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Such were we all, but free grace awoke lived but a few days, and the mother The bruised reed He will not break,

us; aye, and it once awoke many in Rome He knows we are but dust: appeared to be rapidly sinking into the

also. Let us beware that we “contend The oil and meal alike may fail, arms of death. The doctor had been,

earnestly" for the faith once delivered The whelming storm may long prevail, but he only shook his head mysteriously,

to the saints. But fix our eyes on Jesus, Yet on His promise still we'll trust. saying, “I can do no more." Fond

that we may contend successfully. Let

Whate'er in wisdom He denies relatives were pleading earnestly at the

A richer boon His grace supplies,

us be as moons that reflect the light of A peace the world can ne'er bestow;

the sun.

This is the world's time of throne of grace, that the soul of the sick

Though nought remains we're not bereft, darkness; the bright and the morning one might be spared, thongh the body What most we value still is left

Star has not yet burst upon the earth; should decay. The almost heart-broken The rock whence living waters flow.

the glorious Sun has not yet risen; but husband enters the room, approaches the 'Tis sweet the promise then to plead,

our eyes of faith see the Sun, and see his

And feel whate'er we think we need, bed, leans over his loved one, and whis

Jehovah can provide.

glory, because we are risen with Him; pers, “How do you feel now, dear ?”

To trace the mercies of our God

and it is our part, believers, to reflect his She answers, " Tell Dr. M-- to trouble

In all the devious paths we've trod,

light; but how can we reflect Him, if we me no more; I have been to the Great Who never has a good denied.

look one upon another, instead of each Physician, He has cured me, and I shall Then come what will, we'll humbly wait, one looking upon Jesus.

His arm was never bared too late, soon go to meet my babe in Heaven. I

Rome turned away its eyes from the

The promise will not fail. am perfectly happy."

risen One, and built spiritual towers of Though dark the night, the morn will break; My dear friend, hast thou been to the The prayer of faith shall yet prevail,

Babel, systems, and priestcrafts, and Great Physician? Thou art afflicted with

And we shall deem the trial sweet

reflected earthly lights and carnal sysThat laid us waiting at His feet.

tems; and God gave them over to their the fearful malady of sin; so far as human

own lusts and desires. aid is concerned, thy sickness is unto

None but Jesus.

Oh! let our standard be high; no less death; but, cheering thought! Jesus can We see the Spirit of God moving amidst a standard than the standard of Jesus. cure thee; His blood can cleanse thee; chaos in the beginning of the epistle to Let our eyes behold the King in His His righteousness can justify thee; His the Romans; and we see the work of beauty, and let us test all by the MAN Spirit can make thee holy.

Christ Jesus — by His words, by His At once

Jesus like the rays of the sun descending sufferings, and by His example. Let us apply to Jesus; now repair to the foun-upon those black, cold, chaotic moun- have a single eye, and keep before us

the one faith and the one Master. If tain of His blood. Tarry not, but look tains of sins to melt them down.

The light of the Sun of Righteousness Paul, or an angel from heaven, preach to the bleeding Redeemer, so shalt thou discloses to us the world as it is, not not according to the written word, aye, be able to say, I have been to the Great

the written word alone, let him be aconly as it is to our eyes Physician, and He has cured me.

cursed. Let our eyes be Christ's eyes, nothing aright - the appearances of sin our hearts be Christ's heart, and then we perfectly happy."

under the light of Christ are more fright-will always see the King in His beauty, T. W. MEDHURST. Kingston-on-Thames. ful than we imagine; but these hideous none but Jesus.

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profoundly ignorant; still they are lost, because tion;" and the coming sinner can now by faith Each member of the human family must be either and he tbat hath not the Son of God hath not sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is

