Northfield Yearbook

For Each New Day

August 9th

If we want to live more than ordinary spiritual lives as Christian men, it is necessary that we be great feeders upon the Word of God, which is not only quick, but powerful. De Quincey divided all literature into the literature of knowledge and the literature of power; this is preeminently the literature of power. “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” And still further, we might make this additional statement: that without spiritual Bible study other spiritual helps may often lead us in danger, and ultimately they may be abandoned. Take the matter of meditation; without the Bible meditation may lead a man to morbid introspection. Secret prayer is not a monologue, but is a dialogue.

— John R. Mott.

The study of Christ in the Old Testament is exceedingly profitable.  In Genesis he is described as the seed of the woman; in Exodus as the “Passover lamb”; in Leviticus the high priest; in Numbers the smitten rock and the uplifted serpent; and in Deuteronomy the person of Moses. All of these typify and set forth the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Psalm.s also are full of references to him.  All the prophets, either in type or in prediction, “testified beforehand of his sufferings, and the glory that should follow.”  The gospels record his life, death, resurrection, and ascension; the Acts the establishment of his church; the epistles the development of his doctrines; and the Apocalypse the revelation of his coming glory. The great work of the Holy Spirit is to testify.

— W. W. Clark.