This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book
(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1855 Excerpt: ...an evil beast abroad, but we hate the lion most
when it prowls upon our own estates, or eroucheth on the floor of
our dwelling. The greatest trouble with the thorn is when it lieth
in our bed, and we feel it in our pillow. Civil war is always the
fiercest--those are foes indeed who are of our own household. I
think, perhaps, David intended, when he said, " Although my house
be not so with God," to speak partly of his affairs. If any man
else had looked at David's affairs, the government of his country,
he would have said, " David's government is the mirror of
excellence." His house was so rightly ordered that few of his
subjects could murmur at him; but David recollected that a greater
and keener eye than that of man rested on him; and he says,
speaking of his empire and his house--for you know the word
"house," in scripture, often means our business, our affairs, our
transactions, (" Set thine house in order, for thou must die, and
not live ")--he says, although, before man, my house may be well
swept and garnished, yet it is not so with God as I can desire. Oh
beloved, there are some of us who can walk before our fellow-men
conscious of innocence; we dare defy the gaze of our fellow
mortals; we can say, "Lord, thou knowest I am not wicked;" we are
blameless before this perverse generation: we walk amongst them as
lights in the world, and God has helped as, so that we are clean
from the great transgression; we are not afraid of a criticism of
our character, we are not fearful of being inspected by the eyes of
all men, for we feel, that through God's grace, we have been kept
from committing ourselves; he has kept us, and the evil one
toucheth us not. But with all this conscious innocence, with all
|Country of origin:
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!