Pictures of Religion and Religious Truth, Passages from the Works of [J.] Taylor, Leighton [And Others]

Pictures of Religion and Religious Truth, Passages from the Works of [J.] Taylor, Leighton [And Others]

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...and therefore an " house of prayer," certainly, when it is framed and builded for such, the foundation of that temple is laid in deep humility; otherwise, no prayers that are offered up in it have the smell of pleasing incense to him. LEIGHTON. I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercies; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.--Ps. v. 7. There is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.--Ps. cxxx. 4. We can never pray till we can cry, Abba, Father; we can never call unto him but in the multitude of his mercies. As the earth is shut and bound up by frost and cold, and does not put forth her precious fruits till the warmth and heat of the summer call them out, so the heart, under the cold affections of fear and guilt, under the dark apprehensions of wrath and judgment, is so contracted, that it knows not how to draw near to God; but when mercy shines, when the love of God is shed abroad on it, then, also, the heart itself is shed abroad and enlarged to pour out itself unto God. Even when distressed sinners pray, their prayer proceeds from apprehensions of mercy; for prayer is the child of faith, and the object of faith is mercy. The publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner Luke xviii. 13. He that makes but one step up a stair, though he be not much nearer to the top of the house, yet he has stepped from the ground, and is delivered from the foulness and dampness of that. So, in this first step of prayer, --O Lord, be merciful unto me, --though a man be not established in heaven, yet he is stept from the world and the miserable comforters thereof. DONNE. Your Father knoweth what things ye...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973925
  • 9781236973924