Men Of The Old Testament; Cain To David

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byGeorge Milligan

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... great change. That was left for a greater, wiser, stronger Love. At Bethel, Jacob finds the Love that will not let him go, that has followed him through all the windings of his life, shielding him from the full brunt of consequences, keeping a^hand on the lever and regulating the forces of retribution. At Bethel he is alone with the Alone. One wrestles with him, overthrows and disables him, yet in the moment of this triumph is overcome by the tears and supplications of the vanquished man. For the Victor has come not to condemn but to create a new heart and implant a right spirit within him. He is to be Jacob the supplanter no more. His name henceforth is Israel. He must live the royal life of truth and honesty. He is not called to retire from the world of affairs. He shall still buy and sell. Where he had fallen there he should conquer. Without ceasing to be a business man, he shall approve himself a man of God. The grace given at Bethel was not grace for a hermit, but for a man of affairs immersed in the world's everyday life. Was not that the nation's story and its true ideal? "There spake He with us." Israel's true priesthood was not to serve Jehovah among the symbols and types of the Temple, but among the realities of the world's life. To be honest in her commerce, honourable in her policy, to do justly and love mercy, was not that a truer priesthood than Aaron's?" There spake He with us. Therefore turn thou to thy God, keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually" God's complaint is not on the score of any defect or deficiency in worship, but that Israel is a merchant; the balances of deceit are in his hand, he loveth to oppress. That way lay destruction. But God's call is a call to repentance. He promises His forgiveness, v He offers grace. He ...

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... great change. That was left for a greater, wiser, stronger Love. At Bethel, Jacob finds the Love that will not let him go, that has f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021723528X

ISBN - 13:9780217235280

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