David's Commentaries

January 21, 2018 by David Farmer 0 comments

Acts 13:41 - ‘A work which ye shall in no wise believe.’

These words of the apostle Paul are cited from the words of the prophet, Habakkuk, found in chapter one, verse five. This prophecy is spoken of by Habakkuk as The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. ...Keep Reading

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January 14, 2018 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 17:15 ‘I shall be satisfied when I awake.’

Arise, O Jehovah, Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword; From men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes....Keep Reading

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December 31, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 2:12 ‘Kiss the Son.’

Yet I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve Jehovah with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son, lest he be angry, And ye perish in the way. For his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that take refuge in him....Keep Reading

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December 24, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

John 21:25 ‘And there are also many other things which Jesus did.’

Wow! Are we already approaching another year? It hardly seems that an entire year has passed since this thought was set before us. What is there that we ought to do, or be doing, as we look back upon the year 2017?...Keep Reading

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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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