Way-Marks of the Pilgrimage

Way-Marks of the Pilgrimage

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...ordinary course of nature? We need to see and to feel this. The ordinary course, seeing that we are sinners, would be for God's wrath to descend upon us, and all our mercies to be taken away. It is quite out of the course of nature for us, a rebellious race, to receive mercies, and it is only by God's interposition in Christ that we do receive them; a greater miracle by far, than when God interposed to heal the fountain in the desert. Justice to the full would be the course of nature, but the supernatural cross intervenes, and miracles of mercy are wrought for us. Our life is a perpetual miracle. It is a proof of faith to feel this, and it is a blessed life of faith to live thus upon God. But the things we are familiar with seem things of course; we lose the sense of novelty, and, when that is gone, of God's interposition. While that sense of novelty lasts, blessings may seem something miraculous. And if we could carry into life only a child's sense of the marvellous, we should have more faith, we should see God more clearly. But we lose the sense of freshness in God's mercies, and then the sense of God. Just so it was with the Hebrews. Forty years, every morning, they found the ground covered with manna for their food. They almost ceased to think of it as a miracle. And indeed our experience of God's mercy in every way is almost as miraculous as theirs of God's daily manna. But after a while it becomes so familiar, that we almost cease to remember God in it. Yet we ought to live upon God, and not by bread alone; we ought to see God in all our mercies. They are given to lead us to God, given as links of intercourse with him, given as a discipline, leading to something better. The purpose of these mercies, especially our spiritual mercies, ...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898001
  • 9781236898005