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"Is just the thing to kindle gratitude for mercies past and courage for the struggles yet to come." -The Christian World
"Lessons are drawn from the prominent texts of the Bible relating to the aged, and texts portraying to them their rest and happiness beyond this life. The closing pages are an appeal to the aged sinner, or old unbeliever. The volume will make an appropriate holiday present." -The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review
"A series of devout meditations on some thirty-one select passages of Scripture, designed to cheer the hearts of the aged and of those who are about to close their earthly pilgrimage. The weary traveler will find them refreshing to his soul as cooling springs in the desert." -The Evangelical Repository
Aged Christian, your day is far spent, your journey is nearly ended! The greatest part of the wilderness is behind you! You have traveled many a weary mile, and have spent many a sorrowful day. But you have not much farther to go! You have not many more days to spend here in this bleak desert. You are just on the edge of the wilderness, on the borders of the promised land! Soon, very soon, your Lord will send his messenger, 'death', to call you home. The year of release is just at hand. Do not, therefore, give way to fear. Do not hang down your head like a bulrush — but look up, for your redemption draws near! Let us talk together a little of the past, the present, and the future; and let us try and comfort one another with God's own precious words.
We have not much time left — let us not waste it! We have not far to go — let us not loiter! We are in the border country — let us expect some glimpses of "The Better Land." We are hastening from danger and a country that is doomed; let us not look back! Every step now brings us sensibly nearer home! Every hour counts, and the last hour will soon be here!
Let us attend to the Apostle's admonition, "What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had ; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. I would like you to be free from concern." 1 Corinthians 7:29-32
Anxiety about temporal things does not befit us now. The world is to us like an inn, where we lodge tonight — but shall leave it tomorrow!
THE BORDER LAND
THE STRONG STAFF
THE BETTER COUNTRY
THE WHITE ROBES