Chiefly Theological

Chiefly Theological

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: a wasting of our substance, a casting of so much heavenly treasure into the sea. There is not only a laying up of treasure in heaven, but a "treasuring up of wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God." And so the best evidence of Christian progress and of the reality of our Christian life is to be found in a growing faithfulness in little things. In certain great things ordinary self-respect may keep us true to our covenant, but only the love of Christ within the heart is a sufficiently constant force to keep us minutely true and honest. When I see a new convert unwilling to do small duties and always on the lookout for large ones, I tremble for him. He is called to live for Christ, and life is not made up of large duties half so much as it is of small. He who has no conscience about small matters can never live for Christ at all. And there is no sign of growth more cheering in a Christian than his determination to honor Christ, not on set occasions simply, but in the thoughts of every hour as it flies, and in those minor matters of family and social life in which most-men are conscious of no responsibility. Increasing sensitiveness of conscience, enlarged views of obligation, willingness to do humble work for Jesus--these are the true tests of Christian advancement. How is it? Do you find, as months go by, that your performance of public and private duty becomes more regular and punctual and conscientious? Do rainy Sabbaths keep you less from the house of God than they used to? Do wandering thoughts in prayer come less often, and when they do come, trouble you more? Do worldly enjoyments seem less attractive, and does your real happiness rest more entirely in God than it did years ago?...
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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777816
  • 9781236777812