Charles Simeon's Devotional Commentaries


N.B. Charles Simeon (1759-1836) was an evangelical minister in the Anglican Church. As such, the held to infant baptism and other Anglican doctrines which we do not agree with. Nevertheless, his devotional commentaries below are outstanding overall.
 

"My writings uniformly tend:
  to humble the sinner,
  to exalt the Savior,
  to promote holiness."

 

Genesis                               Matthew

Exodus                                Mark

Leviticus                             Luke

Numbers                             John

Deuteronomy                     Acts

Joshua                                Romans

Judges                                1 Corinthians

Ruth                                   2 Corinthians

1 Samuel                            Galatians

2 Samuel                            Ephesians

1 Kings                               Philippians

2 Kings                               Colossians

1 Chronicles                       1 Thessalonians

2 Chronicles                       2 Thessalonians

Ezra                                    1 Timothy

Nehemiah                           2 Timothy

Esther                                 Titus

Job                                      Philemon

Psalms                                Hebrews

Proverbs                             James

Ecclesiastes                        1 Peter

Song of Solomon                2 Peter

Isaiah                                 1 John

Jeremiah                            3 John

Lamentations                     Jude

Ezekiel                                Revelation

Daniel

Hosea                                Introduction

Joel                                   Biography

Amos                                 Essay on the Composition of a Sermon            

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi
 

 

Simeon's best Sermons!


Genesis
3:4. #4 The Serpent Beguiling Eve

Genesis 3:6-7. #5 The Fall of Man

Genesis 3:11-13. #6 Excuses Made by Our First Parents, after Their Fall

Genesis 4:8-10. #9 The Death of Abel

Genesis 6:6-7. #14 God's Determination to Destroy Man

Genesis 6:22. #15 Noah's Obedience

Genesis 11:4-8. #18 The Tower of Babel

Genesis 12:1-4. #19 Call of Abram

Genesis 12:4-6. #20 Abram's Journey to Canaan

Genesis 13:8-11. #21 Separation of Abram and Lot

Genesis 25:23. #40 Jacob Preferred Before Esau

Genesis 28:15. #44 The Manner in Which God Dispenses His Favors

Genesis 37:4. #50 Joseph Envied by His Brethren

Genesis 39:9. #51 The Need of Fleeing from Sin with Abhorrence

Genesis 40:23. #52 Ingratitude of Pharaoh's Chief Cupbearer

Genesis 41:41. #53 Joseph's Advancement

Genesis 42:36. #55 Jacob's Unbelieving Fears

Genesis 45:8. #56. God Viewed in Joseph's Advancement.

Genesis 49:22-24. #61 Joseph a Type of Christ

 

Exodus 3:12. #64 God's Presence with His People

Exodus 5:1-2. #67 Pharaoh's Impiety

Exodus 23:13. #93 Pay Close Attention to All of God's Instructions

Exodus 34:14. #113 Jehovah a Jealous God

 

Leviticus 10:1-3. #128 Death of Nadab and Abihu

Leviticus 14:14-18. #131 The Cleansing of the Leper

 

Numbers 15:30-31. #159 The Danger of Presumptuous Sin

Numbers 21:4. #168 The Israelites Discouraged Because of the Way

 

Deuteronomy 2:7. #187 God's Continued Mercies to Us

Deuteronomy 3:27-28. #189 Joshua a Type of Christ

Deuteronomy 6:10-12. #195 The Danger of Prosperity

Deuteronomy 7:6-10. #196 A Right Improvement of Electing Love

Deuteronomy 8:2-3. #197 The Reasons of God's Diversified Dealings with His People

Deuteronomy 9:4-6. #198 Against Self-righteousness and Self-conceit

Deuteronomy 9:7. #199 A Penitential Retrospect Enjoined

Deuteronomy 10:14-16. #202 The Electing Love of God, an Incentive to Holiness

Deuteronomy 11:18-21. #203 The Scriptures Recommended to Us

Deuteronomy 13:6-11. #207 Guilt and Danger of Departing from God

Deuteronomy 29:29. #223 Secret Things Belong to God

Deuteronomy 32:1-4. #231 The Character of Jehovah

Deuteronomy 32:9-12. #232 God's Regard for His People

Deuteronomy 32:32-35. #235 Judgment near at Hand!

