Satans principles have a terrible vitality and rigor in them. May we make no reserve for self, but bring out for thy people all that which thou hast put in our charge. This done, we are each one appointed to be like a householder, and are made responsible for using our knowledge as food for all in our house. Spurgeon was a pastor, both Baptist and Reformed. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue,insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 33. Why are men so eager to make their thorn-brake more dense with briars? The good will go into vessels, and the bad, and none but the bad, will be cast away. O Lord, keep the fowls away; or, better still, break up the soil so that the seed may enter, and not lie upon the surface! This man is a superior person, aware of the value of jewels, and seeking them as the business of his life. Old Testament Prophecy Fulfilled in Christ. This world is now a field of mingled growths, and so it must be till the end come. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? This makes the law easier to understand, but it doesn’t make it any easier to obey. Why should he spend his sacred energy among a people who would not be profited thereby? Yet the success may not be so great as it seems; for the contents of the net are varied; it gathered of every kind. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for awhile: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. All good ground is not alike good; and, besides, the situation may differ. He hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Dale Kuiper, The Christian and the Mosaic Law - Philip Mauro, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. It is true the evil will hinder and hamper the good; but even this will be better than that you should cast out the good by mistake. Matthew 13:46. πολύτιμον : precious because exceptionally large, well-shaped, and pure; such rare, but met with now and then.— ἀπελθὼν : he is taken by surprise, has not as much with him as will purchase it on the spot, sees it is worth his whole stock, agrees to buy and promises to return with the price.— πέπρακε , ἠγόρασεν , a perfect with an aorist. Harvests are not all alike in the same farm, in the same season, and under same farmer; and yet each field may yield a fairly good harvest. Blessed are your eyes, for they see. Pictures From Pilgrim's Progress by C.H. Spurgeon. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Here is the story of the Words success. We could not effect this clearance, but the Lords own angels can, and will. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. It reminds one of the officer saying to his men, Attention! Matthew 13:46-47. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matthew 13:4. And they were offended in him. 1. Be the first to submit a review on this product! Care to get money, covetousness, trickery, and sins which come from hasting to be rich, or else pride, luxury, oppression, and other sins which come of having obtained wealth, prevent the man from being useful in religious matters, or even sincere to himself: and becometh unfruitful. MATTHEW 13:1-53 OUR KING SETS FORTH SEVEN PARABLES OF HIS KINGDOM
Charles H. Spurgeon's Exposition of Matthew 24, ... 13. Children and the Rod of Correction - Dave Miller, Ph.D. Christian Practice - Evidence of Grace - Edwards, How Should Christians Watch TV? Spurgeon in his expositional commentary on Matthew writes… Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. They hinted that he could not have learned much wisdom in a carpenters shop; and as he had not been among the rabbis to obtain a superior education, he could not really know much. But the soil was essentially evil, hard, barren, superficial. Whom God pities; "them that fear him." Study the bible online using commentary on Matthew 13 and more! They grew sarcastic, and harped upon the family names of James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas. and yet in the third verse this same person speaks of our fathers; and therefore he must be a man. By being understood lovingly, the truth gets into the man, and then it roots, it grows, it fruits, it rewards the sower. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. But, soon up, soon down. He had sprung from among themselves: his reputed father was a village artisan; his mother was plain Mary, and his relations commonplace parties enough. Among the rocks, or on the shallow soil, with the unbroken rock-pan underneath, the seed fell; for if the sower had altogether avoided such places he might have missed some of the good ground. The native plants choked the poor stranger. He is gone within his heavenly house, and has left his field to the care of his servants. and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? The presence of Christ and his gospel, makes a desert not only tolerable, but desirable.
Still is it commonly the case that, where a man is known, his neighbors find it hard to think that he can be really great. We have seen children trained by the most godly parents, yet they have developed a sad propensity to sin, and we have said, “From whence then have these tares come?” We have seen a ministry which has been sound and faithful, and yet in the congregation there have sprung up divers errors which have done a world of mischief, and we have had sorrowfully to ask, “From whence then have these tares come?”. So did Jesus himself, at the utmost cost, buy the world to gain his church, which was the treasure which he desired. A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. 29. Sermon on the Mount Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll. We are so fallible, we make so many mistakes, that we cannot be trusted to do this uprooting, for we might pull up wheat as well as tares. Thus, again, the sowers hopes are disappointed, and his labor is lost. Matthew 13:18-19. 55, 56. The shortest day of summer is longer than the longest day in winter; and you, ye humble ones, under the gospel dispensation see more of truth in Jesus than the best of saints could see before he came. Blessed are your ears, for they hear; hear something sweeter than the song of angels, even the voice of everlasting love from the heart of Jesus. C.H. 34, 35. Gladly may he part with all that he has to make sure of the kingdom of heaven. It must be a pleasure to us to make sacrifices; indeed, we must consider them to be no sacrifices, just as those two men were eager and anxious to sell all their property to get possession of the one treasure which would make them rich for life. Yet the Church, for the most part, has allowed it to go unnoticed. He was a mere nobody. He was not afraid of being seized by his family, but freely went abroad. Thus he speaks to those whom he enrolls in his kingdom. 15. See him leaving the Fathers house, with this one design upon his heart to sow. Satan is not omnipresent, but this he cunningly turns into an advantage, for he can often do more by his absence than by his presence. 43. What you did know will have vanished in the sight of all that mass of bones arranged in those extraordinary shapes. The native plants choked the poor stranger.
