Excerpt from The Footsteps of the Flock: Scripture Studies for Every Sunday of the Year When we study the methods of our Lord Jesus Christ, we see how gradually He communicated truth. He loved to work in a slow and steady way, leading His disciples forward step by step. I have yet many things to teach you, He said to them once, but ye cannot hear them now. Where, think you, did the divine Son acquire that method? Were not His activities moulded upon His Father's ways? In the slow and gradual method of Redemption is the ...
Excerpt from The Footsteps of the Flock: Scripture Studies for Every Sunday of the Year When we study the methods of our Lord Jesus Christ, we see how gradually He communicated truth. He loved to work in a slow and steady way, leading His disciples forward step by step. I have yet many things to teach you, He said to them once, but ye cannot hear them now. Where, think you, did the divine Son acquire that method? Were not His activities moulded upon His Father's ways? In the slow and gradual method of Redemption is the parallel and crown to the Creation. I wonder if the writer of Genesis was never tempted to make all creation the work of a single instant. Would it not have been a thought of infinite grandeur to have pictured the whole as accomplished in a ﬂash? If he had done that, he would have shut his heart to the voice divine that was inspiring him, and men to-day would have been smiling at the crude fancies of an oriental dreamer. But here, there is nothing sudden and appalling; there is sure and steady progress onward and upward; and all the discoveries of all the sciences are helping to explain and to confirm that truth. We need not try to make the 'days' symbolical. When the writer says a day he means a day. God did not break the cup His child held up to Him; He cleansed it and filled it with the living water. The wonder is that in this artless narrative, and under these figures of the early world, there should be found that truth of Gods procedure which to-day is dominating the thought of men. HE third is that man is God's masterpiece the diapason closes full in man.' At the festival of creation, as at the feast of Cana, the best wine was kept unto the last. And how was man the greatest of God's works? Was it because there were giants in those days? Not so but because on man alone there was the impress of the Creator's nature. He only was created in God's image he only could have fellowship with God he only could enter into the thoughts of God, and share the purposes of his great artificer. And if all the centuries that have passed since then have but helped to illumine man's dignity and glory, if this great doctrine of man's worth to God has been sealed by the gift of Jesus Christ, how reverently we should adore the wisdom which set that truth on the first page of Scripture. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at ... This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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