Improvement of the Mind Isaac Watts

ISBN: 9781230230375

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Improvement of the Mind  by  Isaac Watts

Improvement of the Mind by Isaac Watts
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... sion enfeebles theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... sion enfeebles the powers of reason- it makes the judgment weak and susceptible of every falsehood, and especially of such mistakes as have a tendency towards the gratification of the animal: and it warps the soul aside strangely from that steadfast honesty and integrity that necessarily belongs to the pursuit of truth.

It is the virtuous man who is in a fair way to wisdom. God gives to those that are good in His sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy, Eccles. 2: 26. XV. Watch against the pride of your own reason and a vain conceit of your own intellectual powers, with the neglect of divine aid and blessing. Presume not upon great attainments in knowledge by your own self-sufficiency: those who trust to their own understanding entirely are pronounced fools in the word of God- and it is the wisest of men gives them this character.

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool, Prov. 28: 26. And the same divine writer advises us to trust in the Lord with all our heart, and not to lean to our understandings, nor to be wise in our own eyes, chap. 3: 5, 7. XVI. Offer up, therefore, your daily requests to God the Father of lights, that He would bless all your attempts and labors in reading, study, and conversation. Think with yourself how easily and how insensibly, by one turn of thought, He can lead you into a large scene of useful ideas: He can teach you to lay hold on a clue which may guide your thoughts with safety and case through all the difficulties of an intricate subject.

Think how easily the Author of your beings can direct your motions, by His providence, so that the glance of an eye, or a word striking the ear, or a sudden turn of the fancy, shall conduct you to a train of happy sentiments. By His secret and supreme method of...



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