hath sent: “ He that hath the Son hath life, sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The in heaven or in hell. It is an awful thought. life." This is plain, though so very solemn. the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us There is no middle place. It is impossible to be Their hearts having never been melted by the the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” in a neutral position. The Judge is quickly Saviour's love, they see no beauty in Him, they How fearful, then, is the instruction concoming to execute His mission, None can escape discern nothing charming in His gracious voice ; veyed by the Saviour's words, “These shall go His flaming eye, none can flee beyond His reach their souls not being affected by eternal realities, away into everlasting punishment.”. Surely we Some must go into everlasting punishment, and their comforts and expectations are limited to the do well to enquire like the prophet, “Who others into life eternal. How vastly momentous narrow bounds of time and sense. Being Christ- us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who is the subject! How intensely solemn! Can any less, they are therefore not Christlike. "Benevo among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" thing be compared with its immense importance? lent to their fellow-creatures they may be, but Should not every one who reads these lines put Can any thing he so worthy of consideration ? they know not the sweetness of ministering to a the question honestly to his heart, Shill I be Well might the blessed Saviour say, “What is a needy follower of Jesus for His sake. The Lord, there? Some may hesitate, but we earnestly man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, then, may justly reprove such by saying, “ I was advise them to make the personal enquiry. Some and lose his own soul? or, what shall a man

an hungred, and ye gave me no meat; I was may reply, it is impossible to give a decided give in exchange for his soul ?” The Scriptures give warrant for our having stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye with us when we still press a reply, for the Scrip

thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a answer to such a question. No, dear reader, hear now the assurance of eternal salvation; and most clothed me not ; sick and in prison, and ye ture saith, “ He that believeth on Him (Christ) blessed it is to know that we have passed from visited me not; ..... Verily I say unto you, is not condemned; but he that believeth not is death unto lite, from condemnation to justifica- Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of condemned already, because he hath not believed tion, from enmity and rebellion to reconciliation these, ye did it not to ME.” and peace. It seems strange that

in the name of the only begotten Son of God.' read the Bible should have a moment's rest till 2. THEIR ETERNAL DOOM. As they live with Can any thing, dear reader, he plainer, to shei

you that, at this moment, the Searcher of hearts, they can say with the patriarch, "I know that out the Saviour, so they die unsaved.

beholds either not condemned or condemned my Redeemer liveth;” or with the Apostle, “ We solemn is the thought, that some around us now, know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle may possibly fall under God's everlasting punish- already? Let your own conscience then reply.

be others who say it is very harsh to were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house ment. Yea, we know it must be so, if they connot made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” tinue to reject Christ—“If ye believe not that I speak so plainly of the dreadful horrors of the Many, however, with the Bible in their hands, am He, ve shall die in your sins....whither I go lost, but our answer to such is, Did not our Lord appear to live as if the present time-state would ye cannot come;" thus excluded for ever from ytter the very words we are considering? Did

He not also say,

“Preach the Gospel to every last for ever; and as if there were no eternal the glorious presence of God and the Lamh, torment to fear and escape, no eternal glory to eternally separated from the fountain of love, creature; lie tiat believeth and is baptized shall seek an interest in. So dull is the human wind life, light, and joy. They will be banished with be saved, and he that believeth not shall be to a right contemplation of eternal realities, that the awful sentence, “ Depart from me, ve cursed, damned?”. Did not Paul say, “Knowing the except the Spirit of God arrest and enlighten into everlasting tire, prepared for the devil and terrors of the Lord, we persuade men?” and also,

“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great the conscience, men perseveringly pursue the his angels.” As body and soul have been enbroad rearl which leadeth to destruction; deaf to gaged in sin aguinst God, so body and soul will salvation ?" Oh, dear reader, we desire that you the gospel call, and unmoved by the Saviour's be under the inflictions of Divine wrath. When may flee from the wrath to come and be saved,

men die, they vainly hope that they have done for God is still rich in mercy. Christ crucified The verse for our consideration forms the con- with their bodies for ever, but it is not so. They is still the power of God unto salvation to every clusion of a prophetic parable put forth by our may be laid in the grave, and worms may feed one that believeth. The crucified Saviour is the Lord Himself, and I have selected it not with upon them, or their frame moulder into dust, but alone fountain opened for sin and all uncleanthe thought of expounding the parable, which I the body shall

