Search word: Retrieve verses, illustrations, etc
MESSAGE - THE BIBLE
To see the
latest new posts and revisions follow us on...
Facebook - Preceptaustin
Twitter - Preceptaustin
Blog - Preceptaustin
Word Studies, Devotionals, Sermons, Illustrations
Old and New Testament.
Wait for the LORD.
and let your heart take courage
DO you not know? Have
you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the
earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He
gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases
power.-- Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you,
for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I
will uphold you with My righteous right hand..--Thou hast been a defense for
the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the
storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain
storm against a wall.
The testing of your faith produces endurance.
Ps 27.14 Isa 40.28, 29
And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and
complete, lacking in nothing. --Therefore, do not throw away your
confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so
that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
Isa 25.4. Jas 1.3, 4. He 10.35, 36.
He makes me lie down in
THE wicked are like the
tossing sea, for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up refuse and mud.
Come to me, all
who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.--Rest in the
LORD.-- The one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his
works, as God did from His.
Do not be
carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart
to be strengthened by grace -- We are no longer to be children, tossed here
and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the
trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming but speaking the truth
in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even
shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my
taste. He has brought me to his banquet hall, and his banner over me is
Ps 23.2. Isa 57.20, 21.
Ps 37.7.--He 4.10. Heb 13.9.--
Ep 4.14, 15. Song 2.3, 4
See new posts...
by F. B. Meyer
WATCHING FOR SOULS
"Christ in you, the hope of glory;
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom."-- Col 1:27, 28.
"Watch, and remember, I ceased not
to warn every one night and day with tears."--
THE MINISTRY of warning should be a recognized part
of the work of the Church and of each individual member. The foghorn warns
the ship from the deadly rocks; the red light warns the train of imminent
danger; in the days of the plague people were warned from infected areas:
how much more should we, who know the wrath of God which abides on those
who refuse Christ, raise our voice in warning. We should do it
deliberately, earnestly, patiently, and in reliance upon the Spirit of God
to make our words, however much they may be resented, the means of
arresting the wicked from the error of his ways, and those who are taking
their first steps in forbidden paths from pursuing them (Ezek 33:7, 8, 9).
How wonderful it is that God does
not commission angels to carry His warnings and appeals; instead of this,
the work that angels might love to do is entrusted to men. It is at our
peril that we neglect our opportunities in this direction. If the
signalman is placed at a point where many lines of rail cross or diverge,
and he sleeps at his post, or neglects his duty, he may be tried for
manslaughter; and if we know of people in the immediate circle of our
influence who are in danger of ruining their physical, moral, and
spiritual well-being, we are bound to raise a warning voice. If we saw,
upon the upper reaches of a river, a boat full of people hastening towards
the rapids unheeding the danger, surely we might be guilty of being an
accessory in their destruction, if we failed to do something to warn them
of their peril.
Accompanying our words of warning,
there should be the clear reiteration of the Love of God. He does not
desire the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his
wickedness and live. It is not enough to try and prevent men from taking
the wrong path, we must urge and allure them to take the pleasant ways of
righteousness and peace. All are included in the love of God. Even sin
cannot turn away His love, which is like that described in the parable of
the Prodigal Son, or
O God, we have left undone many
things that we ought to have done. Hands have been reached out for help
which we have not given; hearts have turned to us for sympathy which we
have not blessed. Forgive us, we pray Thee, and at whatever cost may we
follow Christ in His redemptive purpose. AMEN.
Click for Daily Devotional
from the VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
"Then shall we
know, if we follow on to know the LORD" (Hosea 6:3).
Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our
business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not
despair, though our progress may be slow, for we shall yet know. The LORD,
who has become our Teacher, will not give us up, however slow of
understanding we may be; for it is not for His honor that any degree of
human folly should baffle His skill. The LORD delights to make the simple
wise. Our duty is to keep to our main topic and follow on to know, not
this peculiar doctrine nor that, but Jehovah Himself. To know Father, Son,
and Spirit, the Triune God, this is life eternal. let us keep to this, for
in this way we shall gain complete instruction. By following on to know
the LORD, we learn healing after being torn, binding up after smiting, and
life after death. Experience has its perfect work when the heart follows
the trackway of the Almighty LORD. My soul, keep thou close to Jesus,
follow on to know God in Jesus, and so shalt thou come to the knowledge of
Christ, which is the most excellent of all the sciences. The Holy Ghost
will lead thee into all truth. Is not this His gracious promise? Rely upon
Him to fulfill it.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Sept 2
“But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell
him of her.”
