The Patriarchs and Lawgivers of the Old Testament; A Series of Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Lincoln's Inn
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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...were hardened by that spectacle, so that they cried, 'He saved others, himself He cannot save.' It may tell us that the sop at the Paschal feast, --the last HOW WE MAY BE SOFTENED. 185 token of friendship and tenderness from the Master and Lord, hardened the heart of the Son of Perdition, so that Satan entered into him, and he went out a conscious traitor. It tells us that even the eleven had their hearts hardened; so that at the Last Supper they were disputing which of them should be the greatest; so that they could not watch with Christ one hour during the agony; so that they all forsook Him and fled. But it tells us of a Love deeper than all this mockery, betrayal, desertion; of a Love brought out through them and by means of them. It tells us that in the agony and death of Christ the will of the Son yielded itself absolutely, unreservedly, to the Will, of the Father; and that the whole of that perfectly loving Will shone forth in the acts and sufferings of a Man. It tells us, that with this sacrifice God is well-pleased; that this sacrifice is an eternal bond between the Creator and creature, which sin and death and hell cannot break. It tells that we may give up ourselves to God, and that His own Spirit, --the Spirit in which Christ offered up Himself, --will come down to consume the sacrifice. It tells us that, --whatever reluctance we may feel in ourselves, or see in our brethren, --there is a mysterious power which can make us willing; it tells that however hard our hearts may be, --and whatever new hardness they may have contracted from God's own discipline and our refusal to understand it, --the divine Spirit of grace and discipline can.subdue even all things to Himself. It teaches us to find something beneath all Pharaoh's hardness and our...
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