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F.B. Meyer

F.B. Meyer (1847 - 1929)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker F.B. Meyer in text and pdf format. A contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody and A. C. Dixon, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he was described in an obituary as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.

Meyer was part of the Higher Life Movement and was known as a crusader against immorality. He preached against drunkenness and prostitution. He is said to have brought about the closing of hundreds of saloons and brothels. Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible. He, along with seven other clergymen, was also a signatory to the London Manifesto asserting that the Second Coming was imminent in 1918. His works include The Way Into the Holiest:, Expositions on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1893) ,The Secret of Guidance, Our Daily Homily and Christian Living.

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There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the
      There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty giveth understanding. Job xxxii. 8 (R.V.). ELIHU had waited whilst the three elder men said all that was in their hearts. He now excuses his youth and demands audience, because so conscio ... read more

There is none like that; give it me
      There is none like that; give it me. 1 Sam. xxi. 9. WHAT David said of the sword of Goliath we may say of Holy Scripture ‑‑ the sword of the Spirit ‑‑ "There is none like that." There is no book like the Bible for thos ... read more

There was neither hammer, nor axe,
      There was neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron heard. 1 Kings vi, 7. IN absolute silence, like the growth of a palm in the desert, that noble building arose in the symmetry of its fair proportions. But there was plenty of quarrying an ... read more

These are the sons of Israel.
      These are the sons of Israel. 1 Chron. ii. 1. IT is noticeable how irrevocable the Divine sentence is on a human life. Of Er, the grave, impartial voice of Scripture says, he was "wicked in the sight of the Lord"; of Achan, he was the "troubler ... read more

These nations feared the Lord, and served their
      These nations feared the Lord, and served their graven images. 2 Kings xvii. 41. IT was a curious mixture. These people had come from Babylon, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and were settled in the land from which Israel was deported. In their desire ... read more

These were the sons of David.
      These were the sons of David. 1 Chron. iii. 1. BUT how different they were to the Son of David! Contrast any one of these with our blessed Lord, and what an infinite chasm lies between them! Solomon was the most reputable of them, but a greater th ... read more

They clothed all that were naked,
      They clothed all that were naked, and gave them to eat and drink. 2 Chron. xxviii. 15. A GREAT burst of generosity was here, for Israel had every reason to be incensed against Judah for the raid made on their territory. But, instead of pushing ... read more

They cried to God in the battle,
      They cried to God in the battle, and He was entreated of them. 1 Chron. v. 20. WHETHER they cried to God before they went into the battle we are not told; but probably they did, because we read that the war was of God, and it is hardly likely t ... read more

They entered into a covenant to seek the
      They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers. 2 Chron. xv. 12. WE hear but little talk in the present day of the covenant, the mention of which was dear to God's people of olden time. There is this difference between it a ... read more

They made him king, and anointed him.
      They made him king, and anointed him. 2 Kings xi. 12. THIS dexterous overthrow of Athaliah by the bringing of the youthful king, who had been hidden in the secret chambers of the Temple, accommodates itself so obviously to a reference to the inner ... read more

They set the Ark of God upon a new cart.
      They set the Ark of God upon a new cart. 2 Sam. vi. 3. THIS was their mistake. The Divine directions were explicit that the Ark of the living God must be carried on the shoulders of living men. There would have been no stumbling of oxen, no swayin ... read more

This day is a day of good tidings.
       This day is a day of good tidings. 2 Kings vii. 9. IT was indeed. The enemy that bad so long hemmed them in had dispersed, leaving a great spoil behind. The famine which had driven the people to awful straits was at an end, and there was now p ... read more

This is the portion of a wicked man from God.
      This is the portion of a wicked man from God. Job xx. 29. REPEATEDLY in reading this book we are reminded of the strong convictions entertained by thoughtful men among these Eastern peoples, of the sure connection between wrong‑doing and its ... read more

This shall be no grief unto thee.
      This shall be no grief unto thee. 1 Sam. xxv. 31. THERE was an inimitable blending of woman's wit with worldly prudence in the words of the beautiful Abigail. Poor woman, she bad had a sorry life of it, mated to such a man as Nabal was! An ill&#8 ... read more

