Beloved, and yet Afflicted

January 1, 1970

Beloved, and yet Afflicted   “Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”— John xi. 3.   THAT disciple whom Jesus loved is not at all backward to record that Jesus loved Lazarus too: there are no jealousies among those who are chosen by the Well-beloved. Jesus loved Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus: it is a happy thing where …


Loved and Loving

January 1, 1970

Loved and Loving    “M y beloved is mine, and I am bis: he feedeth among the lilies.”— Song of Solomon ii. 16.   MY BELOVED,— this is a sweet name which our love takes liberty to apply to the Lord Jesus. His inexpressible beauty has won our affection, and we cannot help loving him whatever may come of …

Song of Solomon:2:16

What is the Verdict?

August 16, 1885

What is the Verdict?   “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”— John iii. 21.   CAREFULLY observe that this text is spoken to the people of God. It speaks to those who are called “beloved.” These are the people who are specially loved of God and of his people. It is a …

1 John:3:21

A Bundle of Myrrh

March 6, 1864

A Bundle of Myrrh   "A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts."—*Canticles 1:13        Certain divines have doubted the inspiration of Solomon's Song; others have conceived it to be nothing more than a specimen of ancient love-songs, and some have been afraid to preach from it because of …

Song of Solomon:1:13