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The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Carlyle, Rudolf Steiner


The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. DuBois


Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Baltasar Gracian


Morning by morning

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Excerpt:

" Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you." 1 Peter v. 7.

T is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel

— " HE careth for me." Christian ! do not dishonor

your religion by always wearing a brow of care;

come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering

beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What

seems to you a crushing burden, would be to Him but as the

small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to

" Lie passive in God's hands,
And know no will but His."

O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of His family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not His grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that He loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of Providence ! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too ? Can you trust Him for your soul, and not for your body ? He has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

"For me to live is Christ." — Philippians i. 21.

HE believer did not always live to Christ; he began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and celestial birth the man begins to live to Christ. Jesus is to believers the one pearl of great price, for whom we are willing to part with all that we ha,ve. He has so completely won our love, that it beats alone for Him; to His glory we would live, and in defence of His gospel we would die; He is the pattern of our life, and the model after which we would sculpture our character. Paul's words mean more than most men think ; they imply that the aim and end of his life was Christ—nay, his life itself was Jesus. In the words of an ancient saint, he did eat, and drink, and sleep eternal life. Jesus was his very breath, the soul of his soul, the heart of his heart, the life of his life. Can you say, as a professing Christian, that you live up to this idea ? Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ ? Your business — are you doing it for Christ ? Is it not done for self-aggrandizement and for family advantage ? Do you ask, " Is that a mean reason ? " For the Christian it is. He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery ? Many there are who carry out this principle in some measure ; but who is there that dare say that he hath lived wholly for Christ as the apostle did ? Yet, this alone is the true life of a Christian —its source, its sustenance, its fashion, its end, all gathered up in one word — Christ Jesus. Lord, accept me ; I here present myself, praying to live only in Thee and to Thee. Let me be as the bullock which stands between the plough and the altar, to work or to be sacrificed; and let my motto be, " Ready for either."

" The iniquity of the holy things." — Exodus xxviii. 38.


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