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The name Emmanuel takes in the whole mystery. Jesus is "God with us." He had a nature like our own in all things, sin only excepted. But though Jesus was "with us" in human flesh and blood, He was at the same time very God.

    Topics: Jesus
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 1.

Tell me not of your justification, unless you have also some marks of sanctification. Boast not of Christ's work for you, unless you can show us the Spirit's work in you.

    Topics: Justification, Sanctification, Holy Spirit

Knowledge, not improved and well employed, will only increase our condemnation at the last day.

    Topics: Knowledge
    Source: Commentary, Matthew 7.

Many, I fear, would like glory, who have no wish for grace. They would [want to] have the wages, but not the work; the harvest, but not the labor; the reaping, but not the sowing; the reward, but not the battle. But it may not be.

    Topics: Laziness, Service, Rewards
    Source: Holiness, p. 173.

You were placed here to train for eternity. Your body was only intended to be a house for your immortal spirit. It is flying in the face of God's purposes to do as many do - to make the soul a servant to the body, and not the body a servant to the soul.

    Topics: Life, Eternity
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.

Think about how much falsehood and deceit there is in the world! How much exaggeration! How many untruths are added to a simple story! How many things are left out, if it does not serve the speaker's interest to tell them! How few there are around us of whom we can say, that we trust their word without question!

    Topics: Lying
    Source: The Duties of Parents.

Nothing I am sure has such a tendency to quench the fire of religion as the possession of money.

    Topics: Money, Fire

Two-thirds of all the strifes, quarrels and lawsuits in the world arise from one single cause - money!

    Topics: Money, Quarreling

Abide in Me says Jesus. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Live the life of close and intimate communion with Me. Get nearer to Me. Roll every burden on Me. Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go your hold on Me for a moment. Be, as it were, rooted and planted in Me. Do this and I will never fail you. I will ever abide in you.

    Topics: Obedience, Faith

Obedience is the only reality. It is faith visible, faith acting, and faith manifest. It is the test of real discipleship among the Lord's people.

    Topics: Obedience
    Source: The Duties of Parents.

Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear... Imitation is a far stronger principle with children than memory. What they see has a much stronger effect on their minds than what they are told.

    Topics: Parents, Examples
    Source: The Duties of Parents.

Parents, determine to make your children obey you, though it may cost you a lot of trouble, and cost them many tears. Let there be no questioning, and reasoning, and disputing, and delaying. When you give them a command, let them clearly see that you expect them to do it.

    Topics: Parents
    Source: The Duties of Parents.

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