a quiver of arrows

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3 n COME AND SEE Nathanael said unto him. Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him. Come and textit{*et. textit{—JOHH 1:46. nxn» was all aglow when he took the good news to Nathanael that he had found the Messiah. In whom ? Jesus of Nazareth. Impossible ! Can any good things come out of Nazareth, that disreputable village among the hills ? No, no, Philip, you can not make me believe any such thing as that. We have been led to believe that He will come through some exalted family and in a manner befitting His glorious and heaven-born mission. Philip saw that argument was a waste of breath, for his friend was prejudiced. He did the sensible thing. "Come and see." See for yourself. Nathanael came, saw, and believed. Whom did he see ? I. A MAN A man is hard to find. Diogenes sought him with a lantern and could not find him. There are lay-figures, manikins, leather and prunella imitations, and what not; but where is the man ? Jesus differs from other men in respect : 1. textit{To intellect. He saw things textit{clearly. No two eyes are alike. Thereis a twist in one or the other of them, and sometimes in both. He saw the truth. He delved deep into all mysteries. He saw knowledge. textit{All knowledge. He untied the knots of philosophy without resorting to any Gordian trick. He touched these things with a fearless hand. 2. textit{To heart. It was pure and benevolent. He hated sin only. No human heart beats precisely as it should, because no man is wholly free from sin. The old Spartan judge detected the criminal by placing his ear at the hearts of the accused. Jesus knew what was in the heart of man because His own heart was pure and could discern the evil from the good. 3. textit{To conscience. No ship sails without a ...
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