The Month of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Or, a Series of Devotional Practices Whereby to Honour the Birth of the Saviour, Tr. from the French

The Month of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Or, a Series of Devotional Practices Whereby to Honour the Birth of the Saviour, Tr. from the French

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...from nothing, when there was no one to know and praise Him, He was not less glorious than now. This God of glory, sufficed to Himself; He knew Himself, loved Himself, took infinite complacency in dwelling in His own greatness, which is His sole privilege, His heaven, His temple, His every thing; and this is the glory which He will not give to any other. Creatures may recognize God's glory by their adoration and praise; but they can add to it nothing essential; the angels celebrate it in heaven, men confess it on earth, even the heavens show forth the glory of God, and the firmament declares the work of His hands. (Ps. xviii.) And still this glory was in some degree sacrificed in the Incarnation for humiliation, and contempt, and shame, and disgrace. The brightness of God is hidden under the veil of humanity. He who bears up the heavens-lies on a little straw. The Delight and Joy of the celestial choirs is the companion of beasts. Why all this? purely because He loved us, because He wishes that we should love Him, and walk in His footsteps. They are become glorious since He has trodden them; shame and disgrace, "good and evil fame," have ever since changed their names, for true glory and honour are only to be found in them. O let us, like our annihilated Lord, seek glory in infamy, grandeur in baseness, elevation in humility; for after all, only he who humbles himself shall be exalted. DECEMBER XXIII. A DAY OF RETIREMENT. Be as feelingly alive to-day as you possibly can in such retirement as circumstances will permit, to the nigh approach of your redemption, and to the birth of vour Deliverer. Think much, desire much, but speak little, except to Jesus, just about to come forth from the august womb of Mary. It is now nine months since He...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516281
  • 9781236516282