The Directory of the Devout Life

Frederick Brotherton MEYER (1847 - 1929)

We can never allow the great objective facts of Christianity, and their attendant doctrines, to sink low on our horizon; but we must give equal prominence to the demands of Christ for a righteousness which shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, and a perfection which shall resemble that of God. We have no right to be content with saying "Lord, Lord;" we must do the things which He says.

Of course, the right kind of obedience is impossible, apart from the Cross and the Spirit. We must be reconciled before we can become obedient children; we must be filled with the Spirit before "the fragrance of Christ" can be manifested through us in every place. The Sermon on the Mount must be read in the transfiguring light which shines backwards from the later events in our Lord's life.

When, however, this is borne in mind, each sentence of that marvelous discourse glistens with celestial radiance, and rings with the music of the Gospel. In such a spirit let us address ourselves to the study of the "Directory of the Devout Life," as it is contained in Matt. v., vi., and vii. (from the Preface)

F. B. Meyer was a Baptist preacher and a friend and contemporary of D. L. Moody.

Genre(s): Christianity - Commentary

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction MaryAnn
00:13:51
Play 01 Oh, the Blessedness! MaryAnn
00:17:11
Play 02 The Passive Side of the Blessed Life MaryAnn
00:10:26
Play 03 The Active Side of the Blessed Life MaryAnn
00:11:02
Play 04 Silent Influence MaryAnn
00:14:04
Play 05 Lighted to Shine MaryAnn
00:15:36
Play 06 Christ the Completement of Human Life MaryAnn
00:11:33
Play 07 Love against Anger MaryAnn
00:13:43
Play 08 The Rule of the Eye MaryAnn
00:13:46
Play 09 Simplicity in Speech MaryAnn
00:15:05
Play 10 The Second Mile MaryAnn
00:16:16
Play 11 God's Primal Law MaryAnn
00:12:55
Play 12 "Perfect as God" MaryAnn
00:20:45
Play 13 "The Inwardness of True Religion" MaryAnn
00:19:40
Play 14 The Disciples' Prayer MaryAnn
00:53:24
Play 15 The Disciples' Use of Money MaryAnn
00:20:51
Play 16 The Intention of the Soul MaryAnn
00:16:38
Play 17 The Lesson of Birds and Flowers MaryAnn
00:20:21
Play 18 "To Them that are Without" MaryAnn
00:16:27
Play 19 The Royalty of our Life MaryAnn
00:20:02
Play 20 Counterfeits-- "Beware" MaryAnn
00:20:17