Sermons for Sunday Evenings

Sermons for Sunday Evenings

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...of time and of rest between. Even so they tried us greatly, but they would have overwhelmed us had they come together. But anxiety about the future makes them come together, heaps to-morrow's care upon today's, and thus makes the evil of to-day more than sufficient, because more than what God makes it. God sends each day such troubles, difficulties, and cares as he sees fit, and promises, withal, daily food, daily strength, daily help and comfort. We must not outrun his promises by our anxiety. Besides, trouble or evil comes to us for good. It is not really evil, if taken aright--taken as God sends it. For then it is a fatherly chastisement, a loving discipline, part of our Father's wise and gracious training of us for his kingdom. But this benefit is likely to be lost, if we do not take trouble as God sends it, in his order and in his measure. To-day's trouble is what is to do us good. If we add to-morrow's to it before it comes, the good may be lost; for then we take it in our own measure and order, rather than in God's. I have spoken of this exhortation as conveying comfort and blessing, and as showing that duty and happiness are linked together. It is indeed a blessing to be told by our Lord himself not to be anxious about the future. But in order to take this comfort to ourselves, we must know God as our Father, our reconciled Father in Christ Jesus. Just before the text, our Lord says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." And a few verses before, "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." We must choose God before all; we must seek first his kingdom and righteousness; we must go to Jesus as our Saviour, seek pardon and peace through his precious blood, and become children of God by adoption and grace. Then, ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601424
  • 9781236601421