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the morning the prisoner | horizon" of thy being, dist in his cell watches for the pelosthedarkuess, still the morning withe marineri in tumult, and gladden the the storm watches for the whole universe of thy being morning the general who þasi sto decide on the como su ti llius 1 ing day thet i destiny of his
riti dl campaigny watches for the TRUST IN THE LORDY THE CON morning.li/None, however, DITION OF STABILITY AND watchi more anxiously for the morning than the soul in an "They that trust in the Lord guish watches for its God. I sball I be ds munnt. Zion, which 10 Secondly:l! The certainty cannot be femoved, but ahidetài of this deliverience Unless
round about, Jeruountains, and
80 the be whis certainlithat deliveri Lord is round about his people ance would come he would from henceforth, even for ever." not waitu canxiously for it) JPsa. cxxv. 1, 2, [un vei Waitingi impliesita belief in Trusting is a necessity of certaintyod He was ás certain human nature ;l men everythat it would come as that where are trusting. Is Soma the morning would comel trust in one thing and some However dark and long the in another. 16 Some trust in night, the morning 11 win horses, some in chariots,' &d. dawnow Theinight always | Trustingi determines i manis appears long to the sufferer; condition. Ite that trusts in still the morning comes at
the frail, the imperfeot, the lasti The sun.comes mount- uncertain, athe- ; insufficient, ing the steeps of heaven, the dying, must be 11 in chasing the darkness away, constant anxiety, irritation, brightening the landscape, and distress. / There is ONK, and pouring gladness into ånd. I only u. One: trne and the world. i(liven 150'1 deli- sufficent i object of human vérance will come to the trust, and that is the good. 10 Obrised that ons Lord." I ';! vi brinda un
My tried brothers, it is !I. TRUST IN THE LORD IS night with theegi night in the THE CONDITIONS OF MORAL tempest,T dark Waves are STABILITY, 11•They that trust rolling over thy spirit. The in the Lord shall be as sky is starless and the ele- Mount Zion which cannot ments are tumultuous ; still be moved,” '&c: How firmly the great sun is travelling stands mountain Zion;t the his majestic rounds: He storms of a thousand ages will soon appear on the leave it unmoved. Its im
movableness is here used THE CONDITION OF DIVINE as an emblem of the moral SECURITY. "As the mountains fixation of that soul, that are now, about Jerusalem (so trusts in the Lord.”; - ilus, the Lord is round about his
First : Such a soul is firm people.” Jerusalem was not in its love. - The soul that only built upon mountains, has fixed its affections upon and therefore firm, but suna infinite goodness feels such rounded by them, and thereperfect satisfaetion and such fore protected. All around," mighty charms that nothing says Dr. Robinson in his can tempt it away. It is “ Biblical Researches in Pa Tooted and grounded in love. lestine," "are higher hills:
* Whom have I in on the east, the Mount of heaven but thee," &c.
Olives; on the south, the Secondly: Such a soul is Hill of Evil Counsel, so firm in its faith.: It believes called, rising directly from not in mere propositions, but the Vale of Hinnom; 'on in the substance of all truth the west the ground rises -God; and it cannot be gently to the borders of tossed about with every wind the great road; while on of doctrine. Thirdly: Such the north a bend of the a. soul is firm in its purpose. ridge, connected with the Its purpose is to do the will Mount of Olives, bounds the of God Nothing will turn it prospect at the distance of from this; everythingit subor- more than a mile." Such, dinates to this. This is its then, was the natural strength firmness--its immovability of Jerusalem..' By the best #-nothing can turn it from judges / she was considered its course. It is steadfast, im- impregnable, and the milimovable, always abounding tary opinion of Titus, when in the work of the Lord. A the Roman legions destroyed God-trusting soul is no reed tower and temple, was her to be shaken by the wind unconscious echo of the no cloud to be tossed by the touching language of Jeretempest. Moses, Elijah, miah. Daniel, John the Baptist, How often mountains proand Paul, are noble exam- tected ,,nations! The free ples, of this moral firmness. winds that sweep the sumYou could ; sooner
move mits, and thunder at the Mount Zion than move those sides, - seem to inspires the men from their love, their people with an invincible love faith, or their purpose. 11. 1
of freedom. Tyrants have w II TRUST IN THE LORD IS often been crushed with thun
him The Eternal Gade lite how calmly Christ speake of
derbolts of those who dwelt “ lifting up here evidently amongst the fastnesses of refers to his crucifixion. On rocky heights. And nioun. another occasion the Saviour tains, too, have often proved spoke of his death in a simi the asylums of freedom. lar way. If I be lifted up, "Of old 'sat' Freedom on the
&c. His death by crucifixion “ - heights;
was, First: The culmination The thundens breaking at her of human wickélness. Hunian feet
wickedness could not reach a Above her shook the starry lights; higher point than the putting Beneath she hears the torrents meet?
to death the Son of God. But no mountains haye
n. Second : The culmination of mountains have human suffering. The cruciguarded à people as God
fixion involved ignominy, guards those who trust in
insult, cruelty, torture. Yet , and the
this terrible death. He en"everlasting arms. He is dured the cross, despising the a fire round about" them, and shame:"!!11their "glory in the midst” of :IL. THIS LANGUAGE EX. them.
