A Divine Cordial

A Divine Cordial

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...be better than his word. God often doth more than he hath said, never less; he often shoots beyond the mark of the promise he hath set, never short of it. He is abundant in truth. God may sometimes delay a promise, he will not deny it. The promise may lie a long time as seed hid under ground; but it is all the while ripening. The promise of I srael's deliverance lay four hundred and thirty years hid under ground; but when the time was come, the promise did not go a day beyond its reckoning, Exod. xii. 41. " The strength of Israel will not lie," 1 Sam. xv. 29. Meditate on the truth of God. The meditation of God's truth would, l. Be a pillar of support for faith. The world hangs upon God's power, and faith hangs upon his truth. 2. The meditation of God's truth would make us ambitious to imitate him. We should be true in our words, true in our dealings. Pythagoras being asked, " What did make men like God?' answered, "When they speak trut." ' Second. Meditate upon the promises of God. The promises are flowers growing III the paradise of scripture; meditation, like the bee, sucks out the sweetness of them. The promises are of no use or comfort to us, till they are meditated upon. For as the roses hanging in the garden may give a fragrant perfume, yet their sweet water is distilled only by the fire; so the promises are sweet in reading over, but the water of these roses, the spirit and quintessenceof the promises, are distilled into the soul only by meditation. The incense, when it is pounded and beaten, smells sweetest. Meditating on a promise, like the beating of the incense, makes it most odoriferous and pleasant. _ The promises may be compared to a golden mine, which then only enricheth...
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908260
  • 9781236908261