Stroke By Stroke

James Barker was a farmers boy about twelve years old. One day his father gave him an axe, and told him to cut down an old tree which stood in front of their house. He went to work on the tree, but his blows made little impression on it. By-and-bye he got discouraged, and sat…

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The work of creation not only proceeded gradually from one thing to another, but rose and advanced gradually from that which was less excellent to that which was more so, teaching us to press towards perfection and endeavour that our last works may be our best works. Matthew Henry

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The lights of heaven do not shine for themselves, nor for the world of spirits above, who need them not; but they shine for us, for our pleasure and advantage. Lord, what is man, that he should be thus regarded! Psalms 8:3,4. How ungrateful and inexcusable are we, if, when God has set up these…

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