Thoughts For Daily Living; From The Spoken And Written Words Of

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byRobert Collyer

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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. 1911 Excerpt: ...as true the terms touched by the old prophet, "What is required of thee, O man, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" while, the more sincere and true we are in this walk with God and his Christ, the less likely we shall be to put on airs and posture before the world as saints. FAITHFULNESS FIRST God gives no man a supreme place who will not do a supreme work. HEAVEN'S ESTIMATE Men differ in their ways and nature as widely as the chestnut and cherry, or the walnut and the peach, and yet they may all be good men. Here, again, we set up our idea of what is good fruit in the face of heaven, and then find it hard to make out that there is much good in the world. We want men and women to be good according to the way we define goodness, and cannot believe in them if they cannot conform to our standard. A man may be as good at the heart of him as a man can be, but if he be sharp, or hard on the surface, we cannot quite believe in such goodness as that; we never think that such a man is a chestnut, or a walnut in the harvest of the year as good in his own way as any. Others, again, are all sweetness until you get at their heart and then you find a tang of bitterness and hardness you never expected. You wonder whether they can be really good men. You might as well wonder whether there can be a good plum, or peach, or cherry. Some, again, are wrapped up in husks that are dry, withered and dead; but down within the husk is the grain, and that is good, and you know it; but you sorrow that the husk should be there, and never think it has to be there for a nature like that, or there would be no grain, and that by and by all this will be stripped away and done with. THE DISCERNING WILL TO CHOOSE There can be no hope well worth the na...

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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. 1911 Excerpt: ...as true the terms touched by the old prophet, "What is required of thee, O man, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk hum...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217925278

ISBN - 13:9780217925273

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