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Things to Live For

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - Things That are Worth While - THINGS TO LIVE FOR by J. R. Miller, 1896 "So that you may be able to discern what is best--and may be pure and blameless until the day of Chr
   Chapter 2 - The Seriousness of Living - All life is serious. We are not butterflies, to flutter a little while in the air and then drop into the dust. The words we speak and the things we do
   Chapter 3 - Wholesome or Unwholesome Living - The word wholesome means whole, sound, having perfect health. It is applied usually to conditions. Thus we speak of a wholesome climate, meaning a cli
   Chapter 4 - The Duty of Being Strong - There is a duty of being strong. Strength is not a mere happy gift that falls to the lot of certain favored people, while others are doomed to weaknes
   Chapter 5 - The Blessing of Simple Goodness - After all, there are few ways in which most of us can do better service for Christ in this world--than just by being good. Sir Walter Scott's farewell
   Chapter 6 - Living up to Our Privileges - "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I
   Chapter 7 - The Lesson of Service - Jesus taught that we should live, "not to be served--but to serve" This is a lesson that it is very hard to learn. It is easy enough to utter sentimen
   Chapter 8 - The Grace of Thoughtfulness - "I didn't think!" is what people say ofttimes when they suddenly become aware of the pain which some heedless act or careless word of theirs has given
   Chapter 9 - The Seeds we are Scattering - In one sense, when a baby is born--its life is only a patch of soil in which, as yet, nothing is growing. A mother's hand is the first to plant seeds
   Chapter 10 - Knowledge and Love - Knowledge, when wisdom is too weak to guide her, Is like a headstrong horse that throws the rider. --Quarles One of Paul's pithy sayings is, "Knowled
   Chapter 11 - Dangers of Discouragement - We are not apt to think of discouragement as either dangerous or sinful. Some people seem to think it rather a pleasant experience than otherwise; at
   Chapter 12 - Talking About One's Self - "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So w
   Chapter 13 - Why Did You Fail? - It grieved Jesus to have his disciples fail in their faith. One reason was personal. The joy of being trusted is one of the holiest experiences that c
   Chapter 14 - Passing by on the Other Side - "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, le
   Chapter 15 - Over-Waiting For God - A great deal is said in the Bible about waiting for God. The lesson cannot be too strongly enforced. We easily grow impatient of God's delays. Much of
   Chapter 16 - The Only Safe Committal - In one of the psalms is a sentence of committal, the full force of which is not usually noted. The words read: "Into your hand I commend my spirit. Yo
   Chapter 17 - The Beatitude for Sorrow - A great preacher has said, "It is worth our thought how small that audience must be that would assemble, life through, to listen to a gospel that said
   Chapter 18 - Blessings of Bereavement - At first we would be disposed to say that no blessings can come out of bereavements. But the grace of God has such wondrous power, that even from the
   Chapter 19 - How They Stay With Us - DEATH is ever bearing away the fresh and fair and beautiful ones of earth--and leaving hearts bleeding, and homes desolate. Apart from the religion of
   Chapter 20 - The Hallowing of our Burden - We miss much, by not giving heed to the marginal readings in our reference Bibles. Ofttimes a new light falls upon a verse or a word, when we have not
   Chapter 21 - The Cost of Helpfulness - Every blessing that comes to us--is made sacred by its cost. To us it may be given freely; but, before it could be given, a price was paid for it! One
   Chapter 22 - Loving and Hating One's Life - Our Lord's teaching is that only the life which is lost in love--is really saved. The illustration is in the little parable of the grain of wheat. "I
   Chapter 23 - Taking God Into Counsel - "I will commit my way, O Lord, to Thee, Nor doubt your love, though dark the way may be, Nor murmur, for the sorrow is from God, And there is comfort
   Chapter 24 - This Life and the After Life - The continuity of life hereafter, is a Bible teaching. There is no real break in life. Jesus said, "Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die."

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