A Homiletic Commentary on the Book of Lamentations. Intr. and Notes by D.G. Watt, and Homiletics by G. Barlow

A Homiletic Commentary on the Book of Lamentations. Intr. and Notes by D.G. Watt, and Homiletics by G. Barlow

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... in his youth does not mean that the poet was still a young man. He might be an aged man, looking back on the experiences of his life, and conscious of the value of the discipline he had been subjected to when the dew of youth was upon him. He is blessed who, in earlier years, has been drawn or driven to look into the face of realities, and to learn something of the afflictions of Christ before he lias been in grip with temptations from the clamant lusts of the flesh and of the mind. (-) Ver. 28. A yoke is not of itself beneficial; it mnst be borne along with desires and efforts to reach to its purpose. "Since it is good for man that he should learn to endure suffering, let him sit still and bear it patiently;... let him sit solitary, as becomes those in sorrow, and be silent without murmuring when God puts such a burden on him."--/Ceil. The fogs of the world, if a man enters into them, may veil the waymarks of God. Ver. 29. Let him put his mouth in the dust--significant of being humbled under the mighty hand of God--indulging in no whimpers, framing no self-excuses, making no boasts, only waiting to hear what Cod the Lord will speak, and by no means despairing of help for every time of need. It may be there is hope. Ver. 30. Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him, as was similarly enforced in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 39), and involving the wider application, when reviled not to revile again. Exemplified by Job, by the prophetic Servant of Jehovah, by the greatest of all Sufferers. The gradation is perceptible. "The sitting alone and in silence is comparatively the easiest. It is harder to place the mouth in the dust and yet cling to hope; it is most difficult of all to give the cheek to the smiter, and to...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556399
  • 9781236556394