The Gospel for the Day

The Gospel for the Day

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...King of Glory may come in. He is seated on the right hand of the Majesty on high, but no height can hide His lowly disciples; no lofty communion can shut them from His thought. "Write unto the churches, I know, I know--my heart, my counsel, my help, my all is theirs. / know where thou dwellest." Now what say you to this? It is very sweet to know that the Master knows where we live. It is good to know that He has our address. Sweeter still is it, a great deal, that He comes to see us. And yet, what think you?--that the Lord should know us at home. On Sundays and at the service it is another thing; when we have brought out our best thoughts, and best desires, and most devout manners; when the din of business is hushed, if not forgotten. But that He should know us at home, what say we to that? I have asked myself sometimes, "Soul, wouldst thou rather that thy Lord should know thee at thy best or at thy worst?" and I have hesitated for the answer. My Lord, I have said, I am glad for Thee to know me at my best, glad that Thou dost know my sorrow for my sin and that I do believe in Thee and that my heart goes out in hungry longings after Thee. Right glad, my Lord, that Thou dost suffer me to look into Thy face, and tell Thee that I love Thee. But as to my worst--I would there were no worst for Thee to know--but since there is a worst, yes, it is best for Thee to know it. How canst Thou help me unless Thou dost know my need? Unless Thou dost know how unlike Thee I am, how canst Thou teach me to be like Thee, my Lord? Not to condemn me dost Thou come, not to pry with cold steel eyes into the secrets of my soul; but to pity, and to help, and to heal. Therefore will I be glad that Thou knowest all the life at its lowest and...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787714
  • 9781236787712