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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. 1857 Excerpt: ...human existence from the highest to the lowest. What a blessing to the rich! What it is for the sinner, who is rich in everything in this world--who has all his heart can desire to gratify him, and make him feel it is good to be here--O what a blessing to be called to know that he has still a "better and an enduring substance," even " an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for him, who is kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation," 1st Pet. l. 4, 5, and that, as he knows that his tenure of earthly goods is very slender, even a thread to be snapped in a little moment--that he has indeed a treasure beyond the reach of rust, and moth, and time, and death--that God has not left him to his own sleepy and foolish heart, but " called him out of darkness into his marvellous light," 1 Pet. ii. 9, and given him "a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Cor. v. 1. And think, what a blessing it is for the poor--for those struggling with difficulties and poverty, and who have many trials to afflict them in this weary world. Think what it is for such to lay their hand on the Bible and say, " Well, I am tried here, but it is but for a short time, and my God has given me a rich reversion, my Father has given me too an 'inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away.' He has called me to glorify him in this humble rank, in this lowly state of poverty and want, this is the place in which my glorious Master has been pleased to call me to honor Him, and He Himself made poverty and want honorable. He had not where to lay His blessed head, and has called me to follow Him here below, in the path He trod before me. I have unsearchable riches...
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