. live again. Men, must come up to the foulest sinner, to come without money and believe is very peculiar and little understood, but again out of their graves. “ There shall be a bemuse of the startling facts presented to us of resurrection both of the just, and the unjust.” Idemnation, blots out all sin and transgression

without price. It delivers from eternal consome going away into everlasting punishment, The dead, small and great, must stand before God. and others into eternal blessing. 01 other occa- Body and soul will he cast into outer darkness for ever, freely gives everlasting life and rightsions our Lord referred to the same momentous They will be bound hand and foot, and taken eousness, and brings the far-oft, self-destroying, subject, shewing that some would sit down with where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing guilty sinner at once in peace to the Father's Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of of teeth. “Fear Him,” said Jesus, " who is able bosom. Is not this a great salvation ? If the heaven, but that others would be cast into outer to destroy both body and soul in' hell." Inde- reader has neglected it to the present moment, darkness, where there will be weeping and gnash - pendently of the mental anguish, the bodily suf- let us now say, how can you escape the wrath to ing of teeth; some will be rejoicing at the mar. ferings will be dreadful beyond conception. We You may not have neglected church riaze supper of the Lamb, while others are bound experience pain now connected with what may of religion, and yet have neglected this great sal

going or chapel guing, or the outward ordinances hand and foot and taken away; some after death be calleil natural sickness, and we realize the will be carried by the angels into Abraham's comfort of the tear of sympathy, and appropriate Yation. O Christless soul, how can you escape ? boson, knowing only joy and comfort, while remedies; but the pain then will be deserved How can you be happy? How can you give others are separated from the blissful abode by infliction for transgression, uninitigated wrath sleep to your eyes again, without receiving this an impassable gulf, and suffering the tormenting poured out by Divine justice, no sympathizing great salvation? O that the Holy Spirit may so influence of the burning flame of God's ven- friend to comfort, no possible means of affording awaken you to a sense of your real danger, that geance. The Apostle also plainly declares, that a moment's relief, but ceaseless and everlasting you may agonize to enter in at the strait gate, some will be for ever with the Lord, and others punishment in the lake which burneth with fire make the precious blood of the Lamb of God punished with everlasting destruction from the and brimstone. The interminable flow of tears, your only refuge, and find that it purges your presence of the Lord. Seeing, then, what eternal the constant shrieks of bitterest remorse, the conscience, and gives you confidence in God. consequences are involved, doth it not behove us thickest, blackest darkness, the intolerable pain, 3. Let us now consider WHO ARE "THE RIGHTto seek a solid, scriptural assurance (if we have the pit filled with the vilest companions, give us sous?" Ah, says the Pharisee, that's I! I it not) that we have fled from the wrath to come, but a faint idea of what God has revealed con- give alms, make long prayers, pay my due, injure that we have been accepted in the Beloved, and cerning the eternal condition of the lost. No no man; surely then I am righteous! No, no; are therefore no longer exposed to the righteous tongue can possibly describe their anguish. The you may be all this, and yet not be righteous. You anger of God?

power of mental reflection, the ability to bring are a breaker of God's laws, you know not the In considering the principles of truth con- past scenes to remembrance, aided by Him who Lord Jesus, you refuse His Gospel, you love not tained in the verse before us, let us notice-lst. saith, “I will set them in order before thine His brethren. No, it is not you, för God hath The characteristics of the lost during life. 2nd. eves,” the knowledge of having rejected the only declared, there is none righteous, no, not one; and Their eternal dooin. 3rd. Who are the right- Saviour, the sight of Lazarus in Abraliam's the inspired prophet likens man's best performeous.” 4th. Their life and walk. 5th. Their bosom in joy and bliss, while they feel tormented ances, unaided by the Spirit, to filthy rags ; for the everlasting felicity.

in the flame, the vain and ceaseless longings for Hesh profiteth nothing. Who, then, are the right1. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LOST DURone drop of water to cool their parched tongue,

eons?

Is there any way by which a crimsom In a word, they are Christless. the experience that they are separated for ever sinner can be made righteous? Yes, in Christ ;Whatever else they have, they live and die with

from all relief by an impassable gulf, and the even the righteousness of God, which is by out faith in the crucified Redeemer. This is the deepest remorse connected with the thought, that faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them decisive point. The certain mark of a lost soul had they in their time-state bowed to the Su- that believe.” This is the way by which a sinis, that he has not embraced Christ as his only viour's name, wept at His wounded feet, believed ner is male righteous—“ made the righteousness Saviour; as another has said,

in the efficacy of His blood, how different their of God in Christ” (2 Cor. v. 21); and these are * What think ye of CHRIST is the test,

state would be, all will combine to fill mp the “the righteous” who will go into life eternal. To try both your state and your scheme;

torments of those who die in their sins. Oh the They are vile in the flesh as others, but are

horrid blackness of eternal despair! What artist righteous in Christ by faith; they are cons plete Unless you think rightly of HIM."

