2 edition of Counsels to young men found in the catalog.
|Statement||American Tract Society|
|Publishers||American Tract Society|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 71 p. :|
|Number of Pages||85|
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I suspect there is more harm done to souls in this way than most people have an idea is possible. Follow the example that David sets for you: he says, "I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts" Psalm 119:63. Never think of finding any gratification in doing nothing. Texts will rise up in your hearts in the moment of temptation. Man is no longer what he was when God formed him out of the dust of the ground.
Remember how differently two kings of Judah read the Word of God: Jehoiakim read it, and at once tore the page to pieces, and burned it in the fire Jeremiah 36:23. Those that are nearest to it are the best, and those that are farthest from it, and most contrary to it, the worst. When men asked him why he labored so intensely, and took such extreme pains with every picture, his simple answer was, "I paint for eternity.
RT : This is unreal emilghiurau• Think for a moment why you were born into the world. To take such a line is neither possible nor desirable in this world. It Counsels to young men flying in the face of God's purposes to do as many do--to make the soul a servant to the body, and not the body a servant to the soul. They too had obstacles to contend with, lusts to mortify, trials to endure, hard places to travel, like any of you. Hear the request I make of you this day--if you love life, seek to become acquainted with Jesus Christ.
It is the book which young Timothy knew from his childhood. What a wreck man is, compared to what he might have been! He that finds a good wife does indeed "finds a good thing;" so if you have the desire to find one, be very careful how you choose your friends. By living according to your word" Psalm 119:9. But remember that little word I press upon you, and when Satan says, "You cannot be a Christian while you are young:" answer him, "Get behind me, Satan: by God's help I will try.
Value all books in proportion as they are agreeable to Scripture. Your wife must either help your soul or harm it.
I fear that he will succeed in filling your minds with the vain notion, that to be a true Counsels to young men as a youth is impossible. Take heed what you read. Sin alone did all this.
Pain, disease, death, strifes, quarrels, divisions, envy, jealousy, malice, deceit, fraud, and cheating, violence, oppression, robbery, selfishness, unkindness, and ingratitude; all these are the fruits of sin.
Do you feel unworthy because of your sins? Do not let the exciting and sensual swallow up your attention, while the edifying and the sanctifying can find no place in your mind.
The path to heaven is always narrow, whether we be young or old.
Share this far and wide!!!! Will you harbor your deadliest enemy in your arms? Throw them aside: "Come to Me," He says; "whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
Time would not allow me, if I were to tell you of young Isaac, young Joseph, young Joshua, young Samuel, young David, young Solomon, young Abijah, young Obadiah, young Josiah, young Timothy.
The world is only too ready to wink at youthful sins.