Thou man of God!
      Thou man of God! 2 Kings i. 9, 11, 13. OH that thou and I might so live before God and men, that they should recognise us as men of God, as God's men! See how these ungodly captains at once recognised this, in the case of Elijah. They fretted an ... read more

Thou restrainest prayer before God.
      Thou restrainest prayer before God. Job xv. 4. JOB'S friends were bent on discovering the cause of his sufferings in some secret failure and declension. This is why Eliphaz accused him so groundlessly. They did not know of those secret habits of ... read more

Thou shalt be gathered intoThou shalt be gathered into
      Thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace. 2 Kings xxii. 20. AS a matter of fact, Josiah's death was not a peaceful one. He persisted in going into conflict with Pharaoh‑necho, king of Egypt, against the latter's earnest remonstran ... read more

Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat
      Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. 1 Sam, xx. 18. JONATHAN and David had entered into a covenant,each loving the other as his own soul. Anxious to shield his friend from the wrath of his father, Jonathan discloses to David th ... read more

Thou shalt do as occasion serve thee
      Thou shalt do as occasion serve thee. 1 Sam. x. 7. THIS is an example of how God demands of us the use of our sanctified common‑sense. Samuel sketches to Saul the course of events during the next few days; showing how clearly our lives lie n ... read more

Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
      Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 2 Sam. ix. 7. FOUR times in this chapter we are told of the lame man eating bread at the royal table. But what are these facts recorded and repeated for, save to accentuate the infinite blessings which ... read more

Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.
      Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. Job xiii. 15. THIS was a noble expression, which has been appropriated by thousands in every subsequent age. In every friendship there is a probation, during which we narrowly watch the actions of anothe ... read more

Thy gentleness hath made me great.
      Thy gentleness hath made me great. 2 Sam. xxii. 36. THE triumph of God's gentle goodness will be our song for ever. In those far distant ages, when we look back on our earthly course, as a grown man on his boyhood, and when the words of this Psa ... read more

Till I know what God will do for me.
      Till I know what God will do for me. 1 Sam. xxii. 3. WE shall never get to the end of all that God will do for us, if only we perfectly give ourselves up to Him. David had a very imperfect vision of all that was in God's plan for him; he had an i ... read more

Till there stood up a priest with
      Till there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummin. Ezra ii. 63. IT must have been a great disappointment to these people who found themselves excluded from sharing as priests. Their names were not on the register, and so they had to wait ... read more

To obey is better than sacrifice, and to
       To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Sam. xv. 22. THIS is a great principle, which is repeatedly enforced throughout the Bible. Men have always been apt to divorce religion and morality, and to suppose th ... read more

To show himself strong in the behalf of them
      To show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chron. xvi. 9. THE emphasis is clearly on the word perfect. That was the point between Hanani the seer and Asa the king. Asa's mistake and sin lay in his resorti ... read more

Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh
      Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them at Jerusalem. Ezra viii. 29. THEY were protected by God, whose presence with them across the wild desert made it needless to ask for an escort of soldiers; but they had to take care of the precious v ... read more

WATCHING WITH GOD
      "The vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie. Though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come; it will not tarry." --Habakkuk 2:3. "It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvat ... read more

Watering
      "I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day" (Isa. 27:3). In the scorching Oriental heat the vineyard needs incessant watering, else the vines fail. And our spirits are equally dependent on ... read more

We also will be with thee: be of good
      We also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it. Ezra x. 4. THIS narrative reminds us of the story of Achan, who took of the accursed thing, and kindled the anger of the Lord against the children of Israel. There must be confession and ... read more

What do these Hebrews here?
      What do these Hebrews here? 1 Sam. xxix. 3. IT was a very natural remark. The Philistines were going into battle with the Hebrew king and his troops, and it was very anomalous that a strong body of Hebrews should be forming part of the Philistine ... read more

What is man . . . that thou shouldest
      What is man . . . that thou shouldest visit him every morning? Job vii. 17, 18. GOD visits us with mercy every morning. Before we are awake He is at work in the world, baptizing it with dew, feeding the birds and wild things, taking pleasure in ... read more

What is thy petition, and it shall be granted thee:
      What is thy petition, and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? Esther vii. 2. AMID the sensual conceptions of marriage that obtained in this heathen empire there was doubtless a consciousness in the king's breast of the essential ... read more

