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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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, [...]