What are the causes of rest? As Christians, we are accustomed to being told that the greatest thing in the world is Faith. Drummond's powerful addresses had already peaked my interest once I noticed the hand painted cover! He put his recollections into a letter that he sent out to his extended family. The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses - A Digitally Enlarged Edition With An Updated Layout And Typeface To Include, But Limited To: Love, The Greatest Thing In The World - Lessons From The Angelus - Pax Vobiscum - First! Read through the quotable quotes and sayings by Henry Drummond which have been extracted from his writings, books, lectures, thoughts, work and life. Once only you can live it. It is for the greatest thing in the world.
Drummond was a worker amongst men. We have been accustomed to be told that the greatest thing in the religious world is Faith. I think 6 years ago I needed this book more. As you are blessed to be a blessing. The book to which my encounter with Mr. It basically elucidates and breaks down the importance of love through the lens of 1 Corinthians 13. We love others, we love everybody, we love our enemies, because He first loved us.
Christ saw that men too live painfully. Today I re-read this small treasure; great things do, indeed, come in small packages. That change only happens as we reflect on the glory of Christ. These nine components of love are the background of this 61 page sermon written by a 19th century Scottish evangelical preacher. In the cynical and divisive times in which we live, I found this to be a compelling and powerful message that I needed to hear. I felt as if this one teaching encapsulated everything I ever needed to know about Jesus' teachings. From the very first statement, the archaic looking book had my complete attention.
A short and simple treatment of I Corinthians 13. He tends to critique the Authorized Version, which always bothers me, but he does make some good observations about the nature, and superiority of love. We must go to the source and change the inmost nature and all the angry humors will die away of themselves. Love Contrasted Paul contrasts love with other things prophecy, faith, charity men of that day thought much of. Overall I liked the book and it is filled with a lot of good one liners, a very tweetable book.
More than just the our westernized understanding of love however! He started giving this lecture in 1884 about 1 Corinthians 13. Would that we could all move into that Love chapter, and live there. If you love, you will unconsciously fulfill the whole law. I had no idea who Mr. He also shows from Matthew 25:31-46, where the jud This book contain three sermons by Henry Drummond. I highly recommend this book and would encourage you to read it as a devotional as you work through how to live out the 9 virtues that cultivate love in your soul. My review and notes are principally on this message from which the book takes its name the rest of the collected messages are good but not as amazing as the first one.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. Can you tell me anything that is going to last? Love suffereth long, and is kind; Love envieth not; Love vaunteth not itself is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, Seeketh not her own, Is not easily provoked, Thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. And probably a good resource for those who are less enamored of long complex treatises on biblical concepts. In the words of D. The author makes understandable analysis and leaves It was divine intervention that brought this book to my attention.
That is the inevitable effect of love. We aspire to the top to look for Rest; it lies at the bottom. Nothing earth shattering here, but definitely worth the few minutes it takes to read it. I w Should you read this? If you have your priorities wrong in life, then this book will show you what you should be focusing on and it is isn't about yourself. I found myself re-reading and highlighting major portions of the book as his profound interpretations and applications were surprisingly relevant for believers today. Those who define charity as being the pure love of Christ will not need to make that distinction; Paul's charity and Drummond's love are interchangeable.
Drummond's powerful addresses had already peaked my interest once I noticed the hand painted cover! If you are a Christian and live your life to love God and others, maybe, but this book may give you the feeling of being a choir preached at. Men flocked in from across the country to see the great inventions of the day. The version I have is a collection of sermons by Scottish evangelist Henry Drummond 1851-1897 , of which The Greatest Thing in the World is the central message. Drummond has produced a treatise on love so wise, so full, so spiritual that it makes me want to elevate and broaden my concept of love and practice the unselfed, generous, broad, spiritual love full of grace that Drummond challenges us to express. Unfortunately in our english language we one have one name for love that is suppose to encompass the complexity of what love is. He lights back and forth on the topics. That change only happens as we reflect on the glory of Christ.
This chapter in the New Testament only has 13 verses yet it says it all. Jealousy, anger, pride, lack of charity, self-righteousness, touchiness, doggedness, sullenness—these are the ingredients of this dark and loveless soul. How are to do so? Paul does not say this but he does say that love must last. Drummond doesn't really break any new ground here, but he does a good job laying out the importance of love paramount , the source of love God, who is love , and the characteristics of a loving person patience, kindness, etc. Nothing earth shattering here, but definitely worth the few minutes it takes to read it.
It is a great book to share with others. His studies resulted in his writing Natural Law in the Spiritual World, the argument of which is that the scientific principle of continuity extends from the physical world to the spiritual. Time does not change men. When you stop loving others and people stop loving you. Large bodies of serious readers, among the religious and the scientific classes alike, discovered in Natural Law the common standing-ground which they needed; and the universality of the demand proved, if nothing more, the seasonableness of its publication.