Excerpt from The Collected Writings of Edward Irving, Vol. 3 of 5: Edited by His Nephew, the Rev. G. Carlyle, M. A On the other hand, I am willing to allow, that while con stancy, either in the laws of nature, or the ways of men, or the promises of God, begets expectation and desire and prayer in that direction to which they constantly tend, -it never fails to destroy expectation, and along with it desire and prayer, in the opposite direction. If justice be inﬂexible, it is vain to petition against it if a father be unbending from the rules of his household, his children soon learn to confine their wishes and prayers within the given bounds. And a friend who is known to be stanch, is not bored with undermining surmises; nor a counsellor that is always wise, with fallacious sophisms; nor a master that is firm, with vain suits for relaxation. While steadiness of purpose and character is the life of expectation and prayer within the bounds of its fixed procedure, it is the death of all without them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author : Edward Irving Release : 2015-07-18 Publisher : Forgotten Books ISBN : 9781331650409 File Size : 53.82 MB Format : PDF, Mobi Download : 309 Read : 685