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 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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Christian Love 8 : Greatness of Love

By Hugh Binning Now to complete the account of the eminence of this grace, take the remarkable chapter of Paul's, 1st Corinthians 13., where he uses the comparison between it and other graces, and in the end pronounces on its behalf, "the greatest of these is love."  I wonder how we please ourselves, as if [...]

Sweet Drops 8: Victorious King

By Richard Sibbes And let all that has been spoken allure those that are not yet in the state of grace to come under Christ’s sweet and victorious government, for, though we will have much opposition, yet, if we strive, he will help us. If we fail, he will cherish us.  If we are guided [...]

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 [...]