David's Commentaries

December 17, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Revelation 21:2 ‘And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.’

One twentieth-century writer, I believe, is quite helpful in his attempts at setting before us this awe-striking portrait which John through God the Holy Spirit has set before us in lovely, simple words; And I saw a new heaven and a new earth....Keep Reading

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December 10, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 17:9 ‘I pray for them: I pray not for the world.’

No less than five times in this single chapter from John’s gospel account did our Savior speak of those believing on Him as those given unto Him by the Father Himself. ...Keep Reading

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December 2, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Amos 3:3 ‘Shall two walk together except they have agreed?’

This third chapter in the prophecy of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, was directed by God toward the hearing of the children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt. The remarks of Thomas Scott (1747-1821) on this verse are well worth noting....Keep Reading

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November 29, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Job 26:14 ‘Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways.’

If I may be excused for doing so, I intend to communicate a rather large extract from the 12 volumes of his Practical Observations on Job by the Puritan Joseph Caryl (1602-1674). A recent purchaser of this reprint (the first after 400 years) offered the following remarks:...Keep Reading

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November 19, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

1 John 5:1 ‘Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God.’

This rather simple statement by the apostle John toward the conclusion of his first epistle is full of Gospel reality. It is interesting to note that this particular phrase, ‘whosoever believeth,’ of this verse is found in only four other places of the Word of God....Keep Reading

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November 12, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 10:11-13 ‘He that is a hireling and not a shepherd.'

“Alexander Henderson (1583-1646), Scottish minister, described as ‘the Second Reformer’. Born probably in the Fife parish of Creich, he graduated with distinction at St. Andrews (1603) and was appointed regent there. Favored as a supporter of Episcopacy, not later than 1614 he was given the parish of Leuchars, an induction carried out against the wishes of the parishioners, who had secured the church doors....Keep Reading

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November 5, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

2 Peter 2:20 ‘The last state is become worse with them than the first.’

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than the first. For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them. It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire....Keep Reading

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October 29, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Ezekiel 9:2 ‘One in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side.’

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord Jehovah fell there upon me. Then I beheld, and, lo, a likeness as the appearance of fire; from the appearance of his loins and downward, fire; and from his loins and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as it were glowing metal....Keep Reading

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October 22, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 6:66 ‘Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.’

‘Upon this,’ or, ‘after this’? We may understand that the rendering, ‘upon,’ is intended to signify ‘built on,’ or, ‘coming on,’ that is, ‘with connection to,’ but the rendering ‘after,’ almost certainly must suggest a time frame....Keep Reading

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October 15, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 5:25, 28 ‘The hour cometh and now is……the hour cometh.’

We must needs have before us the entirety of this enigmatic passage if we are to have any opportunity to grasp the enormity of what our Savior has spoken to those Jews that were so completely perplexed over His speech. ...Keep Reading

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