The Bible-Work; The Old Testament Volume 1

The Bible-Work; The Old Testament Volume 1

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... was left, relative either to the truth of the subject, or that it was God himself who made the discovery. A. C. Thy shield and reward. The true defence of the soul against fear, and her true rec ompense under sacrifice or loss in the path of duty, is God Himself. That He is our " shield " so long as we do His will, our " reward " for whatever His will may cost us, is the real stay of faith. To such a deep and everlasting source of support and consolation did the Almighty des: gn to lead His desponding servant by those opening words of the new oracle: "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward." God is better than His gifts! The best portion any soul can win is to know, and love, and possess in the indestructible oom munion of love, Him who is the possessor 'of earth and heaven! Dylces. The consideration that God himself is, and will be, a shield to his people to secure them from all destructive evils, and a shield round about them, should be suflicient to silence all their perplexing, tormenting fears. I will be thy erceeding great reward; not only thy rewarder, but thy reward. Abram had generously re fused the rewards which the king of Sodom offered him, and here God comes and tells him he shall be no loser by it. The rewards of be' lieving obedience and self-denial are exceeding great. God himself is the chosen and promised felicity of holy souls; chosen in this world. promised in a better. He is the portion of theiinherilance, and their cup. H.---There are words that are welcomed as friends the very first tim-' we hear them. They are, too, nearly alwayshort words, words that ac-hild can say and that the heart needs. Look at such short words as life, love, peace, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740351
  • 9781236740359