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The Toiling, The Tempted, And The Sorrowing!

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"Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing" 1856

"May Your unfailing love be my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant." Psalm 119:76

As we pass on our way through the world, we find our paths now smooth and flowery–and then rugged and difficult to travel. The sky, bathed in golden sunshine today–is black with storms tomorrow! This is the checkered history of everyone. And it is also the life-experience of all, that when the way is rough and the sky dark–the poor heart sinks and trembles, and the eye of faith cannot see the bright sun smiling in the heavens beyond the veil of clouds. But, for all this fear and doubt–the rugged path winds steadily upwards, and the broad sky is glittering in light.

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True Christian Living In The World

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Taken From A Collection Called "Golden Thoughts" 1879

"Do not love the world, or anything in the world!" 1 John 2:15

True Christian living in the world, is like a ship sailing on the ocean. It is not the ship being in the water which will sink it–but the water getting into the ship! So, in like manner, the Christian is not ruined by living in the world, which he must do while he remains in the body–but by the world living in him.

The world in the heart has ruined millions of immortal souls!

How careful is the mariner to guard against leakage, lest the water entering into the vessel should, by imperceptible degrees, cause the vessel to sink; and ought not the Christian to watch and pray, lest Satan and the world should find some unguarded inlet to his heart?

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23

by Grace Gems