Horae Homileticae; Or Discourses (Principally in the Form of Skeletons) Now First Digested Into One Continued Series, and Forming a Commentary Upon Every Book of the Old and New Testament to Which Is Annexed, an Improved Edition Volume 1

Horae Homileticae; Or Discourses (Principally in the Form of Skeletons) Now First Digested Into One Continued Series, and Forming a Commentary Upon Every Book of the Old and New Testament to Which Is Annexed, an Improved Edition Volume 1

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...supperh. If this was the doom of those who were invited but once, do you think that you - ver. 19. h Luke xiv. 18--24. shall sit down at his supper, who have rejected ten thousand invitations? No: you may excuse your supineness by saying, "There is a lion in the way; there is a lion in the streets;" but he will say, " Thou wicked and slothful servant!" "Cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness." The spies thought they had reason enough for postponing the invasion of the promised land: but they were all excluded from it; as were all others who yielded to their pernicious counsels. Advice--1. Beware of self-deception--The heart is deceitful above all things: and we have a subtle adversary, who will not fail to help forward the most fatal delusions. We see how others are biassed, and how empty the pleas are by which they often justify their conduct. Let us see in them an image of ourselves; and learn to suspect the treachery of our own hearts. Let us remember that we cannot deceive our God; and that the time is coming when we shall be judged, not by our professions, but by our practice. 2. Learn what are the duties to which you are called--With respect to particular steps in life, it may be extremely difficult to judge' but about a life of devotedness to God there can be no doubt. Endeavour then to ascertain what the Scriptures require of you; and set yourselves instantly to fulfil it. Do not invent excuses to shift off your duty; but look up to God to direct you in his way, and to strengthen you for the performance of all his will. 3. Yield not to any discouragements in the way of duty--It is not to be expected that you should meet with no difficulties. You must doubtless have conflicts, and many of them...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658533X
  • 9781236585332