Hugh Binning

Perfect Love – Hugh Binning

Perfect love casts out the fear of hell, but perfect love brings in the fear of sin: “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil” Psalm 97:10; and if you hate it, you will fear it, in this state of infirmity and weakness wherein we are.

– Hugh Binning –
from Christian Love, 1627-1653

Sons and Daughters of God – Hugh Binning

Is there any privilege so precious as this, to be the sons of God (1 John 3:2)? What are all the relations, or states, or conditions to this one, to be the children of the Highest? It was David’s question, “Should I be the king’s son-in-law?” Alas! What a petty and poor dignity compared with this, to be the sons of God, partakers of a divine nature!

– Hugh Binning –
from the book Christian Love

The Debt of Love – Hugh Binning

If I be convinced that there is any equity and beauty in that command which charges others to love me, forgive me, forbear with me, and restore me in meekness, why, then, should it be a grievous command that I should pay that debt of love and tenderness to others?

– Hugh Binning –
from Christian Love, 38