Thou art all fair, my love…

"Thou art all fair, my love." Song of Solomon 4:7 The Lord's admiration of his Church is very wonderful, and his description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but "all fair." He views her in himself, washed in his sin-atoning blood and clothed in his meritorious righteousness, and he considers... Continue Reading →

I will love them freely

"I will love them freely." Hosea 14:4 This sentence is a body of divinity in miniature. He who understands its meaning is a theologian, and he who can dive into its fulness is a true master in Israel. It is a condensation of the glorious message of salvation which was delivered to us in Christ... Continue Reading →

A man greatly beloved…

"A man greatly beloved." Daniel 10:11 Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title? Ah! has your unbelief made you forget that you are greatly beloved too? Must you not have been greatly beloved, to have been bought with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot?... Continue Reading →

I sleep, but my heart waketh….

"I sleep, but my heart waketh." Song of Solomon 5:2 Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one—the spouse was asleep, and yet she was awake. He only can read the believer's riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. The two points in this evening's text are—a mournful sleepiness and a... Continue Reading →

Oh that I were as in months past

"Oh that I were as in months past." Job 29:2 Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the... Continue Reading →

The upright love Thee…

"The upright love thee" Song of Solomon 1:4 Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily... Continue Reading →

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