The Communion of Saints; A Help to the Higher Life of Communicants Five Addresses to Communicants

The Communion of Saints; A Help to the Higher Life of Communicants Five Addresses to Communicants

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...people; and that they cannot keep their thoughts fixed, when they pray. What does it all mean? God is completing their education: He is teaching them the one lesson needed before they pass out of this life, --to have no will but His; to be able to say: " Thy Will be done, O God, come what may: --wandering thoughts, weakness, weariness, depression: --Amen!" One other point ought to be mentioned under this head: the discipline of Falls. You remember Dan. v. 23. that wonderful Psalm, --it is well worth studying, --where David tells us that in his prosperity he said: " I shall never be removed; Thou, Lord, of Thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong." You observe, he recognized God, and thanked God. But he thought that God had made him so strong that he should never fall! And then, God took away His protection, and he did fall, and had to go back to his God "right humbly." This is one of the commonest experiences of Christian people. You must have continually found, that after times of special thanksgiving and spiritual joy, there are falls. I have known men who had led many others to love and serve God, and then became satisfied with their experience, and fell, with a deadly fall. What does all this teach us, but that old lesson of the wilderness, '!'--the lesson of Dependence, that there is no stock of manna for to-morrow, in the spiritual Kingdom: that we have to begin afresh, day by day, depending upon God, like little children, for the daily bread; and that the moment we presume to speak as if we had laid up a store of faith, or of knowledge, or of love, or any spiritual store at all, then the "mannr " must become corrupt? Do you not see how the whole of life, from the babe in the mother's arms, to the old man tottering into his grave, is designed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676327
  • 9781236676320