A Selection From The Writings Of Joseph Hall; With Observations Of Some Specialities In His Life, Written By His Own Hand by Joseph HallA Selection From The Writings Of Joseph Hall; With Observations Of Some Specialities In His Life, Written By His Own Hand by Joseph Hall

A Selection From The Writings Of Joseph Hall; With Observations Of Some Specialities In His Life…

byJoseph Hall

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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. 1845. Excerpt: ... MEDITATIONS AND VOWS, DIVINE AND MORAL: SERVING FOR DIRECTION IN CHRISTIAN AND CIVIl PRACTICE. THREE CENTURIES. MEDITATIONS AND VOWS, CENTUEY I. i. In meditation, those which, begin heavenly thoughts and prosecute them not, are like those which kindle a fire under green wood, and leave it so soon as it but begins to flame; leesing the hope of a good beginning for want of seconding it with a suitable proceeding. "When I set myself to meditate, I will not give over till I come to an issue. It hath been said by some that the beginning is as much as the middest;--yea, more than all. But I say the ending is more than the beginning. II. There is nothing but man that respecteth greatness. Not God, not death, not judgment. Not God; he is no accepter of persons. Not nature; we see the sons of princes born as naked as the poorest; and the poor child as fair, well-favored, strong, witty, as the heir of nobles. Not disease, death, judgment; they sicken alike, die alike, fare alike after death. There is nothing besides natural men, of whom goodness is not respected. I will honor greatness in others; but for myself, I will esteem a dram of goodness worth a whole world of greatness. IIL As there is a foolish wisdom, so there is a wise ignorance; in not prying into God's ark; not inquiring into things not revealed. I would fain know all that I need and all that I may: I leave God's secrets to himself. It is happy for me that God makes me of his court, though not of his council. IV. As there is no vacuity in nature, no more is there spiritually. Every vessel is full; if not of liquor, yet of air. So is the heart of man; though, by nature, it is empty of grace, yet it is full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Now as it is filled with grace, so it is empty of his evil qualities: a...
Title:A Selection From The Writings Of Joseph Hall; With Observations Of Some Specialities In His Life…Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217666671

ISBN - 13:9780217666671

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