R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

By R.C. Chapman "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons" Song of Solomon 2:3 A waste land, O my soul! is this earth to you, a forest full of briers and thorns, in which once you were a wanderer in darkness "such as might be … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

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, … Continue reading Christian Love 23: Loving is not a Grievous Burden

Life of Faith 6 : Faith Conveys Life

By Richard Sibbes We have seen briefly there is another life than the life of nature; and the root and spring of it is the Son of God.  Now the way of conveyance of this life is "by faith."  A fountain is not sufficient to send forth water abroad; there must be pipes to convey … Continue reading Life of Faith 6 : Faith Conveys Life

R.C. Chapmans S.O.S. 1:10

By R.C. Chapman "Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels."  —Song of Solomon 1:10 You, Lord, are wise in heart and tender! You know, in this our ceaseless warfare, our weakness, our drooping and fainting; and are skillful to encourage our hearts and revive our spirit. The adversary's fiery darts … Continue reading R.C. Chapmans S.O.S. 1:10

Life of Faith 4: He is Life

By Richard Sibbes Why is it that we do not seek this spiritual life more? Because when the conscience is not awakened, we think there is no such thing: like Judas walking on in the state of nature, in drunkenness, sensual pleasures, covetousness, and such things, until we perish suddenly. If the conscience is awakened, … Continue reading Life of Faith 4: He is Life

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:8, 2/2

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   He, for thee, was taken from prison and from judgment; He, for thee, stood surety.  Be of good courage, … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:8, 2/2

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 … Continue reading Christian Love 11: Love Does Nothing Inappropriate

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

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,” … Continue reading Life of Faith 2: A Better Life