Bible Blessings

Bible Blessings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...that I want. I'll take my ease--I'll eat and drink, and be merry. But that very night death came, and took him away from all his goods. And so it always is with the riches of this world. We never can be sure of them while we live. And when we die we must leave them all behind. When Stephen Girard was living he had many millions of dollars. But when he died he could not take a dollar away with him. He was no better off then than a beggar. But the riches which Jesus gives to his people are laid ujp for them in heaven. There they are perfectly safe, there they will last forever. If our riches are in this world death will take us aw&jfrom them. If our riches are in heaven, death will take us away to them. A rich man who was not a Christian was lying on his death-hed. He told his servants to bring him his bags of money. He took a bag of gold and clasped it to his heart. Presently, he said: --" Take them away. It won't do! It won't do! I must leave them." And so he died. Now see a different case. A Christian lady in England had been very well off. But by some means or other, she lost all her property. She was obliged at last to go into the poor-house. She was old and near her end. One day, while a friend was by her side talking to her, he saw her smile, and look very happy. He asked her what she was thinking about that seemed so pleasant: --"Oh!" she said, "I was just thinking what a blessed change it will be when I go from the poor-house to heaven. My earthly riches are all gone, but my heavenly riches are all safe. Nobody can take them away from me. They will last forever." The people of Christ are blessed above all people in their riches, because they can always make them happy, and, because they will last forever. We...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236584961
  • 9781236584960