The Family Sunday-Book, Or, Pleasant Pages for Sabbath Hours (by the Author of 'Pleasant Pages')

The Family Sunday-Book, Or, Pleasant Pages for Sabbath Hours (by the Author of 'Pleasant Pages')

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again unto you." He then took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; he himself carried the fire in a vessel, and a knife, and "they went both of them together." As they were walking towards the place, there came a very natural thought into Isaac's mind, and he put to his father this rather puzzling question: --" My father!" And Abraham said, "Here am I, my son." "Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" To this Abraham only replied, "God, my son, will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering; so they went on both together." If Isaac could then have looked into his father's heart, how terrible a struggle he would have seen! No doubt he trembled, and his face was turned away from his only son, when he answered that question--but, in spite of his inward feelings, the truth must be told, and as they approached the top of the hill, the patriarch must have explained God's message to his son--telling him that he was to be the victim. W. What would Isaac say? he would not like being killed. P. But he was a good obedient son. He had always been pious and dutiful, and he would say to Abraham, "Thou art my father, and God is our Father! I will submit to the will of my father, and of God." How truly obedient he must have been! he could have resisted his father had he pleased, for he was now a strong and healthy young man. But, instead of doing this, he no doubt helped him to gather the stones and build the altar. The father and son would then pray together to God for the last time--and Abraham, in sorrow, would lay the wood upon the altar. With increased fear and trembling he would more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500318
  • 9781236500311