Proverbs & Short Articles
If one man reads the Word of God, a hundred men read you and I.
To be tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine is the effect of our learning not from God but from men.
We enter the ministry the moment we are converted.
The Good Shepherd is connected with death, the Great Shepherd with resurrection, and the Chief Shepherd with glory (see John 10: 14, 15; Heb. 13: 20; 1 Pet. 5: 4).
It is one thing to agree with the truth but quite another to be governed by the truth.
Meditation to the soul is as digestion is to the body.
On drawing near to Jerusalem, the disciples rejoiced, but the Lord wept (see Luke 19: 37, 41). The difference was that He knew what was in man (see John 2: 25).
A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.
Nobody ever outgrows the Bible—the book widens and deepens with our years.
Any human language comprises a multitude of different words. Irrespective of the actual language, man requires many words to convey what is in his mind. Unless it is the answer of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a posed question, man generally cannot state what is in his mind with a single word. Well might the Lord Jesus say, in connection with another matter, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19: 26). In marvellous contrast, God has expressed His mind in a single word—for in John 1: 1 the Lord Jesus Christ is called “the Word”. All that God wishes to communicate to man finds its complete expression in Him. He is the Word, the perfect manifestation to men of the mind of God. Likewise, when He, who is the Word was asked by men “Who art thou? The reply was “Altogether that which I also say to you” (John 8: 25). Unlike other men, there was no divergence between who He was and what He said. His words were the complete expression of Himself.