Deuteronomy 32:39. #237 Our Sovereign God

 

Judges 1:6-7. #261 Adoni-bezek's Punishment

Judges 2:1-5. #262 The Danger of Indecision

Judges 8:1-3. #268 Gideon Pacifies the Ephraimites

Judges 17:13. #276 Micah's False Confidence

 

1 Samuel 7:12. #289 Memorials of God's Goodness

1 Samuel 7:12. #290 The Duty of Commemorating God's Mercies

1 Samuel 10:12. #292 Conversion a Ground of Joy

1 Samuel 15:13-16. #298 Saul's Self-deceit

1 Samuel 15:22-23. #299 Saul's Disobedience and Punishment

1 Samuel 25:32-33. #306 David Kept from Avenging Himself on Nabal

 

2 Samuel 12:1-7. #316 Nathan's Parable

2 Samuel 12:13. #317 David's Humiliation and Acceptance

2 Samuel 19:34. #323 The Shortness of Life a Ground for Indifference to the Things of this World

 

1 Kings 6:7. #331 The Quietness with Which the Temple Was Built

1 Kings 8:18. #332 Good Intentions Approved

1 Kings 19:18. #348 A Remnant in the Worst of Times

1 Kings 22:8. #354 Faithful Ministers Objects of Hatred

 

2 Kings 4:13. #363 Contentment Illustrated in the Shunamite

2 Kings 5:13. #365 Naaman Healed of His Leprosy

2 Kings 8:12, 13. #370 Elisha Predicts the Atrocious Acts of Hazael

2 Kings 9:36. #371 The Destruction of Ahab's Family by Jehu

2 Kings 10:30-31. #373 The Character of Jehu

2 Kings 20:2-3. #378 Hezekiah's Appeal to God

2 Kings 20:19. #379 Hezekiah's Humble Resignation

 

1 Chronicles 29:15. #392 Saints Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth

1 Chronicles 29:17. #393 Integrity of Heart Required

 

2 Chronicles 6:7-8. #396 God's Acceptance of David's Good Desires

2 Chronicles 6:18. #397 The Condescension of God in Becoming Incarnate

2 Chronicles 24:14. #414 The Re-opening of the Temple by King Jehoash

2 Chronicles 28:10. #419 A Sense of Sinfulness a Good Corrective of Evil Passions

2 Chronicles 32:31. #429 The Weakness and Depravity of Man

2 Chronicles 33:10-13. #430 Manasseh's Repentance

 

Nehemiah 5:15. #441 The Fear of God, a Principle of Action

 

Job 8:8-14. #457 Bildad Warns Job of the Danger of Hypocrisy

Job 10:1. #460 Impatience Reproved

Job 10:7. #461 Conscious Integrity

Job 11:7-9. #462 The Incomprehensibility of God

Job 14:14. #465 The Change That Takes Place at Death

Job 15:31. #466 The Folly of Trusting in Vanity

Job 20:4-7. #470 Against Hypocrisy

Job 20:22. #471 The Emptiness of Earthly Possessions

Job 23:10. #474 The Upright Person's Comfort under Afflictions

Job 23:12. #475 Job's Love to the Word of God

Job 24:13. #476 Rebelling Against the Light

Job 27:6. #477 The Conscience

Job 29:2-3. #478 Spiritual Declension

Job 31:24-28. #483 Spiritual Idolatry

Job 36:13. #489 Hypocrisy Exposed

Job 40:1-2. #490 Sin of Reproving God

 

