Rev. Baldwin Brown remarks about the book of Psalms, "In palace halls, by happy hearths, in squalid rooms, in pauper streets, in prison cells, in crowded sanctuaries and in lonely wilderness--everywhere they have uttered our moan of contrition and song of triumph; our tearful complaints, and our wrestling, conquering prayer."
The intentions of the psalms are to teach, to bring to remembrance, to give thanks and to commemorate the circumstances under which the psalms were penned. The most prominent feature in the psalms is praise.
Author Meyer himself comments, "There are three ways in which the Psalms may be studied. We may look at them, first, as recording the inner heart-history of those who wrote them, and especially of David. Next we should study the Psalter in its bearing on our blessed Lord. Lastly, we may study the Psalms for durableness, nourishing our spirits with their rich expressions of experimental religion."
As one seeks to open up, to study the Psalms, he will find this masterful, comprehensive, deeply-devotional volume on that book an inestimable aid and a faithful guide to a better and fuller understanding of the sacred and blessed treasures of the divinely-inspired Psalms.
These gripping studies provide unusually fine sermon outline material as well.
It was this that led me in the first instance to prepare this book. I wrote it with the avowed purpose of telling the story of Jacob’s life, extenuating nothing; portraying his failures as well as his victories; and endeavouring to show that the Word of God does not hesitate to describe the imperfections and native deformities of its most conspicuous characters, because of the incalculable benefit which may accrue in the two following directions.
First, mankind is taught that the love of God is not determined by what it finds in man. God loves, not because we are good, but to make us so. He is not surprised by the evil He discovers in us, and His loving-kindness is not turned away by our sin.
Secondly, it is a great comfort to find that the saints of Bible story were men of like passions with ourselves; and if God was able to shape materials so rough into vessels so fair, there is hope that He will not fail nor be discouraged until He has done the like for us.
It will also be a great pleasure if these pages will serve to show some of my fellow-workers, weary with the incessant demands of their congregations, how they may find a constant well-spring of freshness, variety, and interest, in the glorious biographies of Scripture. To recruit a dwindling congregation; to sustain interest in a crowded one; to awaken new devotion to the Bible; and to touch the many chords of human life—there is nothing to be compared with a reverent re-telling of the stories of Bible Heroes and Saints.
—F. B. MEYER
This classic includes the following chapters:
I. First Impressions (Genesis 25)
II. The Sale of the Birthright (Genesis 25)
III. The Stolen Blessing (Genesis 27)
IV. The Angel-Ladder (Genesis 28)
V. The Noble Resolve (Genesis 28)
VI. The Education of Home (Genesis 29)
VII. The Mid-Passage of Life (Genesis 30)
VIII. The Stirring-Up of the Nest (Genesis 31)
IX. The Midnight Wrestle (Genesis 32)
X. Failure (Genesis 33, 34)
XI. Back to Bethel (Genesis 35)
XII. The School of Sorrow (Genesis 35, 42)
XIII. Glimpses of the Israel-Nature (Genesis 47)
XIV. Rest and the Rest Giver (Genesis 49)
XV. Home: At Last (Genesis 50)
XVI. The God of Jacob (Psalm 46)
Of all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role. Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve. And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King. To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to present all nineteen books of its spiritual classics series. Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come.
These true stories illustrate the timeless truths of God’s Word. Read them and be inspired to…Overcome your “thorn in the flesh”Resist the devil and rest in Jesus’ victoryBecome an effective witness for the LordReceive God’s abundant and limitless graceObtain positive results in prayer and praiseYou can be more than a conqueror. Discover how you can be free from anxiety and despair as you are drawn closer to the Master’s side.
Zechariah’s prophecy of the coming Messiah would later serve the apostles as an explanation for the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and they would quote the prophet often in their gospels.
Legendary Bible scholar F. B. Meyer takes the reader through the book of Zechariah, providing background, context, and commentary that bring clarity and understanding to this important and God-inspired prophet of hope.
