The Practical Works; With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings

The Practical Works; With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings : In Twenty-Three Volumes Volume 6

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... their hearts were cured of the disease of worldliness. The love of money is the root of all this evil. Value these things no more than they deserve. ' Direct. 1i. 'To this end, acquaint your hearts with the greater riches of the life to come; ' And then you will meet withtrue satisfaction. The true hopes of heaven will cure your greedy desires of earth. You durst not then forfeit your part in that perpetual blessedness, for the temporal supply of some bodily want: you durst not with Adam part with Paradise for a forbidden bit; nor as Esau profanely sell your birthright for a morsel. It is the unbelief and Wntempt of heaven, which maketh men venture it for the poor commodities of this world. Direct. 11i. 'Be contented to stand to God's disposal; and suffer not any carking, discontented thoughts to feed ' 1 John ii. 15. upon your hearts.' When you sui-Fer your minds to'run all day long upon your necessities and straits, the devil next ' tempteth you to think of unlawful courses to supply them. He will shew you your neighbour's money, or goods, or estates, and tell you how well it would be with you if this were yours: he shewed Achan the golden wedge: he told Gehazi how unreasonable it was that Naaman's money and raiment should be refused: he told Balaam of the hopes of preferment which he mighthave with Balak: he told Judas how to get his thirty pieces: he persuaded Ananias and Sapphira, that it was but reasonable to.retain part of that which was their own. Nay, commonly it is discontents and cares which prepare poor wretches for those appearances of the devil, which draweth them to witchcraft for the supplying of their wants. If you took God-for your God, you would take him for the suflicient...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968786
  • 9781236968784