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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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Neither will I offer burnt offerings . . . of that
       Neither will I offer burnt offerings . . . of that which doth cost me nothing. 2 Sam. xxiv. 24. GOD'S love to us cost Him something. He spared not his own Son, and that Son spared not his blood. But how little our love to Him costs us! Le ... read more

      Matthew 5:17-26 Our Lord’s mission was not to destroy but to construct. As noon fulfils dawn, and summer, spring; as manhood fulfils childhood and the perfect picture, the rude sketch, so does Jesus gather up, realize and make possible the highest ... read more

      His permission and His appointments are equally His will. Job thought so, for though Satan blasted his prosperity he said: "The Lord hath taken away." Joseph thought so, for he said: "It was not you that sent me down here, but God." David thought so, ... read more

None saith, Where is God my Maker,
      None saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night? Job xxxv. 10. DO you have sleepless nights, tossing on the hot pillow, and watching for the first glint of dawn? Ask the Divine Spirit to enable you to fix your thoughts on God, ... read more

      When the Spirit of God descended upon Christ He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil--Spirit-filled, devil-tempted. You ask, why does God let us be tempted? I think it is to show where we are weak; that upon the temptation ... read more

      When the Spirit of God descended upon Christ He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil--Spirit-filled, devil-tempted. You ask, why does God let us be tempted? I think it is to show where we are weak; that upon the temptation ... read more

Now mine eye seeth Thee: wherefore I abhor myself,
       Now mine eye seeth Thee: wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Job xiii. 5, 6. THIS is the clue to the entire book. Here is a man, who was universally known as perfect and upright, one that feared God, and eschewed evil; w ... read more

Now on whom dost thou trust?
      Now on whom dost thou trust? 2 Kings xviii. 20. IT was no small thing for Hezekiah to rebel against the proud king of Assyria. Hamath and Arpad, Samaria and Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivah, reduced to heaps of stones, were sufficient proofs of the might ... read more

Now the Lord my God hath given me
      Now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side. 1 Kings v. 4. GOD is the Rest‑Giver, When He surrounds us on every side with his protecting care, so that our life resembles one of the cities of the Netherlands in the great war &#820 ... read more

O that I knew where I might find Him, that I
      O that I knew where I might find Him, that I might come even to his seat! Job xxiii. 3. POOR tempest‑driven man, he knew not that God was intimately near, nearer than breathing. There was no need for him to go forward and backward, on the ... read more

Obadiah -- A Contrast
      After many days the word of the Lord again summoned Elijah to be on the move. Months, and even years had passed in the retirement of Zarephath. The widow and her son had become bound to him by the most sacred ties. The humble home, with its loft and barre ... read more

Oh that I were as in the months of old!
      Oh that I were as in the months of old! Job xxix. 2 (R.V.). WE are irresistibly reminded of Cowper's sad complaint: ‑‑ What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their memory still; But they have le ... read more

Oh that one would give me drink of the water at
      Oh that one would give me drink of the water at the well of Bethlehem! 1 Chron, xi. 17. DAVID had often drunk of this well. As a boy he had gone with his mother to draw its clear, cold water. It was, therefore, associated with the happy days of ... read more

On Being Straight
      To be straight is to be true. There is no more important exhortation on the page of Scripture, than where the Apostle says, "Whatsoever things are true . . . think on these things." A friend of mine, educated in one of our great English schools, says that ... read more

On Doing a Good Day's Work
      LONGFELLOW'S village blacksmith felt that "something accomplished, something done," had earned a night's repose; and f suppose that he did little else than shoe the farmers' horses, or put new shares to their ploughs; yet he had the perpetual consciousnes ... read more

On Falling in Love
      No flirting, young people, please! You cannot flit around the flame without the risk of burning your wings; and remember, if these are lost, you cannot get another pair; you may be able to crawl or limp, but you will never again bask in the sunbeams or da ... read more

      Matthew 5:1-9 There are many doors into the life of blessedness. It does not depend on outward possessions, such as worldly goods or high birth. There is no soul of man, however illiterate, lonely, or poor, that may not step suddenly into this life of be ... read more

      Matthew 4:18-25 We must read the first chapter of John into the opening paragraph. Already the Lord had met with these first disciples in the Jordan valley; but they had returned to their homes and nets. Their prompt surrender was the result of the power ... read more

