Resources by Love

Paved with Love

Sep 28 THIS portion of the Song describes the royal bridegroom as travelling up from the wilderness in an eastern palanquin, attended by his bodyguard, and by those who bear torches and burn perfumes. We have a description of the sumptuous chariot-bed in which this great monarch travelled, describing it as being made of cedar-wood, with pillars of silver, a basis of gold, curtains of purple, and then within it a tesselated...

Songs 3:10

Bands of Love

Jun 5 GOD, by the mouth of his prophet, is here expostulating with his people for their ungrateful rebellion against him. He had not treated them in a harsh, tyrannical overbearing manner, else there might have been some excuse for their revolt; but his rule had always been gentle, tender, and full of pity; and, therefore, for them to disobey him was the very height of wanton wickedness. The Lord had never...

Hosea 11:4

Heavenly Love-Sickness!

Nov 8      Sick! That is a sad thing; it moves your pity. Sick of love—love-sick! that stirs up other emotions which we shall presently attempt to explain. No doubt certain sicknesses are peculiar to the saints: the ungodly are never visited with them. Strange to say, these sicknesses, to which the refined sensibilities of the children of God render them peculiarly liable, are signs of vigorous health. Who but the...

Song of Solomon 5:8

A Sermon for Spring

Feb 23      THE things which are seen are types of the things which are not seen. The works of creation are pictures to the children of God of the secret mysteries of grace. God's truths are the apples of gold, and the visible creatures are the baskets of silver. The very seasons of the year find their parallel in the little world of man within. We have our winter – dreary howling winter, -...

Solomon 2:10-13

A Secret and Yet No Secret

Jan 26      OBSERVE the sweet titles with which Christ the husband addresses his Church the bride. “My sister” one near to me by ties of nature, my next of kin, born of the same mother, partaker of the same sympathies. My spouse, nearest and dearest, united to me by the tenderest bands of love; my sweet companion, part of my own self. My sister, by my Incarnation which makes me...

Song of Solomon 4:12, 15

Constraining Love!

Jun 3      LOVE Jehovah— so the text runs. God the Father demands your love, and he deserves the warmest affection of your hearts. He has chosen you from before the foundation of the world. He has given his Son that he might redeem you with his precious blood. He has taken you into his family by divine adoption. He has “begotten you again unto a lively hope by the resurrection...

Psalm 31:23

A Psalm of Remembrance

May 22     It is very pleasant to read descriptions of the Holy Land from observant travellers, who, in glowing language, have depicted its interesting scenes. I must confess, that all books which speak of the land where Jesus lived and died have an attraction for me; but how much more delightful must it be, to journey there one's-self, to stand on the very spot where Jesus preached and prayed, and to...

1 John 4:16

Love

Dec 19  During the last two Sabbath days I have been preaching the gospel to the unconverted. I have earnestly exhorted the very chief of sinners to look to Jesus Christ, and have assured them that as a preparation for coming to Christ, they need no good works, or good dispositions, but that they may come, just as they are, to the foot of the cross, and receive the pardoning blood and...

1 John 4:19

Love Thy Neighbour

Aug 9      Our Saviour very often preached upon the moral precepts of the law. Many of the sermons of Christ—and what sermons shall compare with them—have not what is now currently called "the gospel" in them at all. Our Saviour did not every time he stood up to preach, declare the doctrine of election, or of atonement, or of effectual calling, or of final perseverance. No, he just as frequently...

Matthew 19:19

Love's Commendation

Nov 23      I shall have nothing new to tell you; it will be as old as the everlasting hills, and so simple that a child may understand it. Love's commendation. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God's commendation of himself and of his love is not in words, but in deeds. When the Almighty God would commend his love...

Romans 5:8