Psalm 1:1-6. #494 Characters of the Righteous and the Wicked

Psalm 4:6. #499 God's Favor the Only Substantial Good

Psalm 9:17. #503 The Danger of Forgetting God

Psalm 10:11, 13. #505 Men's Contempt of God

Psalm 12:4. #507 Practical Atheism Exposed

Psalm 14:1-3. #508 The Commonness and Folly of Atheism

Psalm 15:1-5. #511 Character of Those Who Shall Be Saved

Psalm 16:4. #512 Superior Blessedness of True Christians

Psalm 17:14-15. #515 Men of God Contrasted to Men of this World

Psalm 18:1-3. #516 God the All-sufficient Portion of His People

Psalm 18:23. #517 Besetting Sins

Psalm 18:25-26. #518 Equity of the Divine Procedure

Psalm 19:10-11. #521 The Use and Benefit of the Scriptures

Psalm 22:1. #526 Our Lord's Lamentation on the Cross

Psalm 31:15. #544 Our Times in God's Hand

Psalm 31:19-20. #545 The Goodness of God to His Believing People

Psalm 39:4-5. #568 The Shortness of Human Life

Psalm 42:1-2. #572 David's Desire after God

Psalm 49:12. #582 The Degraded State of Man

Psalm 49:13. #583 The Folly of Worldly Men

Psalm 63:1-8. #600 The Believer's Dispositions Towards God

Psalm 65:3. #601 Consolation in God

Psalm 66:8-9. #605 Preservation the Gift of God

Psalm 73:24-26. #626 The Christian's Choice

Psalm 78:8. #631 Jews and Christians Compared

Psalm 78:19-22. #632 The Evil of Unbelief

Psalm 90:11-12. #651 God's Anger, a Reason for Turning to Him

Psalm 97:11. #664 The Blessedness of the Righteous

Psalm 107:43. #683 God's Love Seen in All His Dispensations

Psalm 119:128. #709 The True Test of Genuine Religion in the Soul

Psalm 119:132-133. #710 The Christian's Chief Desires

Psalm 131:2. #725 Weanedness from the World

Psalm 139:1-12. #734 The Omnipresence and Omniscience of God

Psalm 145:1-2 #741 Praise to God for His Goodness and Mercy

 

Proverbs 2:10-11. #855 Piety a Preservative from Evil

Proverbs 2:10-22. #756 Benefits of True Wisdom

Proverbs 3:5-6. #757 Confidence in God Encouraged

Proverbs 11:18. #776 Portion of the Wicked and the Righteous Contrasted

Proverbs 14:9. #782 The Folly of Making a Mock at Sin

Proverbs 28:4. #814 The Influence and Effects of Piety and Impiety in the World

Proverbs 28:5. #815 The Spiritual Light Enjoyed by the Godly

Proverbs 30:1-2. #823 A Saint's Views of Himself

Proverbs 30:7-9. #824 Agur's Wish

Proverbs 30:12. #825 The Self-deceiver Exposed

 

Song of Songs 8:5. #854 The Christian's Reliance on Christ

 

Isaiah 1:2-3. #856 God's Complaint Against His People

Isaiah 1:4-5. #857 The Sinfulness and Incorrigibleness of the Nation

Isaiah 1:10-17. #858 The Service Which Alone Is Pleasing to God

Isaiah 5:20. #865 The Sinfulness of Confounding Good and Evil

Isaiah 12:3. #880 The Wells of Salvation

Isaiah 14:2. #882 The Christian Warfare

Isaiah 25:6-8. #892 The Gospel a Source of Richest Blessings

Isaiah 26:3-4. #894 Trust in God Recommended

Isaiah 38:14. #916 Help for Us in God Alone

Isaiah 40:27-31. #924 The Desponding Encouraged

Isaiah 43:22-26. #934 The Greatness of God's Mercy

Isaiah 44:20. #936 The Folly of Spiritual Idolatry

Isaiah 45:9. #940 Striving with Our Maker

Isaiah 46:3-5. #945 God's Care for His People

Isaiah 51:1-3. #957 Consolation for the Afflicted

Isaiah 53:2-3. #967 The Character and Treatment of the Messiah

Isaiah 53:6. #969 The Means of Man's Restoration to God

Isaiah 57:15. #989 The Majesty and Holiness of God

Isaiah 57:17-18. #990 God's Mercy to the Most Obstinate Sinners

Isaiah 57:20-21. #991 No Peace to the Wicked

Isaiah 58:1. #992 The Ministerial Office  (Audio)

Isaiah 59:8. #995 No Peace in the Way of Sin

Isaiah 59:15. #996 The Righteous, a Prey to the Wicked

Isaiah 61:9. #1005 Blessedness of the Lord's People

 

