The Sunday-School World Volume 28, No. 11

The Sunday-School World Volume 28, No. 11

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... can do for you.--Canon Farrar. God's Providence.--In a smith's shop we see all manner of tools, some crooked, some hooked. They are not beautiful, and you know not their uses; but the smith makes use of them all. Thus it is with the providences of God: they may seem to us very crooked and strange, yet they all carry on God's work.--Spencer. Great Armies must Perish.--Xerxes prepared an army of several hundred thousand men to fight against Greece. Marking their multitude, the monarch fell to weeping because not one of that immense number would be alive after a hundred years. And yet all will be alive forever if man is immortal. Where will they spend eternity? Death Strips us of All.--Many centuries after Sennacherib's attack, Jerusalem was conquered by the Turkish Saladin. When, after many great victories, he was lying at the point of death, Saladin commanded that a white sheet should be borne before him to the grave upon the point of a spear, with this proclamation: "These are the rich spoils which Saladin carrieth away with him. Of all his triumphs and victories, of all the riches and realms that he had, nothing at all is now left but this sheet." God's Deliverance.--Recall that night when Sennacherib's army lay with Jerusalem in its grasp. Already the cities of Judah had capitulated; the temple's gold and silver had been surrendered, and the women of the king's palace had been delivered to the Assyrian king. The heroes of the Israelitish army had wept many times as they beheld the ruthless ruin wrought by Assyrian soldiers in their muchloved land. King Hezekiah had given up all hope; the people had been compelled to listen to the taunts of the Assyrian messenger, who made every effort to weaken their faith in their king more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895584
  • 9781236895585