Sermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byFrederick William Robertson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Excerpt: ... XVI. Solomon's Restoration. Nehem. Xiii. 26. -- "Did not Solomon king of Israel ain by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God." There is one study, my Christian brethren, which never can lose its interest for us so long as we are men:-- and that is the investigation of human character. The deep interest of Biography consists in this -- that it is in some measure the description to us of our own inner history. You cannot unveil the secrets of another heart without at the same time finding something to correspond with, and perchance explain, the mysteries of your own. Heart answers here to heart. Between the wisest and the worst there are ten thousand points of marvellous resemblance; and so the trials, the frailties, the bitterness of any human soul, faithfully traced out, ever shadow out to us a portraiture of our own experience. Give but the inner heart history of the most elevated spirit that ever conquered in life's struggle, and place it before the most despicable that ever failed, and you exhibit to him so much of the picture of his own very self, that you perforce command his deepest attention. Only let the inarticulate life of the peasant find for itself a distinct voice, and a true biographer; let the inward struggles which have agitated that rough frame be given faithfully to the world, and there is not a monarch, whose soul will not be thrilled with those inner details of an existence with which outwardly he has not a single thought in common. It is for this reason that Solomon's life is full of painful interest. Far removed as he is, in some respects, above our sympathies, in others he peculiarly commands them. He was a monarch, and none of us know the sensations which belong to Rule. He was proclaimed by God to be amon...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Excerpt: ... XVI. Solomon's Restoration. Nehem. Xiii. 26. -- "Did not Solomon king of Israel ain by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, wh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994350

ISBN - 13:9780217994354

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