The same almighty power can, for repenting sinners, easily turn affliction and sorrow into prosperity and joy, and as easily turn the prosperity of daring sinners into utter darkness.
Evil times will not bear plain dealing; that is, evil men will not. And these men were evil men indeed, when wise and good men thought it in vain even to speak to them.
Those who will seek and love that which is good, may help to save the land from ruin. It behoves us to plead God’s spiritual promises, to beseech him to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us.
The Lord is ever ready to be gracious to the souls that seek him; and then piety and every duty will be attended to.
But as for sinful Israel, God’s judgments had often passed by them, now they shall pass through them.
Christians are to be stirred up, that they may be active and lively in the work of holiness.
There will be scoffers in the last days, under the gospel, men who make light of sin, and mock at salvation by Jesus Christ.
One very principal article of our faith refers to what only has a promise to rest upon, and scoffers will attack it till our Lord is come.
They will not believe that he will come. Because they see no changes, therefore they fear not God, Psalms 55:19.
What he never has done, they fancy he never can do, or never will do.
There is fulness of comfort in God, overflowing, ever-flowing fulness, like a fountain.
It is always fresh and clear, like spring-water, while the pleasures of sin are puddle-waters.
He prays to God for healing, saving mercy. He appeals to God concerning his faithful discharge of the office to which he was called.
He humbly begs that God would own and protect him in the work to which he had plainly called him.
Whatever wounds or diseases we find to be in our hearts and consciences, let us apply to the Lord to heal us, to save us, that our souls may praise his name.
His hands can bind up the troubled conscience, and heal the broken heart; he can cure the worst diseases of our nature.
All are to take to themselves what Christ says in his word, and to inquire concerning it. No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin.
Please remember these are the words of a humble servant doing the bidding of our Father. I would ask if you are being blessed by these articles pass them on to as many others as possible so they may be blessed and share their blessings as well.