F.B. Meyer (1847-1929) was a Baptist pastor, writer, and speaker and pastor of Melbourne Hall church in Leicester, England and later Regents Park Chapel and Christ Church, both in London. Meyer was a frequent attender at the Keswick Convention and leaned toward the higher life point of view. He traveled to New York in the 1870s and there met D.L. Moody with whom he became life-long friends. I have often used Meyer’s small commentaries and his larger one on John, but I mostly enjoy these small paper back books on various topics.
At times Meyer can sound very dispensational as in the chapter titled, “The Holy Spirit in this Dispensation.” He says that “on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came into new relations with men.” But then he writes, “The Holy Spirit was in the world before the day of Pentecost, but at Pentecost He took on a body. He is now tenanting that body, which is composed of all believers in every age and every clime.” At another place he writes that when Zechariah writes about “HOLINESS TO THE LORD shall be engraved upon their heads” that “I think Zechariah meant that in the age of the Holy Spirit in which we are living, there should be the abolition of the line between secular and sacred.” Here his allegorizing is clearly visible.
But I don’t want to sound as though Meyer cannot be read for great blessing. In one place he gave me a thought for which I had been looking for a long time. I even shared it at a prayer meeting to the blessing of others. In addition, Meyer’s commentary on John has been a great blessing to me many times.