The Undeviating Question “Lovest thou Me?” John 21:17
Peter declares nothing now (cf. Matthew 26:33-35). Natural individuality professes and declares; the love of the personality is only discovered by the hurt of the question of Jesus Christ. Peter loved Jesus in the way in which any natural man loves a good man. That is temperamental […]
Morning, March 1
Scripture: “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out.”(Song of Solomon 4:16)
Anything is better than the dead calm of indifference. Our souls may wisely desire the north wind of trouble if that alone can be sanctified to the drawing […]
Joy for the Cast-Out
Scripture: “Hear the Word of the LORD, ye that tremble at His guard; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My Name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed”(Isaiah 66:5).
Possibly this text may not […]
Evening, March 1
Scripture: “He is precious.”(1 Peter 2:7)
As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of his eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of his face are fairer than the choicest flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of his mouth. Gems […]
The Lightest Cross
“And he went out carrying his own cross” (John 19:17).
There is a poem called “The Changed Cross.” It represents a weary one who thought that her cross was surely heavier than those of others whom she saw about her, and she wished that she might choose an other instead […]