can p:int it! What words can express it! What in Christ.

finite mind can grasp it! Surely it needed a It is this glorious doctrine of imputed rightThere may be the greatest possible variety of mighty Saviour to redeem from such destruction. eousness that Paul so often brings before us in natural character, educational attainments, or of Surely a countless price was necessary to be paid his epistles, because it is the especial glory of the providential circumstances; still they are lost, be- to enable Divine justice to exclaim, “Deliver gospel, and has been preached in all ages. Abel cause they are Christ less. Suine may be moral, him from going down to the pit; I have found a and Noah were accounted righteous by faith. others iminoral; some chaste, others rude; some ransom !” Yes, Jesus is mighty to save, and Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto rich, others poor; some generous, others covetous; still He says of all who come to Him, “I will him for righteousness. David also spoke of the some professors of religion, others scoffers; some ransom them from the power of the grave; 1 doctrine of righteousness without works. nominal protestants, others professed infidels; I will redeem them from death: 0 death, I will shews us that it shall be imputed to us also, if

come ?

ING LIFE.

You cannot be right in the rest,

Paul

we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer deeined us to God hy thy blood;" while the from the dead; and he tells us that the longing Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun. myriads of myriads of bright shining angelic desire of his own heart was to be found in Him, gred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee hosts add their ascriptions too of “Worthy is not having his own righteousness which is of the drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took the Lamb.”. ļaw, but that which is through the faith of Christ, thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? Or, when But we must stop. Our thoughts of eternal the righteousness which is of God by faith. Dear saw we thee sick and in prison, and came unto bliss are too poor, our conceptions too meagre, old Berridge said on this subject, “ A robe I must thee? And the King shall answer and say unto to attempt further description of that bright and have of one whole piece, broad as the law, spot-them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye hallowed region, the glories of which are unless as the light, and richer than an angel ever have done it unto one of the least of these my utterable. “The righteous” are rapidly hastenwore,—the robe of Jesus;" while another ex- brethren, ye have done it unto ME.” Our Lord's ing to it. The blood of Jesus has secured it for claimed,

estimate of serving His people was elsewhere us; His righteousness is our title to full posses“ Had I an angel's holiness,

expressed thus: “Whosvever shall give to drink sion; and He ever makes intercession for us, I'd lay aside that beauteous dress, unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water that we may be saved to the uttermost. A And wrap me up in Christ."

only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto little while, and then the Lord Himself shall It is this peace-speaking, soul.comforting, Christ. you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." descend from heaven with a shout, and all His exalting, creature humbling doctrine of righteous- 5. Their EVERLASTING FELICITY.

“The saints, living or dead, shall be caught up to meet ness hy faith, that has sustained God's people in righteous unto life eternal.” What mortal mind Him in the air; then this corruptible shall put all ages, and that leads so many still to sing so

can comprehend such glorious heights and depths! on incorruption, this mortal shall put on imjoyfully,

What words can portray the brauty and glory of immortality, and death shall be swallowed up in " Jesus! thy blood and righteousness, those cloudless realms of infinite purity and per victory. Then shall we see His face, and be My beauty are, my glorious dress;

fection! At our very approach to the threshold with Him, and like Him, for ever. Then will it Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,

of the subject, we seem to hear a voice within us, be known of a truth, that the unbelieving and With joy shall I lift up my head.

saying, "Take thy shoes from off thy feet, for unloving “go into everlasting punishment, but * This spotless robe the same appears, When ruin'd nature sinks in years;

the place whereon thou standest is holi ground.” the righteous into life eternal.”

