The emptiness and vanity of a life spent in the pursuit of wordly [sic] profit, ease or pleasure, compared with a life wholly employed in endeavouring to glorify God, and do good to mankind: illustrated in an extract of the life and death of the pious lady Elizabeth Hastings
Henry Miller, 1767 - 16 pages
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Page 15 - For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour ; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus ; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Page 15 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Page 3 - What greater motive to a religious life, than the vanity, the poorness of all worldly enjoyments ? And yet who can help seeing and feeling this every day of his life ? What greater call to look towards God, than the pains, the sickness, the crosses, and vexations of this life ; and yet whose eyes and ears are not daily witnesses of them ? What miracles could...
Page 13 - Lord, what is it that I see ? Oh, the greatness of the glory that is revealed in me ! that is before me...
Page 4 - For these reasons, says he, my friends, I have left off all taverns ; the wine of those places is not good enough for me in this decay of nature. I must now be nice in what I drink. I...
Page 6 - ... of boots and spurs when he died. Now if this was really the case, I believe it would be readily granted, that a life of such business was as poor and ridiculous as any that can be invented. But it would puzzle...
Page 9 - His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world : for 1 was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took Me in : naked, and ye clothed Me : I was sick, and ye visited Me : I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.
Page 16 - unto me, and be ye faved, all the ends of the *' earth: For I am God, and there is none elfe.