Solitude Sweetened; Or, Miscellaneous Meditations on Various Religious Subjects, Written in Distant Parts of the World

Solitude Sweetened; Or, Miscellaneous Meditations on Various Religious Subjects, Written in Distant Parts of the World

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...or end of their being. But no sooner did he fall from God, and become unequal in his way, than he complains, even in the face of God, that his ways were not equal. " The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, l and I did eat.," Such, 'alas! is the language of my complaining at the disensations of Providence. If adverse, I dare even go so ar as to Wonder how or why God deals so and so with me, so and so with his people. And because my unequal soul, that is set at war with itself by sin, cannot fathom his ways, i' which as far transcend my conceptions, as the heavens transcend the earth I anon conclude them unequal. All! foolish, vain conceit; can any thing be crooked in the Eternal MindiCan any action deviate from the standard of equity in the Judge ofallthe earth? Can hebe atvariance with himself, who is harmony and unity? Could I glance the glorious plan in the infinite mind, I should fall down astonished, and confess, " He hath done all things well." His wisdom is the same, though I cannot presume it; and his kind design the same though 1cannot com reheud it;--his equit IS the same, though I should not be ieve it. Although, in t e death of my dearest relations, or distress of anylltind, I cannot learn why Heaven deals so and so, and why the time, the place, and circumstances are such and such; yet I may beassured, that there is a divine equality in the spotless procedure; for he will never depart from the rule of recti1: ude'FI to afliict his people;-But, again, what condescensiou is it in God, to make his people see on this side death the equality of his doings, so that they cry out, " Now I know that thou hast afliicted me' in faithfulness; and it is good for me...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854802
  • 9781236854803