Adversity

“But this I say brethren, the time is short.” 1 Cor. vii., 29. … We learn from this subject, the importance of setting a proper estimate on all earthly things — of regarding them as they really are, fleeting and swiftly passing away. We may lawfully enjoy, yet we should always endeavor to preserve ourselves… Read More Adversity

Vultures

“In vain, with lavish kindness,” The gifts of God are strown ; The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. “ Reginald Heber “… I never had occasion to call a congregation together; for as soon as I seated myself under a tree, or if there was no tree, under a shield-house,… Read More Vultures

Timidity

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” “This man receiveth sinners.” — Luke xv. 2. The ironical taunt of proud, and cunning censorious Pharisees formed the glory of him who came “not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Publicans and outcasts ; those covered with a deeper than any… Read More Timidity

Sojourners

“Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”  First Peter 2, 11-12 …  11. Thus, mark you, should… Read More Sojourners

Shambles

  “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” — Isa. lviii. 1. … This notion of truth is retained in the Church of Rome: and the work itself is appropriated by them unto themselves alone. Unto them, and… Read More Shambles