Very interesting is this little peep into the house of the Apostolic
Fisherman. We see at once that household joys and cares are no
hindrance to the full exercise of ministry, nay, that since they
furnish an opportunity for personally witnessing the Lord’s gracious
work upon one’s own flesh and blood, they may even instruct the
teacher better than any other earthly discipline. Papists and other
sectaries may decry marriage, but true Christianity and household
life agree well together. Peter’s house was probably a poor
fisherman’s hut, but the Lord of Glory entered it, lodged in it, and
wrought a miracle in it. Should our little book be read this morning
in some very humble cottage, let this fact encourage the inmates to
seek the company of King Jesus. God is oftener in little huts than
in rich palaces. Jesus is looking round your room now, and is
waiting to be gracious to you. Into Simon’s house sickness had
entered, fever in a deadly form had prostrated his mother-in-law,
and as soon as Jesus came they told him of the sad affliction, and
he hastened to the patient’s bed. Have you any sickness in the house
this morning? You will find Jesus by far the best physician, go to
him at once and tell him all about the matter. Immediately lay the
case before him. It concerns one of his people, and therefore will
not be trivial to him. Observe, that at once the Saviour restored
the sick woman; none can heal as he does. We may not make sure that
the Lord will at once remove all disease from those we love, but we
may know that believing prayer for the sick is far more likely to be
followed by restoration than anything else in the world; and where
this avails not, we must meekly bow to his will by whom life and
death are determined. The tender heart of Jesus waits to hear our
griefs, let us pour them into his patient ear.
Evening, Sept 2
Except ye see
signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”
A craving after marvels was a symptom of the
sickly state of men’s minds in our Lord’s day;
they refused solid nourishment, and pined after
mere wonder. The gospel which they so greatly
needed they would not have; the miracles which
Jesus did not always choose to give they eagerly
demanded. Many nowadays must see signs and
wonders, or they will not believe. Some have
said in their heart, “I must feel deep horror of
soul, or I never will believe in Jesus.” But
what if you never should feel it, as probably
you never may? Will you go to hell out of spite
against God, because he will not treat you like
another? One has said to himself, “If I had a
dream, or if I could feel a sudden shock of I
know not what, then I would believe.” Thus you
undeserving mortals dream that my Lord is to be
dictated to by you! You are beggars at his gate,
asking for mercy, and you must needs draw up
rules and regulations as to how he shall give
that mercy. Think you that he will submit to
this? My Master is of a generous spirit, but he
has a right royal heart, he spurns all
dictation, and maintains his sovereignty of
action. Why, dear reader, if such be your case,
do you crave for signs and wonders? Is not the
gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a
miracle of miracles, that “God so loved the
world that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him might not perish”?
Surely that precious word, “Whosoever will, let
him come and take the water of life freely” and
that solemn promise, “Him that cometh unto me, I
will in no wise cast out,” are better than signs
and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be
believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask
proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie? The
devils themselves declared him to be the Son of
God; will you mistrust him?
SEPTEMBER The Second
PRAYER AND REVOLUTION
John 4:43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54.
THIS miracle began in a prayer. The nobleman went unto Jesus “and besought
Him.” In such apparently fragile things can mighty revolutions be born!
“Prayer,” said Tennyson, “opens the sluice-gates between us and the
Infinite.” It brings the frail wire into contact with the battery. It
links together man and God.
Prayer was corroborated by belief. “The man believed the word that Jesus
spake unto him.” By our faith we cut the channels along which the healing
energy will flow. Faith “prepares the way of the Lord.” Our faith is
purposed to be a fellow-laborer with grace, and, if faith be absent, grace
“can do no mighty works.”
The healing begins with the faith. “It was at the same hour in which ...
he himself believed.” These “coincidences” are inevitable happenings in
the realm of the Spirit. When we offer the believing prayer, God’s mighty
energies begin to besiege the life for which the prayer is made. Mr.
