Reposing in Jesus; Or, the True Secret of Grace and Strength

Reposing in Jesus; Or, the True Secret of Grace and Strength

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...could not in that, or in any other matter, go a step beyond the permission, the providence, or the retributive justice of the Most High, of whom it is written that it is Me, who " removeth kings, and setteth up kings." Dan. ii. 21. For "promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the Judge; He putteth down one and setteth. up another." Psa. lxxv. 6, 7. It is to be observed, in conclusion, that the three grounds of temptation, on which Satan made his final, and most desperate, attack upon the innocence of Jesus, were three sins, of which we are apt to think more lightly than of many, which are considered of a deeper dye--viz., distrusting Providence--tempting Providence--and the love of the world. Should not this teach us to look upon such sins as they deserve? Here we may learn a lesson from Satan himself, for he must have looked upon those sins as most insulting to the goodness and majesty of God, or he would not have selected them as the ground of his master temptation upon the meek and lowly Jesus. REPOSING ON THE LOVE OF JESUS. "The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge!" The love of God manifested in the flesh! That love, which embodies, even as it imparts, " all the fulness of God." Eph. iii. 19. What a mighty theme! What a subject for sinful man to be allowed to consider! Love, even between man and man, is a mighty deep. Who can dive into the vitals of the soul, and find out the well-spring of love? Who can divine its essence; trace its operations; measure its capacity; control its power; or prescribe limits to its sway? In its depth; its pervading influence; in its joys and its sorrows; in its constancy; or yet in its caprice--love is what none can...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633539
  • 9781236633538