David's Commentaries

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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October 8, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 5:11 ‘Ye have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.’

Behold, we call them blest that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful....Keep Reading

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October 8, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 5:11 ‘Ye have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.’

Behold, we call them blest that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful....Keep Reading

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October 1, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

James 1:18 ‘Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth.’

Great is the number of men that have, not only imagined but, taught that salvation is a product of the human will. ...Keep Reading

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September 24, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Isaiah 65:25. ‘The wolf and the lamb shall feed together.’

And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea....Keep Reading

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September 17, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Isaiah 53:10 ‘Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him.’

It is difficult to pass by an opportunity to offer remarks on one of the most blessed portions of the Word of God, namely the 53rd chapter of Isaiah. Isaiah is the Old Testament volume frequently referred to...Keep Reading

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