Jeremiah 2:12-13 #1027 The Fountain of Living Waters

Jeremiah 2:27-28 #1030 The Folly of Neglecting God

Jeremiah 3:11 #1032 Comparative Criminality

Jeremiah 8:11. #1042 Healing Our Wounds Slightly

Jeremiah 9:23-24. #1046 The Only True and Sufficient Grounds of Boasting

Jeremiah 13:23. #1049 The Power of Evil Habits

Jeremiah 15:16. #1054 The Word of God Precious

Jeremiah 17:9. #1056 Necessity of Knowing Ourselves

Jeremiah 23:28-29. #1062 Ministerial Faithfulness

 

 

 

Matthew 5:14. #1288 The Blessedness of the Humble

Matthew 5:5. #1289 Christian Meekness

Matthew 5:6. #1290 Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness

Matthew 5:7. #1291 The Reward of Mercifulness

Matthew 5:7. #1299 The Reward of Mercifulness

Matthew 5:27, 28. #1303 Our Lord's Exposition of The Seventh Commandment

Matthew 5:3841. #1307 Retaliation Forbidden

Matthew 5:42. #1308 Liberality Enjoined

Matthew 5:4348. #1309 Love to Enemies Enjoined

Matthew 6:14. #1311 Directions Respecting Alms-deeds

Matthew 6:58. #1312 Directions Respecting Prayer

Matthew 6:11. #1315 The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:24. #1323 The Services of God and Mammon Inconsistent

Matthew 6:2534. #1324 Against Worry

Matthew 7:1, 2. #1325 Against Uncharitable Judging

Matthew 7:35. #1326 The Beam and the Mote

Matthew 7:2123. #1333 The Nature and Importance of True Religion

Matthew 7:2427. #1334 The Wise Builder

Matthew 7:28, 29. #1335 The Effect of Our Lord's Preaching

Matthew 10:16. #1343 Wisdom and Innocence to Be United

Matthew 10:30. #1345 The Doctrine of Particular Providence

Matthew 10:3239. #1346 The Rule of Christ's Procedure in the Last Day

Matthew 16:24-25. #1376 The Extent and Importance of a Christian's Duty

Matthew 16:26. #1377 The Worth of the Soul

Matthew 18:32-35. #1383 The Unmerciful Servant

Matthew 26:24. #1400 The Fearful Prospect of the Impenitent

 

Mark 8:23-25. #1431 The Blind Man Healed

Mark 10:21-22. #1439 The Rich Youth Forsaking Christ

Mark 10:23-25. #1440 The Danger of Riches

 

Luke 4:23. #1486 Physician, Heal Yourself

Luke 12:1. #1524 Caution Against Hypocrisy

Luke 12:1. #1524 Caution Against Hypocrisy

Luke 12:15. #1526 Caution Against Covetousness

Luke 12:20-21. #1527 The Rich Fool

Luke 16:16. #1548 Pressing into the Kingdom

Luke 16:25. #1549 The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 17:10. #1552 The Obedient Servant

Luke 17:17-18. #1553 The Ten Lepers Healed

Luke 17:26-30. #1554 Suddenness of Christ's Second Coming

Luke 17:32. #1555 Lot's Wife

Luke 18:13-14. #1558 The Pharisee and the Publican

Luke 19:27. #1565 Christ's Enemies Warned

Luke 22:61-62. #1580 Peter's Fall and Repentance

Luke 23:26-31. #1584 Christ's Address to the Women Who Lamented Him

Luke 23:31. #1585 The Green Tree and Dry Tree

Luke 24:32. #1590 The Blessedness of Communion with Christ

 

John 1:13. #1597 Christians Born of God

John 1:46. #1603 The Evil and Cure of Prejudice

John 8:12. #1650 Christ the Light of the World

John 8:21. #1651 Fitness for Heaven Necessary

John 14:21. #1689 Obedience the Test of Our Love to Christ

John 15:9. #1693 The Father's Love to Christ, and Christ's to Us

John 15:18-20. #1698 Consolation to the Persecuted

John 16:27. #1705 The Objects of the Father's Love

John 17:2. #1708 Christ's Power to Give Eternal Life

John 17:15. #1711 Preservation from Sin, More Desirable than Deliverance from Affliction

John 17:16. #1712 Christians Are Not of the World

John 19:30. #1726 Christ's Work Finished!

