| › Chapter 1 - Preface - EVENTIDE AT BETHEL
The Night-dream of the Desert
AN OLD TESTAMENT CHAPTER IN PROVIDENCE AND GRACE
By John MacDuff,
Dedicated to all ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|
| › 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 ...read|