The Sovereignty of Character; Lessons in the Life of Jesus

The Sovereignty of Character; Lessons in the Life of Jesus

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...be strong, for God will fill you with His life. By contrast, pollution suggests purification. We shall, therefore, deal with the perfecting of character by expression and, generally, with the part expression plays in the ongoing and upgoing of the race, the anabasis of life, whence there is no retreat. All organic nature expresses the word of life that is in it. Only the dead is expressionless. The word of life in nature and in man is God. What is God? All that was before creation; all that is still uncreated; all that will not decompose, or burn, or freeze, or die; that which organizes matter and sustains its organization; that which makes function possible, whether chemical, mechanical, vegetal, vital, physical or psychical; all that cannot be weighed against matter or measured with a foot-rule; all noble desires, sentiments, emotions, aspirations, inspirations; these are the pulsings of His heart. God is everywhere revealing His life. The sky appears inert, but it is not; it changes all the time, and by its changes we learn that what we term " star-drifts " never drift without a guide; that nothing in all the universe drifts without God; that God's will is for orderly motion and mathematical accuracy and precision. In the plants also is revealed the life of God. Even the seed-leaves are an open book of prophecy proclaiming the future structure of the plant and how it shall put forth its gifts of life, how the flowers shall show God's life in fragrant and graceful expression, and tell us many things in explication of the divine will and heart, so that one is impelled to exclaim, " All the fragrance in the world is Thine, O God. The roses that bloom on the hillside emit the odours of heaven, and incense...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959264
  • 9781236959263