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Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment (Spurgeon). I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (1Cor. 10:15)

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Where shall a man find worse friends than at home?

Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the Lord, that thou die not by our hand. (Jer. 11:21)

“Of the men of Anathoth that seek thy life.”

Where shall a man find worse friends than at home?

A prophet is nowhere so little set by as in his own country. {#Mt 13:57}

Probatissimuset optimus quisque peregre vivit, saith Ennius, in Cicero. Continue reading “Where shall a man find worse friends than at home?”

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I called for men, and not for varlets

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. Jeremiah 5:1

If you can find a man… i.e., A godly, a zealous man.

For homines permulti, viri perpauci, saith Herodotus: there is a great paucity of good people.

Diogenes is said to have sought for a good man in Athens with a lantern and candle at noonday. And once, when he had made an O yes in the market place, crying out, ‘Ακουσατε ανδρες, Hear, O ye men; and thereupon company came about him to hear what the matter was, he rated them away again with this speech, Ανδρας εκαλεσα, ου καθαρματα, I called for men, and not for varlets. Continue reading “I called for men, and not for varlets”

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