A faithful unchangeable friend

(Edward Payson, 1783-1827) “How is your Beloved better than others?” Song of Songs 5:9 Does not our Friend as far excel all other friends . . . as Heaven exceeds earth, and eternity exceeds time, as the Creator surpasses His … Continued

You are Mine!

(James Smith, “The Believer’s Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble” 1842) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Do not be afraid, for I am with you!” Isaiah 43:5 The presence of a friend in trouble is cheering and consoling. But … Continued

Altogether lovely One

(Octavius Winslow) “Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved–and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16 The personal attractions of Jesus are all inviting and irresistible! His love wins us; glory charms us; beauty attracts us; sympathy … Continued

Friend and Companion

(Octavius Winslow, “None Like Christ”) “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 There is no friend like Christ! No love soothes, and no smile gladdens, no voice cheers, and no arm supports —like His. Jesus … Continued

The Friend of His people

(James Smith, “The Love of Christ! The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed!”)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16 Jesus … Continued

Such a Friend

(Octavius Winslow, “Morning Thoughts”) “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. With such a Father, such a Friend, and such a Comforter, who can wage a successful hostility against the children of God? God Himself … Continued

Accept His invitation

(From Octavius Winslow’s, “Bring him unto Me; or, Help and Salvation Only in Christ”) “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 In your moment of disappointment and despair, … Continued

If we are His

(J. C. Philpot) “As your days—so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:25 The year before our eyes may hold in its bosom events which may deeply concern and affect us. We do not know what is to come. What personal … Continued

The comfort of God

(Brooks, “A Word in Season to Suffering Saints”) “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 … Continued

He hears every sigh

(Thomas Watson, “Body of Divinity“) Is God a God of infinite knowledge? This is comfort to the child of God. Christian, you set hours apart for God, your thoughts run upon Him as your treasure; God takes notice of every … Continued