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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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 →

The iniquity of the holy things…

"The iniquity of the holy things." Exodus 28:38 What a veil is lifted up by these words, and what a disclosure is made! It will be humbling and profitable for us to pause awhile and see this sad sight. The iniquities of our public worship, its hypocrisy, formality, lukewarmness, irreverence, wandering of heart and forgetfulness... Continue Reading →

That he may set him with princes

"That he may set him with princes." Psalm 113:8 Our spiritual privileges are of the highest order. "Among princes" is the place of select society. "Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." Speak of select society, there is none like this! "We are a chosen generation, a peculiar people,... Continue Reading →

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