ISBN 13: 9781236291400


9781236291400: COUNSEL AND COMFORT
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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. 1864 Excerpt: ...the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the Son of man, that thou visitest him? " Mark, my friends, here again we come across the two petitions of our text. The prophet might almost have had the psalm in his mind. David found it hard to think that God could remember man, or visit him; yet the prophet's prayer goes to just these two things: a Remember me, and visit me! " What a wonderful view of God is in that prayer! What a steady faith in God is in that prayer! There are the heavens, indeed; and there are the moon and stars; and there the little sinful creature of yesterday; yet he is sure that God can be mindful of him amid all the other things He has to mind; and coming, like a little child, to the great Father, the little voice pleads, " Do not forget me I" And it is not presumption; it is faith, that speaks here! Not a sparrow falls without our Father; not a hair on the believer's head but is reckoned; He compasseth our path and our lying down, and is acquainted with all our ways! My friends, when you enter into your closet and shut the door, and pray to your Father which is in secret, be sure of this, that, if your prayer be earnest and sincere, and offered in simple faith in Christ the Mediator and Intercessor, you never spoke words to your nearest neighbor that he heard more distinctly than the Almighty hears that prayer! And He will not be impatient nor weary though you ask His notice to your own little self, and your own little cares and concerns. You may tell to Him all those little things that really make up your life, though you would almost be ashamed to speak of them to a human being. You may make sure of a ready ear, sure of a kind sympathy, sure that you will not be...

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