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Morning, March 27

Morning, March 27

Scripture: “Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.”(Matthew 26:56)

He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. This is but one instructive instance of the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; they are but […]

Morning, March 26

Morning, March 26

Scripture: “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 […]

Morning, March 25

Morning, March 25

Scripture: “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 […]

Morning, March 24

Morning, March 24

Scripture: “He was heard in that he feared.”(Hebrews 5:7)

Did this fear arise from the infernal suggestion that he was utterly forsaken. There may be sterner trials than this, but surely it is one of the worst to be utterly forsaken? “See,” said Satan, “thou hast a friend nowhere! Thy Father […]

Morning, March 23

Morning, March 23

Scripture: “His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”(Luke 22:44)

The mental pressure arising from our Lord’s struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This […]