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Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

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This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.
This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.

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Hebrews 2:7 “Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory
and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:”

Alexander Pope wrote this poem in 1734 as an attempt to explain God’s ways to man.
Wikipedia comments that, It is concerned with the part evil plays in the world and with the social
order God has decreed for man. Because man cannot know God’s purposes, he cannot complain
about the existence of evil and must accept that Whatever is, is right. More than any other work,
it popularized optimistic philosophy throughout England and the rest of Europe. The essay,
written in heroic couplets, comprises four epistles. Pope began work on it in 1729, and had
finished the first three by 1731. However, they did not appear until early 1733, with the fourth
epistle published the following year. The poem was originally published anonymously. Pope did
not admit to its authorship until 1735.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Essay_on_Man
An Essay on Man
“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A Being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast;
In doubt his mind and body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such,
Whether he thinks to little, or too much;
Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd;
Still by himself, abus'd or disabus'd;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great Lord of all things, yet a prey to all,
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest and riddle of the world.”
Epistle 2, 1

Although mankind has a fallen nature in Hebrews 2:9 the Scripture says, “ But we see Jesus, who
was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and

honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Jesus put aside His
privileges as God and became a mortal so that He could save us. Alexander Pope warns us
“presume not God to scan”. In other words we are not to question God’s purposes. Are you
questioning God? You will only find peace in submission to Him.

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