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 [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:12

By R.C. Chapman "While the King sitteth at His table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof." —Song of Solomon 1:12 Happy Spirits! Ye who banquet above with Jesus, we give you joy!  Your joy is ours, and our sweet company when ye quit our company, departing to be with Christ; we also see our Lord's [...]

Life of Faith 7: Faith Throughout

By Richard Sibbes Now we have come to the main thing intended, how we live by the faith of the Son of God.  We will not approach the depths of such a profound mystery; only I will endeavor to give you some heads, where faith principally exercises her powers and functions. The life of faith [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:11

By R.C. Chapman “We will make Thee borders of gold with studs of silver.” Song of Solomon 1:11 Thou, Lord art our portion, and we are Thine! Thou art a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty unto us; and we, in turn, are these to Thee.  Lord, not to us, not unto us, [...]

Life of Faith 3: God’s Strong Working

By Richard Sibbes always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. —2nd Corinthians 4:10 ...So the apostle shows the aim of a Christian is to be in sufferings of this life for the increase of a better, 2nd [...]

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 [...]

Life of Faith 2: A Better Life

By Richard Sibbes …There is a life besides the natural life, and the root of it is Christ, who is our life.  Life is the best thing in the world, most valued by us; as the devil said concerning Job, “Skin for skin, and all that a man has he will give for his life,” [...]

Christian Love 9: Love is Patient and Kind

By Hugh Binning Speaking of Paul and 1st Corinthians 13: Now he shows the sweet properties of it [Christian love], and good effects of it, how universal an influence it has on all things, but especially how necessary it is to keep the unity of the church. Charity[Christian love] "is kind" and "suffers long with", [...]

Sweet Drops 9: Changing Sight

By Richard Sibbes The more we set before the soul that quiet estate in heaven which the souls of perfect men now enjoy, and itself ere long shall enjoy there, the more it will be in love with it, and endeavor to attain unto it.  And because the soul never works better, than when it [...]