Things New and Old: Volume 9

BROUGHT out of Egypt, borne on eagles' wings, led to Mount Sinai, permitted to hear the voice of God speaking to them, a privilege accorded to no other people before or since, the children of Israel were made to feel, and were continually to
(Gen. 35)
" For I through law, am dead to law, that I might live to God"—(Gal. 2:1919For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (Galatians 2:19).) This is a weighty word, and much needed just now. The spiritual apprehension of the truth here set forth will preserve the soul from two errors which
Ver. 1. "How amiable are thy tabernacles, Ο Lord of hosts Γ It is well with the soul when it longs after the habitation of God—when it loves the meetings of His saints because He is there. It is the new {s
But before passing on to the second verse, may I have a word with those, who have never felt their need, or seen the value of the blood of Jesus? You go regularly, it may be, to what you call, your place of worship; but whatever it
We now turn for a little, in our meditations on the sanctuary, to a class of hearers, who stand at an infinite distance from those on whom we have been meditating. No comparison can be drawn. Outwardly, all may seem to have the same object in view; but,
We now advance to the laver. It stood between the brazen altar and the door of the tabernacle. We have the substance of this shadow in John 13 At the consecration of the priest, the entire person was washed at the laver;
" Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose heart are the ways of them? The great secret of strength in the ways of God, is the full assurance of His love. When we have learned the love that gave Jesus
Verse 7. " They go from strength to strength; every one of them in Zion appeareth before God." Blessed indeed is the way, rough or smooth, that leads to such a glorious end—before God, in Zion—the center of grace and glory. But it seems strange,
The Christian's blessing, whether it be strength for the journey, or the enjoyment of God in the Zion above, is all by faith. This is the great principle of the believer's action, and of his whole history on the earth. His going from
The terra " Zion," in the verse before us, is one of so much interest and importance, that it demands a special notice. And the more so because it is often used by ecclesiastical writers, as descriptive of the Church, or as synonymous with the expression, " Church
Ver. 8. " Ο Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, Ο God of Jacob. Selah." The weary pilgrim is at length before God in Zion. Blessed journey that has such an end! And blessed be the God of Jacob,
Verse 9: " Behold, Ο God, our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed" What marvelous words are these! In writing them down they have touched a chord in the heart, which awakens deep thoughts and feelings. The combination is beautiful and blessed—"our
Verses 11, 12. " For the Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory · no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Ο Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that
(Luke 7:1-171Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick. 11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. 17And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about. (Luke 7:1-17).)
* Their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Heb. 10) It is a common saying amongst men, " I can forgive, but I cannot forget." The tide of human affection may rise, at times, to such a height as to cover the tablet on
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"I confess, to my shame," writes the godly Richard Baxter, " that I remember no one sin that my conscience doth so much accuse and judge me for, as for doing so little for the salvation of men's souls, and dealing no more earnestly and fervently with
(2 Chron. 34; 35)
In studying the history of Josiah and his times, we learn one special and priceless lesson, namely, the value and authority of the word of God. It would be utterly impossible for human language to set forth the vast importance of such a lesson—a
THE various periods in the life of Josiah are very strongly marked. "In the eighth year of his reign, he began to seek after the God of David his father." »' In the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and
It is deeply interesting and instructive to mark the actings of Josiah, when his heart and conscience had been brought under the powerful influence of the word of God. He not only bowed down under that word himself; but he sought to lead
We feel it to be of real moment to insist upon the principle laid down in the closing paragraph of our paper for September, namely, that the only ground on which we can believe any doctrine is its being revealed in the Divine Word. It is thus
It may here be proper to inquire what is the suited attitude of the Christian in view of the grand foundation truth of the unity of the body. That it is a truth distinctly laid down in the New Testament, cannot possibly be questioned.
In closing this series of papers on " Josiah and his Times," we shall in few words advert, first, to the fact of his celebration of the passover; and, secondly, to the solemn close of his history. Our sketch of this truly interesting period would, unquestionably, be
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"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." " Lo! I am with you alway."
"Philip went down to Samaria, ma preached Christ unto them." (Acts 8) This brief and simple statement embodies in it a grand characteristic feature of Christianity—a feature which distinguishes it from every system of religion that now exists, or that ever was propounded in this
It is most needful, ere we proceed with the subject which has been engaging our attention, that the whole world, as such, and each human heart, in particular, should be seen and judged in the light of the moral glory of Christ—that divine and perfect
Having, in our numbers for March and April, sought to present Christ as a test, and Christ as a victim, we shall now, in dependence upon divine guidance and teaching, proceed to consider Him, as
Dear Reader,—The thought, that we have again reached the close of another year, awakens afresh the oft-repeated question all the year round—Art thou prepared for the more solemn—the final close? At all times, we may say, and in every form, we take occasion to keep before our
" Save not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Caesar Malan, when traveling, on one occasion, in France, met an infidel, with whom he entered into conversation, and in the course of his remarks, he quoted various passages of holy scripture. The infidel told him it was of no use his quoting from that {s
" I'll take Him at His word." Such was the expressive utterance of one recently brought to rest for his salvation on the finished work of Christ. For many years a professor, he knew not that he was not a possessor of eternal
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There is one feature which marks the children of Wisdom, and that is, they always justify her. So our blessed Lord tells us, in the seventh chapter of Luke. "But wisdom is justified of all her children." (Ver. 35.) In the same chapter we are told that