They go from strength to strength

"They go from strength to strength." Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength. There are various renderings of these words, but all of them contain the idea of progress. Our own good translation of the authorized version is enough for us this morning. "They go from strength to strength." That is, they grow stronger... 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 →

O God, be not far from me…

"Remove far from me vanity and lies." Proverbs 30:8 "O my God, be not far from me." Psalm 38:21 Here we have two great lessons—what to deprecate and what to supplicate. The happiest state of a Christian is the holiest state. As there is the most heat nearest to the sun, so there is the... Continue Reading →

Made Perfect

"Made perfect." Hebrews 12:23 Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs—the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate—experience soon teaches us this. Within us are... Continue Reading →

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