Why would anyone have to be reminded not to forget all of the Lord’s benefits? Could it be that we have become so accustomed to them that we take them for granted? Or, that we
We could very easily take all day to bless His holy nature. By nature, He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-beneficent. By nature, He is gracious, loving and kind. By nature, He is real, righteous and
More than once, Psalm 37:34 predicts that the righteous will be exalted and the wicked will be cut off. The big question though is: “When?” When will the wicked cease from troubling and the weary be at rest? When
“Not found in the Old Testament, but repeatedly in the New. The” Mosaic legislation (Lev. 25:35; Deut. 15:7) tended to promote a “spirit of charity, and to prevent the occurrence of destitution” “among the people. Such passages as these, Ps. 41:1; 112:9; Prov.” “14:31; Isa. 10:2; Amos 2:7; Jer. 5:28; Ezek. 22:29, would also” naturally foster the same benevolent spirit. “In the time of our Lord begging was common (Mark 10:46; Acts 3:2). The Pharisees were very ostentatious in their almsgivings (Matt. 6:2). The spirit by which the Christian ought to be actuated in this duty is set forth in 1 John 3:17. A regard to the state of the poor and needy is enjoined as a Christian duty “(Luke 3:11; 6:30; Matt. 6:1; Acts 9:36; 10:2, 4), a duty which” was not neglected by the early Christians (Luke 14:13; Acts 20:35; Gal. 2:10; Rom. 15:25-27; 1 Cor. 16:1-4). They cared not “only for the poor among themselves, but contributed also to the” necessities of those at a distance (Acts 11:29; 24:17; 2 Cor. 9:12). Our Lord and his attendants showed an example also in this (John 13:29). “In modern times the “poor-laws” have introduced an element which modifies considerably the form in which we may discharge this Christian duty.
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