A Manual of Instruction on the Use and Governance of Time and Temper

A Manual of Instruction on the Use and Governance of Time and Temper

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...necessity, that, in comparison of them, all other things are impertinent and vain, if not desperately noxious and hurtful. There is no necessity for me to be rich, and to be great in the world, to have such a title of honour, such a place of dignity or profit, to leave such an inheritance or titular dignity to my son, or to have so many thousand pounds in my inventory, when I die. But there are certain matters of absolute necessity to me, such as, if I am without, I am undone and lost; and yet such as, if not attained here, in this life, can never be attained: and, therefore, as it concerns me in the highest degree to attain them, so it concerns me in the highest degree to attain them in this life, and to take all opportunities imaginable in order thereunto, and to redeem every minute of time for that purpose, lest I should be for ever disappointed; and not be like the foolish virgins, to be getting of oil when the door is ready to be shut; and with the truant scholar, to trifle away my time allotted me for my lesson, and then to begin to learn it when my master calls for me to repeat it. And those businesses are such as these: --The knowledge of Christ Jesus, and Him crucified; the attainment of faith in God, through him; the acquaintance of myself with the will of God; the comporting of myself with that will; the exercise of true and serious repentance, for sins past; the steady resolution of obedience to his will, for the time to come; the attaining of the pardon of my sins, and peace with God, through Christ our Lord; the subduing of my lusts and corruptions; the conformation of my will and life to the holy will of God and the perfect pattern of holiness, Christ Jesus; the working out of my salvation with fear and trembling; the giving all..show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665899X
  • 9781236658999