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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

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There is a small public domain commentary that I would love to see in Accordance.... It reminds me of Daily homily that is already in Accordance but unlike it this is a complete work covering every chapter of the 66 books of the protestant canon.


Here are are couple comparisons between these two fine works:


The Evening and the Morning were the First Day 

— Genesis 1:5
How different is God’s method from man’s! The creature works from day to night, his best is first; but darkness overshadows his fairest hopes and best-concerted schemes. The Creator’s days begin with the preceding eve. He reckons the evenings and nights into the days, because out of them the day is born; they usher in the light, and recreate body and brain for the busy hours that follow.
Art thou disappointed in Christian work? — Remember that God wrought on through long dark ages, ere His schemes were evolved in order and beauty. Human schemes begin with blare of trumpet and roll of drum, but are soon plunged in darkness. The heavenly seed is sown in autumn shadows; the foundation-stone of redemption was laid amid the gloom of Calvary; the work that lasts generally begins amid disappointment, difficulty, and heart-break, but inevitably passes into the day.
Art thou passing through the bitterness of soul-trouble? — For weeks there has been no ray of comfort, no sign of deliverance. Yet every dark hour is hastening toward the dawn. Thou shalt see thy Beloved walking toward thee in the morning light.
Art thou in despair for the worm? — The times are dark, and threaten to get darker. But if the first creation began in the dark, can it be wondered at that the second must begin there to? But as the one emerged in daylight, so shall the other. The morning cometh; see the star of day standing sentry! Time, is bearing us to a day that shall never go down to night, but shall mount ever toward its meridian.
F. B. Meyer, Our Daily Homily, Accordance electronic ed. (Altamonte Springs: OakTree Software, 2008), paragraph 12.
Verses 1-31
The opening sentence of the Book of Genesis is an interpretation of the fact "that what is seen hath not been made out of things which do appear" (Hebrews 11:3), and accounts for the things which are seen. The whole chapter, and, indeed, all subsequent Scripture, must be read in the light of this statement as to origins. This sentence is followed immediately by a declaration, without detail, of a cataclysm which overtook the earth. It then proceeds to show how the God who created, restored the earth to fruitfulness and order. God is here revealed in the threefold fact of His existence. The chaotic earth is seen held in the embrace of the Spirit, who is described as brooding over it. The Word of God is heard expressing the will of God. Thus God is seen speaking the purpose of His mind in word and doing His will though the activity of the Spirit.
The purpose of this restoring process is seen in the creation of an entirely new being, Man. This being is revealed as having direct relationship with God, being made in His image and likeness. Here the deepest truth concerning man's nature, that of its spirituality, is not declared. Consequently there is here no reference to his moral nature, except as both these may be implied in the fact of his being in the image and likeness of God. The chapter reveals a universe rooted in the thought and activity of God, and of man as being His offspring. The acceptation of these declarations gives to the mind a sense of the majesty of all being, thus creating a radiant background against which the darkness of subsequent history will be seen and understood more clearly. Any other view of the universe and man fails to understand the real nature of evil.
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Genesis 1:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". "www.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/genesis-1.html". 1857-84.
Chapter 1
Thou shall see greater things than these 
— John 1:50
God’s dealings with us are always on an ascending scale. If we see clearly the lowest rung in the heavenly ladder, whilst we behold, the veil of mist will part, and we shall see the next above it, and then the next, and, in due order, the next; and so the steps that slope away through darkness up to God will always be beckoning to greater and yet greater things.
Have you known Christ as the Word? He is more; both Spirit and Life.
Has He become flesh? You shall behold Him glorified with the glory He had before the worlds.
Have you known Him as Alpha, before all? He is also Omega.
Have you met John? You shall meet One so much greater, that the latchet of His shoes the Baptist shall deem himself unworthy to unloose.
Do you know the baptism by water? You shall be baptized by fire.
Have you beheld the Lamb on the Cross? You shall behold Him in the midst of the throne.
Have you seen the Spirit descend as a dove on one head? You shall see Him come as a fire upon an unnumbered multitude.
Have you followed the Christ to the slight booth in the Jordan Valley? You shall enter with Him into mansions of eternal glory.
Do you acknowledge Him as King of Israel? You shall hear the acclamations that salute Him as King of the worlds.
Live up to all you know, and you shall know more. Be all you can, and you shall become more. Do all that your two talents permit, and you will find yourself ruler over four cities.
F. B. Meyer, Our Daily Homily, Accordance electronic ed. (Altamonte Springs: OakTree Software, 2008), paragraph 3636.
Verses 1-51
The Gospel of John brings us into the profoundest facts concerning the Person of Jesus. The first eighteen verses constitute the introduction to the whole Book. The main declaration is found by bringing together verses John 1:1; John 1:14; John 1:18. In these the Eternal is linked to the temporal, and the temporal is revealed as the interpretation of the Eternal.
The rest of the prologue consists of three parentheses.
1. Verses John 1:2-13, in which the glories of the Word are revealed in the varied processes of God's relation to humanity.
2. Verse John 1:14, an exclamation by John over the glory he beheld.
3. Verses John 1:15-17, which give the double witness of John the Baptist and John the Apostle.
The remainder of the chapter contains an account of John's conflict with the rulers, and of the first things in the ministry of Jesus as Messiah as He gathered His earliest disciples. In it we see a group of men of different temperaments coming into contact with Him, and we observe His varying methods with them, and His winning them to Himself as we hear their differing names and titles for Him, all unified in a recognition of His authority.
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on John 1:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". "www.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/john-1.html". 1857-84.
I realize there are literally thousands of books Accordance could offer but I think this is a good candidate for you to offer.
Edited by Dan Francis
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