Christian Love 14: Love Thinks No Evil,…but Rejoices in the Truth

By Hugh Binning thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;  1st Corinthians 13 NKJV Christian love "thinks no evil." This love is apt to take all things in the best sense.  If a thing may be subject to different interpretations, it can put the best construction on it.  It is so benign [...]

Christian Love 11: Love Does Nothing Inappropriate

By Hugh Binning 1st Corinthians 13  5 —doesn’t behave itself inappropriately,.. Then Love does nothing unseemly, "doesn't behave itself inappropriately," 1st Cor. 13.5. Vanity and swelling of mind will certainly breakout into some inappropriate carrying of one's self, such as vain and conceited estimation, and similar things, but love keeps a sweetness and tastefulness in all [...]

Christian Love 10: Love Is Not Envious or Proud

By Hugh Binning   "Love does not Envy" Envy is the seed of all contention, and self-love brings it forth.  When everyone desires to be esteemed as greatests would have pre-eminence among others, their ways must interfere with one another.  This is what makes discord.  Everyone would take away from another's value, that they themselves [...]

Sweet Drops 6: Weak but His

By Richard Sibbes Let us assure ourselves that God's grace, even in this imperfect state, is stronger than man's free will in the state of original perfection.[Adam] It is founded now in Christ, who, as he is the author, so he will finish, [or complete] our faith (Heb.12:2). We are under a more gracious covenant. [...]

Choosing God over Man

By Paul Myers Recently, I believe, the Lord has been showing me something more clearly.  The Lord, does desire and expect to be our first love.  When you think about it rationally, how could he be anything but our first love.  He gave us life. He provides generously for us. He is our Hero, inflicting [...]

Christian Love 4: Self-Love the Enemy of Christian Love

By Hugh Binning If a man be not lowly, to sit down below offences and weaknesses, his love cannot rise above them. Self-love is the greatest enemy to true Christian love, and pride is the fountain of self-love, because it is impossible that, in this life, there should be an exact agreement between the thoughts [...]

Manton’s Merciful Appeals

By Thomas Manton For the other sort, who are kept from coming to trust Christ by their own fears, they are likely to say things like, “It is true there is mercy in Christ for sinners, but Christ has not callrd me personally.” - My brothers, what are you looking for? An audible voice to speak [...]

Christian Love 3: A Bundle of Graces

By Hugh Binning     Unity in judgment is very important for the wellbeing of Christians. But Christ’s last words persuade this, that unity in love is more essential and central. [to his will]  This is the badge [or evidence] he left to his disciples.  If we cast away this unity of love because of [...]

Peter’s Masterpiece 2

by Paul M. 1st Peter 1 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became the father of us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (3) to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance, and that doesn’t fade away, reserved [...]