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Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment (Spurgeon). I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (1Cor. 10:15)


April 2019

First take care of divine things —that is the best policy

Ezekiel 45: Ver. 6. And ye shall appoint the possession of the city.

After the church service settled, and the ministry provided for.

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Heroic spirits

Ezra 8:30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

The great charge committed to them, and laid upon them,

did not weaken, but waken, their heroic spirits.


Hierapolis had its name from the multitude of religious houses or idol temples there erected. May not Rome, the metropolis of idolatry, be rightly so called? (Commentary on Ezekiel 38:2)

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As beggars

Ezra 9:5 And spread out my hands.

With the palms open toward heaven, in a having, craving way, as beggars.

This was the Jewish manner of praying, and

it was very becoming.

God never casteth out his good tenants

Ezra 9:13 And leave it for an inheritance.

Personal goodness is profitable to posterity: the righteous shall leave inheritance to his children’s children, Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Continue reading “God never casteth out his good tenants”

As many wantons and light-skirts do

Ruth 1:12 If I should have an husband also tonight, and should also bear sons.

Without having a husband, she doth not once think of having children, as many wantons and light-skirts do; making themselves whores, and their children bastards, and all for satisfying the rage of present lust, though after they repent with grief and shame.

Shallow- brained but many headed

Ezra 9:1 The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations.

The many, the common sort, that shallow- brained but many headed beast, that loves to follow the herd and do as the most do, though thereby they be utterly undone for ever.

More die by meat, then by poyson

Ezekiel 44 Ver. 27. He shall offer his sin offering.

Because we do easily overshoot ourselves in things permitted.

Licitis perimus omnes.

We perish in permitting all things.

Poor businesses

Ezra 5: Ver. 8. To the house of the great God.

So they style him, because the Jews called and counted him so. The Lord your God, saith Moses, is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, &c., #De 10:17. Continue reading “Poor businesses”

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