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The Mission of Sorrow

By Gardiner Spring


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   Chapter 1 -- Sorrow God's Witness - It must be a hard heart that is not touched with the sorrows of the bereaved. Our sympathy may give courage to the mourner, and relieve his solitude, ...read
   Chapter 2 -- Sorrow Deserved - One design of afflictions is to teach us that we deserve all that we suffer. No man who has a conscience will question that he is thus ill-deserving. ...read
   Chapter 3 -- Submission Under Sorrow - "At the funeral of President Davies, just as the people were about to take up the coffin, his mother, an aged widow, came to take the last look of her ...read
   Chapter 4 -- Sorrow Disturbs Idolatrous Attachments - In one form or another, all sin is idolatry. It is a violation of the command, "You shall have no other gods BEFORE ME." It sets the creature above th ...read
   Chapter 5 -- Sorrow The Friend of Christian Graces - The children of God have much to struggle with. Their vocation, high and holy as it is, has a militaristic aspect. It is a protracted conflict, in whi ...read
   Chapter 6 -- Sorrow Taking Lessons from the Bible - Sorrow finds no relief from the mere teachings of human reason. The lessons of pagan philosophy, even from some of the most accomplished minds the wor ...read
   Chapter 7 -- Sorrow At the Throne of Grace - "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray." We cannot misunderstand nor misinterpret this apostolic injunction, nor doubt as to those to whom it is d ...read
   Chapter 8 -- Fitness for Heaven Through Sorrow - God's people are dear to him. They are his because they are his creatures. He made them, and he made them "for himself." "The Lord, he is God; he has ...read
   Chapter 9 -- No Sorrow There - In heaven at last. The days of mourning are ended. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. To the wicked he says, "Woe unto you who laugh now; ...read

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