R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:16

By R.C. Chapman “Behold, You are fair my beloved; yes, pleasant: also our bed is green.” Song of Solomon 1:16 It moves my joy, sobered with sadness and grief for sin, to hear You, My Lord, commending what You see in me.  Your work and Your resemblance within me, I know, is lovely.  Oh give … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:16

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:8: 1/2

By R.C. Chapman "If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents."  Song of Solomon 1:8     Thine heart, O my Lord! inclines Thine ear to hear.  Thou hast compassion on the ignorant, and on them … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:8: 1/2

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:6

By R.C. Chapman   “Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun has looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.” (Song of Solomon 1:6) The entrance of Thy words, my Lord and Savior, … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:6

Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:5

By R.C. Chapman “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem; as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.” (Song of Solomon 1:5) Lord! I am Thine—and in Thy blood I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of Thy grace! The name Thou givest me is new … Continue reading Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:5

Christian Love 6: His Love Fulfills

By Hugh Binning Add to this another special mark of how great an excellence Paul puts on love, or Christian love.  "but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;" (1st Tim.1:5) If this were rightly thought on, I believe it would fill our … Continue reading Christian Love 6: His Love Fulfills

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. … Continue reading Sweet Drops 6: Weak but His

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 … Continue reading Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:1

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 … Continue reading Christian Love 4: Self-Love the Enemy of Christian Love

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 … Continue reading Sweet Drops 4: Deformed Yet His