The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, and Other Sermons

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, and Other Sermons

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...was entirely changed, but God was not changed. What in his better days David had known God to be, that in his worst day he still knew He was. He knew that if He took back a man at all He took him back completely, or, in New Testament language, if God acknowledged a prodigal son, He brought forth the ring and the robe, and the fatted calf too. Again I say that was a very extraordinary thing for David, with his light and his training, to see. But so thoroughly did this fallen man believe in God, that from the depths of his sin he looked to the height of restoration. Lying in the dust he yet has faith to cry, "Make me to know joy and glad ness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice." Finally, there are two things David promises God. This is the last great lesson which he has to teach us. In that long, weary future which lay before him, but which he believed yet held for him pardon, purity, and restoration, David offered to God two things. He offered him sacrifice and service, and he believed that God would accept these. But the sacrifice was that of his heart, and the service was that of his lips. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit--Then will I teach transgressors Thy way." Again this is New Testament teaching, and the deepest New Testament teaching unexpectedly meeting us. Why did not David offer God 10,000 oxen and 50,000 sheep? That would have been a recognised sin oblation for a king in his time. That was the sort of sacrifice that David's wonderful but unspiritual son would have offered. Why did David say he would always now give God something very much cheaper and yet very much dearer? Again, I say, because his terrible fall had given him such special insight. Observe David's expected joy and...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919572
  • 9781236919571