John 19:31-37. #1727 The Treatment of Our Lord's Body on the Cross

John 20:30-31. #1733 The Use and Intent of Our Lord's Miracles

 

Acts 8:23. #1759 The State of Ungodly Men

Acts 9:3-6. #1762 The Conversion of Saul

Acts 12:21-23. #1774 The Evil of Pride

Acts 16:14-15. #1785 The Conversion of Lydia

Acts 18:24-28. #1793 Character and Ministry of Apollos

Acts 19:18-20. #1795 Genuine Repentance

Acts 20:26-27. #1800 Ministerial Fidelity

Acts 26:28-29. #1814 The Almost Christian and the Real Christian Compared

 

Romans 1:30. #1823 Men Haters of God

Romans 2:3-5. #1824 Those Who Judge Others, Judged

Romans 2:6-11. #1825 The Rule of God's Future Judgment

Romans 2:17-24. #1826 Inconsistent Professors Remonstrated with

Romans 2:28-29. #1827 The Nature and Excellence of True Religion

Romans 6:21. #1849 The Unprofitableness and Folly of Sin

Romans 7:7. #1852 The Spirituality of the Law

Romans 7:9. #1853 The Spirituality of the Law

Romans 7:24-25. #1855 Paul's Spiritual Conflicts

Romans 8:3-4. #1858 Christ the Author of Our Sanctification

Romans 8:5. #1859 The Carnal and the Spiritual Man Compared

Romans 8:6. #1860 The Carnal and Spiritual Mind Contrasted

Romans 8:7-8. #1861 The Vileness and Spiritual Impotence of the Natural Man

Romans 8:16. #1871 The Witness of the Spirit

Romans 8:18. #1873 Present Troubles and Future Glory

Romans 8:28. #1877 All Things Work for Good

Romans 8:29-30. #1878 Predestination Considered

Romans 11:34-36. #1903 God All in All

Romans 12:2. #1905 Against Conformity to the World

Romans 12:3. #1906 Sobriety of Mind Enjoined

Romans 12:15. #1909 Sympathy Recommended

Romans 14:7-9. #1915 The Extent and Grounds of Christian Obedience

Romans 14:17-19. #1917 Practical Christianity Illustrated

Romans 14:22-23. #1918 Regard to Conscience Recommended

 

1 Corinthians 1:26-29. #1931 The Objects of God's Call

1 Corinthians 2:6-7. #1937 Mysteriousness of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 2:7-8. #1938 Ignorance of the Gospel, Fatal

1 Corinthians 2:9-10. #1939 The Gospel, a Stupendous Mystery

1 Corinthians 2:12-13. #1941 Influences of the Spirit

1 Corinthians 3:5-7. #1944 Undue Partiality to Ministers Reproved

1 Corinthians 3:18. #1948 The Means of Attaining True Wisdom

1 Corinthians 3:23. #1950 Believers Are Christ's Property

1 Corinthians 4:3-5. #1952 Paul's Indifference to Men's Judgment

1 Corinthians 4:12-13. #1954 Paul's Meekness

1 Corinthians 7:29-31. #1962 Moderation in the Use of Earthly Things Inculcated

1 Corinthians 9:24-25. #1967 Directions for Running Our Race

1 Corinthians 10:15. #1973 Appeal to Men of Wisdom and Sensibleness

1 Corinthians 10:15. #1974 On the Corruption of Human Nature

1 Corinthians 15:10. #1990 All of Grace

 

2 Corinthians 4:17-18. #2016 The Christian's Experience in Affliction

2 Corinthians 5:7. #2018 The Christian Walking by Faith

2 Corinthians 5:17. #2021 The Christian a New Creature

2 Corinthians 8:9. #2034 The Grace of Christ

2 Corinthians 12:10. #2044 A Sense of Weakness Conducive to Strength

2 Corinthians 12:14. #2045 The Duty of Ministers

 