Ordered to Zarephath
      A friend of mine, spending a few days in the neighborhood of our English lakes, came upon the most beautiful shrubs he had ever seen. Arrested by their extraordinary luxuriance, he inquired the cause and learned that it was due to a judicious system of tr ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Chronicles
      Adam, Sheth, Enosh. 1 Chronicles 1:1 THIS is an ancient graveyard. The names of past generations who were born and died, who loved and suffered, who stormed and fought through the world, are engraven on these solid slabs. But there is no inscription to ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Corinthians
      Called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord - 1 Corinthians 1:9 The word for fellowship is the same that is employed in Luke 5:10, of James and John being partners with Simon. We have been called into partnership with the Son of God, in ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 John
      If we say, . . . but if we walk - 1 John 1:6,7 In three marked passages, the beloved apostle guards against what men are apt to say, and indicates to them what it would be better for them to substitute in thought and speech. Men are apt to say that ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Kings
      As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress. 1 Kings 1:29 "IN my distress I called on the Lord, and cried to my God." Never let there be distress without its cry. He will hear your voice out of his temple, and your cry will come ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Peter
      An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away - 1 Peter 1:4 Yes, it is an inheritance. It is a free gift, and yet we have a right to it. We do not ask for it-we were born into its blessed privilege. The child that lies in yonder ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Samuel
      I have poured out my soul before the Lord - 1 Samuel 1:15 HANNAH'S soul was fall of complaint and grief, which flowed over into her face and made it sorrowful. But when she had poured out her soul before the Lord, emptying out all its bitterness, the p ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Thessalonians
      To wait for his Son from heaven - 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Oh blessed hope! Is it not wonderful that each of the chapters of this Epistle brims over with the glad anticipation of the Master's quick return! We should never lose this spirit of eager longi ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 1 Timothy
      Sinners, of whom I am chief - 1 Timothy 1:15 If the elephant can go safely over the swaying bridge, the horse and mule can; and the apostle seems to glory that in the very beginning of the progress of the Gospel through the world it had laid hold of an ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Chronicles
      I will give thee riches. 2 Chronicles 1:11,12 SOLOMON had chosen wisdom and knowledge that he might honour God in the sight of his people. And in return God honored him, and supplemented his choice with abundant wealth. This reminds one of the const ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Corinthians
      Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort - 2 Corinthians 1:4 Child of God, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which tries thee, as though some strange thing had happened. Rejoice, inasmuch as it is a sure si ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 John
      This is love, that we should walk after his commandments - 2 John 1:6 Here is a solution to many difficulties, and given so easily and naturally by this beloved elder to the elect lady and her children. He had been laying much emphasis on truth, and co ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Kings
      Thou man of God! 2 Kings 1:9,11,13 OH that thou and I might so live before God and men, that they should recognize us as men of God, as God's men! See how these ungodly captains at once recognized this, in the case of Elijah. They fretted and chafed a ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Peter
      An entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly - 2 Peter 1:11 There are two ways of entering a port. A ship may come in, waterlogged and crazy, just kept afloat by continual working at the pumps, or it may enter with every sail set, her pennon flo ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Samuel
      Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. 2 Samuel 1:23 IT was very lovely and pleasant of David to say so. He had no hesitation, of course, in saying this of his beloved Jonathan, every memory of whom was very pleasant, like a sweet s ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Thessalonians
      That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you - 2 Thessalonians 1:12 Will you, dear Christian soul, enter into a solemn compact with the Holy Spirit that you will live for this as your supreme purpose, namely, to glorify the name (i.e. ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 2 Timothy
      He is able to keep my deposit. . . . the good deposit, keep - 2 Timothy 1:12-14 There is a double deposit here, and the comparison comes out clear and marked in the Greek. When we give our most precious treasure into the custodianship of Jesus, He turn ... read more

Our Daily Homily - 3 John
      For the sake of the name they went forth - 3 John 1:7 The beloved elder is anxious about some travelling evangelists, who had gone forth to visit the churches; and is commending them to the care of Gaius. He was to set them forward in a manner that sho ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Acts
      Ye shall be witnesses unto me - Acts 1:8 How different this function, entrusted to the apostles, to that assumed by the self-styled priests of our time, who claim the power to repeat the sacrifice of Calvary, and to absolve the penitent from his sins! ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Colossians
      The riches of the glory of this mystery . . . which is Christ in you, the hope of glory - Colossians 1:27 The only son of a widow runs off to sea when quite a lad. She must needs work for her living, and takes lodgers in her little home. After years ha ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Deuteronomy
      The Lord thy God bare thee - Deuteronomy 1:31 A safe carriage was that! In His love and in His pity God redeemed them, and bare them, and carried them all the days of old. When the little lad was tired and complained of his head, his father bade a serv ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Ephesians
      Sealed with that holy Spirit of promise - Ephesians 1:13 Possessed.--The saints have been purchased at great cost by the precious blood of the Son of God. Not only their spirits, but their bodies, have been bought with an infinite expenditure. Is it no ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Esther
      That every man should bear rule in his own house. Esther 1:22 ONE of the pre‑requisites in choosing a presiding officer in the early Church was that he should rule well his own house; "for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he tak ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Exodus
      The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied - Exodus 1:12 It was a very unequal struggle on which Pharaoh had entered; for he opposed not the Hebrews, but Jehovah. It is thus that the great ones of this world have ever spoken and acted. "Let ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Ezra
      The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus. Ezra 1:1 THERE were many rays focused on this spot. In the first place, it bad been definitely foretold by Jeremiah that the captivity would only last for seventy years. In the next place, Daniel, having learned ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Galatians
      But when it pleased God... To reveal his Son in me - Galatians 1:15,16 If you have truly believed in the Son of God, it is certain that He, by the Spirit, has taken up His abode in your heart. But perhaps He is hidden in the deeps of your nature, as th ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Genesis
      Preface The Angels who daily spread the table in the wilderness during the desert wanderings could hardly have had more pleasure in their work than I have had in preparing a daily meal for many of God's children; and the response has been quite remarka ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Genesis Part 2
      How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God? - Genesis 39:9 What a contrast between this chapter and the former: that, like a Rembrandt background, throws up the bright colors of this. Where the older brother fell, the younger stood victorio ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Hebrews
      Thou art the same - Hebrews 1:12 Thou art the same, when contrasted with nature. - The solid bases of the hills were laid in their sockets by Thy hands. The blue tapestry of the sky was woven by Thy fingers; and it is as easy for Thee to lay it aside a ... read more

Our Daily Homily - James
      Unspotted from the world - James 1:27 "The white flower of a blameless life!" The view of pure and undefiled religion presented in this definition was characteristic of James, surnamed the Just, who was revered even by the Jews for his austere piety, a ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Job
      Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and renounced God in their hearts. Job 1:5 (R.V.). TIMES of festivity are always full of temptation. The loins are relaxed, the girdle of the soul is loosed. Amid the general hilarity and the passing of the ... read more

Our Daily Homily - Job Part 2
      This is the portion of a wicked man from God. Job 20:29 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 bitter pen ... read more

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