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Song of Songs 5:10 (AMP) 10  [She said] My beloved is fair and ruddy, the chief among ten thousand!

A letter written in May 1857 by E. A. Harris

Dear C, I do indeed hope, that whatever others do, you will serve the Lord, and give Him your heart, for He only is worthy. ‘He is the chief among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely. ‘But be sure, dear, you do not rest in trying to do better. The only way to be really better is to come to Jesus in prayer. It is in vain to try every day and every week without Him for you will certainly fail. Your goodness certainly fail. Your goodness will be as the morning cloud and as the early dew, that passes away. I do not say this to discourage you, my darling, but only to urge you to take every trouble and sin to Jesus, and let this be the prayer of your heart, ‘ Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.’ If you look in Ezek. xxxvi, you will find that God there promises the very blessing, nay more, that He will make you able and willing to obey His commands, and to walk in His ways. He asks for the whole heart; He loves you too well to be satisfied with part Oh, that God may make you wholly His!—With much love, believe me ever yours,

E. A. Harris

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