Daniel Muir [Sr.]
Daniel [H. Muir]
Town of Buffalo 18th 1865. Dear Daniel I recieved yours of the 3d that we were thinking you were long of writing but we were glad to hear you were both well in body. I should like to give you a good advice but it is god only that can by his Spirit through the attonement of Jesus Christ accompanying my pray and advice & that can make it profitable unto you, for you know by the three first chapters of Romans what man is of himself and what he may be by grace Rom 3 - Rom 1:25-52 Now your earthly fathers advice is that you take your heavenly Fathers I John 3-23. advice and Seek first the kingdom of heaven and his righteousness and all other things shall be added. I should like better to hear you saying to me that doing the will of your heavenly fathers will on earth [deleted was the] as it is done in heaven by Angles was your element exactly instead of saying to put new idias of your own into form would your element exactly. O what a difference of mans ideas when god by his spirit lets light into his mind by faith regenerating grace. My Son may god for Christs sake incline you to ask for light of him and you will understand the Scriptures when you read them. And he will change your Idias wonderfully, would you be perfictly ready to meet your god were you as quickly & unexpectedly cut off from this world by death as president Lincoln was If you do not live in Christ you cannot die Christ my Son your mother & I are daily praying for all our children meet us my children at 2 o'clock & pray for us also.
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