The Lamb as it had been slain will ever be the
No age can change its glorious hue,
The robe of Christ is ever new."

great object of delight, and the source of unin- Grace Abounding; or, “I've found Jesus."

terrupted joy and praise. 4. THE LIFE AND WALK OF THE RIGHTEOUS. The inheritance of the righteous shall be for

( Continued from page 5.) They live not as they once did. They are more ever-"Incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading.” We may not live to see all our prayers or less spiritual. Though they feel the infirmity Now is their time for evil things,” then for answered, but, having committed our reof the flesh, and the motions of sin in their flesh, eternal and unchanging bliss; now to sow in they walk not after the flesh. They prove in tears, then to reap in joy; now to endure suffer- quests into the hands of the Father of their experience that fleshly lusts war against ing, then to enjoy pleasures for evermore; now mercies, we may well rest in His faithful the soul, and know that it is for their present to live in a Christ - rejeeting world, then to dwell blessing, as well as for God's glory, to walk in for ever anid Christ-exulting crowds; now to love, to send kind answers of peace in the Spirit ; and this they can do, because they know Christ only by faitli, then to see Him with His own time and way; for He is a Reare born of the Spirit, and indwelt by the Spirit, unclouded vision, and so be for ever with the and realize that they have access, through Jesus, Lord. No Satan to tempt then, no evil world to warder of them that diligently seek Him. unto the Father by the Spirit.

allure, no wicked to trouble, no vile body to clog, Many anxious parents have earnestly They are a believing people. Their faith in no infirmities to hinder, no sin to distress, no be Jesus is a living faith, a spiritual faith, a feeling reavements to cause weeping, no separations

pleaded at the throne of grace for muchfaith; it is not mere sentiment or head know- call for mourning, no failure to give sorrow loved sons and daughters, and sometimes ledge, but it is connected with inward feelings of There will he no pining sickness, no aching brow, deepest necessity and interest,—“With the heart no sorrow of heart, no heaviness of spirit, no per

felt discouraged, because their prayers man believeth unto righteous

usness.".. With their plexity, no unkindness ; but Satan trample:l'un- have not been answered during the time whole heart they have fled from the wrath to der foot

, the world for ever passed away, the of their pilgrimage; however, in due time come, and with feelings of deepest emotion re- wicked eternally imprisoned, our vile body ceived salvation by Christ

. They feel that the changed and fashioned like the glorious body the answer has come, though the praying contemplation of the Redeemer's sufferings tells of the Saviour, and everlasting songs of joy in relatives did not live to see it. In our out to them the immeasurable depths of God's

every

heart. bving heart, and in this way the Holy Ghost It will be a region of unsullied holiness. The own experience, we have seen children sheds abroad the love of God in their hearts. Living creatures rest not day and night, saying, converted soon after parents have deThus they feel the fact that God is love, and Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which worthy to be adored; and they are constrained was, and is, and is to come.” God is of porer parted to be with Christ; and we rememby the love of Christ to honour and serve Him, eyes than to behold evil; therefore there shali ber one of the most devoted men we ever and to count it their duty as well as privilege to nothing enter there that defileth, or worketh confess His name to those around. Moreover, abomination, or maketh a lie, but they which knew, telling us that he was awakened they perceive that He who once loved Martha, are written in the Lamb's book of life. and Mary, and Lazarus, now also has a people in It will be an abode of unchanging light and just as his praying wife fell asleep in the earth who are as dear to Him as they were. glory, for God is light, and in Him is no dark- Jesus. We do well then to pray in faith, They clearly see that no part of creation is so ness at all. Hence it is declared, that there shall believing that our prayers will be heard dear to His heart as His ransoined ones. They be no night there, and they need no candle, neik.ow that He taketh pleasure in them that fear ther the light of the sun; for the glory of God because presented in the name of Jesus, Him, in them that hope in His mercy. Hence, doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. and wait on God to answer when and while they wore or less innitate Him who is kind There shall not be the smallest cloud to give a to the unthankful and the unholy, they specially moinent's dimness to the brightness

and glory of how He thinks best. love and serve the household of faith. The right that happy region.

As we have said before, Emma C fous, then, are a loving people. Many a feeble- "No sorrow will be there, for God Himself shall minded chill of God has heen comforted by the be with them, and be their God; and God shall was deeply exercised before the Lord apostle's declaration, "We know that we have wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there about a giddy, careless sister, and though passed from death unto life, because we love the shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor cry- she did not live to receive answers to her brethren.” We always love the children of those ing, neither shall there be any more pain; for whom we have reason to respect and honour, the former things have passed away; there shall earnest desires, yet after she had passed and so the Christian loves God's children, because be no more curse, but the throne of God, and of into the presence of her Saviour, the he is constrained to love God.

