This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... Cor. i. 26, 28. t 1 Cor. i. 29. 1 Judges xv. 14, 17 90 THE LEADING APART triumph to the base, insignificant instrument? ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... Cor. i. 26, 28. t 1 Cor. i. 29. 1 Judges xv. 14, 17 90 THE LEADING APART triumph to the base, insignificant instrument? And if the jawbone of an ass in the strong grasp of a Samson could perform such prodigies, why should you, who are upheld by the arm of Omnipotence, grow fainthearted in the heavenly warfare? Grace enabled St. Paul even "to glory in infirmities, that the power of Christ might rest upon him; " to sing at midnight in the inner prison; f to be willing to die at Jerusalem, "not counting his life dear unto him, so that he might finish his course with joy." J Blessed believer, there is the same grace for you. XXVIII. MORNING. Srije Heating apart. "Jesus leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves."--Mark ix. 2. Those who had heard the weighty commission given to the disciples, "Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel; preach (as ye go); heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils;" or 2 Cor. xii. 9. t Acts xvi. 25. t Acts xx. 24; xxi. 13. Matt. x. 6--8 THE LEADING APART. 91 those who had seen them diligently and successfully engaged in their ministry of mercy, might, with some show of reason, have asked, "Why are these men called away from their holy and momentous work? The time is short; while they are absent, the sick may die and souls may perish." But we may rest assured the Lord knew what he was about, when he led his three chosen disciples into an high mountain apart by themselves; that not one soul was damaged, but multitudes eternally blessed by their temporary seclusion. He was about to manifest himself unto them in his transfiguration glory as he did not unto the world. How confidently do the apostles hereafter appeal to this as the...Read Less
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