Contemplations On The Historical Passages Of The Old And New Testaments by Joseph HallContemplations On The Historical Passages Of The Old And New Testaments by Joseph Hall

Contemplations On The Historical Passages Of The Old And New Testaments

byJoseph Hall

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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. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CONTEMPLATION VIII. Elijah running before Ahab, fleeing from Jezebel. I Hear no news of the four hundred prophets of the groves: they lie close under the wing of Jezebel, under their pleasing shades, neither will be suffered to undergo the danger of this trial: the carcasses of their fellows help to fill up the half-dry channel of Kishon. Justice is no sooner done, than Ahab hears news of mercy from Elijah: "Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain." Their meeting was not more harsh than their parting was friendly. It seems Ahab had spent all that day fasting, in an eager attendance of those conflicting prophets. It must needs be late ere the execution could be done: Elijah's part began not till the evening. So far must the king of Israel be from taking thought of the massacre of those four hundred and fifty Baalites, that now "he may go eat his bread with joy, and drink his wine with a cheerful heart;" for God accepteth this work, and testifies it in the noise of much rain. Every drop of that idolatrous blood was answered with a shower of rain, with a stream of water, and plenty poured down in every shower. A sensible blessing follows the impartial strokes of severe justice. Nothing is more cruel than an unjust pity. No ears but Elijah's could as yet perceive a sound of rain; the clouds were not yet gathered, the vapours were not yet risen, yet Elijah hears that which shall be. Those that are of God's counsel, can discern either favours or judgments afar off. The slack apprehensions of carnal hearts make them hard to believe that as future, which the quick and refined senses of the faithful perceive as present. Ahab goes up to his repast, Elijah goes up to his prayers. That day had been painful to him, the vehemency of his spirit dr...
Title:Contemplations On The Historical Passages Of The Old And New TestamentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217776302

ISBN - 13:9780217776301