the Lamh, shall be in it. True gospel faith is always associated with There will be happy obedience, and willing power of the Holy Spirit was mightily love

. Hence the apostle saith, “In Jesus Christ service. The Lamb which is in the midst of the I put forth; in less than two years, Mary Reither circumcision availeth any thing, nor un throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto circumcision, but faith which worketh by love." fountains of living waters, and they shall follow Ann C—, who had so long pursued Fith, then, moves in an atmosphere of love, and the Lamb whitheis iever He goeth. They shall such an evil course, was to be seen in these we find were considered by the apostles the be before the throne of God, and serve Him day two great signs of true regeneration; so that and night in flis temple; they shall cast their that very town glorifying and praising when they heard of any persons having “faith crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art the God of all grace for His distinguished in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,” worthy! they considered it a sufficient warrant to address It will be a dwelling place of perfect love, for mercies to her, and fulfilling the Scripthein at once as children of God. The apostle God is love. The eternal love of the Father, ture testimony, that “to whom much is point, saying, “We love Jim, because He first ing love of the Spirit, will then be fully known, forgiven the same loveth much.” loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth calling forth ceaseless and grateful response from Mary Ann C— had been repeatedly his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not the innumerable hosts of the blood-washed mulhis brother whom he hath seen, how can he titude. It will be, therefore, full of joy. The advised by kind friends to break off her love God whom he hath not seen ?” And with Father rejoicing over His returned "prodigals, sinful association, but it had little appathese principles, the characteristics of the right the Shepherd rejoicing over the lost sheep safely eous spoken of by our Lord agree. "I was an folded, the Spirit filling each vessel with joyful rent effect. At one period, however, she hungred, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, fruit, while the singing of countless ransomed seemed to feel the impropriety of it, dis. took me in; naked, and ye clothed ine; I was jujahs, and the grateful anthem of Worthy is continued it for a time, and resided as a siek, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye | the Lamb, for thou wast slain, and hast re- | house servant with kind Christian people.

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BY JAMES SMITH, CHELTENHAM.

After a while, however, her resolution Little could she have imagined that he are covered, and God will not impute failed her, and, yielding to evil sugges-would be directed by the invisible God iniquity unto me. My person is justified, tions, she returned again to her former to her then, with feelings of Christ-like for I am invested with the obedience of wicked course.

love and compassion, and be instru- Jesus, I am clothed in His righteousness. She was, however, exceedingly terrified mental in pointing her to that Saviour As my substitute, all He did, He did for at the intelligence of her sister's death. who alone was able to cleanse her guilty me; and all He procured, He procured Indeed it came very near her heart; and conscience, and give her everlasting par- for me.

As therefore He procured a when she heard how earnestly her sister don and peace. But so it was ; and we perfect acquittal from all charges, and had prayed for her, and the deep solicita- shall hope to continue the narrative as provided an everlasting righteousness, my tion she had evinced for her eternal wel. nearly as possible in his own words.

person is completely justified. My ser.

(To be continued in our next.) fare, for some time she could neither eat

vices are purchased. Jesus has a right to nor drink. What effect it had on her

Salutary Thoughts.

me, to all I have, and to all I can do. I conscience, we cannot say, as she still

am not my own, but His. My talents, pursued the same course. But the prayer I Am a sinner, a sinner against a holy my time, my life, are not my own, but of faith must be answered. God has God; a sinner who cannot offer the least His. Dearly He bought me, honourably declared it shall be. Petitions for this excuse for my sins; a sinner condemned He paid for me, and therefore justly He sinful woman had been spread before the by a righteous judge, in accordance with may claim me. My faults are aggravated. mercy-seat, and the time at length came a law which is holy, just, and good. I If I sin now, I do not sin merely against for the hand of God to be put forth to am a sinner, and I deserve to suffer ; to Him, but against grace. I sin not against pluck this sinful woman as a brand from suffer the full penalty due to my sins, my Creator merely, but against my Rethe eternal burning.

