Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.…
Moses, on his own showing, was "slow of speech and of a slow tongue"; but by his signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, God said to Pharaoh, "Let My people go." David was but a stripling when he smote the twelve-foot giant. Zaccheus was little of stature, but he also was a son of Abraham. Paul's bodily presence was weak; yet who was ever more of a man in Christ? Some say he had defective vision; yet in spiritual things he had the eagle's sight with the eagle's flight. Apollos "mightily convinced the Jews," though "knowing only the baptism of John." Delicate Timothy was "strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." John Bunyan spent about fifteen years of his life in prison, yet his dungeon dreams have aroused many from the sleep of sin. Robert Hall suffered agonies from an affected spine, yet who had a better Christian backbone than he? Christmas Evans' eloquence was none the less brilliant because he had lost an eye. Blind John Milton saw and sang of the loss and recovery of Paradise. Pollock, sick and feeble as he was, has blest the world with an immortal poem, in "The Course of Time." "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."
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