Galatians 1:3-4. #2049 The Great Object of Christ's Coming

Galatians 6:3-5. #2088 Against Self-deceit

Galatians 6:7-8. #2089 The Ground of God's Final Decision

 

Ephesians 1:3-12. #2092 Thanks to God for His Sovereign Grace and Mercy

Ephesians 1:7-8. #2093 The Wisdom of God in Redemption

Ephesians 3:10-11#2103 Angels Made Wiser by the Gospel

Ephesians 4:20-21. #2110 Education and Walk of Christians

Ephesians 5:5-7. #2115 Fatal Consequences of Indulged Sin

 

Philippians 1:6. #2135 A Work of Grace

Philippians 2:1-2. #2143 Unity Recommended

Philippians 2:3. #2144 Esteeming Others above Ourselves

Philippians 4:5. #2159 Christian Moderation

 

Colossians 3:2. #2182 Heavenly-mindedness

Colossians 3:3-4. #2183 The Exalted State of a Christian

Colossians 3:16. #2187 Love to the Scriptures Recommended

Colossians 3:17. #2188 Doing All in the Name of Christ

Colossians 4:1. #2189 The Relative Duties Explained Colossians 3:18

 

1 Thessalonians 1:5. #2291 The Manner in Which the Gospel Becomes Effectual

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10. #2193 Scope and End of the Christian Ministry

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12. #2195 The Duty of Those Who Are Called

1 Thessalonians 4:1. #2201 Advancement in Holiness Enforced

1 Thessalonians 5:21. #2207 Investigation of Truth Recommended

 

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10. #2211 Christ's Coming to Judge the World

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14. #2214 The Salvation of Men Traced to its Proper Source

 

1 Timothy 5:24-25. #2233 The Quality of Men's Works Discovered in the Day of Judgment

1 Timothy 6:6. #2235 Godliness with Contentment

1 Timothy 6:9-10. #2236 Love of Money

1 Timothy 6:17-19. #2239 The True Use of Riches

 

2 Timothy 2:1. #2244 Strength in the Grace of Christ

 

Titus 2:6. #2262 Sober-mindedness

Titus 2:11-14. #2263 The Gospel Productive of Holiness

Titus 3:4-7. #2264 The Work of the Trinity in Redemption

Titus 3:8. #2265 The True Way of Promoting Good Works

 

Hebrews 4:9. #2283 The Rest That Remains for God's People

Hebrews 11:16. #2324 The Christian's Desire

Hebrews 12:1-2. #2334 Christ's Persevering Diligence

Hebrews 12:14. #2337 The Necessity of Holiness

Hebrews 13:5-6. #2343 Gods Promised Presence an Encouragement to Duty

Hebrews 13:14. #2348 The Christian's Portion

 

James 1:2-4. #2352 The Duty of Patience

James 1:9-10. #2355 The Effects of Religion on the Different Orders of Society

James 1:13-15. #2357 Sin, the Offspring of Our Own Hearts

James 1:16-17. #2358 God the Only Source of All Good

James 1:26. #2361 Self-deceit Exposed

James 3:6. #2367 The Evils of the Tongue

James 3:13. #2368 Influence of Divine Wisdom upon the Conduct

 

1 Peter 2:25. #2399 The Nature of True Conversion Stated

1 Peter 4:2-3. #2405 A Worldly Life to Be Relinquished

1 Peter 4:7. #2406 Nearness to Death, a Motive to Watchfulness

1 Peter 5:5. #2412 Humility Inculcated

 

1 John 1:5-7. #2431 The Importance of Being Conformed to God's Image

1 John 2:3-5. #2434 The True Test of Love to God

1 John 2:65 Christ an Example to His Followers

1 John 2:12-14. #2437 The Different Growth and Privileges of God's People

1 John 3:19-21. #2450 A Good and Evil Conscience

1 John 4:16. #2458 God Is Love

1 John 5:4-5. #2463 Overcoming the World

1 John 5:14-15. #2469 Answers to Prayer

 

Revelation 10:5, 6. #2511 The Nearness of Eternity

Revelation 19:6. #2522 God's Government, a Ground of Joy!

Revelation 22:18-19. #2535 The Perfection and Sanctity of Scripture