Reflections on the seven days of the week

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pr. by A. Edwards, Castle-street, 1803 - 71 pages

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Page 29 - Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not ; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
Page 3 - LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me : thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising ; thou understandest my thoughts long before. 2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed ; and spiest out all my ways.
Page 57 - Whether we eat or drink, or whatsoever we do, we are to do all to the glory of God.
Page 34 - The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous ; the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
Page 5 - My hourly dependence is upon Him, and all my expectations through an eternity to come. From Him I have received my life, my being, every power and faculty of soul and body. Every innocent delight I enjoy, is His gift: in every danger, He is my present help. No power but His could guide me safely through the intricate mazes of life. Hitherto His providence has carefully watched over me, and His right hand has held me up: and through all my future life, He, who is truth...
Page 17 - ... but did not I carry it on ? — They gave the provocation : — but did not I take it? — Am not I too apt to imagine that it would be mean entirely to let a quarrel drop, when I have a fair opportunity to reason, and argue, and reproach, to vindicate my injured merit, and assert my right ? Yet, is this agreeable to the precepts and example of Him, " who, when he was reviled, reviled not again...
Page 38 - ... every body is bound to do diligently all the good they can. It is by no means enough to be rightly disposed, to be serious, and religious in our closets ; we must be useful too, and take care, that, as we all reap numberless benefits from society, society may be the better for every one of us. It is a false, a faulty, and an indolent humility, that makes...
Page 24 - We ought to imagine nothing our own, and surely therefore not our time ! yet how apt we are to think it quite a hardship put upon us, if any small portion of it is to be spent disagreeably, and if we have not hours, and days, and years, to indulge in careless idleness, and giddy pleasure.
Page 41 - ... and good,humoured, are very useful in the world. They maintain peace and happiness, and spread a thankful temper among all that live around them. Thus far in general : but it is well worth considering in particular my own duties and obligations. Who are the people that I ought especially to study to make happy ? Are they parents ? — What a debt of gratitude do I owe them for all their...
Page 51 - The natural enjoyments of life are dispensed to irs by a gracious Providence, to mitigate its natural evils, and make our passage through it not only supportable, but, at fit times and seasons, so far pleasant, as to make us go on with vigour, cheerfulness, and gratitude ; and to give us some kind of earnest of what we are bid to hope hereafter ; some kind of faint notion what happiness is; some sensible assurances...

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