Nov 11, 2009 · Bradstreet’s poem speaks obliquely to the competing beliefs on how to conduct one’s life on earth given the contradictory nature of Puritanism: even though God had predetermined, or elected, those who would attain salvation, one still had to conduct one’s life on earth so as to prepare to receive grace, or salvation, in the hereafter.
Feb 27, 2016 · This part of Psalms shows the Lord above us, the kind and righteous God who deserves our worship and praise. And in Book Five (Ps 107–150), we are called to thank Him. He’s the Savior, deliverer, and God of all. In Book Five, we see the Lord among us, in His temple with his people.
For example, in William Shakespeare’s Fair Youth Sonnets. For example, ‘ Sonnet 31’ in which the speaker imbues the Fair Youth with all the love that the speaker should’ve given to and received from other lovers. He speaks reverentially about the young man’s capacity to love. Examples of Devotional Poetry God’s World by Edna St ...
Aug 16, 2016 · For example, can we even begin to imagine what it felt like for the fathers and mothers of the children in Bethlehem to lose their little ones when Herod’s murder squad arrived and slaughtered all of them under two years old? Perhaps not. But there was one year (inspired by the loss of a son in our church) when I said: I will try.
The beauty of a crooked tree, The blossom of a humble weed, The glory of a homely seed, The pathos of a homeless pup, The way to lift a brother up. O, grant me the highest art —. The patience of an understanding heart. A poem that defines what being a Christian is, what it looks like in all aspects of our lives.
Feb 23, 2016 · For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love, Or chide my palsy, or my gout, My five gray hairs, or ruined fortune flout, With wealth your state, your mind with arts improve, Take you a course, get you a place, Observe his honour, or his grace, Or the king’s real, or his stampèd face Contemplate; what you will, approve,
Jul 23, 2020 · Eternal Life is gained. by utter abandonment of one’s own life. When God appears to His ardent lover, the lover is absorbed in Him, and not so much as a hair of the lover remains. True lovers are as shadows, and when the sun shines in glory the shadows vanish away. He is a true lover to God to whom God says. “I am thine and thou art Mine.”.