Illustrations of the Commandments

Illustrations of the Commandments

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...Now, we have got through with the first table of the commandments. We have considered the four which relate to our duty to God. To-day we begin the second table. The lifth commandment was the first on the second table. With this begins the subject of our duty to our neighbor. What are the words of the fifth commandment? "Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Notice, my dear children, how this second table of the commandments begins. God is going to show us our duty to our neighbor. How does He begin? Not by telling us how kings ought to reign, or soldiers ought to fight, or how merchants ought to conduct their business; but, how boys and girls ought to behave at home! This is the most important thing for every young person to consider. God thought it important enough for Him to write it, with his own finger, on a table of stone. That shows us how very important it is. When you want to do any thing well, you must be careful to begin right. Suppose you are going to raise a tune. Well, you must be careful to start it on the proper key. But if you want to sing " Old Hundred," and start it with the key-note of "Yankee Doodle," why you never could get on with it. You would have to stop. You would be sure to break down, and have to begin again. And so, if you begin to put up a house, and lay the foundation wrong; or to build a ship, and make a mistake in laying the keel; you'll have to take it all down, and begin again. Oh! it is very important to begin right. It is so in every thing. And it is so in trying to do our duty to our neighbor. The fifth commandment shows us how wo must begin to do this. We must begin at home. You show me a boy or girl, who is...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236494997
  • 9781236494993