The Temptation of Our Lord

The Temptation of Our Lord

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation." (Psalm xci.) One cannot help being impressed with the daring effrontery and profound cunning of Satan in quoting this psalm at such a time. If there is one passage in the Word of God which we might suppose he would avoid more than another at such a crisis, it is this; for the whole psalm is full of promises to him who has a childlike trust in God. It is not strictly speaking a Messianic psalm, or one prophetical of Christ, but yet it is specially applicable to Him as one who alone manifested in perfection that spirit of Sonship which is here described. For the man of faith in the psalm is one who dwells in holy confidence in the secret place of God's own presence and love, and thus abides under his protecting shadow. He only is entitled to sing a song of joy; for God is his refuge and fortress, and will protect him from every danger. His truth will be his buckler to cast off the fiery darts of the wicked one. Night and day he is safe; and because he makes the Lord his refuge and habitation, no evil will come nigh him. And it is added, "For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways; they shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541162
  • 9781236541161