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sonified. Then God becomes the Shepherd wh* leads us, the Father who spiritually begat us the covenant-God to whom we sustain the covenant relation, the Friend who oifers us friendship the Lord whom we serve, the God of qui trust, who is no longer merely God, but our God

toy many years we may have had love foi God m general and never have known him. He IS only known when love for him takes on a personal character; when we meet him in the pathway of life; when He becomes a person in contrast with our own; when we enter into con-

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and personal relation with him, so our Father and we his children; not merely one of his children, but his child in a special way, a personal relation from that of his other children, even thedifferent closest relation conceivable in heaven and on earth; He our Father, our shepherd, our bosom-friend and our God. that

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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To be near unto God - pagina 10

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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