The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment ...

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W. Bentley, 1651 - Christian life - 163 pages
 

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I must not have read that it was 8 type. It is too small for me to read without a magnifying glass. I cannot read it comfortably because of the small print. But I am old. Read full review

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Excellent book which greatly helps the reader to gain an attitude of contentment, with God's grace. Worthy of being read, a little each day, indefinitely. Read full review

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Page 35 - And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 'And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Page 161 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Page 97 - And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
Page 45 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper ; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
Page 101 - So the people were thirsty there for want of water, and murmured against Moses, saying : Why didst thou make us go forth out of Egypt, to kill us and our children, and our beasts with thirst? 4 And Moses cried to the Lord, saying: What shall I do to this people...
Page 81 - Lord cometh with ten thoufands of his faints; to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard fpeeches, which which ungodly finners have fpoken againft him.
Page 96 - Yea, they despised the pleasant land ; they believed not his word ; But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD...
Page 74 - the man that can be contented with such fare as I have, will not be tempted with your rewards. I thank God I am contented with this fare ; and as for rewards, let them be offered to those who cannot be content to dine with a dish of turnips as I do.
Page 32 - ... their great need of a full and ample supply of this power, that he prays that they might be strengthened in this kind with might...
Page 65 - Burroughes uses the familiar simile of the mechanism of a clock: [A]ll the works that ever God did from all eternity or ever will do, put them all together, and all make up but one work, and they have been as severall wheels that have had their orderly motion to attain the end that God from all eternity hath appointed ... As in a clock, stop but one wheel and you stop every wheel, because they have a dépendance one upon another; so when God hath ordered a thing for the present to be thus and thus,...

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