Expositor and Current Anecdotes Volume 11

Expositor and Current Anecdotes Volume 11

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...privation and struggle--when, lo, market manipulations, surprising economic tangles, hidden wires of industrial control, tie him hand and foot, and he cannot enter his Canaan now, but must remain in Moab. He is just ready to enjoy leisure and pursue some long-dreamed congenial study, when a new and unwelcome task sets him again at stupid drudgery. Yes, many a man comes in sight of immediate and splendid success, when some snarl trips him or an unseen hand removes the realization of his vision into the far beyond. II. Life's postponements produce two radically opposite effects. 1. The first is despair. There is a difference between disappointment and despair. We are all often disappointed, but we all do not despair. When the long-cherished hope is postponed, we are disappointed. The disappointment becomes despair when we lose heart. When the heart is gone, courage is lost. The result is paralysis. There is no longer nerve to grip again. A soul so afflicted is not likely to renew effort. The battle is accounted lost. That soul is far more likely to settle into repining, become a fault-finder, and look upon the present order as irremediably out of joint. He is in great danger of losing his faith in the ultimate Goodness over all, his belief in sovereign justice and mercy, his trust in the moral rule that works out all things in the interest of love. Unless such a soul is fortified by such convictions touching the administration of life as are vouchsafed in the revelation of Christ, he is sure to be darkened, bewildered, sunk in moroseness and envious hatreds, the resultants of despair. 2. The other effect is seen when postponements arouse the man, invoke his reserves of power, call forth his resolution and cause him to stand in unwonted...show more

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  • Paperback | 594 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,048g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781260
  • 9781236781260