Daily Counsels for the Young, Especially Addressed to Candidates for Confirmation and Young Communicants, by E.M

Daily Counsels for the Young, Especially Addressed to Candidates for Confirmation and Young Communicants, by E.M

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... Him, by the influence of His own divine love upon our souls, to fan the smoking flax into a flame--a flame which, kindled from above, shall burn brighter and brighter until the perfect day, when the dross of sin shall be all consumed from the heart, and in His perfect love our love shall be made perfect. Amen. "And doth the Saviour weep Over His people's sin? Because we will not let Him keep The souls He died to win. "Ye hearts that love the Lord, If at this sight ye burn, See that in thought, in deed, in word, Ye hate what made Him mourn." HUMILITY. "And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."--St. Matthew xviii. 2, 3, 4, jNE of our Lord's most constant subjects in the instruction of His disciples (who were themselves to be the world's teachers) was Humility. He impressed it upon them by His own life, by precept, by the direct teaching of some, and by the indirect teaching of many of His parables, and also by illustration, as recounted in the words upon which we meditate to-day. He makes it one of the first necessities, indeed we may say, the crucial test, of a Christian life, and, therefore, it must be a very important subject of thought for those who are about to be confirmed. And perhaps it is well that we should understand at once that humility is not a grace of easy attainment; it will not come to us just naturally or without much effort. It constantly comes into collision with one of the most fi1mly-rooted instincts of our...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905733
  • 9781236905734