Of the Imitation of Christ: In Three Books

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Daniel Lawrence, 1803 - 177

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Strona 187 - For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time, are not worthy to be compared with the glory, which shall be revealed in us.
Strona 164 - But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Strona xx - receiveth not the Things of the Spirit of God, 'they are Foolishness unto him. He cannot know them, ' because they are spiritually discerned '; that is, they can only be discerned by that Spirit, which he has not.
Strona 71 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away : but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Strona 208 - I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Strona 102 - THE Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom shall I fear ? The Lord is the strength of my life ; of whom shall I be afraid ? Though an host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear : Though war should rise against me, In this will I be confident.
Strona 45 - Rest from an inordinate desire of knowledge, for it is subject to much perplexity and delusion. Learned men are fond of the notice of the world, and desire to be accounted wise : but there are many things, the knowledge of which has no tendency to promote the recovery of our first Divine Life ; and it is, surely, a proof of folly, to devote ourselves wholly to that, with which our supreme good has no connexion.
Strona 47 - ... to teach is disengaged at once from the labyrinth of human opinions. For " of one word are all things " ; and all things without voice or language speak Him alone : He is that divine principle which speaketh in our hearts ; and without which there can be neither just apprehension nor rectitude of judgment. Now, he to whom all things are but this one, who comprehendeth all things in His will, and beholdeth all things in His light, hath " his heart fixed," and abideth in the peace of God.
Strona 208 - ... down before him that sat on the throne, and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O lord, to receive glory and honour and power : for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Strona 46 - ... of ourselves, and to have no opinion of our own merit; and always to think well and highly of others, is an evidence of great wisdom and perfection. Therefore, though thou seest another openly offend, or even commit some enormous sin, yet thou must not from thence take occasion to...

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