Cornaby, the Methodist missionary, declares how conscious he is in
far-away China when someone is interceding for him in the home-land! The
power possesses him in vitalizing flood! Hudson Taylor’s mother shuts
herself in a little room to pray, and eighty miles away her son is
"Year Book" 1895
"The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand—and
held a weapon with the other hand. Each of the builders had his
sword strapped around his waist—while he was working!" Nehemiah
We should all work on the wall of God's temple, everyone
building near his own door. We should never slacken in our
diligence; there is some duty for each moment. But we work amid
enemies! On every side are those who oppose us, and are ready to
assault us and to stop us in our service. The Christian young
man in the store or shop, in the school or college, is
constantly exposed to temptation. His companions are not all
godly. Some of them will seek to draw him away from Christ. In
his own heart, too, there are enemies which resist the good that
is striving within him—and seek his destruction! So while he
works—he must also be ready any instant to fight.
Every Christian should have his sword girded continually by his
side. The Christian's sword is "the Word of God." The best
preparation, therefore, for meeting the world's enmity—is to
become filled with the Holy Scriptures. There come many
occasions through life when a verse quoted will be a sword drawn
to smite an enemy. Thus it was that Jesus vanquished the
tempter, at each temptation drawing out a Word of God, and with
it smiting the adversary!
So we all may learn to fight, building ever on the wall of
character, and ever thrusting back the enemy that assails us!
Click for Daily Devotional
from the VALLEY OF VISION
See these other
= command to make this privilege our practice!) for
yourselves treasure in heaven (cp Mt 6:20-note,
1Th 2:19, 20-note,
Lk 10:2, Col 4:2,3-note,
2Th 3:1, Rev 7:9-note)
We will do much of what we do on earth in heaven, but
one thing we cannot do is share the Gospel and intercede
for souls to be saved. Beloved, let this sobering truth
cause us to
redeem the time,
making the most of the opportunities we have today to
intercede for these innumerable souls who have never
heard the Gospel or the Name of Jesus.
Pray for the unreached people groups.
Global Prayer Digest
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Missionary Biography, Samuel Hebich
Samuel Hebich’s father was a clergyman in the village of
Nellingen, Germany. But the villagers used to say that he was
“far more expert in wielding the sword of steel than the sword
of the Spirit.” Samuel once heard his father say, “All that is
in the Bible is not to be believed. For the sake of the common
people, however, it is best to continue teaching the old faith!”
When Samuel was 13, he was sent to live with an older brother in
Lubeck, Germany. During the next five years Samuel struggled
with the knowledge that he was a sinner and unworthy before a
holy and righteous God. In 1821 he made his peace with God. Both
his father and brother were highly displeased with the change
that took place in Samuel’s life. His father wrote, “My son, you
have gone astray!”
Samuel fell in love with a woman who attended the same church.
Then he noticed that his devotions were far more fervent when
she was present than when she was absent. He asked God for grace
to overcome this attachment to a human being, so that he might
see Jesus only. His prayer was answered, and he never married.
He continued to be a faithful church worker, and joined a
missionary society where he became excited about the “conversion
of the heathen” through reading the mission reports. In 1829 he
decided to become a foreign missionary. He entered Basel Mission
College in 1831.
1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
Why did Jesus come? Over and over again the gospel record
clearly says that Jesus came into the world with one central
purpose: to minister and to give His life as a ransom for all
sinners who would accept Him. He did not come for the religious
or the (self) righteous, but for those who were and are aware of
their own spiritual needs. Our role is to take this good news to
those who have had no opportunity to hear.
Pray that God will use us today, this week, and this month to
share this good news.
OUR DAILY BREAD
centered daily devotionals -- use it to prompt
replace your time in the pure milk of the Word -- for that
is the primary source for spiritual growth -- Never read
the devotionals and fail to read the living and active
Word of Truth and Life (1Peter 2:2, Mt 4:4, Jer 15:16)
Click the picture of the man reading the Scriptures on
the left side
preceptaustin page to check for the newest
additions/revisions which are added almost daily. You
will find revisions, additions, etc that are not on
this page (eg, click to see the new material added
since 8/16/10 - new material will no longer be posted
on this page).
Henry Alford's acclaimed
NT Commentary (Mt-Rev indexed by chapter, English and Greek
Need some encouragement to be an encourager? Study the great
Greek verb Parakaleo - call alongside to help!
