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. [...]

Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:1

By R.C. Chapman Let him kiss me with kisses of His mouth; for Your love is better than wine. Song of Solomon 1:1 You “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (1st Timothy 6:15, Revelation 19:16), we may speak with You freely, for You are the Lamb that was slain (Revelation 5:12) –You are our [...]

Sweet Drops 4: Deformed Yet His

By Richard Sibbes Since Christ is set before us, let us not believe Satan’s representations of him. When we are troubled in conscience for our sins, Satan’s manner is to present Christ to the afflicted soul as a most severe judge armed with justice against us.  But then let us present him to our souls [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Excerpts of Mercy

Richard Baxter The Conviction of Sin Hugh Binning Christ’s Righteousness Christian Love: T.O.C. John Bunyan Merciful Appeal to Sinners R.C. Chapman Meditations on the Song of Solomon: T.O.C. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Ch. 1 Thomas Manton’s Merciful Appeals John Newton “Benefit of Affliction” John Newton “Those mistakes, blemishes and faults in others” Richard [...]

Poor and Needy

Poor and Needy Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.   If you have spent much time reading the Psalms, God's special affinity for the poor and needy and his disinclination for the proud and independent should be clearly communicated.  This aspect and revelation of God's character doesn't seem to [...]

Mercy Beggars

Psalm 119: 132      Turn to me, and have mercy on me,  as you always do to those who love your name. Most do not admire beggars.  Beggars are seen by many to be takers and not givers.  Burdens, disturbing our consciences and reminding us how far we are from ideal.  How much our mercy [...]

Always Dependent

Psalm 119, I believe, is a great help to understand the Christian's life of faith.  In this psalm, you get a sense of many ups and downs, highs and lows in this life of faith. I believe most, myself included would expect this psalm to end with a high note, of victory and intimacy with God.  It does [...]