Let fall for eager Gleaners.
Thirty Addresses on Various Scripture Truths and Incidents
by W. T. P. Wolston. M.D.
Part 1 — The Purpose of God; or, From Egypt to Canaan
1 — SLAVERY AND SHELTER
2 — SEVEN DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
3 — SANCTIFICATION: ITS POSITIONAL ASPECT
4 — SANCTIFICATION: ITS PRACTICAL ASPECT
5 — SALVATION
6 — THE SONG: SATISFACTION
7 — SUSTENANCE: THE MANNA AND THE WATER
8 — THE SERPENT OF BRASS, AND THE JORDAN
Part 2 — Backsliding and Restoration
9 — BACKSLIDING IN HEART
10 — BACKSLIDING IN WAYS
11 — CONFESSION AND CLEANSING
12 — RESTORATIVE MINISTRY
13 — PREVENTATIVE MINISTRY
14 — THORNS AND BRIARS; OR, FALLING AWAY
Part 3 — Miscellaneous Subjects
David; or Faith's Experience
The King in His Beauty
Nehemiah and His Workers
Overcoming: Its Secret
The Gospel, The Church, and the Servant
"That the Church May Receive Edifying"
Gift, and Local Office
A Man in Christ; and, A Man of God
Faith's Encouragement in Evil Days
Waiting and Watching
Preface to Second Edition.
A large edition of this volume having become exhausted, another is called for. It differs in no respect from the first, and is issued because the writer has been cheered by many a letter, from different parts of the world, expressing thankfulness for the help received through these little "Handfuls." Hence they are again sent out, with praise and prayer to "the Lord of the harvest." W. T. P. W. Glenfall, South Road, Weston-Super-Mare, 1st March 1914.
The title of this little volume has been suggested by the command which Boaz gave to his reapers at Bethlehem, in regard to that earnest young gleaner Ruth, "Let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them that she may glean them, and rebuke her not" (Ruth 2:16).
Of Ruth, it is then recorded, "So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned. and it was about an ephah of barley." She was a wise gleaner; she carried nothing away but the golden grain; the straw she left in the field. I would ask my readers to do the same.
These addresses, given to companies of Christians under very various conditions, some a quarter of a century ago, others more recently, were briefly taken down by some hearer, and the notes have been revised.
That there is much straw in each "handful" the Author is well aware, but if there be enough of the golden grain of God's precious truth to help a troubled inquirer, recover an unhappy backslider, cheer a feeble believer, or stimulate a fellow-servant, his object will be gained.
To the loving care of the "Lord of the harvest" the volume is prayerfully commended.
W. T. P. W., 46 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 16th December 1898.