though that penalty is being punished deemer. Every fault is committed in the When Mary Ann heard of her sister's with the devil and his angels for ever. I light, and is aggravated by the infinite death, she little thought, perhaps, that am doomed to suffer, that is to say, the love of my compassionate Saviour. My she would herself be so soon suffer- law has passed sentence upon me, and love should burn. Yes, if Jesus has so ing upon a bed of languishing. But there is no hope for me, but in the cle-loved me, I ought to love Him with all so it was. God's hand was very heavy mency of my justly-offended Sovereign. my heart, soul, mind, and strength. My upon her. Alarming bodily disease broke I need not suffer, nor need any sinner to love to others should be hatred in comout, she became rapidly emaciated, while whom the gospel of Christ comes; for parison with my love to Him. What her conscience was sorely exercised, eter- that gospel offers a free pardon to the wondrous love He has displayed to me, nal realities were pressed upon her mind, guilty, and a full salvation to the lost. and what hearty, earnest, burning love I and she was anxious to know the way Therefore, I will not suffer, for there is a should manifest to Him! My zeal should of salvation. She was then residing in Saviour, a Saviour for me, a Saviour who glow. His zeal for my salvation ate Him the town of Y—, about 60 miles from is able, willing, and waiting to save me. up, it consumed Him; and my zeal for T---, where her sister had so earnestly I will go to Him. I will go to Him at Him, for His cause, and for His glory, prayed for her.

I will go to Him just as I am. I should be a glowing zeal, a zeal that will Her soul concern increased, as well as will go to Him to be saved by Him. I consume selfishness, and prepare me to her bodily sickness; and, strange to say, will go and cast myself at His feet, throw do or suffer anything for His honour. she expressed herself fully convinced that myself on His mercy, and so put Him My property should be consecrated. Yes, she should never find the way of salva- to the test. I will plead with Him, tell. all should be considered the Lord's, be tion in that town. Ill as she was, she iug Him I am lost, that I have no hope used as the Lord's, and be employed for continually exclaimed, I must leave this but in His mercy, nor expectation but His glory and praise. As I am not my place, I shall never find the Saviour here; in His grace. I will plead my need of own, so nothing that I have is my own; I must go to T- She could not be His help, the invitation He has sent me, both person and property belong to Jesus, persuaded to the contrary, and those and the promise He has made, that He and should be devoted to Him. My around her had no rest, from the intense will cast out none that come to Him. I influence should be exertedexerted for desire she manifested to leave Y-- will not be put off, but, lying at His feet, Christ, and for the good of His beloved and go to T-—. She was very poor, I will look up, cry earnestly, and wait ones. For them I should speak and and had no means of defraying the tra- until He shall say unto me, “GO IN write ; for them I should act and suffer; velling expenses; the man with whom PEACE.”

Salvation is all-important to to them I should give of my substance. she resided, a socialist, was also very me, and as I may be saved, I will be His hungry ones I should feed; His sick poor, but he could not resist her deep saved; and as I may know myself saved, ones I should visit; His illiterate ones I anxiety to leave the place. Part of the I will not rest until I hear Him sweetly should teach; and His despised ones I money for her travelling expenses he whisper to my soul, “I AM THY Sal- should honour. My pity should be sheur. obtained by pawning his coat, and the Vation."

Pity for them who sit in darkness, and in remainder he begged, to enable him to I am a believer, a believer in Jesus; I the shadow of death. For them who procure a third class ticket for her and have renounced my own righteousness, have not His law to convince them, nor her two little children; and, in a state of and now place my whole dependance on His gospel to convert them. Pity for great bodily prostration, her earnest de Jesus, and His finished work. I look at them who wander on in darkness, and sire was gratified, and they arrived one nothing within, at nothing done by me, need some one to guide them. Pity that afternoon in safety at T- , when she but to Jesus aud Jesus alone, to be saved will warn the sinner, invite the wanderer, was removed from the railway carriage, by His obedience, blood-shedding, and exhort the careless, entreat the indifferent, and left on the platform, with the expecta. intercession. I am a believer, and as and beseech those who are at enmity with tion that some friend would meet her. such, my sins are pardonedall my sins, God, to be reconciled unto Him.

Little did this poor woman think that and they are pardoned for ever. The Reader, you are a sinner, do you know one of the porters at the railway station whole debt is cancelled; the full receipt it? Do you feel it? Do you deplore it ? was a man that feared God, and longed is given. I am guiltless before God, for You deserve to suffer, for you are a crifor the salvation of immortal souls. my transgressions are forgiven, my sins minal; you are doomed to suffer by the

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