The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 7

The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 7

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...nor do I know of one, who was ambitious to be well pleasing unto God, whose name is not an honor to himself, and to his family. It is simply a demonstration of that eternal truth spoken by Christ, the Author of truth, "Every one that exalteth himself shall be abased and every one that humbleth himself shall be exalted." I have spoken of men who were geniuses and who, during their lives, were in the lime light of the public. But what is true of genius in any of its characteristics is also true of ordinary men in like characteristics. Selfcentered ambition in a man of ordinary ability, or even in a man of the smallest caliber, results in disaster as great to him as the more striking of a self-centered ambition in the genius. The ratio is always true. The ordinary man whose ambitions center outside of himself and in Christ and the things of His kingdom brings results, though not so conspicuous to the world, yet no less pleasing to God. God measures man not by the amount of work he accomplishes, but from the motive which leads to the doing of the work, and in the proportion to which a man measures up to his ability. Jesus said of the poor widow and her mite, "This poor widow cast in more than they all; for all these did of their superfiuity cast in unto the gifts: but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had." He said of the woman who broke the alabaster box of ointment and anointed him before hand for the burial: "That also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her, for she hath done what she could." These are little things in the eyes of the world, yet they received the high est words of commendation from the highest authority, not because of their littleness but...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236848217
  • 9781236848215