Crook in the Lot

Crook in the Lot

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...His image lies in these two, suffering and holiness, whereof lowliness is a chief part. 3. Nevertheless they are certainly very rare in the world. Agur observes, that there is another generation, (Prov. xxx. 13, "Their eyes are lofty, and their eyelids lifted up,") quite opposite to them, and this makes the greatest company by far. The low and afflicted lot is not so very rare, but the lowly disposition of spirit is rarely yoked with it. Many a high spirit keeps up in spite of lowering circumstances. 4. They can be no more in number than the truly godly; for nothing less than the power of Divine grace can bring down men's minds from their native height, and make their will pliant to the will of God, 2 Cor. x. 4, 5. Men may put on a face of 'submission to a low and a crossed lot, because they cannot help it, and they see it is in vain to strive: but to bring the spirit truly to it, must be the effect of humbling grace. 5. Though all the godly are of that generation, yet there are some of them to whom that character more especially belongs. The way to heaven lies through tribulation to all, Acts xiv. 22; and all Christ's followers are reconciled to it notwithstanding, Luke xiv. 26; yet there are some of them more remarkably disciplined than others, whose spirit is hereby humbled and brought down to their lot. Psa. cxxxi. 2, "Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned of his mother; my soul is even as a weaned child." Phil. iv. 11, 12, "For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need." 6. A lowly...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852060
  • 9781236852069