Malachi 4:1-3; Evangelical Predictions; We have here proper instructions given us (very proper to close the canon of the Old Testament with); Concerning the state of recompence and retribution that is before us, the misery of the wicked and the happiness of the righteous in that state; “But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings. B.C. 400

M A L A C H I. CHAPTER 4 We have here proper instructions given us (very proper to close the canon of the Old Testament with), I. Concerning the state of recompence and retribution that is before us, the misery of the wicked and the happiness of the righteous in that state, ver. 1-3. And this is represented to us under a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem, and the unbelieving Jews with it, and of the comforts and triumphs of those Continue Reading

Matthew 5:33-37; The Sermon on the Mount; Exposition of the Third Commandment: Perjury forbidden, forswearing, violation of oaths and vows; Christians should, for the credit of their religion, avoid not only that which is in itself evil, but that which cometh of evil and has the appearance of it.

The Sermon on the Mount Part Seven ________________________________________ Matthew 5:33-37 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt Continue Reading

Matthew 5:27-32; The Sermon on the Mount; Adultery, Adulterous thoughts and disposition, The defilement which these give to the soul; All lusting after the forbidden object; this is the beginning of sin, lust conceiving “Adultera mens est–The mind is debauched. Ovid. Lust is conscience baffled or biassed: biassed, if it say nothing against the sin; baffled, if it prevail not in what it says.

The Sermon on the Mount Part Six Matthew 5:27-32 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be Continue Reading

Matthew 5:21-26; The Sermon on the Mount; The Sixth Commandment expounded, “Thou shalt not kill”; The laws of God are not novel, but were delivered to them of old time; they are ancient laws, but of that nature as never to be antiquated nor grow obsolete; Killing is forbidden, killing ourselves, killing any other; Hell is the prison, into which those will be cast that continue in a state of enmity to God. (Part 5)

The Sermon on the Mount – Part Five ________________________________________ Matthew 5:21-26 21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall Continue Reading

Matthew 5:17-20; The Sermon on the Mount; The rule which Christ came to establish exactly agreed with the Scriptures of the Old Testament, here called the law and the prophets. The prophets were commentators upon the law, and both together made up that rule of faith and practice which Christ found upon the throne of the Jewish church, and here He keeps it on the throne. (Part 4)

The Sermon on the Mount (Part 4) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew 5:17-20 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, Continue Reading

Matthew 5:13-16; The Sermon on the Mount; Christ had lately called His disciples, and told them they should be fishers of men; here He tells them further what He designed them to be – the salt of the earth, and lights to the world. (Part 3)

The Sermon on the Mount (Part 3) ________________________________________ Matthew 5:13-16 13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; Continue Reading

Matthew 5:3-12; The Sermon of the Mount; The Beatitudes: Christ begins His sermon with blessings, for He came into the world to bless us, as the great High Priest of our profession; as the Melchizedec, as He in whom all the families of the earth should be blessed. (Part 2)

The Sermon on the Mount  (Part 2) ________________________________________ Matthew 5:3-12 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the Continue Reading

Matthew 5:1-2; The Sermon on the Mount; The Preacher was our Lord Jesus, the Prince of preachers, the great Prophet of His Church, who came into the world, to be the Light of the world; He is the eternal Wisdom, before all the worlds, and He is the eternal Word, by Whom He has in these last days spoken to us. (Part 1)

The Sermon on the Mount (Part 1) ________________________________________ Matthew 5:1-2 1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, We have here a general account of this sermon. I. The Preacher was our Lord Jesus, the Prince of preachers, the great Prophet of his church, who came into the world, to be the Light of the Continue Reading