A Practical Treatise Concerning Humility: Design'd for the Furtherance and Improvement of that Great Christian Vertue, Both in the Minds and Lives of Men

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S. Manship, 1707 - Christian life - 409 pages

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Page 5 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Page 196 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Page 54 - ... The condition of man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon GOD : wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to GOD, without the grace of GOD by CHRIST preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us when we have that good will.
Page 195 - Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the Wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, and to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no, Deut.
Page 401 - Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without ; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Page 235 - that his ways are not as our ways, nor his thoughts as our thoughts...
Page 408 - All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Page 387 - God hath chofen the foolifh things of " the world, to confound the wife ; and God hath chofen " the weak things of the world to confound the things " which are mighty, and bafe things of the world, and " things which are defpifed hath God chofen, yea, and " things which are not, to bring to nought things that are...
Page 350 - LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty : Neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
Page 354 - Being in the form of God, He thought it not robbery to be equal with God ; but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

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