Christian Love 24: Loving Our Brothers and Sisters

by Hugh Binning   Consider to who this affection should be extended.  More generally to all men, as fellow like creations of God,  but particularly and especially to all who are born of God, as fellow Christians. “And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God love his brother also. Who ever … Continue reading Christian Love 24: Loving Our Brothers and Sisters

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:2

By R.C. Chapman   "As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters." Song of Solomon 2:2   You, Lord Jesus! Dwell in us,  You who esteem your church honorable and lovely.  Your eyes can search all the chambers of the soul; yet not all the blackness of the flesh can hide … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:2

Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us

By Richard Sibbes   The life of faith in sanctification, springs from these grounds: Faith lays hold on Christ, as God offers him.  How is this?  See 1st Corinthians 1:30—"Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption."  God gives Christ, not … Continue reading Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us

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

Christian Love 18: His Love and Our Love?

That Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, who was the Father's delight, yet, not withstanding, could rejoice in the habitable places of the earth, and so love poor, bad and miserable men, yet enemies, that he gave himself for them, that God so loved that he gave his … Continue reading Christian Love 18: His Love and Our Love?

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:13

“A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me: He shall lie all night betwixt my breast.” —Song of Solomon 1:13 My Soul! Is the night season wearisome! Art thou like a sick man, full of tossings to and fro, because of sin that dwelleth in thee, and because of longing to behold thy Lord … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:13

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 … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:12

Christian Love 15: Love Bears and Believes All Things

By Hugh Binning Love “bears all things.” By nature we are undaunted heifers, cannot bear anything patiently.  But love is accustomed to the yoke, —to the yoke of reproaches and injuries from others, to a burden of other men’s infirmities and failings.  We would all be borne upon others’ shoulders, but we cannot put our … Continue reading Christian Love 15: Love Bears and Believes All Things

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, … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:11