Christian Love 41:The Blessed Poor

By Hugh Binning   The first week of creation, as it were, afforded two individual examples of this wise arrangement of divine justice, angels cast out of heaven, and man out of paradise, a high and terrible aim at wisdom brought both as low as hell. The pride of angels and men was only the [...]

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R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:17

By Robert C. Chapman   “Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether”. (Song of Solomon 2:17)   Lord, You have brought me out of darkness into marvelous light! In Your light! Old things have passed away, [...]

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:12

By R.C. Chapman   “The Flowers appear on the earth; and the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:12) Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted! And Your people, Lord Jesus are all [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

R.C. Chapmans S.O.S. 2.4-5

By R.C. Chapman   "Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.   Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love." (Song of Solomon 2:4-5) Have you been left, O my soul, to your own will, and the way of your own wisdom, could you ever have [...]