The Prophet of Carmel

The Prophet of Carmel

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...is to do the will of Him that sent Me, that I may perfect His work' (John iv. 88). As God changes not in the midst of His perpetually-changing creation, so they who do His will partake of the Divine inflexibility in the midst of the ever-varying phases of life. Every other motive except that drawn from the desire to serve God will only deceive us at first, and ruin us at last; it will be like an artificial rock made of paper or cork; whereas he who keeps, the commandments of God walks with God Himself, and is borne up by the 'everlasting arms.' If we want to test our strength, our courage, and our endurance now, before our trials come, we have simply to ask whether we are, by the grace of the Holy Ghost, and in union with Christ, trying to do 'all things to the glory of God.' Let us not rely upon our natural character, our assurance, or our circumstances. Above all things let us be humble in our estimation of ourselves: 'He that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall.' We may imagine that we are safe, because in a favourable combination of events we have as yet shown no signs of failure. But can we wait when to wait is a severe cross to our impetuous temper or passion for activity? Can we bear to sow much and reap little? Can we endure to be lonely--hidden 'in a hole of the rock'--when we crave for a warm hand and a cheery, encouraging voice? Can we support the sight of evil triumphant and goodness oppressed? Can we bear the spoliation of our property without harbouring revenge against the robber? Can we bear patiently to have our fair fame shattered at a blow by some audaciously precise calumny, or slowly nibbled away by constant, subtle innuendoes, which we scarcely know how to grasp and strangle? Believing ourselves...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869044
  • 9781236869043