Knowing the tune, that now it is high time to awake out of
For the sake of effect and emphasis the apostle in his admonition
employs a pleasing figure and makes an eloquent appeal.
The word "sleep" is used as a simile to help us grasp the spiritual
thought. Since for the sake of temporal gain men rise
from sleep, put aside the...
Behold, Your King comes unto thee, meek, and sitting upon
a Donkey, and a colt the foal of the beast of burden.
"Behold." With this word The Apostle Matthew at once rouses us
from sleep and unbelief as though he had something great or
remarkable to offer, something we have long wished for and now
receive with joy. Such waking up is...
Jesus saith unto him, If it is my will that he will remain till I come, what
is that to thee? You follow me!
Christ teaches us a beautiful and touching lesson. Not with standing
the examples and lives of all the saints every person
should attend to the work entrusted to him and guard the honor
of his calling. This is truly a...
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
The time is unquestionably good as long as the gospel is faithfully
preached and received. At the same time, even today the
world is filled with evils, factions, false theories and bad examples
of every sort; much of this wickedness is inherent in ourselves.
With these things the...
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous: and he is the Payment for our sins:
and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:1-2.
Since we are unable to keep the law, Christ came and stepped
between the Father and us, and prays for us: Beloved Father,
be gracious unto them and...
I acknowledge my transgressions : and my sin is ever before
Every Christian who wishes to make confession of his sins
should place his confidence without reserve in the merciful
promises and invitations of God, firmly believing that Almighty
God will graciously forgive him his sins. Before he confesses
his sins to a confessor,...
The Lord said unto my Lord, you will sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies thy footstool.
Here Christ does not explain, but only says that David in his Psalm called Christ his Lord. "How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord?" It does not sound right and it is contrary to nature for a father to call his son lord,...
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the
seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
and in his law does he meditate day and night.
There is a common inquiry among humanity concerning blessedness;
there is no one who does not wish that it...
Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine others? They're
are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this
Luke 17: 17, 18.
The stranger sincerely gives God all the glory. O, what a
terrible example is this! Among ten only one, and he among them was
the least and most worthless. How entirely does God overlook
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac: and
he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten
son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed come.
Heb. 11:17, 18.
To reason it was a foolish command God gave to Abraham
to slay his son. If reason should be the judge, all mankind would
come to no other...