A Sketch of the Life and Labors of the REV. Justin Edwards, D.D

A Sketch of the Life and Labors of the REV. Justin Edwards, D.D

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. He will also enjoy vastly greater comfort in the acquisition of property itself, because he will be acquiring it for a nobler purpose; and it will have a more elevating, purifying, and benevolent influence upon his whole character. "Be careful, my dear brother, every day to set apart a season for meditation, reading the Scriptures, and prayer, to look backward and forward, to examine yourself and see whether the course that you are now pursuing, should you continue it, will lead you to heaven. If not, make no delay to change, and set out in that way which if continued will end in glory. Give your heart to God, and make it your constant object to render unto him the things that are his; trusting wholly for what you need in the Lord Jesus Christ, and seeking daily the teaching and guidance of his blessed Spirit. Act in all things for eternity, and strive to do good, as you have opportunity, to all, and especially to those that love him. "Your affectionate brother, "J. EDWARDS." A renewed attack still prevented Dr. Edwards from resuming labors among his people, when he received the following brotherly communication from a highly respected pastor in a sister city. "new York, July 3,1828. "rev. And Bear Sir--I write because I know that what I am about to say is of importance. Men will praise you, my brother, after you are dead; and when you have labored and toiled, and died, they will greatly commend your disinterestedness--and until then, they will urge and goad you to labors which no human mind or frame can sustain. I do not know but it is too late to save your shattered constitution; but if it is saved, you must not leave it to the sympathy even of the best of men. " I write to say, not this only, but that...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658981
  • 9781236658982