In All Acts of Worship

“In all acts of worship let us summon our whole nature to the work; let our intellects know God, our wills choose him, our hearts go out after him, our confidence lean on him, our love delight in him, our tongues praise him, and our hands clap for joy in him. Let us worship him … Continue reading In All Acts of Worship


Beware of the Future

“Let all beware of deluding themselves with a reliance on the future of this life as likely to afford more enjoyment than their experience of the past…Bickersteth: ‘The young expect to find it when grown up and their own masters. Parents, when their children are settled and provided for. The merchant, when wealth is acquired, … Continue reading Beware of the Future

The Temporary Lives of Man

“Man is like grass: we ought not to be startled at anything reminding us of our own frailty and mortality. All scripture and all history teach us that though man flourish as a flower for a moment, still he must soon wither like the grass. Blessed is he who habitually needs not to be reminded … Continue reading The Temporary Lives of Man

He Knows What We Are Made Of

“For He knows what we are made of, how we are formed, He knows our frame, He is mindful, remembers that we are dust.  This knowledge of God embraces our contitutional temperament, the feebleness of our understanding, the strength of our fears, the shattered state of our nerves, the violence of temptations, our readiness to … Continue reading He Knows What We Are Made Of

God is Sovereign…Man Is Not

“It is a blessed truth that all nature is under the control of God, and especially that all things are put under Christ to the glory of God, and the establishment of the reign of grace, (Ps. 95:4-5). If an atom or an agent, if life or death, if Satan or Gabriel, the sea or … Continue reading God is Sovereign…Man Is Not

When Someone Dies…

"We need not waste our time in finding out the immediate causes of death. The will of God is cause enough. Nor is it difficult for him to bring it to pass. He 'turns man to destruction' by a word, (Ps. 90:3). He says, 'I kill and I make alive,' (Deut. 32:39. The righteous would … Continue reading When Someone Dies…

Religion Without Theology

“He who would have religion without theology would build a house without a foundation. The nature of God is the sole, solid ground on which to base our hopes for eternity, or our systems of morality. Let us not curiously pry into the inscrutable things of God. They are high as heaven, what can we … Continue reading Religion Without Theology

Both Just and Justifier

“How God can be just and yet justify the ungodly, how he can condemn sin and yet let the sinner go free, how he can declare and manifest his awful righteousness, and yet be righteous in bestowing life on the guilty, how he can magnify the law and make it honorable, while yet its penalty … Continue reading Both Just and Justifier

Atheists and Miracles

“The reason why God never wrought a miracle to convince an atheist of the divine existence, is that the works of creation and providence are as wondrous as any miracle (Ps. 86:8). If men will not believe the former, neither would they the latter.”  –William S. Plumer “Psalms” p. 811

God Does Not Lack Means

“God is at no loss for means, instruments or agents. Heaven and earth, sea and land, mind and matter are full of them. If there be need, he will send an angel, or a multitude of the heavenly host, and they shall do his work. Jacob saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven, and … Continue reading God Does Not Lack Means