R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:10

By R.C. Chapman   “My Beloved Spoke, and said to me: Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” (Song of Solomon 2:10) Don’t you hear, my soul, the voice of Jesus, the voice of the Beloved! He is able to speak in thunder, His word can shake heaven and earth; and can [...]

Christian Love 31: Love Makes Holy

By Hugh Binning Charity by all means will avoid scandal, and live honestly in the sight of all men.  The apostle says, “Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God,” (1st Corinthians 10:32)  And he adds his own example, “Even as I please all men in [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:9

By R.C. Chapman “My Beloved is like a roe, or a young hart: behold, He stands behind our wall, He looks forth at the windows, showing Himself through the lattice.”  (Song of Solomon 2:9) The heavens have received my Lord! By His own blood He passed into them, and has set down at the right [...]

Life of Faith 21: Turn the Valve

By Richard Sibbes   Two things are opposite to this life of faith. One, Despair.  This cuts the pillars of hope.  Against many, as Luther for one, have been tempted to despair, but yet setting on the work, have overcome.  So the Israelites were afraid, upon the evil report of the spies of Canaan; but [...]

Christian Love 30: Righteousness, Mercy, and Intercession

By Hugh Binning We will not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself.  All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy.  But truly these are interwoven through each other.  Though [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2.8

By R.C. Chapman “The voice of my Beloved! Behold, He comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.” (Song of Solomon 2:8)   I know Your voice; Lord, You have made me know it: Your good Spirit gave me an ear to hear! It is by grace I differ from those whom the god [...]

Life of Faith 20: Faith and Prayer

By Richard Sibbes Let's set upon all Goliaths, therefore, by the word and Spirit, and with everything set our will against them, that we strongly desire and endeavor to be rid of such hindrances and encumbrances, and we will in the end find a notable victory over them; and so in all troubles and frustrations, [...]

Christian Love 29: Sons of God

By Hugh Binning Is there any privilege so precious as this, to be “the sons of God?” (1st John 3:2). What are all relations, or states, or conditions, to this one, to be the children of the Highest? It was David's question, “Should I be the king's son in law?” Alas! what a petty and [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:7

By R.C. Chapman   “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken my Love, until He pleases.” (Song of Solomon 2:7) You know, my soul, how good and how pleasant it is to lay down at the feet of Jesus, [...]