Therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you…

"Therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you." Isaiah 30:18 God often delays in answering prayer. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day—he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of... Continue Reading →

Behold, he prayeth…

"Behold, he prayeth." Acts 9:11 Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears; yet that groan has... Continue Reading →

Thy paths drop fatness…

"Thy paths drop fatness." Psalm 65:11 Many are "the paths of the Lord" which "drop fatness," but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, "My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me." Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat,... Continue Reading →

I will meditate in thy precepts

"I will meditate in thy precepts." Psalm 119:15 There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on his Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon... Continue Reading →

Go again 7 times…

"Go again seven times." 1 Kings 18:43 Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when his people are earnest in a matter which concerns his glory. The prophet on the top... Continue Reading →

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