So shall we ever be with the Lord

"So shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they are—and how transitory! One moment our eyes see him, and we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, but again a little time and we do not see him, for our beloved withdraws himself... Continue Reading →

I have much people in this city

"I have much people in this city." Acts 18:10 This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, since God has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, the most debauched and drunken, an elect people who must be saved. When you take the Word to them, you do so because... Continue Reading →

Thou art all fair, my love…

"Thou art all fair, my love." Song of Solomon 4:7 The Lord's admiration of his Church is very wonderful, and his description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but "all fair." He views her in himself, washed in his sin-atoning blood and clothed in his meritorious righteousness, and he considers... Continue Reading →

Fellowship with him

"Fellowship with him." 1 John 1:6 When we were united by faith to Christ, we were brought into such complete fellowship with him, that we were made one with him, and his interests and ours became mutual and identical. We have fellowship with Christ in his love. What he loves we love. He loves the... Continue Reading →

Underneath are the everlasting arms

"Underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27 God—the eternal God—is himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep sense of his great sinfulness, he is humbled before God till he scarcely knows how to... Continue Reading →

The eternal God is your refuge

"The eternal God is thy refuge." Deuteronomy 33:27 The word refuge may be translated "mansion," or "abiding- place," which gives the thought that God is our abode, our home. There is a fulness and sweetness in the metaphor, for dear to our hearts is our home, although it be the humblest cottage, or the scantiest... Continue Reading →

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