Fireside Lectures for Sabbath Evenings by Francis HortonFireside Lectures for Sabbath Evenings by Francis Horton

Fireside Lectures for Sabbath Evenings

byFrancis Horton

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IX. CHILDREN TAUGHT THE FEAR OF THE LORD. Psalm 34: 11. Come ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Pious people, in. all ages, have had peculiar solicitude for the welfare of children. The Psalmist wished them to attend to him, that he might teach them the way of duty and happiness. It was certainly very generous on his part, that he was disposed to turn his thoughts to this object; for he had a great deal else to occupy his attention. Yea, he had perhaps-more business upon his hands than any man you ever knew. He was a mighty chieftain, and anointed to be king; and hence had demands upon his time and energies which few comparatively have ever experienced. Still he would pause, and address himself to the young in the most communicative and familiar manner. He was in fact their friend; and this was the reason of his wishing so earnestly that they would be truly religious. It seems therefore that children are capable of learning the first lesson of all wisdom, the fear of the Lord. David believed this beyond a doubt, and proposed accordingly to teach them thus, as the greatest favor he could confer. Adopting as his preface the essential truth that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and convinced of the fact that the principles of piety can be best inculcated in the spring-time of life, he gave special attention to this class of learners. Hence the directness and simplicity with which he introduces the subject. "Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord." Solomon was no less strongly persuaded of the moral capability of the young, and no less decidedly solicitous to secure their conviction and conversion. He labored more, it would appear, to impresss the minds of children ...
Title:Fireside Lectures for Sabbath EveningsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217476147

ISBN - 13:9780217476140