Test All Things

“And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to...

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.” (Psalm 91:7) When Noah was shut up in the ark,...

“Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” (2nd Corinthians 4:10) It is in this...

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3) How many are anxious to know what is the...

“That good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2) God’s will is “perfect”. In it, there is no spot, no stain, no weakness, no error, no instability. It is and...

“The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.” (Galatians 2:20) There is no way except by being spiritually immersed into...

“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” (Romans 8:10) We want two things in lively operation; a spiritual...

“For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11) A child of God may be often deeply exercised whether he has any faith at all; for when...

“Beloved of God, called to be saints.” (Romans 1:7) The very word “saint” has become, through man’s perverseness and wicked­ness, a word of reproach and contempt. But God will honour it,...

“O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.” (Psalm 84:12) Trust in God implies total self-renunciation. The moment that I trust in myself, I cease to trust in...

“O that I knew where I might find him” (Job 23:3) What a mere shallow pretense to vital godliness satisfies most ministers, most hearers, and most congregations! But there was a reality in Job’s religion. It...

God teaches us humility, not only by hearing what wicked creatures we are; nor by merely looking into ourselves and seeing a whole swarm of evils there. We learn humility, not...

“Be of good cheer: It is I; be not afraid.” (Mark 6:50) It is I who formed you in the womb, and brought you forth into your present existence. It is...

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.” (Romans 7:21) Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment—cold the next! Abasing yourself one...

When we look upon ourselves, we often see ourselves as the most stupid, the most ignorant, the most vile, the most unworthy, the most earthly and sensual wretches that God can...