The Night of Weeping; Or, Words for the Suffering Families of God

The Night of Weeping; Or, Words for the Suffering Families of God

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... thoughts of God arise. Atheistical murmurings break out, and refuse to be restrained. Questionings both of his wisdom and of his love are muttered; yea, how often do they assume a more explicit form, and we ask if God be so loving and wise, why is it thus'! We could not have expected such treatment at his hands. Distrust and unbelief assume the mastery, and we refuse to acquiesce in his will. It seems hard to be smitten so severely, and laid so low. For a while it seems as if the heart were determined to think evil thoughts of God and never to think well of him again. And, though a calm ensues and we become both ashamed and terrified at our rebelliousness, still the heart has given forth its pollution. We have learned its unsearchable depths of evil. We are led on the one hand into deeper views of our own amazing and incredible vileness; and on the other into fuller discoveries of the abounding grace of God. We learn to prize more the open fountain, and we betake ourselves anew for covering to the righteousness of the Righteous One. It is remarkable that when the saints of old were tried and proved, there was found in them not only evil, but the very evil we should least of all have anticipated. We should have said for instance of Noah, he is one whose sobriety and self-restraint will be carried with him to his grave. He stood alone-amid a luxurious, sensual, intoxicated world, condemning' their lasciviousness and revelry. Yet no sooner is he placed in circumstances of temptation than he falls. Noah becomes drunken! Again Abraham stands out preeminent for faith and courage; yet, when he goes to Egypt and Gerar, his faith gives way and he utters lies through fear. Lot had withstood all the sensuality and filthiness of Sodom, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844629
  • 9781236844620