The Christian's Pattern ; Or, a Treatise of the Imitation of Jesus Christ: In Four Books. Written Originally in Latin by Thomas À Kempis. Now Render'd Into English. To which are Added, Meditations and Prayers, for Sick Persons. By George Stanhope ... The Fifth Edition
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Page 7 - Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence, shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live ? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Page 7 - My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him : For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Page 7 - For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Page 278 - Sinner dare to appear before thee ? Or how canft Thou, who art of purer Eyes than to behold Iniquity, endure to make fuch condefcending Approaches, to a Soul...
Page 103 - No, let a penitent and contrite spirit always be my portion, and may I ever so be the favourite of heaven, as never to forget that I am chief of sinners. Knowledge in the sublime and glorious mysteries of the Christian faith, and ravishing contemplations of God and a future state, are most desirable advantages; but still I prefer charity which edifieth, before the highest intellectual perfections of that knowledge which puffeth up.
Page 338 - Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help ; and whose hope is in the Lord his God...
Page 278 - Phyfician of Souls; hungry and thirfty to this Fountain of Living Water, and Bread of Life ; poor and needy to the Bountiful King of Heaven ; a Servant to his kind Mafter ; a...
Page 31 - O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor.
Page 12 - I shall fear to die in ; but that whether I live, I may live unto the Lord ; or whether I die, I may die unto the Lord ; so that living and dying I may be thine, through Jesus Christ.
Page 171 - Unworthinefs, the better they qualifie themfelves for frefh and greater Demonftrations of thy Love and Liberality. Again, the Man to whom thou haft diftributed more fparingly, muft not repine and be difcouraged, nor fret and grudge the larger Portion of his wealthier Neighbour ; but keep his Eyes and Mind wholly intent upon thee, and admire the Freedom of thy Grace, which, as it cannot be obliged to any, fo gives to all largely, and without partial Refped of Perfons.