The Other Side of Greatness; And Other Sermons

The Other Side of Greatness; And Other Sermons

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...we read a wider meaning into our text, and make it absolute. The thirst of the mind for truth, the thirst of the will and conscience for guidance, and the thirst of the heart for life are satisfied through Him who is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. If there were needs which He could not or would not satisfy, He would have told us of them. For He said to His disciples, in a relation altogether similar to that we are considering, "If it were not so, I would have told you." So there is a revelation of the fulness of Christ, and of the satisfaction He giveth to His people, in what He has said, but also in what He has not said. He would have told us if it were not so, if our desires and expectations were to be disappointed. Thus in this fifth bundle there are many things for which the Psalmist might well be grateful. We also may be grateful, not only for what is expressed in it, but for the promise of larger blessings yet in store for us in the days to come. The benefits already experienced are but the germs of the larger benefits yet to come, when our enlarged hearts shall demand higher satisfactions, and will receive them. "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." We have thus seen some of the benefits which the Psalmist tied up in bundles and shaped into a song in order that he might not forget God's benefits. What think ye of his plan? Have you found it to be good in your own experience? Or let me ask, have you ever felt the imperative need of some such plan? I n other words, have you ever tried to count up the benefits you have received from God? Surely you have had mercies at His hand, blessings from the Giver of more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978323
  • 9781236978325