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Moses, the Man of God, Lects (Paperback) Loot Price: R396
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Moses, the Man of God, Lects (Paperback): James Hamilton
Moses, the Man of God, Lects (Paperback): James Hamilton

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James Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The eating of the forbidden fruit was hardly more fatal to Adam than was the smiting of the Eock to Moses; and even although we can see the rectitude of the dispensation, our hearts will still revert to its severity. It may be true that a significant type was spoiled by his smiting on this second occasion a rock which had been smitten once for all already, and which now needed only to be spoken to; it may be true that his spirit was provoked, and that the impression which he conveyed to the people was very different from that divine munificence and mercy which originated the miracle: yet remembering his long services and his rare consistency, and conscious as we are of our own infirmity, we are apt to share the grief and disappointment of Meribah. The sentence may be righteous, but still it is severe, and we feel deeply concerned for the leader who, after forty years of signal service, receives a rebuke so marked, and who sees vanish from his grasp that crown for which his hoary hairs so long had waited. But if we behold the severity of God we also behold His goodness; and indeed, we may add, what was in itself so great a humiliation only brought out more strikingly the real grandeur of Moses. To err is human, and Moses erred; but to be rebuked, to be punished, and show no resentment, is a rare nobleness. This nobleness the grace of God gave to Moses, and hence it came to pass that in all his career there is nothing grander than its ending. On the one side, mercy triumphed over judgment, and if the lawgiver had received a rebuke, that was more than compensated by the peerless distinction attending his exit. On the other side, grace triumphed over nature, and instead of wasting the time in a murmuring remonstrance or unmanly lamentations, warned by God that he wa...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: James Hamilton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04615-5
Barcode: 9781150046155
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-04615-5

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