An Offering of Sympathy to the Afflicted; Especially to Parents Bereaved of Their Children. Being a Collection from Manuscripts Never Before Publishe

An Offering of Sympathy to the Afflicted; Especially to Parents Bereaved of Their Children. Being a Collection from Manuscripts Never Before Publishe

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...be my Rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation. 2. In the great principle of faith, and especially in the prospects of the religion which he has received from Jesus Christ, the christian possesses also an unfailing source of joy. In this blessed religion he reads the promises of pardon and peace with God, and is assured of the supply of all his spiritual wants. He is instructed by it of the vanity of this life, of the certainty and reality of the life to come. And it is enough to sustain him in all his griefs, that beyond the darkness and the shadows of the present he shall find a celestial home; that there awaits him a glorious immortality, for which his "light afflictions" shall but have served to prepare him. 3. The state of mind to which the loss of earthly blessings, when faithfully improved, conduces, is a third source of religious joy, and a just cause for gratitude to God. "Before I was afflicted," said David, " I went astray; but now I have kept thy word." And in the salutary lessons which his adversity had taught him, he adds, "It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes." Had he enjoyed uninterrupted prosperity, he might have departed yet farther from God. At least he might never have attained to that near communion with him, through which he has become to all ages an example of piety. The experience of the royal Psalmist is the experience of multitudes. Adversity calls us home. It leads us from the creature to the Creator. In acquainting us with him, it gives us peace. It invites to prayer; and thus opens an inexhaustible resource of instruction, of consolation, and hope. It exposes our fallacious dependence on the world; and fixes our hearts there, where...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
  • 1236595203
  • 9781236595201