The Great Texts of the Bible Volume 10
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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...us to call God "Father." The name which Christ gives to God elevates the whole idea of prayer, and places 1). G. Simpson, The Spirit and the ride, 169. within the reach of us all a truth about the Creator which only a few of the most serious minds before had reached. Christ's teaching that God is our Father supplies us with the belief about God that quickens and purifies all our entreaties and resolutions. We begin then to understand that prayer is one of our privileges as His children, and we regard it less as a means of obtaining the gratification of our personal wishes than as an occasion of confidential inter-communion by which all our cares and griefs pass from us into the Divine heart, and we are made of one will with the Father. TJ Tennyson thus describes the love of a true father for his offspring: Beat upon mine, little heart! beat, beat! Beat upon mine! you are mine, my sweet! All mine from your pretty blue eyes to your feet, My sweet. Sleep, little blossom, my honey, my bliss! For I give you this, and I give you this! And I blind your pretty blue eyes with a kiss! Sleep! Father and Mother will watch you grow, And gather the roses whenever they blow, And find the white heather wherever you go, My sweet. 3. The Heavenly Father transcends all earthly parents in His willingness to bless His children. Christ singles out an intensely human characteristic and makes it the hint of a corresponding attribute in God. He takes it for granted, as a familiar fact, that parents are disposed to grant the reasonable requests of their children for good things, and, building upon this basis, He proceeds to bring God within the range of our apprehension by the affirmation that He is equally willing to bestow upon mankind what He...
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