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The Way to Life

The Way to Life

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Excerpt from book: Jesus ;" unless we rise from them as the people from the green grass mountain, where they were fed with bread from a Saviour's hand ; unless we leave our closets and close our Bibles with a deeper sense of sin, and a warmer love to Christ, and troubled hearts somewhat calmed, and burdened souls somewhat lightened ; unless our morning devotions beget resolutions by God's help to fight the battle and bear the cross better to-day than yesterday, making each new day a new starting point and stage of the journey heavenward ; and unless we repair to our evening prayers, as a soiled and smoke-begrimmed workman to his evening bath, to wash away the stains and sins of the day in the blood of Jesus, we may as well go to bed and rise from it, prayerless as others?as the beasts that perish. Trust not in mere outward duties ; the most scrupulous and punctual attention to them. How do the Jews warn and teach us to look above means to the God of means, and seek the grace of which these are btft the pipes and channels. Who more strictly devout ; scrupulously religious in a way ? For example, lest they should contract ceremonial defilement, they would touch no platter till they had washed it; nor eat, though hungry as ravens, till they had washed their hands. So scrupulous were they in payment of tithes, that they tithed more than God ordered to be tithed ; examples of men " religious over much," they not only paid dues on flocks and herds, and vineyards, and olive-yards, and corn-fields, but on common potherbs?anise, mint, and cummin. The disciples could not pluck some ears of corn on their way to church to satisfy their hunger, and grind- them in their hands, nor could our Lord himself impart visions to sightless eye-balls, but they must challenge these things as breaches of the holy Sabba...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217401371
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217401376
Publisher Date: 04 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 82
Series Title: English
Weight: 163 gr
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