R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:2

By R.C. Chapman   "As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters." Song of Solomon 2:2   You, Lord Jesus! Dwell in us,  You who esteem your church honorable and lovely.  Your eyes can search all the chambers of the soul; yet not all the blackness of the flesh can hide [...]

Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us

By Richard Sibbes   The life of faith in sanctification, springs from these grounds: Faith lays hold on Christ, as God offers him.  How is this?  See 1st Corinthians 1:30—"Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption."  God gives Christ, not [...]

Christian Love 23: Loving is not a Grievous Burden

by Hugh Binning When a Christian looks within his own heart, he finds an inclination and desire to have the love of others, even though his conscience witness to him he doesn't deserve it.  He finds and heartily approves of that good and righteous command of God, that others should love him.  Now he may persuade himself, [...]

R.C. Chapman S.O.S. 2:1 pt.2 of 2

By R.C. Chapman   “I am the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valleys.” —Song of Solomon 2:1   He to whom all worship was due from angels and men became a worshipper and servant of the Father. Lord Jesus!  Thou art the Rose of Sharon! Thou art the Lily of the Valleys! For [...]

Life of Faith 13: Finding Joy in Justification

By Richard Sibbes   One may ask: "But what is the reason that many who are justified yet do not find daily comfort?" Perhaps they smear up themselves, and do not search the bottom of their corruption: as Psalm 32:8, David, when he kept close his sin, his bones waxed old through his roaring all [...]

Christian Love 22: No Place for Comparisons

By Hugh Binning   Now the fountain of uncharitable and harsh dealing is seen in the 3rd verse,"If any man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself."  Since all mortal men are nothing, vanity, altogether vanity, he that would seem something, and seems so to himself, deludes himself. Hence is [...]

R.C. Chapman S.O.S. 2:1 pt.1

By R.C. Chapman   "I am the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valleys." —Song of Solomon 2:1   O say, my Lord, for Thou reavealest secret things, the rose and lily, what their voice concerning Thee? Surely they join their scent and beauty to be a memorial of the Lamb of God.  O [...]

Life of Faith 12: Our City of Refuge

By Richard Sibbes When we have a zeal against all contrary doctrine, as St Paul shows to the Galatians, who would have joined works with faith: "Christ is become of none effect unto you; whoever of you are justified by the law, you are fallen from grace" Galatians 5:4 and in the third chapter he [...]

Christian Love 21: Knowing Our Common Weakness

by Hugh Binning As a man may persuade himself to Christian love by the examination of his own heart and ways, so he may enforce upon his spirit a meek and compassionate stamp, by the consideration of his own frailty, what he may fall into. This is the Apostle's rule, Galatians 6:1—"Brothers, even if a [...]