For the Love of Men
"Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy" (Luke 12:1).
This then is hypocrisy;--not simply for a man to deceive others, knowing all the while that he is deceiving them, but to deceive himself and others at the same time, to aim at their praise by a religious profession, without perceiving that he loves their praise more than ...read
"Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not" (Matt. 21:28-30).
We are in the dark about ourselves. When we act, we are groping in the dark, and may meet with a fall any moment. Here and t ...read
Sincerity of Heart
"If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them" (John 13:17).
Every thing is plain and easy to the earnest; it is the doubleminded who find difficulties. If you hate your own corruption in sincerity and truth, if you are really pierced to the heart that you do not do what you know you should do, if you would love God if you could, then the ...read
Temptation from All Sides
"Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults" (Ps. 19:12).
Now reflect upon the actual disclosures of our hidden weakness, which accidents occasion. Peter followed Christ boldly, and suspected not his own heart, till it betrayed him in the hour of temptation, and led him to deny his Lord. David lived years of happy obedienc ...read