The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord…

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." Luke 3:4 The voice crying in the wilderness demanded a way for the Lord, a way prepared, and a way prepared in the wilderness. I would be attentive to the Master's proclamation, and give him a... Continue Reading →

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Ephraim is a cake not turned

"Ephraim is a cake not turned." Hosea 7:8 A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether this be thy case. Art thou thorough in... Continue Reading →

…because we have sinned against you

"O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face ... because we have sinned against thee." Daniel 9:8 A deep sense and clear sight of sin, its heinousness, and the punishment which it deserves, should make us lie low before the throne. We have sinned as Christians. Alas! that it should be so. Favoured as we... Continue Reading →

Behold, I am vile

"Behold, I am vile." Job 40:4 One cheering word, poor lost sinner, for thee! You think you must not come to God because you are vile. Now, there is not a saint living on earth but has been made to feel that he is vile. If Job, and Isaiah, and Paul were all obliged to... Continue Reading →

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