Noon-Day Meditations; a Reflection Upon a Scripture Text for Every Day in the Year Republ by M L M

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 248 pages
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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... preparation of the heart was from the Lord I" and the answer of the tongue, "Lord, I believe!" was by his own power. And, 0 my soul, look at thy selfrighteousness, in the next verse--see what thou wert by nature--" All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes." See what cleaveth to thee still, even under grace. "But the Lord weigheth the spirits." Bear this in thy mind, whatever thy ways may behowever right or pure the motive, or disinterested the act in thine own eyes; the Lord alone can truly judge and justly weigh the spirits--the secret spring which moveth thee is scarcely known, and often not acknowledged to thyself; but the renewed soul is continually brought to the bar of self-condemnation, and, sinking to the dust, is brought to see Jesus, as the only Surety, to be put into the balance, to outweigh all the ways of ' sinful self," and "righteous self;" and thus only can the Lord weigh the spirits and free the soul, which can then sing, in looking unto Jesus, with holy triumph, Glory, glory to the Lamb! July 6.--Thou, holdeat mine eyes waking. I am so troubled that I cannot speak.--Psalm lxxvii. 4. The experience of the saints, in all ages, is the same--the same God to look unto--the same flesh to contend with; and, though varying in feature, and differing in degree, still it is a warfare between flesh and spirit, with the variations of faith and unbelief--light and darkness--joy and sorrow--hope and fear--on the mountain, in the valley--sitting at ease and contending manfully--looking at self and looking unto Jesus. The Psalmist, it appears, was in darkness, and was looking back to time past, calling to remembrance his songs in the night, and, blessed position--he "communed with his own heart, and his spirit made diligent search." And is not thi...

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Elizabeth Searle is the author of "My Body to You," which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Emerson College in Boston.

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