Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer.” – Psa_66:20

Morning “Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer.” – Psa_66:20 In looking back upon the character of our prayers, if we do it honestly, we shall be filled with wonder that God has ever answered them. There may be some who think their prayers worthy of acceptance-as the Pharisee did; but the true Christian, in a more… (more…)

“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” – 1Pe_2:3

Morning “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” – 1Pe_2:3 If:-then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. “If:”-then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. “If:”-then this is not a general but a special… (more…)

“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.” – Ecc_10:7

Morning “I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.” – Ecc_10:7 Upstarts frequently usurp the highest places, while the truly great pine in obscurity. This is a riddle in providence whose solution will one day gladden the hearts of the upright; but it is so common a fact, that none of us should murmur… (more…)

“In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him.” – Col_2:9, Col_2:10

Morning “In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him.” – Col_2:9, Col_2:10 All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fulness of the Godhead, whatever that marvellous term may comprehend, is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of Deity;… (more…)

“Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.”

Morning “Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” – 1Ti_6:17Our Lord Jesus is ever giving, and does not for a solitary instant withdraw his hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever-shining; he is manna always falling round the camp;… (more…)

“All that believe are justified.” – Act_13:39

Morning “All that believe are justified.” – Act_13:39 The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is given to the soul in the moment when it closes with Christ, and accepts him as its all in all. Are they who stand… (more…)

“Joint heirs with Christ.” – Rom_8:17

Morning “Joint heirs with Christ.” – Rom_8:17 The boundless realms of his Father’s universe are Christ’s by prescriptive right. As “heir of all things,” he is the sole proprietor of the vast creation of God, and he has admitted us to claim the whole as ours, by virtue of that deed of joint-heir-ship which the Lord hath ratified with his… (more…)

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psa_30:5

Morning “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psa_30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for “Lo! He comes with clouds descending.” Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he reaps his harvest.… (more…)

“And will manifest myself to him.” – Joh_14:21

Morning “And will manifest myself to him.” – Joh_14:21 The Lord Jesus gives special revelations of himself to his people. Even if Scripture did not declare this, there are many of the children of God who could testify the truth of it from their own experience. They have had manifestations of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in a peculiar… (more…)

“But now is Christ risen from the dead.” – 1Co_15:20

Morning “But now is Christ risen from the dead.” – 1Co_15:20 The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that “Christ is risen from the dead;” for, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins.” The divinity of Christ finds its surest proof in his… (more…)