Home to God

Home to God

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...may, as I have pointed out, test the character of feeling by looking back to that which causes it; but we may also test it by looking forward at the results which flow from it. All heat produces motion. It is so with the heat of the soul. Motion of some sort there must be; either downward away from God, or upward away from self. God felt for the world's ruin. What was the result? He sent His only Son. We feel the love of God. What must be the outcome? Surely the feeling will be irrepressible. We shall be constrained to put it into action. Love to God will be the dominant principle of our whole life; and every fresh wave of holy emotion will spend itself in consecrated deeds. It is a most dangerous, as well as a most despicable thing, to nurse our feelings as though they were given us as spiritual luxuries. Our natures are so nicely balanced that we cannot do this long with impunity. There are souls that become intoxicated with religious fervour; they drivel and debase their natures; they lose a keen sense of honour and of Christian charity; and they return again and again, like spiritual drunkards, to every scene of religious novelty to refill their exhausted hearts. Such men feed on feelingthey refuse to turn feeling into action, and they become a dead weight in many a Christian circle. You hope and pray better things about yourself. If so, be careful never to let emotions run riot in your soul. As soon as a new impression has been made upon your heart, determine to make a new impression upon the world. There are so many to be taught, there is so much sorrow to be alleviated, there is so much despair to be cheered, that you dare not allow your resources to waste. Every good feeling should be husbanded as a part of your strength: it...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828321
  • 9781236828323