Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.…
I. In the INTELLECTUAL world. Can a man become a scholar without a university training? Hugh Miller, etc.
II. In the POLITICAL world. Can a man who was a rail-splitter in his youth make a good President? Lincoln.
III. In the SOCIAL world. Frequently a man whom society learns to respect is of humble parentage, and vice versa.
IV. In the ECCLESIASTICAL world. Examples of pure Christianity in Roman Churches — Anselm, Bernard, Newman. Noble pagans, , , etc.
V. In the MORAL world. Some of the most distinguished saints in obscure conditions. The purest diamond — where is that? Precious metals too.
(G. F. Green.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.