Holy Confidence; Or, Simplicity With God, Tr. [by F.m. Taylor] From 'unum Necessarium', Ed. By A…

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... HOLY CONFIDENCE. CHAPTER I. God desires that we be at our ease with Him. It is a wise saying of an ancient poet that love and majesty do not accord well together. A king who wishes his subjects to love him like children must have a father's tenderness as well as a ruler's dignity. If his authority is felt to be a burden, if they stand in awe of him, if they behave in his presence like obedient slaves, he may have respect and fear, but never confidence or love. History tells us of generals who were convinced of this truth, and being anxious to win the hearts of their soldiers, mixed with them most familiarly, discarding all tokens of their rank, and only taking care not to put themselves on a perfect equality with them. Cicero tells us that when Pompey appeared in public he made himself so popular that instead of taking him for a man superior even to princes, he might easily have been mistaken for a simple individual. And if this conduct is to be admired in some princes of a naturally winning exterior and amiable nature, how much more do we admire it in the great monarch of the whole universe. He is determined at all costs to gain our hearts and win our tender affection, and therefore He not only permits but ardently desires that, without forgetting the respect due to His majesty, we should use a loving familiarity with Him, as a friend with a friend, or as a son with the most indulgent father. And is it possible that this absolute master of the world could express this desire of His heart in a stronger or more persuasive way than He has done in all ages? If an earthly king were to lay aside all marks of royalty, dress like a poor man, go among his subjects without guards or attendants, sit down with them at table, go about with them, work with them, call ...

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... HOLY CONFIDENCE. CHAPTER I. God desires that we be at our ease with Him. It is a wise saying of an ancient poet that love and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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