That prophet was David, or Asaph. How many such hearers we have! The Jews of our Lords day would trifle with what they heard, and so they were left to hear without understanding. He sleeps not when watchmen are steeped in slumber; but then is he specially active. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. But, soon up, soon down. Hell Under Fire - CIANZ Annual Conference Address, Jesus' Teaching on Hell - Samuel G. Dawson, The Nature of Hell - Evangelical Alliance, The Origin of Hell-Fire in Christian Teaching, The Bible Verses the Traditional View of Hell - Babu G. Ranganathan, Applying the Resurrection
I will suppose that you know nothing whatever of comparative anatomy, and you go into the museum of comparative anatomy at Paris. The servants are all too apt to sleep. 16, 17. 10. 401301> MATTHEW 13:1-53 OUR KING SETS FORTH SEVEN PARABLES OF HIS KINGDOM. Yet let us not forget to give God thanks if we have sixtyfold or even thirtyfold. All the Prayers in the Bible - Old and New Testaments. You have learned the great secret; the counsel of the Lord has been revealed to you, and you are blessed. Text Commentaries by C. H. Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), often known today as the Prince of Preachers, began his pastorate at London's New A sower , read The Sower . Jesus, our Lord, has taken up this business of the Sower at his Fathers bidding. Ah, we would give our Lord ten thousandfold if we could. They were enthusiastic, carried away with excitement, but all was soon over with them “because they had no deepness of earth.” Everything was superficial, there was no depth of character, or feeling, or emotion. Thus the sacred writers often compare and prefer wisdom, or true religion, to costly jewels. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. and his sisters, are they not all with us? Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. The Lord save us from such a state of mind! Verse 13. An ignorant man going into a museum, or healing a learned lecture, only feels himself a greater fool. The outgathering of all things that offend , and of all persons who cause others to stumble, and who work evil, will be a consummation devoutly to be wished. We meet with many who are soon hot and as soon cold. He “sat by the sea side ”: this must have been a great relief to him. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. This is good hearing for them; and as they have ear to hear , let them hear it with delighted attention. Is not this the carpenter’s son? This fourth piece of land will repay all charges. 31, 32. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. The man lighted upon hid treasure; perhaps while he was ploughing or digging. Matthew 13:25. Those who would have us think lightly of the punishment of the ungodly have no countenance in the teachings of the Lord Jesus. There are far too many hearers of that sort who think of nothing, and therefore they get no good out of what they hear. There are many such hearers, thy just hear the Word, and that is all. Ye — Not the apostles, not ministers only; but all who possess and manifest the graces spoken of in the preceding verses, and are truly holy and righteous; are the salt of the earth — Appointed to be the means of preventing or curing the growth of that corruption which prevails in the world, and of seasoning men’s minds with wisdom and grace. Matthew 13.
That scribe had need be well instructed who has to keep on handing out a variety of precious truth throughout a long life. Matthew 13:48. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world and the reapers are the angels. Poor souls! Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. The weeds have outgrown the wheat, and smothered it. The darnel was so plentiful, had become so intermixed with the corn, and was so much like it, that it would not be possible to cut up the one without pulling up the other also. Whence then hath this man all these things? The sower “went forth.” See him leaving the Father’s house, with this one design upon his heart — “to sow.”. Text Commentaries by C. H. Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), often known today as the Prince of Preachers, began his pastorate at London's New We cannot grow thorn and corn at the same time: the attempt is fatal to a harvest for Jesus. On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. He learns nothing, because he is not able to comprehend the elementary terms of the science. We must in our instruction of others cultivate variety, but we must not aim at it by poisoning the children with deadly drugs for the sake of giving them novel dishes. Because you see behind the curtain, and have grace given to discern the inner meaning through the outer metaphor, come and hear the explanation of the parable of the sower. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. and right good was the seed he sowed. Read the biblical text and glance across the page to get the interpretations and meditations of these giants of the faith. They did not really see what they saw, nor hear what they heard. If men will willfully close their eyes, the very light shall blind them. Give us, O Lord, faith to the full; that for us, and in us, and by us, thou mayest be able to do many mighty works of grace! They receive the gospel “anon,” and leave it “by-and-by” Everything is on the surface, and therefore is hasty and unreal. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. It would be good to get as many of these as possible, particularly the ones that Spurgeon liked. He was a mere nobody. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Give us, O Lord, faith to the full; that for us, and in us, and by us, thou mayest be able to do many mighty works of grace! How eagerly they came together to hear their young countryman, who had made so great a stir! Should we not, as much as possible, keep free from the care to get, to preserve, to increase, and to hoard worldly riches? How serene was his behavior. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them. He brought in those who loved modern thought, and worldly amusements, who were by their talk Christian, and by their boasts profoundly spiritual; and having introduced them cunningly, he departed. Lord, grant that my questions may never savor of incredulity. Some persons do stumble upon the gospel when they are not looking for it. The similarity of human nature. So, the best Expositor of the Word of God is the Spirit of God; therefore appeal to him whenever you are puzzled with anything that is taught in the Scriptures, and say to him, “Blessed Spirit, wilt thou graciously expound to me this parable, this doctrine, this experience ?” and he will do it, and so you shall become wise unto salvation. 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