January 6

MYSTERY AND BENEDICTION “Verily Thou art a God that hidest Thyself, 0 God of Israel, the Saviour.”—Isaiah 45:15 IN the nature of God, in the book of God, in the government of God, how many hidden things there are which I have no skill to unravel! It is well that there should be. The mysteries … Read more

January 5

THE COMFORT OF GOD’S NAME “Jehovah-Jireh—the Lord will provide.”—Gen. 22:14 And what does He provide? Bread when I am hungry. It seems natural to begin there. He has a care for my body as well as for my soul. He is not anxious certainly that I should have wealth or distinction or the means of … Read more

January 4

HE CALLS HIMSELF A LAMB “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”—John 1:29. WHAT sorrow, what sweetness, what glory, encircle the head of the Lamb of God! He is the Lamb of Sacrifice. “His blood so red for me was shed.” Priest as well as Victim, Shepherd as well … Read more

January 2

STEPPING WESTWARD “But this one thing I do.”—Ph1l. 3:13 MINE be the Pauline oblivion of the past. It is well to forget the things which are behind. If I remember too vividly former failures, the recollection will depress my soul and hamper my movements. If I remember too often former attainments, I shall grow contented … Read more

January 1

THE HEART OF THE ETERNAL “God is Love.” –1John 4:5 IT is a little flower which I pluck from the garden of St. John’s letter—this fragrant definition of God. Yet it suggests mysteries and miracles for which my intellect has no solution. For it carries me away into the dateless years of eternity. Always Love … Read more

January 3

A PLEASANT SERIOUSNESS “Be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.”—Prov. xxiii. 17. The fear of the Lord—it is a grand and significant Old Testament word. It depicts a state of mind and heart which might well be more manifest to-day, and which I must seek to cherish and foster within … Read more