Divine Conduct and Saint Indeed

Divine Conduct and Saint Indeed

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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. 1677 edition. Excerpt: ... what should befall him when he came thither, chap. xxi. 10, ll. All this will not dissuade him. And after all this, how passionately do the brethren beseech him to decline that journey! verses 12, 13. Yet, knowing his rule, and resolving to be faithful to it, he puts by all, and proceeds on in his journey. Well then, Providence, in concurrence with the word, may give some encouragement to us in our way, but no testimony of Providence is to be accepted against the word. If scripture and conscience tell you, such a way is sinful, you may not venture upon it, how many opportunities and encouragements soever Providence may suffer to offer themselves to you, for they are only permitted for your trial, not your encouragement: take this, therefore, for a sure rule, that no providence can legitimate or justify any moral evil; nor will it be a plea before God, for any man to say, The providence of God gave me encouragement to do it, though the word gave me none. If, therefore, in doubtful cases, you would discover God's will, govern yourselves in your search after it by these rules. 1. Get the true fear of God upon your hearts:, be really afraid of offending him; God will not hide his mind from such a soul. " The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will show them his covenant," Psal. xxv. 14 2. Study the word more, and the concerns and interests of the world less The word is a light to, your feet. Psal. cxix. 105. that is, it hath a discovering and directive usefulness as to all the duties to be done, and dangers to be avoided: it is the great oracle at which you are to inquire: treasure up its rules in your hearts, and you will walk safely. " Thy word havel hid in my heart, that I might not sin against...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772342
  • 9781236772343