Should professing Christians "Test themselves" to see if
they are in the faith? See commentary on 2Corinthians 13:5
Christians living with a sense of imminency and urgency
redeeming the time in the work
the Lord! Read, memorize, meditate on, and be
motivated by 1Corinthians 15:58 - see commentary
Isaiah 6 Commentary - I Saw the
After a year of teaching
& writing on Daniel the Commentary is finished! Hallelujah!
Daniel 11 Commentary(1)
-- Da 11:1-19
Daniel 11 Commentary(2)
-- Da 11:20-45
Daniel 12 Commentary
Daniel Commentary - links
to every chapter and verse
Daniel 10 Commentary - Preface for a Prophecy of the Last
Revisions on -
Daniel 9:24 Commentary
Daniel 9:25 Commentary
Daniel 9:26 Commentary
Daniel 9:27 Commentary
Daniel 9 Commentary (Part 1) - A Great
Pattern for Prayer for a Nation in Need of Deliverance!
A "sampling" of the fruit
one can glean from Inductive Bible Study
Daniel 8 Commentary
New Testament Resources Updated -
100's of new resources
Bengel's Gnomon of the NT, Joseph
Parker (>1000 pages on Matthew), et al.
What are you clinging to? See study of the picturesque
What does it mean to be a diakonos
in the NT?
Word Study on Greek Verb Kaleo = to call - and its
John 19:30 Commentary - some
overlap with discussion "It is Finished" below
is finished" (Jn 19:30)
of the incredible picture of our Savior's cry of Victory
which secured our Victory over
Revised study on
Gk for Grace - Why is it so "amazing?"
What is Sin? - A Short Study of the Greek Word Hamartia
2 Corinthians 5:17
Commentary - A New Creature in Christ
What Does It Mean to Be "In Christ"?
What Does the Bible say about the
"World" aka the "Kosmos"?
Proverbs 29:18 Comments on a Commonly Misinterpreted Verse -
"Where there is no vision the people perish"
Judges Commentaries - Updated with many additions
Topical Discussion: The Deceitfulness of
Sermons by Charles Simeon - Hebrews, 1Peter,
If you are not
familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr
John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to
read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click
Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3
The name of God is
Adonai - My Lord, My Master
Isaiah 5 Commentary -
"Parable" of the Vineyard
Integrity - A Few Thoughts
Daniel 1 Commentary
Daniel 2 Commentary
-- Daniel 2:1-23
Daniel 2 Commentary --
Daniel 3 Commentary
Daniel 4 Commentary
Daniel 5 Commentary
Daniel 6 Commentary
Daniel 7 Commentary
-- Daniel 7:1-6
Daniel 7 Commentary
Daniel 7 Commentary
Jesus Teaches on the Principle of Prophetic "Time Gaps"
The Judgment Seat of
Christ - How to live with a "Bema Seat" Mentality
(Commentary on 2Corinthians 5:10)
Goel - Our Kinsman
Redeemer - In Shadow (Type) & Substance
Avenger - Avenges Man's "Murder", Reclaims Title Deed of
Isaiah Devotionals - from
a friend of mine
John 3:30 Commentary "He
must increase, but I must decrease"
Memory Verses by Topic -
memorize so you can fight the good fight
(Mt 4:4, Job 23:12-note)
Sermons, Devotionals - completely revised 8/2/09
Beginning to see signs of
"spiritual burnout"? - Study the concept of "Rest" in the
Old Testament Passages in
#1 problem in churches in
bitterness - see
revisions of expositions on-Forgiveness
in Col 3:13,
Forgiveness in Mt 6:12;
Forgiveness" in Eph 4:32
Isaiah 4:2-6 The Branch of Jehovah
Galatians 6:14 In What Do You Boast?
1 Corinthians 6:18;
1 Corinthians 6:19;
1 Corinthians 6:20
= Greek word for the World
- In Depth Word Study
- a difficult passage to interpret
- God gives grace to the humble
Commentary 2Corinthians 12:9,
12:10 His grace made perfect in our
Isaiah 40:31 - How to "Fly Like An Eagle"
Isaiah Verse by Verse Commentary - Isaiah 1-3 are
Jehovah Shammah - The LORD is There
A Brief Excursus on Idolatry and Immorality
Philippians 4:13 - completely revised - I
can do all things through Him...
