The History of a Penitent; A Guide for the Inquiring in a Commentary on the Cxxxth Psalm

The History of a Penitent; A Guide for the Inquiring in a Commentary on the Cxxxth Psalm

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...for his weakness--all he desires from God. He is never secure, except in God. The temptation baffled to-day, starts into new strength on the morrow, or.is succeeded by others more subtle, strong, and dangerous.-Thus is he ever desiring help from God, and ever waits upon him; and-...-' Thus he makes application unto God. He prays, for God hears prayer through Jesus Christ. Nor is his prayer interrupted and occasional; for, though he cannot be always upon' his' knees, nor uttering words of supplication, there-is a constant spirit of prayer in his'heart, and his desire is to the Lord at, all times. His weeping eyes are lifted up to Him, who sees the heart and reads the countenance. Prayer is as necessary to him as breath; he cannot live without it. As he asks for grace, so-he obeys God in the use of those means, which he has appointed to be the channels of his blessing. He endeavours to forsake every evil way, which God declares leads to death, and to pursue every righteous path, which God declares leads unto life. He searches the Scriptures daily, as men cultivate the earth for food. The truth is as necessary to his soul as daily bread is to his body. He cannot live without it. He goes to the sanctuary, because there God delights to dwell. He listens to the preaching of the word, because "it hath pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." He receives the sacraments, because the Master, who ordained them, makes them to every penitent soul the washing away of sin, the bread of life, and the wine of joy. He mingles humble thanksgiving with all his service, and cordial praise with all his prayers, because with such sacrifices God is well pleased through Jesus Christ. Nay, he rejoices to consecrate all his powers, all his...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658132
  • 9781236658135