“Herein is Love”

January 19, 1896

“Herein is Love”   “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” — 1 John iv. 10.   ARE there not scenes and circumstances which now and then transpire before us that prompt an exclamation like that of the apostle, “Herein is love”? …

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Everlasting Love Revealed

June 15, 1890

 Everlasting Love Revealed   “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” — Jeremiah xxxi. 3.   THUS speaks the Israel of God. She seems to wake up as if she had long been asleep, and had forgotten a grand fact — …


The Father’s Love to His Dying Son

November 17, 1889

The Father’s Love to His Dying Son   “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.”— John x. 17.   OUR Lord Jesus here speaks of himself in his complex personality as God and Man, the Mediator between God and men. As such, he comes to us first at …


The Messages of Our Lord’s Love

August 5, 1888

The Messages of Our Lord’s Love   “Go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.”— Mark xvi. 7.   SEE, brethren! Jesus delights to meet his people. He is no sooner risen from the dead than he sends a message by an …


Love at Its Utmost

September 11, 1887

Love at Its Utmost   “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”— John xv. 9.   IN the love of Christ we find our best joy. The pastures of the Great Shepherd are wide, but the sweetest grasses grow close to his pierced feet. The love of Jesus is the …


Love Joying in Love.

January 9, 1887

Love Joying in Love.   “I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.”— Song of Solomon, v. 1.   No sooner does the spouse …

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Love Abounding, Love Complaining, Love Abiding

April 11, 1886

     Love Abounding, Love Complaining, Love Abiding        “But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and …


To Lovers of Jesus: An Example

April 12, 1885

To Lovers of Jesus: An Example   “She hath wrought a good work on me.”— Mark xiv. 6.   THIS holy woman had displeased the disciples. She must have been very sorry to do that. She would not have wilfully grieved the least servant of her Lord. But she did so without the slightest blame on her part: it …


The First Fruit of the Spirit

May 25, 1884

The First Fruit of the Spirit   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love.” — Galatians v. 22.   THE worst enemy we have is the flesh. Augustine used frequently to pray, “Lord, deliver me from that evil man, myself.” All the fire which the devil can bring from hell could do us little harm if we had …


The Top of the Ladder

October 25, 1883

The Top of the Ladder   “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”— Ephesians iii. 19.   THIS is a part of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers. It is the closing clause and consummation of it. It mentions the grandest boon for which he …