January 14

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL “He went on his way rejoicing.”—Acts viii. 39. HE came worshipping. All the way from Ethiopia to Jerusalem he journeyed, to do homage to the one true God. My soul will never approach Him in vain, if it approaches Him with such earnestness and such lowliness, such whole-hearted intensity of … Read more

January 12

A HAPPY WINNOWING “Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor.”—Matthew 3:12. HE fan of Jesus is in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His threshing-floor. The words are not words of terror alone. They do not tell me simply that He will separate false souls from true at … Read more

January 10

NONE OF SELF, ALL OF THEE “He must increase, but I must decrease.”—John 3:30 IT is how I am justified and forgiven. Not by the hopeless endeavour to win and fight my way to the favour of God and the Celestial City; but by looking to Jesus only, and by leaning on Him absolutely. “Nothing … Read more

January 9

THEN AND NOW “At that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.”— Ephesians 2:12 CHRISTLESS I was in the old time. I had heard of Jesus with the hearing of the ear, but I … Read more

January 8

JESUS BROOKS NO RIVAL “Neither is there salvation in any other.”—Acts 4:12 HERE is the holy intolerance and exclusiveness of the gospel of Christ. It will brook no rival to Him who is its Centre and its Glory. It crowns Him supreme and only Lord. Modern culture makes much of other saviours. Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, … Read more

January 7

I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord.” —Jonah 2:7 When my soul faints within me, I will remember my Lord. That memory is the best of medicines and anodynes. For instance, I will remember His promises. Those gracious words of His—every one of them His strong … Read more

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