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"SEEK YE OUT OF THE BOOK OF THE LORD AND READ."

Is. xxxiv, 16.

LONDON:

WILLIAM MACINTOSH,

24, PATERNOSTER Row.

1864.

In cloth, 28.; leather, with lappets, 3s.

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PREFACE.

The principal object of the Author in compiling the following ILLUSTRATIVE SCRIPTURE READINGS, has been to aid the Christian Visitor in his important work, by endeavouring to supply the long felt want of a concise, correct, and interesting arrangement of the Scriptures, adapted for reading to the poor.

For this purpose the whole word of God has been carefully examined, and with the aid of Concordances, &c., all the most important passages have been selected, and separately classified with repeated revision under the various headings of the forty chapters of which the work is composed. These chapters have been again separated into two hundred and eleven minor divisions, and the passages themselves woven together so as to form connected Bible Readings, suitable for the various states of mind which are daily met with, in house to house visitation.

The mission of the Christian Visitor is one of great importance and responsibility. He goes forth as the representative of his Master to carry the Gospel' into the homes of the poor,'—to make known to the unconverted 'the acceptable year of the Lord,' and to warn them of 'the day of vengeance of our God:' to 'proclaim deliverance to the captives' of sin and Satan, — recovering of sight to the blind' in heart: to direct them to the Friend of Sinners, who alone can 'heal the broken-hearted,'—set at liberty them that are bruised,' and 'comfort all that mourn in Zion' by giving them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

To enable the Christian faithfully to fulfil these solemn duties, God has placed in his hands his own word and commanded him to seek out of the book of the Lord and read;' declaring that, that word shall not return

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PREFACE.

The principal object of the Author in compiling the following ILLUSTRATIVE SCRIPTURE READINGS, has been to aid the Christian Visitor in his important work, by endeavouring to supply the long felt want of a concise, correct, and interesting arrangement of the Scriptures, adapted for reading to the poor.

For this purpose the whole word of God has been carefully examined, and with the aid of Concordances, &c., all the most important passages have been selected, and separately classified with repeated revision under the various headings of the forty chapters of which the work is composed. These chapters have been again separated into two hundred and eleven minor divisions, and the passages themselves woven together so as to form connected Bible Readings, suitable for the various states of mind which are daily met with, in house to house visitation.

The mission of the Christian Visitor is one of great importance and responsibility. He goes forth as the representative of his Master to carry the Gospel' into the homes of the poor,'—to make known to the unconverted the acceptable year of the Lord,' and to warn them of 'the day of vengeance of our God: to 'proclaim deliverance to the captives' of sin and Satan,— recovering of sight to the blind' in heart: to direct them to the Friend of Sinners, who alone can 'heal the broken-hearted,'—set at liberty them that are bruised,' and 'comfort all that mourn in Zion' by giving them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

To enable the Christian faithfully to fulfil these solemn duties, God has placed in his hands his own word and commanded him to seek out of the book of the Lord and read ;' declaring that, that'word shall not return

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