Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
"The only way of relief for a sin-entangled soul, is by applying to God alone. Many things present themselves as diversions, many things offer themselves as remedies, but the soul finds that the Lord alone can heal. And until men are sensible of the guilt of sin, and quit all to come at once to God, it is in vain for them to expect any relief...
Why is it that these matters are so long uncertain with them? Is it not from sloth and despondency that they content themselves with common and customary applications to God?
Then let us stand up and be doing; it must be done, and it is attended with safety. We are to humble ourselves before God...
It is our unspeakable comfort that there is forgiveness with him, for that is what we need. Jesus Christ is the great Ransom; he is ever an Advocate for us, and through him we hope to obtain forgiveness."
"But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you."
- Psalms 130:4, NLT
(From "Daily Readings by Matthew Henry" by Matthew Henry, c. 1662-1714)
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
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