morning “That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death.” – Heb_2:14 O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil’s power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace from God the Holy Ghost, that by an intimate knowledge and a firm belief of thy Redeemer’s death, thou mayst… (more…)