Patty Bailey; Or, Who Knows Best? by the Author of 'Dick Bolter'

Patty Bailey; Or, Who Knows Best? by the Author of 'Dick Bolter'

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...one of the Lord's people." "Then," replied Miss Porter, "let me tell you plainly, that if you are a servant at all, you can only please God by being a good one; that is your calling, and in it you are to glorify your Father in heaven, by doing all your work cheerfully, faithfully, and as well as you possibly can. You must not misunderstand me; I do not mean to say that it is by attention to our duties that we are admitted to the privilege of being God's children; that, you know, is the inestimable gift purchased for us by the death of his Son; and only those who are trusting to him as the Saviour of their guilty souls can truly look up to God as their Pather. This is what we must first seek." "Yes," said Patty; "Miss Lascelles used to talk to me about that in the Sunday school; but I never thought religion had anything to do with whether I washed the spoons in a jug or a bowl." "It was just because you have never thought seriously about your real life," said Miss Porter, gently, "that it appears to you ridiculous to consider religion as having anything to do with such an apparently trifling act as this; but in reality every Christian's life is made up of such little opportunities, in which he may either do what is right or what is wrong. ' It seemed a little thing to Eve, perhaps, to take some fruit off a tree, and yet the root of all sin, disobedience to God, was involved. in it. Do you understand me, my dear?" "I don't think I do," replied Patty. "You acknowledge obedience to be a religious act, a direct command of God, and disobedience consequently a sin, do you not, Patty?" said Miss Porter. '" Yes," said Patty; "I know it is wrong to...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655857X
  • 9781236558572