A Practical Exposition of the Gospel of St. Luke; In the Form of Lectures, Intended to Assist the Practice of Domestic Instruction and Devotion

A Practical Exposition of the Gospel of St. Luke; In the Form of Lectures, Intended to Assist the Practice of Domestic Instruction and Devotion

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... a few days or years were past, where would their treasure have been if laid up on earth? And What would have been its value now? Yet, evident as this is, it is not perceived till the Spirit of God impresses it upon the heart. Men go on, and realize, by experience, the truth of the prophet's remonstrance, " Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is 3 See Acts iv. 35, and v. 4. none warm; and he that earneth wages, earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes."' Do ye seek rather the kingdom of God: provide for yourselves bags that was' not old, a treasure in the heavens that fizileth not: and let your hearts be fixed there, where true riches and true joys are to be found. LECTURE XLVI I. THE DISCIPLES WARNED AGAINST SLOTHFULNESS, AND NEGLECT OF OPPORTUNITIES.--THE PLEA OF IGNORANCE CONSIDERED. 35. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him imme diately. Two qualities are here implied as requisite in the Christian: activity and watchfulness. The long and flowing garments worn in the East, impede the free use of the limbs. Those, therefore, who had need to employ themselves actively, had their loins girded about, fastened up their garments, or girded them more tightly. And so must the Chris 4 Haggai i. 6. tian lay aside every weight which encumbers him, and disentangle himself from such affairs of this life, as would prevent his being ready and prepared for his Master's business.' Again, the parties who were instructed to wait for their...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785525
  • 9781236785527