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CLELAND BOYD MCAFEE
“MOSAIC LAW IN MODERN LIFE," ETC.
The Bible Text used in this volume is taken from the American Standard
III. THE PERSONAL MOOD.
IV. SELF IN THE SOCIAL GROUP
V. SELF AGAINST THE SOCIAL GROUP
VI. SELF FOR THE SOCIAL GROUP...
VII. THE CHALLENGE OF THE SOCIAL ORDER
VIII. THE GROUP WITHIN THE SOCIAL ORDER
IX. GOD IN THE SOCIAL ORDER
X. SIN AND THE SOCIAL ORDER....
XI. THE SPIRIT OF PRAISE WITHIN THE SOCIAL ORDER 141
XII. THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER IN THE SOCIAL ORDER... 156
XIII. THE FORECAST OF A FUTURE SOCIAL ORDER.. 171
The Songs of a Thousand Years
The book of the Psalms is the best known book in the Bible. That is because it is the most complete expression of human life in literature. It ranges all moods. No man can seek the expression of any mood without finding terms for it here. From the depths of despair he can cry for help; in rage at injustice, in the pain of betrayal by friends, in doubt of God's goodness, in assurance of his unfailing love, feeling himself wrong or wronged, seeing the world as going to ruin or seeing it as working out a plan of good, wanting inspiration to serve his fellowmen better or wanting refuge from their demands, fearing the future or hoping for it, in depression or in exultation-whatever mood any man cares to express is here. Calvin says: “All griefs, sorrows, fears, doubts, hopes, cares, and anxieties, in short all those tumultuous agitations wherewith the minds of men are wont to be tossed—the Holy Spirit hath here represented to the life.” It is a literature of insight.
First Week, First Day
-Psalm 103: 1-6.