Test All Things

I have often heard it said of persons, that such and such an one has a gift. What gift, I ask? natural? or spiritual? For, I am persuaded, there is a...

What hath the gospel preached with the Holy Ghost, sent down from heaven into your souls, taught you? Hath it taught you your sinnership? Hath it taught you that you must...

“They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh,” Long time I strove to build my rest, ‘Mid this world’s painted, pleasing scenes: But find, round all that here was best, No...

This reflection has come into my mind; now, here I see many keeping up the form of family prayer, and many acquainting themselves with the blessed Scriptures, and yet making no...

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” Song of Solomon 2:1) “I am the vine, ye are the branches.” (John 15:5) First. “The rose.” And O...

“Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate;” “and whom he did predestinate them he also glorified” etc. (Rom. 8:29, 30) This word “foreknowledge” is one of the deepest and most...

A Scrap or Two of Experience, and a Hint or Two on the Will of the Ever-Adorable and Ever-Blessed God. ____________________________________________________ We are commanded, whatever our hands find to do, to...

Ah, how many tongues, from hearts as hard as stone, pronounce this word! How many tongues as cold as lead in the sight of God, from the death in nature, prate...

“The Lord preserveth the simple”. – Psalm 116:6 I do not understand merely by this simplicity any lack of understanding. Far from it. “Be ye wise as serpents” is the effectual...

How mysterious that the thorn, which is the emblem of the fall of man, should be laden with beauty, teeming with fragrance, abounding with endless profusion of scents and hues, embellishing...

Like a miser proving the will of some one that has left him some money, or like any one in love, being taken up with thoughts of the object of affection,...

When I think of those Perfections of God, as, for instance, immutability, I stand back, and tremble, and keep my distance, in reverence and godly fear at a Being possessed of...

“And the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” – Job 32:8 To see the vast quantity of religious magazines, books, etc., on religion in the present day is, what I...

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,...

As I never set myself up that I was a preacher, I shall, as a private Christian, nevertheless, venture on the following exposition, the latter interpretation therein having flashed in my...

Never scarce in all my life did I, under God the Spirit, labour under a doctrine of Scripture more than the one just below. If you observe, therein is included all...

“Now, he who hath sealed us is God.” (2 Corinthians 1:22) How many different exemplifications, explanations, and opinions have I seen concerning the doctrine of sealing. And empty opinions they only...

Many people think that if a person’s religion will stand the crucible of death it must needs be a good one. Say they, “Give us a religion to die by”; which,...

On standing on any high hill in this world, where a view is commanded over the adjacent country to any great extent, to a contemplative mind, under God’s grace alone, there...

“I am the vine, ye are the branches.” (John 15:5) “I am the life.” John 11:25) If you take a knife and cut off part of a vine branch, you will...