PRESSES UNSHAKEN FAITH IN Let us trust in Him, then, THE TRIUMPH OF HIS CAUSE. that liveth for ever=trust in “ Ye shall know that I am Him will make us calm in he."!! First: He was not distrial, invincible in duty, and couraged by apparent failure. safe amidst the rage of hell, To the world, his life, ending" the agonies of death, and the in crucifixion, would appear convulsions of the last day; a stupendous failure. To him, “God is our refuge and
however, it i was a success. strength, a very present help His death was a seed falling in trouble, &c.
into the earth. Second
He did not despair of man's CHRIST FORECASTING HIS
improbability. He believed "DEATH AND DESTINY.
that there would comela!! *Then said Jesus unto them,
reaction in men's minds' When ye have lifted up the Son concerning Him; that when of man, then shall ve know that He was gone - they would I am he."-John nii28.
begin to think, recognise, I. THIS LANGUAGE REVEALS and give Him eredit for exti SUBLIME HEROISM OF SOUL IN cellences which they could
) THE PROSPECT OF A TERRIBLE not see when He was among DEATH. “When ye have lifted them. Thirdly: He was not up the Son of Man." The I doubtful of ultimate success.
He saw the day of Pentecost; amongst a people. He may saw the results of apostolic be too thoughtful to be appre.. labours; witnessed the tri- ciated by the thoughtless ; umph of His truth through all too honest to bow to current sabsequent ages ; at last saw prejudices, so that, during his character moulding the his life, his labours pass, race to his own ideal. Kunacknowledged and unre
III. Tus LANGUAGE IM- quited. He dies. His mémoir PLIES A PRINCIPLE OF CONDUOD is written ; his discourses COMMON IN ALL HISTORY. The are printed'; he has a moral principle is this: Goodness epiphany. It was so with disregarded when ; living, Arnold, of Rugby; and Roand appreciated when gone. I bertson, of Brighton. We see this principle i sometimes in the family. Members of a family mayi! TUE NATURAL AND 'SUPERlive together for years, and
NATURAL through the infirmity of "The sword of the Lord, and tempers, the clashing us of of Gideon." -Judges' vii. 20. taste, and the collision of The context"We shall no, opinion, excellences may be il tice. entirely overlooked. One
OF THE EVENTS IN dies, the father, 1, mother, WHICH WE BEHOLD THE CObrother, sister, and then I OPERATION OF THE NATURAL attributes of goodness come AND 'SUPERNATURAL. up to the memory, :, of First: In Providence. God the survivors that never works in providence only appeared before. We see it what man cannot. Man does in the State. w Public men what he can-but God does devoted to the common good, all that is beyond natural and loyal to conscience, so power. clash with popular opinions Secondly: In conversion. and prejudices, that they are All who would be saved must regarded with odium, and de-1 co-operate with the influence nounced with bitterness of the Divine Spirit. "Draw they die and then their me.
is the work of virtues, emerge
and , fill God. « We will run after the social atmosphere with thee.” This is the work of fragrance - Burke, Hume, Cobden are amongst the Thirdly: In the sustenance many illustrations of this. of a religious life. We see it in the Church. A Fourthly: In the propagaminister labours for years tion of the Gospel.
II. THAT THE CO-OPERA- supernatural makes success NION OF THE NATURAL AND SU- certain, PERNATURAL IS NECESSARY TO III. PRACTICAL LESSONS. ENSURE SUCCESS.
First: We should endea. First: This is the only way vour to form a true estimate success might be expected. of ourselves. We can do a
Secondly: The only way in little, but cannot do all. which success is possible.
Secondly: Learn to acThirdly: The co-opera- knowledge the Lord in every tion of the natural and success.
Scripture and Science.
SUBJECT: Water. "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”-John iv. 14.
At some future period we may study more fully and generally the analogies of water: but, in this note I purpose to notice those which specially illustrate these words of Josus. It is not necessary for us to suppose that the woman of Samaria, or the disciples of Jesus, or the philosophers of his time, could appreciate the beautiful shades of meaning which an extensive examination of Nature casts upon our Lord's words. It is pleasing, however, to know that all the analogies which modern researches have discovered between water and religion were known to Him who spoke of his blessed influence on men's hearts as that of water. We are not saying more than we are warranted to say, when we suppose that our Lord had in his mind all the analogies which may ever be discovered. Notice
I. THE BLESSINGS OF RELIGION IN THEIR PHYSICAL TYPE_" WATER." The flow of water is often spoken of as representing the spread of the Gospel (Isa. xxxv. 6, 7; xliii. 19, 20). The influence of water on vegetation is used to illustrate the power of religion on human life (Psa. i. 3; Jer. xvii. 8). The pleasant quietude of a pool of water represents the repose of soul which faith in God affords (Psa. xxii. 2). The quickening energy of water is a type of the vivifying power of God's Spirit (Ezek. xxxvi. 25).
1. As there can be no physical life where there is no water, so there can