Twelve Addresses, on Moral and Religious Subjects

Twelve Addresses, on Moral and Religious Subjects

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...and some more careful, more industrious person, will take advantage of it. Nay, careful people will always find persons willing to help them; but it is throwing away money and help, to give them to those who will idle away, what we worked hard for; and instead of doing themselves good, do us injury. It is the hand of the diligent that maketh rich. And the worst of all is the hurt it does the soul. All foolishness is sin, and this, which is neglecting the duty God has set us, is no small one. Besides, idleness brings ignorance. There is no obtaining knowledge, but by using tin; means of knowledge. It is idleness keeps you from school, where learning may be Lad; keeps you at play there, instead of attending to your book. If you never learn to read, you cannot know much. It is idlensss prevents your listening when in the house of God, and so cheats you of the word of life, which is able to save your souls. Religion requires us to strive, to run, to persevere, which things the idle hate. Where learning is neglected, the soul must be ignorant; where religion is not known, the soul must be lost. God says, "my people perish for lack of knowledge." The soul of every one of you is in danger through sin: if by idleness you continue ignorant of your danger, what can follow but destruction? See then how hateful, how dangerous, the sin of idleness is! It hurts jour bodies by disease. It renders your mind weak, fearful, and contemptible. It ruins your reputation. It brings you to despised poverty--and tends to plunge your soul into sin here, and into hell hereafter. Remember therefore, youth is the time to get good habits. A child, if trained up in the way of diligence, when he is old ivill not depart from it. If you give way to idleness now, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941020
  • 9781236941022