“Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved?” (Song of Solomon 8:5)
You will never find Jesus so precious, as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then He is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, or a rock rising above the storm!
Do not set your hearts on any of the flowers of this world. They shall all fade and die. Prize the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. Jesus never changes! Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken away, you may have Him to love and lean upon.
“Yes, He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!” (Song of Solomon 5:16)
Robert Murray McCheyne
Son of Adam McCheyne, Robert was educated at Edinburgh University. In 1835, he became Assistant at Lambert (near Stirling). In 1836, he was ordained Minister...
AIM HIGH. Propound to yourselves the best patterns and the highest pitch of perfection; Not resting in any measure of grace acquired, so as to say as those in Zechariah, “Blessed be God, for I am rich,” Zech. xi. 5; but advance forward...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Be thou not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them: For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief." (Proverbs 24:1-2) This counsel has been lately given. (Chap. xxiii. 17.) But it is very difficult in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Ye that love the Lord, hate evil." - Psalm 97:10 Thou hast good reason to "hate evil," for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
C. H. Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his...
"Sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind." Luke 8:35. Look at this man, my soul, and see whether you can find any resemblance to yourself. Before he heard the voice of Jesus, he was under the possession of the evil spirit. It...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church." (Ephesians 1:22)God has put all things, events, and circumstances under the authority of Christ! How vast, how numerous, how complicated are...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me." (Romans 7:21) Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment — cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour — exalting yourself the following!...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Paul says, "He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him;" then faith must be the rule of his coming. "We have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; then faith is the rule of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
““Blessed are the poor in spirit.” There is a vast difference between this and being hard up in our circumstances. There is no virtue (and often no disgrace) in financial poverty as such, nor does it, of itself, produce humility...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A. W. Pink
Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952) was born in Great Britain and immigrated to the U.S. to study at Moody Bible Institute. He pastored churches in Colorado,...
Some of you have found that your family, friends, and fellow workers are not happy over your conversion to Christ – in fact, they are quite hostile. “I liked you better when you were not a Christian!” said one man to a new...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Henry T. Mahan was born in Birmingham, Alabama August 1926. He began pastoring at the young age of 21 and has wide experience in the pastoral ministry, having...