Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound.
In His prayer for His disciples He says, "I have declared unto them Thy name,"--"merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,"--"that the love wherewith Thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
Our little world is the lesson book of the universe. Both the redeemed Page 20 and the unfallen beings will find in the cross of Christ their science Ages of man their song. It will be seen that the glory shining in the face of Jesus is the glory of self-sacrificing love.
In the light from Calvary it will be seen that the law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven; that the love Ages of man "seeketh not her own" has its source in the heart of God; and that in the meek and lowly One is manifested the character of Him who dwelleth in the light which no man can approach unto.
In the beginning, God was revealed in all the works of creation. It was Christ that spread the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth. It was His hand that hung the worlds in space, and fashioned the flowers of the field. It was He that filled the earth with beauty, and the air with song.
Even now all created things declare the glory of His excellence. There is nothing, save the selfish heart of man, that lives unto itself.
No bird that cleaves the air, no animal that moves upon the ground, but ministers to some other life. There is no leaf of the forest, or lowly blade of grass, but has its ministry.
Every tree and shrub and leaf pours forth that element of life without which neither man nor animal could live; and man and animal, in turn, minister to the life of tree and shrub and leaf.
The flowers breathe fragrance and unfold their beauty in blessing Page 21 to the world. The sun sheds its light to gladden a thousand worlds. The ocean, itself the source of all our springs and fountains, receives the streams from every land, but takes to give.
The mists ascending from its bosom fall in showers to water the earth, that it may bring forth and bud. The angels of glory find their joy in giving,--giving love and tireless watchcare to souls that are fallen and unholy.
Heavenly beings woo the hearts of men; they bring to this dark world light from the courts above; by gentle and patient ministry they move upon the human spirit, to bring the lost into a fellowship with Christ which is even closer than they themselves can know.
But turning from all lesser representations, we behold God in Jesus. Looking unto Jesus we see that it is the glory of our God to give.
In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life.
In heaven itself this law was broken. Sin originated in self-seeking. Lucifer, the covering cherub, desired to be first in heaven. He sought to gain control of heavenly beings, to draw them away from their Creator, and to win their homage to himself. Therefore he misrepresented God, Page 22 attributing to Him the desire for self-exaltation.
With his own evil characteristics he sought to invest the loving Creator. Thus he deceived angels. Thus he deceived men.
He led them to doubt the word of God, and to distrust His goodness. Because God is a God of justice and terrible majesty, Satan caused them to look upon Him as severe and unforgiving.
Thus he drew men to join him in rebellion against God, and the night of woe settled down upon the world. The earth was dark through misapprehension of God.
This could not be done by force. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him; His character must be manifested in contrast to the character of Satan. This work only one Being in all the universe could do.Ages of Man According to Greek mythology, humankind passed through a number of eras that were characterised by specific events, and were known in ancient Greece as the Ages of Man.
Hesiod, a famous ancient Greek poet, recognised five ages, while Ovid, a Roman poet, believed there were four. Printed in , this book written by John Wesley Hanson offers a thorough examination the meaning of the Greek word AIÓN -- AIÓNIOS, translated Everlasting -- Eternal, proving it denotes Limited Duration.
Classical Greece (Great Ages of Man) [C. M. Bowra] on vetconnexx.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Part of Time Life Series on the Great Ages of Man. Author, Sir Maurice Bowra has devoted his life to the contemplation of Greek literature.
The Ages of Man are the stages of human existence on the Earth according to Greek mythology and its subsequent Roman interpretation.. Both Hesiod and Ovid offered accounts of the successive ages of humanity, which tend to progress from an original, long-gone age in which humans enjoyed a nearly divine existence to the current age of .
Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of the Living God, The Saviour of the world is the Desire of Ages; He left the riches, glory and splendor of Heaven.
Page 19 Chapter 1 "God With Us" "His name shall be called Immanuel, God with us." "The light of the knowledge of the glory of God" is seen "in the face of Jesus Christ.".