Bible Miniatures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...know. It does not suflice to believe; you must be sure of your beliefs. Confidence, in God, in yourself, in mankind, is half the battle of life. Jeremiah was a man who was certain. He is often mentioned as "the weeping prophet." Far more fittingly would he be called "the assertive prophet." He would follow his belief to any length; he trusted it implicitly, and imperiously demanded that all others trust it implicitly. Belief, with him, meant expression, and truth meant action. He was the most dramatic of preachers. He carried a new girdle to the Euphrates and buried it. After many days he returned to the Euphrates and found his girdle ruined. "Thus," said he, "will the Lord mar your pride, O Judah, O Jerusalem!" He smashed an earthen bottle before the people, and cried, "Thus will the Lord break this people, and this city!" There is not in all the world a more vigorous piece of writing than the rophecies of Jeremiah. P He followed his beliefs with his money. While the army of Nebuchadnezzar was encamped around Jerusalem, he bought at the old-time prices the gory? ground where their tents were spread, as proo o his certainty that peace was coming, and security of goods. He followed his beliefs, though they led him into ignominy, though they appeared treasonable, though they contravened popular prejudice and royal de sires. What of that? One was with him who was more than all besides. He followed his beliefs so far as to record them. He would stand by them to the end of time. Jehoiakim might slash the roll to bits and burn it in his brazier. What of it? There was other parchment, and other ink, and the second roll should be larger than the first. He followed his beliefs to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800532
  • 9781236800534