David and Goliath -revised/updated
- Ecclesiastes Resources
Isaiah Commentary - Isaiah 1:1 - just beginning (long
James 1:1-25 Commentary
1Corinthians 10:13 No Temptation or Test Too Great -
Commentary on Proverbs 5:1-14; 5:15-23;
Proverbs 4:23 Commentary - Guard Your Heart
Daniel 9:24-27 Commentary on the Greatest
Timeline of Daniel's Seventieth Week Updated
1Corinthians 13:4-7 Commentary - Christian Love
2Corinthians 10:3-5 Commentary - Taking Every Thought
2Corinthians 7:1 Commentary Perfecting Holiness
James 2:14-26 Commentary - Faith and Works
Psalm 1 Commentary
Job 23:12 the "Secret" of his
Table comparing the Rapture and the
Ezra 7:10 Principle - "secret" of Spirit
empowered, God Glorifying Preaching
Romans 6:11 The Believer's Emancipation
Proclamation - Updated
Suffering and trials 1Peter 1:6;
Commentary on Proverbs 13:13
Galatians 5:16-26 - in depth commentary - What does it
means to Walk by the Spirit?
Do you know Him as your El Shaddai - God
Jehovah - I Am
Study of Types -
Typology - Overview, Guidelines, Warnings
The Fruit of the
illustrations on Proverbs 1-31...
Proverbs Sermon Illustrations 1
Proverbs Sermon Illustrations 2
Proverbs Sermon Illustrations 3
Acts 16 Commentary
Acts 17 Commentary
Ephesians Commentary - Verse by Verse Notes, Ephesians
In Depth Commentary on
Covenant of Marriage;
Covenant: Abrahamic vs
Old vs New;
Covenant: Why the New is
Covenant: New Covenant in the Old
Nothing from God
1 Timothy 4:7-11
Commentary on Ruth
(kinsman-redeemer) - updated & revised
Galatians 2:20 commentary
The Incredible Prophecy
of Isaiah 61:1-3
The Millennium 1-Why
did the Early Church drift from literal interpretation of
The Millennium 2-What
is the context? What events lead up to the Millennium?
The Millennium 3-How
does the OT describe the 1000 year Messianic Age?
Jehovah Jireh - God our Provider
The Power of God's Word -
A Simple Inductive Study for your class
"Israel of God" - Is God
"Finished" with Israel in His prophetic plan?
Psalms - over 400 Devotionals from Our Daily Bread
Indexed by Scripture
Jehovah Nissi the LORD our Banner
of Exodus 17:8-16)
What is Christian Hope? = A Blessed Hope
How to Handle Fear
Spiritual Gifts Chart
Day of the LORD - What? When?
How Do I Respond?
Covenant of Marriage
Jehovah 'Ezer = the LORD my Help
Inductive Bible Study
How to Do Greek Word Study on the Web
In Need of Help? Lift up your eyes. See
notes on Ps 121
Name of the LORD studies
of the LORD a strong tower
Studies - Call 1-800-763-8280
Click for schedule of Precept Training Workshops in
the United States
What is Salvation?
See what God says:
Hover pointer over
Why do I need
Take a walk down the...
(in both the Old and the New Testament)
Would you go to heaven if you died tonight?
Do you want to go to heaven?
Do you want to know the way?
Read the 2 short pamphlets below by D L Moody
The Way to God & How to Find It
Heaven: Where It Is, Its Inhabitants & How To Get
Are you skeptical?
I Really Trust The Bible?
Looking for the
Words Worth Hearing study on James? See
Looking for the
Words Worth Hearing study on Walking by the Spirit? See
Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
Consider joining with other
One Cry - A Nationwide Call for
Spiritual Awakening (Dearly beloved of God, watch the Video and
join Cry Out!)
May God Grant Us
While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
Preceptaustin is an independent website and is not affiliated with Precept
Ministries International. The resources on Preceptaustin are provided for
the purpose of edification of the body of Christ and should be consulted
only after examining the Scriptures inductively (see
Inductive Bible Study). The
resources on this site are neither specifically endorsed by nor
representative of the resources available at
Precept Ministries International.
Unless otherwise noted all "Scripture quotations taken from the
New American Standard Bible ,Copyright © 1960, 62,
63, 68, 71, 72, 73, 75, 77, 95 by Lockman Foundation Used by
Click Here for Other Bibles quoted &
"I came that they might have life