Shall your brethren go to war, and you sit here?

"Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?" Numbers 32:6 Kindred has its obligations. The Reubenites and Gadites would have been unbrotherly if they had claimed the land which had been conquered, and had left the rest of the people to fight for their portions alone. We have received much by means... Continue Reading →

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But as he went…

"But as he went." Luke 8:42 Jesus is passing through the throng to the house of Jairus, to raise the ruler's dead daughter; but he is so profuse in goodness that he works another miracle while upon the road. While yet this rod of Aaron bears the blossom of an unaccomplished wonder, it yields the... Continue Reading →

The iron did swim

"The iron did swim." 2 Kings 6:6 The axe-head seemed hopelessly lost, and as it was borrowed, the honour of the prophetic band was likely to be imperilled, and so the name of their God to be compromised. Contrary to all expectation, the iron was made to mount from the depth of the stream and... Continue Reading →

Serve the Lord with gladness

"Serve the Lord with gladness." Psalm 100:2 Delight in divine service is a token of acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, because they do what is unpleasant to them, are not serving him at all; they bring the form of homage, but the life is absent. Our God requires no slaves to... Continue Reading →

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