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Eventide at Bethel

By John MacDuff

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   Chapter 1 - Preface - EVENTIDE AT BETHEL or, The Night-dream of the Desert AN OLD TESTAMENT CHAPTER IN PROVIDENCE AND GRACE By John MacDuff, 1878 Dedicated to all
   Chapter 2 - Outset From Home - "Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran." Genesis 28:10 The world in many of its outward phases has undergone important alterations since t
   Chapter 3 - Home Memories and Their Lessons - "Up to me bright boyhood looks, Heart and mind and soul awake; Guide my steps, O gracious Father For my loved one's sake. Let Your holy counsel lead
   Chapter 4 - Home Memories and Their Lessons (Continued) - "Oh take the green ears of an early life, And lay them on God's altar."--Anon. "It is one of the peculiar beauties of Scriptural narrative, that no
   Chapter 5 - The Certain Place - "As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in that place to sleep."--Pilgrim's
   Chapter 6 - Night Shadows - "Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the sto
   Chapter 7 - The Pillow of Stones - "And will You hear the fevered heart To You in silence cry? As the inconstant wild fires dart Out of the restless eye. "You will, for many a languid
   Chapter 8 - The Night-Dream - "The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of night, As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight. "And the night shall b
   Chapter 9 - The Ministering Angels - "Creator of many servants who stand in the higher worlds, and who proclaim aloud with reverence the commands of the Living God, may Your Name be magn
   Chapter 10 - The God Above the Ladder - "Jacob sleeps in the open field, exposed to the attacks of wild beasts and marauders, protected only by the Guardian of Israel."--Kalisch. "God foun
   Chapter 11 - Jehovah's Name - "O my Father! it seems to me sometimes, as if You forgot every other being, in order to think only of my faithless and ungrateful heart!"--Madame Guy
   Chapter 12 - The Promise - "He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has He seen perverseness in Israel--the Lord his God is with him."--Numbers 23:21. "And I will bring f
   Chapter 13 - The Given Presence - "And behind the dim unknown Stands God within the shadow, Keeping watch above His own."--Anon. There is a promise to particular saints-"I will never
   Chapter 14 - The Waking, and Waking Exclamation - "The Pilgrim laid down in a large upper chamber, whose window opened toward the sun-rising--the name of the chamber was Peace. There he slept until b
   Chapter 15 - The Morning Consecration - "The next morning Jacob got up very early. He took the stone he had used as a pillow and set it upright as a memorial pillar. Then he poured olive oi
   Chapter 16 - The Vow - "The purified righteous man has become a coin of the Lord, and has the impress of his King stamped upon him."--Clement of Alexandria. Then Jacob mad
   Chapter 17 - The Renewed Journey - "Arduous is the conflict, but abundant the strength--hard the toil, but glorious the reward. O forsake not me, Your child, when walking through the g
   Chapter 18 - Bethel Revisited - "Grants of mercy call for returns of duty; and the sweet communion we have with God ought ever to be remembered."--Matthew Henry. "Therefore fear no

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