1 edition of Exposition of the Book of Proverbs. found in the catalog.
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|Pagination||xvi, 87 p. :|
|Number of Pages||81|
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But the prosperity of the wise has a very opposite tendency. In reference to the mass of Scriptural references, he would state, that his primary object in this, as in a former Exposition, was to draw out into view the unsearchable riches of the Sacred field.
The ca- lamities of this life are not able to interrupt, far less to destroy them. Solomon now appears again to address us in his own person. Yes; in the Son of God himself "are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. We are commanded, not only to do good works, but to be ready to every good work; not only to shew mercy, but to shew it with cheerfulness.
God sometimes laughs at the trial of the innocent. Their sins were so dear to them, that they disliked the reproofs of Christ, and resisted his Spirit. Addison's apt description conceived in his best style of taste and beauty--'By similitudes, drawn from the visible parts of nature, a truth in the understanding is, as it were, reflected by the imagination. None can tell how happy the man is that finds wisdom.
It looks at things not in their notions, but in their proper substance. Tribulations and enemies they may meet exposition of the Book of Proverbs., but they live in peace. Yet the sinner, would he but use his own eyes, might see hell at the end of his path.
This is doubtless because it contains more exposition. Setting so high a value upon it himself, it was his great desire that his beloved son should get it also.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart; 4. Nor is the neglect of this habit less hurtful to the Church. This sacred devotedness is, moreover, the true road to riches. The Proverbs are as important as they are practical.
He has beautified them with holiness, and he acknowledges them as his own property. She crieth without, in every place where a crowd is likely to be collected, in the streets, in the chief place of concourse, in the gates, the place of judgment, and in every part of the city. It teaches us our duty to God and man, and leads us in every good path.
Often there is repetition of a word or sound that aids memorization.
Richly does it deserve to form the object of our constant love, and the subject of our meditation all the day.
Shall the professed disciples of the great Teacher set less value upon knowledge, than other men set upon silver? Perhaps the reason why the names of the mothers of the kings of Judah are recorded along with their cha- racters is, because the lessons and example of their mothers had a considerable influence in forming their behaviour.
It is pressed upon us with intense earnestness, as "the principal thing," our very "life.