WHAT TO SEEK AND WHOM TO SERVE
      Matthew 6:19-26 What is in our inner life which answers to the eye of the body? Some have said that it is the intellect; others the heart. But it is truer to say that it is the inner purpose and intention of the soul. When our physical eye is in an unhe ... read more

When he was in affliction, he besought
      When he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 12. SO long as this story stands on the page of revelation, no sinner need despair of mercy. There was hardly a sin possible to man that Manasseh did not commit. "He did ... read more

When the burnt‑offering began, the song
      When the burnt‑offering began, the song of the Lord began also. 2 Chron. xxix. 27. THIS chapter contains a parable of the cleansing of the heart, meant to be a temple for God; but the doors of prayer are unopened, the lamps of testimony u ... read more

When Thou teachest them the good way
      When Thou teachest them the good way wherein they should walk. 2 Chron. vi. 27 (R.V.). THIS sentence is exactly parallel with the previous one, When Thou dost afflict them. The obvious meaning then is, that God sometimes taught Israel the good ... read more

Where Am I Wrong?
      THIS IS THY EAGER QUESTION, O Christian soul, and thy bitter complaint. On the faces and in the lives of others who are known to thee, thou hast discerned a light, a joy, a power, which thou enviest with a desire which oppresses thee, but for which you sh ... read more

WHERE IS IT?
      People come to me and speak of the different points in which they have thwarted God. A man came to me one day and said that when I was in a certain convention I asked all those who wanted to be wholly for God to stand up. He refused to stand, and for mont ... read more

Wherefore wilt thou run? . . . Come what may, said he,
      Wherefore wilt thou run? . . . Come what may, said he, I will run. 2 Sam. xviii. 22, 23 (R.V.). MOAB did not love David, as Ahimaaz did, and could not understand what made the young man so eager to carry the tidings. Doubtless Ahimaaz and Cushi ... read more

Who knoweth whether thou art come to the
      Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther iv. 14. WHAT grand faith was here! Mordecai was in God's secrets, and was assured that deliverance and enlargement would come to his people from some quarter &#82 ... read more

Who then is he that can stand before Me?
      Who then is he that can stand before Me? Job xii. 10 (R.V.). THE first catechism had been on Job's knowledge; now it turns on his power. The pivot of the one was, Knowest thou? of the other, Canst thou? If a man cannot stand before one of God's ... read more

Why He Delays
      "Therefore will the LORD wait...wait for him" (Isa. 30:18). He does not delay because of any caprice. We must not think that heaven has favorites, who are always served first. There is no partiality or favoritism with our Father. He chastens tho ... read more

Why Sign the Pledge?
      The feeling among Christians against strong drink is growing. By the efforts and self-sacrifice of tens of thousands, a strong public sentiment can be formed, like a mighty breakwater. An arrest may be placed on the onward march of drunkenness, and many a ... read more

WORK OUT WHAT GOD WORKS IN
      Now, I come to my next point. When God works in, you must work out. " Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is GOD that worketh in you." You must work out what God works in, and you must do it with fear and trembling. Let me expla ... read more

WORK OUT WHAT GOD WORKS IN
      Now, I come to my next point. When God works in, you must work out. " Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is GOD that worketh in you." You must work out what God works in, and you must do it with fear and trembling. Let me expla ... read more

Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain;
      Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled. 2 Kings iii. 17. THIS is God's way of fulfilling the desire of them that fear Him. We like to see the clouds blown forward through the sky, and hear the moan of ... read more

Yet a little while, and they are gone.
      Yet a little while, and they are gone. Job xxiv. 24 (R.V.). JOB here describes the insecurity of the wicked. He may have raged against the poor and innocent; but in a moment he comes down to Sheol, is hurried to stand before his Maker to receive h ... read more

Yet doth He devise means that his
      Yet doth He devise means that his banished be not expelled from Him. 2 Sam. xiv. 14. THE means that David devised were really inadequate. He allowed his heart to dictate to his royal sense of justice and rectitude, and permitted Absalom to retu ... read more

Yet shall the righteous hold on his way.
      Yet shall the righteous hold on his way. Job xvii. 9 (R.V.). WHEN the real life of God enters the soul, it persists there. Genuine religion is shown by its power of persistence. Anything short of a Godgiven faith will sooner or later fail. It may ... read more

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