Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.…
Men die for lack of knowledge, hence teaching has ever held a high place in God's dealing with sinful man, and the Divine Teacher — the Holy Spirit — not only points out the way of life, but confers power to pursue that way. The first without the second would prove ineffective to accomplish the salvation of any man. "It would have been," says T.G. Selby, "a cruel absurdity if someone had stepped up to Caliban or to Quasimodo, the dwarf in Victor Hugo's Notre Dame, who impersonates all ugliness, and had said 'Be Apollo, he is the one mould of physical perfection into which you may try and compass yourself.' It would be insane stupidity if Tadema or Burne Jones were to go to some limbless monstrosity in a penny show and say, 'Join our school, paint according to our methods, reproduce our best characteristics.'" The poor wretch lacks the natural endowments which fit him to take his first lessons in art.
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