Key-Notes of the First Lessons for Every Day in the Year

Key-Notes of the First Lessons for Every Day in the Year

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...I will not offend any more: that which I see not teach Thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.--Job xxxiv. 31, 32. Here Elihu shows the true temper in which to receive chastening, not despising it, nor fainting under it, not crying out, as did Job, "as though some strange thing were happening;" nor, like him, persuaded that there was no sin in us to deserve it; but bowing meekly, examining our ways, to find what in them merits pruning; and if we cannot readily understand it, calling on God, " that which I see not teach Thou me," both of mine own sin, and of the mysterious blessings of the way of the Cross; unknown indeed to Job, and barely guessed at by even those Christians by whom it is as yet untrodden. June 20. WMONE saith, Where is God my Maker, fg3 who giveth songs in the night; who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?--Job xxxv. 10, 11. The difference between the faithful and unfaithful lies here. He who knows not God, cries aloud and rends the air with his moans, like an animal in pain, while the faithful submits, traces his Maker's hand, and is rewarded by songs in the night--chants of joy ringing within him in the darkness of his affliction; so that with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs he sings and makes melody in his heart unto the Lord, giving thanks always, and for all things, unto the Lord, rejoicing in tribulation. June 21. OUCHING the Almighty, we can-not find Him out: He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will not afflict.--Job xxxvii. 23. This is the conclusion of the whole, so far as man's own unassisted faith and reverence can carry it. The Almighty is infinite in goodness, therefore we...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785258
  • 9781236785251