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Song of Solomon 1:7 – The Divine Shepherd

Song of Solomon 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon. For why should I as I think of you be as a veiled one straying beside the flocks of your companions? [Ps. 23: 1-2] Does my spirit crave for the Divine Shepherd, even in the presence of the best that the world can offer me? Have I a constant sense of my Shepherd’s presence, regardless of my surroundings? [2 v 6] Do I Continue Reading

Separating the precious from the vile

“That ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” Exodus 11:7 Suggested Further Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32 A stern rough argument might move us to be separate from the world. But once again, how is it possible for us to honour Jesus Christ, while there is no difference between us and the world? I can imagine that a man may not profess to be a Christian, and yet he may honour his master; that Continue Reading

The precious blood of Christ

‘The precious blood of Christ.’ 1 Peter 1:19 Suggested Further Reading: Acts 8:25–40 Two soldiers were on duty in the citadel of Gibraltar; one of them had obtained peace through the precious blood of Christ, the other was in very great distress of mind. It happened to be their turn to stand, both of them, sentinel the same night; and there are many long passages in the rock; these passages are able to convey sounds a very great Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 26th March

Morning ======= "Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way." / John 18:8 Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his disciples free. As to himself, like a sheep before her shearers he is dumb and opened not his mouth, but for his disciples' sake Continue Reading

Shame and Human Respect

Ecclesiasticus 4 My son, bide your time and be on your guard against evil, And have no cause to be ashamed of yourself; For there is shame that leads to sin, As well as shame that is honorable and gracious. Do not show partiality, to your own detriment, Or deference, to your own downfall. Do not refrain from speech at an opportune time, And do not hide your wisdom; For wisdom shall be recognized in speech, And instruction by what Continue Reading

The first sermon in the Metropolitan Tabernacle

‘And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus Christ.’ Acts 5:42 Suggested Further Reading: 2 Peter 2:1–3 He has, by one sacrifice, for ever put away sin. We shall never preach Christ unless we have a real atonement. There are certain people nowadays who are making the atonement a sort of compromise, and the next step is to make the atonement a display of what ought to have been, instead of Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon- 25th March

Morning ======= "Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?" / Luke 22:48 "The kisses of an enemy are deceitful." Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss. Whenever a man is about to stab religion, he usually professes very great reverence for it. Let me beware of the sleek-faced hypocrisy which is armour-bearer to heresy and infidelity. Knowing Continue Reading

Paul’s first prayer

“For, behold, he prayeth.” Acts 9:11 Suggested Further Reading: Colossians 4:2-12 Whenever a Christian backslides, his wandering commences in his closet. I speak what I have felt. I have often gone back from God—never so as to fall finally, I know, but I have often lost that sweet savour of his love which I once enjoyed. I have had to cry: “What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their memory still! / But they have left an Continue Reading

The Book of Jude

The Book of Jude This smallest book of the New Testament is also, in many ways, the most provocative. The Epistle of Jude is a tiny book, tragically neglected by students, yet overflowing with fascinating Old Testament references and allusions: lessons from Israel in the Wilderness, the angels that sinned, the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah, Michael and Satan's contention over the body of Moses, and other insights from Cain, Balaam, Continue Reading

He remembers we are dust

  Psalm 103:13-16 As tenderly as a father treats his children, so Yahweh treats those who fear him; He knows what we are made of, He remembers we are dust. Man lasts no longer than grass, no longer than a wild flower he lives, One gust of wind, and he is gone, never to be seen there again. – The Jerusalem Bible He remembers we are dust. Powerful words and I ask myself, why should He remember? Why should the Creator of the Heavens Continue Reading