Francis Covell, Sermons

A Sermon Preached By Francis Covell On Sunday Morning, 2 June 1872, At Croydon

“And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, and for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon.”—Deuteronomy 33:13,14

We read (Acts 7:9) that “the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt; but God was with him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions.” That, although loved by his God, bought by blood, and having a kingdom prepared and a crown for him to wear, he had to tread through a tribulative path, to prove what God could do for him, to prove what God was, as He ever will be, to His people; an eye to see where they are, so as to deliver them out of all evil, troubles, and difficulties into which they may come; an ear to listen to their sighs and groans, and feet to walk with them wherever they go, so that there is not a place where His poor people may in His providence be brought, but He is there to help them out, as His wisdom sees fit. What an unspeakable mercy, that wherever God may be pleased to let you and me come, He is there too! As it was said, you know, in days gone by, when some were being driven by persecution into distant lands, as they passed along through the streets there were those who pitied them and exclaimed, “How sad that such folks as these should be…

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