1 Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
John Selden (1584 – 1654) was an English scholar. He was expert in England's ancient laws and constitution and was also a scholar of Jewish law. He was reckoned in 1644 as "the chief of learned men reputed in this land."
Near the end of his life that much read learned man had this to say. “I have taken much pains to know everything that was esteemed worth knowing amongst men; but with all my disquisitions and reading, nothing now remains with me to comfort me, at the close of life, but this passage of St. Paul, 'It is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.' "
Let us too find our solace in this comfort of the Gospel.
2 Kings 25:30, “And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.” Jehoiachin's case is like that of the people of God. Our portion is given to us by the King. It...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Ezekiel 16:8, “Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalms 103:14, “For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” This verse teaches us that the Lord is pitiful of us and ever ready to help us. The Lord does not forget that we are weak and feeble. He knows when we suffer...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” “A few more years shall roll, A few more seasons come; And we shall be with those that rest, Asleep within the tomb. A few more storms shall...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Lamentations 3:26, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” This verse contains a word frequently used in the Bible but which we often seem to miss or overlook. It is the word...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalms 31:7, “I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities.” Here David refers to his ‘trouble’ and ‘adversities.’ He also is aware of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalms 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Mrs. Elizabeth Hervey was the wife of Rev William Hervey. They were both American...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Thy testimonies are very sure” (Psalm 93:5). There are not many things in life that we can call “very sure.” The Word of God however has that attribute of certainty. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Proverbs 12:25, “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.” The two on the road to Emmaus experienced a heaviness similar to that which is described in the text. Their hearts were bowed down with...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Deuteronomy 28:2, “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 28 is the chapter of blessings. The word occurs in it about 10 times. There are...[ abbreviated | read entire ]