Digging Ditches; And Other Sermons to Boys and Girls

Digging Ditches; And Other Sermons to Boys and Girls

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... old, but she will belong to her mother just as truly when she is fifty In a very happy sense we belong to one another, and so are not our own. But that is not what the text means. Not my own? Then whose am I? Paul says we belong to God. Not mine, but God's. People sometimes think that whatever else they have not, they have themselves, and they can do as they like with that. "Eyes and ears, hands and feet, these anyhow are mine--can't I do what I like with them?" No, because we are not our own, but God's. What a difference it makes whom we belong to! Two boys were walking in the street together, engaged in very earnest talk, one doing nearly all the listening. The talker was telling his friend about his father--how kind he was, what long walks he took him, and what lovely things he bought him, and how many pennies he gave him. Presently the listener, quite overcome with this wonderful story, said, with a saddish tone in his voice, "I wish your father was my father." Yes, it makes such a difference who our father is. It is good to belong to a good father, but it is better still to belong to God, and we all are His. 2. Why not mine? We possess things in many ways. Sometimes they are given to us. "That is mine, it was given to me," we say. Or we make a thing, and thus it becomes ours, " that is my boat, I made it myself." But we hear people say also, "That is mine, / bought it and paid for it." Thus the thing is ours by purchase. So we are God's, "Ye were bought with a price." What was the price?" Not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, but with precious blood... even the blood of Christ" (1 Pet. L 18). Christ's life was the price paid. By sin we have become slaves of...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573595
  • 9781236573599