This volume contains the following meditations:
The Word (John 1:1)
The Word In Creation (John 1:2-3)
The Word As Light (John 1:9)
The Word Made Flesh (John 1:14)
The Word Declaring the Unseen God (John 1:18)
Three Memorable Days (John 1:23, 29, 37)
The Son of Man (John 1:51)
The First Miracle (John 2:11)
The Temple of the Body (John 2:21)
A Psalm of Life (John 3:6)
The Shadow of the Cross (John 3:14)
“Sent” (John 3:34)
Life As a Fountain (John 4:14)
Daring to Act in Faith (John 4:50)
The Divine Master Workman (John 5:17)
The Will of God (John 5:30)
The Father’s Name (John 5:43)
The Father’s Gift to the Son (John 6:37)
The Bread Which Gives and Sustains Life (John 6:57)
The Words of Jesus (John 6:68)
Rivers of Living Water (John 7:37-39)
The Penitent’s Gospel (John 8:11)
The Light of Life (John 8:12)
Christ’s Absorption in His Father (John 8:28)
Made Free by the Son of God (John 8:31, 32, 36)
The Glory of Christ (John 8:50)
The Works of God (John 9:4)
The Blessed Life of Trust (John 10:4)
The Ideal Shepherd (John 10:11)
The Work of an Ungifted Worker (John 10:40, 41, 42)
Love’s Delays (John 11:6)
Anointed for His Burial (John 12:3)
Falling Into the Ground to Die (John 12:24)
The Troubled Saviour (John 12:27)
The World and Its Prince (John 12:31)
The True Light of God’s Children (John 12:35-36)
The Laver in the Life of Jesus (John 13:5)
Heaven Delayed But Guaranteed (John 13:36)
“Many Mansions” (John 14:2)
The Reality of Which Jacob’s Dream Was the Shadow (John 14:6)
Christ Revealing the Father (John 14:8-9)
The Great Deeds of Faith (John 14:12)
How to Secure More and Better Prayer (John 14:16)
The Other Paraclete (John 14:16)
The Three Dispensations (John 14:17)
Three Paradoxes (John 14:18-19)
Many Mansions for God (John 14:23)
Christ’s Legacy and Gift Of Peace (John 14:27)
The Story of the Vine (John 15:1)
“Abide in Me, and I in You” (John 15:4)
Prayer That Prevails (John 15:7)
The Hatred of the World (John 16:2-3)
The Work of the Holy Spirit on the World (John 16:8)
Christ’s Reticence Supplemented by the Spirit’s Advent (John 16:12-15)
The Conqueror of the World (John 16:33)
Consecrated to Consecrate (John 17:19)
The Lord’s Prayer for His People’s Oneness (John 17:21-23)
The Love That Bound Christ to the Cross (John 18:4)
Drinking the Cup (John 18:1-14)
The Hall of Annas (John 18:13)
How It Fared With Peter (John 18:16)
The Trial Before Caiaphas (John 18:24)
“Judas, Which Betrayed Him” (John 18:2)
The First Trial Before Pilate (John 18:28)
The Second Trial Before Pilate (John 18:39)
The Seven Sayings of the Cross (John 19:16)
Christ’s Burial (John 19:40)
The Day of Resurrection (John 20:1)
The Lake of Galilee (John 21:1)
Peter’s Love and Work (John 21:15)
The Life-Plan of Peter and John (John 21:22)
Back to the Father (John 21:25)
“The Epistle to the Ephesians,” Meyer said, “is pre-eminently the Epistle of the Inner Life. . . . And as we weave [the key words of Ephesians] into the texture of our life, we shall become possessed of that tenderness and strength, that depth of knowledge and height of communion, which have endeared this Epistle to all ages of the church.”
Originally published as "Ephesians: Key Words of the Inner Life."
Far from the imposing man of granite sculpted by Michelangelo, Moses was full of flaws and deficiencies that rendered him powerless, save for the all-sufficient grace of a mighty God. Yet, despite many frustrations and human frailties, Moses did not back down or quit but instead grew closer to the heart of God, learning the importance of obedience, patience, courage, faith, and prayer. As a result, God entrusted His servant with greater responsibility.
Woven throughout this character study are wonderful lessons and realities that can help all believers become better able to serve God and others.