Our call from God.

I. Corinthians 1:4,9 All true Christian experience has its origin in the call of God: “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.”  (Jh.15:16). The apostle stated this “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;” (I.Tim.1:12) We shall…

How bankrupt are you?

Luke 12,22,34 Our Lord never lost an opportunity of letting the light of truth shine into dark sin-beclouded souls. Jesus had just spoken the parable of a certain rich man to expose the sin and folly of covetousness (Mt.5;1,2) tells us this “And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he…

Satisfaction comes from God.

Jeremiah 31:25 Naturally we all have restless longings, great desires that go out beyond the present attainable. There are always the weary who needs rest, the sorrowful who needs consolation “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” (II.Cor.1:5). Our soul has its appetites, its hungers and…

Emery of God

Lamentation 2:1,5 The Lord may become to us as an enemy. We must not suppose the relations of God to those who forsake him are purely negative “Say unto them, as I live, say the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way…

God, our guide

Psalms 32:8 The place of guidance, what a need. Unless we are able to see God’s eye we cannot be guided “Mine eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.” (Ps.25:15). What could hinders our view? Our sins. “For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities…

The beasts that we fight

I.Cor.15:32 Let us take a look at the contemptible nature of mankind. Men are carnal. There is no good reason for supposing that the apostle Paul meant literally beasts. In (II.Tim.4:17) Nero was allude to as a lion. David often compares his enemies to wild beasts. John the Baptist called some of his hearers “vipers…

The church, indefectible

Isaiah 59:20,21 The church of God, is a body of men and women, each one whom is weak, fallible, and liable to fall from the truth, even to apostasy, must, by the nature of things, be of itself and in itself defectible “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you…