Life of Faith 21: Turn the Valve

By Richard Sibbes   Two things are opposite to this life of faith. One, Despair.  This cuts the pillars of hope.  Against many, as Luther for one, have been tempted to despair, but yet setting on the work, have overcome.  So the Israelites were afraid, upon the evil report of the spies of Canaan; but [...]

Christian Love 30: Righteousness, Mercy, and Intercession

By Hugh Binning We will not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself.  All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy.  But truly these are interwoven through each other.  Though [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2.8

By R.C. Chapman “The voice of my Beloved! Behold, He comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.” (Song of Solomon 2:8)   I know Your voice; Lord, You have made me know it: Your good Spirit gave me an ear to hear! It is by grace I differ from those whom the god [...]

Life of Faith 20: Faith and Prayer

By Richard Sibbes Let's set upon all Goliaths, therefore, by the word and Spirit, and with everything set our will against them, that we strongly desire and endeavor to be rid of such hindrances and encumbrances, and we will in the end find a notable victory over them; and so in all troubles and frustrations, [...]

Christian Love 29: Sons of God

By Hugh Binning Is there any privilege so precious as this, to be “the sons of God?” (1st John 3:2). What are all relations, or states, or conditions, to this one, to be the children of the Highest? It was David's question, “Should I be the king's son in law?” Alas! what a petty and [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:7

By R.C. Chapman   “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken my Love, until He pleases.” (Song of Solomon 2:7) You know, my soul, how good and how pleasant it is to lay down at the feet of Jesus, [...]

Life of Faith 19: His Promises, Life, and Victory

By Richard Sibbes   Therefore he will take courage for any duty, to encounter and resist any sin; on this ground, as he should say, "Don't I have a storehouse of strength to go to? Isn't he full of grace and goodness? Aren't all his works done for us ? Don't I have so many, [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:6

By R.C. Chapman "His left hand is under my head, and His right hand embraces me." (Song of Solomon 2:6) Tenderly, my Lord, is how You deal with me; in love You cherish me, even as a man loves and cherishes his own body; for in reality Your church and Yourself are not two, but [...]

Life of Faith 18: Looking to Him for All

By Richard Sibbes   let's see some trials to discern whether we live this life of faith in sanctification. If it is this way with us, There will he a setting of ourselves under Christ's government in all things.  Faith will do all that Christ commands, depending upon him for strength; and the one who [...]