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...
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God.
Paul describes here the power of the kingdom of Christ, the
real work and the true exalted worship which the Holy Spirit
effects in believers, the comfort by which the heart is freed from
the fear and terror of sin and given peace, and the heartfelt
Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down upon your
Eph. 4: 26.
This passage sounds as though permission were given to be
angry. But Paul is taking into consideration the way of the
world. Men are tempted and moved to anger. There are no
clean records. Under sudden provocation the heart swells with
anger, while the devil...
They brought to him one that was deaf, and had an impediment
in his speech; and they pleaded with him to put his hand upon
In this text both faith and love are presented to us. Faith,
in that these people had before heard how kind and compassionate
Jesus was and how he had helped those who had
come to him. Although the text...
You shall have no other gods before me.
Ex. 20: 3.
The Jews abstained outwardly from idolatry, but their hearts
were far from God, full of mistrust and unbelief. Outwardly
they appeared beautiful, as though they meant it in all sincerity,
but within they were full of idolatry. They understood this
law in Exodus to mean no more than that they...
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now
been with me three days, and have nothing to eat.
Mark 8 : 2.
Behold, what a sympathetic Christ we have, who even provides
food for us. Here new hope is awakened and man is comforted
through the words of Christ, when he says: Here they
are and they listened to me until the third day. I...
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Phil. 4: 7.
This is the true peace that satisfies and quiets the heart; not
in times when no adversity is at hand, but in the midst of it,
when outwardly there is nothing but strife. This is the difference
between worldly and spiritual peace....
Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under
grace? God forbid.
Rom. 6: 15.
When we preach the forgiveness of sins by pure grace without
any work of man, the sinfulness of the world claims that we
either forbid good works, or else try to draw the conclusion
that man may continue to live in sin and follow his own pleasure;
Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
Rom. 5: 20.
When we preach that grace and the forgiveness of sins is placed upon us without any merit on our part, people are disposed to regard themselves as free from obligation and will do no works except when we feel like we want to those to which their own desires prompt them. This was Paul's...