The Women of the Bible

The Women of the Bible

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... Revelation. Lydia, the soothsayer, and the jailor were the first converts, as far as we know, of the Church of Philippi, which has been regarded as the warmest and best of all the Churches founded by St. Paul, and the dearest to the apostle's heart. It is to Philippi he writes: "My brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved," and he thanks them for having cheered his soul, and relieved his wants with a generosity shown by none of the other Churches in Macedonia. But to Lydia the most important result was the light that shone into her own soul. This was not merely an acknowledged change of creed, a scepticism as to her former superstition, a shaking off of the mythology which she had been brought up to believe. It was the new birth, the greatest event that can happen to any one. It was a heartfelt and sincere change. That her influence afterwards was mostly on those of her own sex is to be presumed from the fact that there were many women which laboured with Paul in the Gospel (Philippians iv. 3). Let us learn from Lydia how to hear with profit: --I. "Whose heart the Lord opened." This is the most Philippians iv. 15, 16. important thing for us all to know, and to remember. It is only by the Holy Spirit that any one can receive the message of salvation. The Gospel deals with individual hearts and consciences, and makes every man stand a debtor before God. The Lord opened Lydia's heart to see this, and to believe in Jesus Christ, who died for her sins, and was raised again for her justification. He who made the human heart alone knows its needs, its longings, its deep recesses and difficulties. He alone holds the key to open it, and the hearts of kings and of...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816803
  • 9781236816801