Devotional Exercises; Chiefly Designed for the Use of Families on the Sabbath, and Other Opportunities, Varying Expressions as Occasion and Circumstances Require Selected Partly from the Episcopal Service Also an Address, by the Ministers

Devotional Exercises; Chiefly Designed for the Use of Families on the Sabbath, and Other Opportunities, Varying Expressions as Occasion and Circumstances Require Selected Partly from the Episcopal Service Also an Address, by the Ministers

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...he hear Yom me; in a low and afflicted state, how ractable is my heart to duty? Then it comes to the foot of God voluntarily. But in an exalted condition, how.wildly doth my heart turn from God and duty? With this ungrateful requital God faulted his own people, Jer. iii. I. teachable and tractable in the wilderness, but when fatted in that rich pasture of Canaan, "Then we are lords, we will come, "no more to thee." How soon are all God's former benefits forgotten? And how often is that ancient observation verified, even in his own people? "No sooner do we gifts on some bestow, "But presently our gifts grey-headed grow." Hut that is a bad tenant, that will maintain a suit at law against his landlord with his own rent: and a bad heart, that will fight against God with his own mercies. 1 wish it may be with my heart, as it is reported to be with the waters in the kingdom of Congo, that are never so sweet to the taste, as when the tide is at the highest. Upon fhe hard Labor and cruel Usage t Beasts. When under loads, your beasts do groan, think Ibc How great a mercy 'tis that you are men. OBSERVATION. THOUGH some men are very carefo and tender over their beasts; yet others ar cruel and merciless towards them, not regard iug how they ride or burden them. How ofte have I seen them fainting under their losdi wrought off their legs, and turned out m galled backs, into the fields or high-ways t shift for a little grass; many times I hai heard and pitied them, groaning under unrei sonable burdens, and beaten op by merciles drivers, til! at last, by such cruel usage, the have been destroyed. APPLICATION. Suek sights as these should make t thankful for the mercy of our creation, an bless our bountiful Creator, that we w-...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • English
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  • 1236566769
  • 9781236566768