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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...secret sin, or one proud imagination. Search and see. There may be many cobwebs woven across the closed door of the heart; but draw the bolt, and everything else will give way. Draw the bolt, and the Lord who is knocking at the door will enter. And if He come in, what shall we have?" One thing": but it is everything. It is the good part which shall not be taken away, the enduring treasure which will never waste away. It is unsearchable riches, unspotted righteousness, unfaltering peace, unspeakable joy. One thing--always one thing! One pearl of great price. Sell all that you have, and buy that pearl. VI. SPIRITUAL VIGOUR. "Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fail: but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagle3; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."--ISA. xl. 30, 31 There is a natural life and there is a spiritual life. The one is temporal, the other eternal. Each has its proper birth, nurture, food, exercise, discipline, and growth. There are many and most instructive analogies between them. But there is contrast too, and the contrast is marked in our text. To the strength of the natural life there is a limit soon reached. To the capacity of the spiritual life, which leans on God, such a limit is unknown. What is called in the world longevity is, after all, of very brief duration, and even this is reached by few; the many have their lives shortened by hereditary disease, by epidemic plagues, or by persistent imprudence and excess. But take the finest and best preserved constitution, and it is scarcely come to its full strength before it begins to decay. Even in youth there is a measure beyond which you cannot with...
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