The Open Door by Hugh BlackThe Open Door by Hugh Black

The Open Door

byHugh Black

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the current of our desires, to set our affections not on the selfish worldly ambitions, but on the higher things. The wasting sickness may turn our hearts from the broken cisterns that hold no water, to the true water of life, and hereafter we may live with whatsoever things are true, and honest, and just, and pure, and lovely, and of good report. For there is a place of escape. The point of departure for each of us is in the will. The great question then comes to be that we should ask ourselves what our will is. If our heart were unveiled, what would be seen there at the bottom as the foundation of our scheme of life? The question is not whether we have passed a blameless life, and can stand in conscious rectitude, not whether we have faltered and fallen by the way and have come short of our own ideal. The question has to do with the bent, and bias, and direction of our life. Have we chosen the better part, the part our own heart tells us to be best? If so, we may be sure that we will get what we have chosen, and more, a richer apprehension and a fuller possession of goodness and beauty and truth. Or, has our ideal of life been a purely selfish one, of pleasure or ambition or low desire? Has our best vision gone out of our life these last years since the world took such hold on us, as the sunshine creeps out of the valley? What is our will in this great matter of life? Can it be denned in the scathing pitiless condemnation as only some variant of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life? In this great rich wonderful world of God, Where all men's prayers to Thee raised Eeturn possessed of what they pray Thee, on this earth made beautiful with the beauty of holiness, the scene of love and redemption, the place of...
Title:The Open DoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217361951

ISBN - 13:9780217361958