Hudson Taylor

Trials and Blessings

Satan himself did not presume to ask of God to be allowed himself to afflict Job. In the first chapter, the eleventh verse he says, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face"; and in the second chapter and the fifth verse, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to they face". Satan knew that none but God could touch Job; and when Satan was permitted to afflict him, Job was quite right in recognizin...

What Doest Thou Here?

1 Kings 19:9,13 Elijah was out of communion with God. Elijah that was once so bold had become a coward. Elijah that had been up to this hour so successful, had taken his eyes off of his Master, and had fled out into the desert and sat down under the juniper tree and wished himself dead. Some of you may have become discouraged and disheartened. You haven’t had the success that you expected to have in Christian work. You have got your eyes off of the Master, and you have fle...

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken’ away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21 The believer who has taken the Lord as his Shepherd can assuredly say in the words of the twenty-third Psalm, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever”; or, taking the marginal reading of the Revised Version, “Only goodness and mercy shall follow me.” Hence, we may be sure that days of ad...
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