Originally delivered as a series of sermons at Bednal Green in 1712, this material was so positively received that many of the hearers insisted that it be put into print. This classic treatise has been carefully prepared for the benefit and enjoyment of a new generation of Christian readers. It includes the moving, comprehensive biographical preface written by James Hamilton in 1847.
The electronic edition contains embedded Scripture references in the ESV®; the print edition includes a Scripture index and glossary.
The author here pleads with us to avail ourselves of the "ornament of a meek and quiet spirit," and to apply this precious and comely grace in all our contacts in everyday living. No message could be more practical or fitting for this age, when the world, more than ever, is too much with us.
This is a deep and tender, altogether winsome plea. Would you know the nature, excellence, and application of this meekness and quietness? Come then with the author to Him who said, ". . . learn of me, for I am meek and lowly." And all the world will see and know that we have been with Jesus.
Living and dying, let us be found among the "quiet in the land."
We all wish to see quiet families, and quiet churches, and quiet neighborhoods, and quiet nations; and it will be so if there be quiet hearts; and not otherwise.