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Even supposing that, as a youth, he had entered of such a position, the priest, whose eyes may meet the convent with erroneous viets, it was the duty of this page, will be at no loss.” the superiors to have taught him better. But, no;
M. Stilmant gives a similar melancholytestimony:Rome knew that, in this way, she held a power over
“My sermons, which I made in conformity with him which she could not otherwise possess. More
the Romish doctrine, the masses which I celebrated,
for the living and the dead, in short, the whole exover, it accorded with her own proud and hard
ternal administration of the sacraments, left a fear, hearted self-righteous spirit.
ful void in my soul, that made my life miserable. I To pass on to a more advanced stage in the priest was sceptical of everything about the Church. Death,
1 hood's history, when, leaving the seminary, the young judgment, and everlasting condemnation were ever man comes to exercise his office-how miserable the before my eyes, without my being able to apprehend self-righteousness which tracks his footsteps ! Many any means of escaping the wrath of God. I saw be
fore me that law which I had a thousand times vio- ! imagine that the office of a Romish priest must be one lated, and which pursued me with its thousand of happiness. He has generally unlimited power-the curses; I saw the sword of divine justice suspended people of all ranks crouch at his feet. He has every over my guilty bead; I felt the deadly sting of sin indication of external homage, and, through the con in my members, and my heart was filled with its fessional, his curiosity is gratified with all the secrets
subtile poison. My conscience was troubled under of the parish. But instead of happiness, if possessed numbness. Raging lusts, which nothing but the
the conviction of guilt, and yet beset with stupid of any moral sensibility, how complete his misery! blood of Jesus could subdue, rendered my life into Most of this may be traced to the false position which lerable. Satan, that cruel enemy, entangled me he occupies as the administrator of a self-righteous every day in new snares; I knew not which way to system which is utterly repugnant to the religion of turn; I was crushed beneath a burden which I could Christ.
no longer support. In this state I went to consult
an old confessor, who dismissed me with the promise M. Rouaze, describing his own experience, says:- that he would say some masses for the tranquillity of “I came, at length, to the charge of a parish; and
my conscience." then it was that my disgust reached its height. Al
Nor is the struggle with self-righteousness the only though, personally, I had nothing to complain of, misery. Oftentimes it becomes the struggle with In 11 and was generally kindly received in my various fidelity, which is as dreadful. The connection befields of labour, yet the evils of my position preyed tween Popery and Infidelity, the two extremes, has upon my mind, and prepared me for a rupture, which often been noticed. It has appeared in every age, I bless the Lord for having himself accomplished. and it is not difficult to trace the relationship. Dis 'l
“ It would be difficult to enumerate all the causes which make the life of a priest a life of wretchedness gust with blended absurdity and tyranny, creates unin a parish. But without going into this catalogue, belief. Christianity is confounded with its caricait may be said, that he lives amidst a host of troubles ture. But there is another connection. Popery is and annoyances, unbalanced by any consolations. intensely self-righteous, and disappointed self-righ“Obliged to live alone, what a sword is suspended
teousness conducts to Infidelity, if not to Atheisn. over his head! what anxieties oppress his mind, when he sees some of his brethren visited with the severity ing himself in the fire: “God is unjust, to give.com,
Don Pablo Sanchez exclaimed, in despair, after weary. of Episcopal authority without being able to guess the cause! Formerly, the priest had some resource
mandments and precepts that we cannot fulfil. I he could give his reasons, and remove or soften the have renounced all, and given myself up to penances infliction; but at present he has no such privilege : and mortification, and have gained no dominion over he may see his prospects at once dashed to pieces; my passions--I am continually falling into sin.” This he may be wounded in his honour, in his reputation, is a fearful conclusion; but, in the circumstances, not without knowing for what cause he is visited with a punishment which, as being indelible, perpetuates unnatural. Discouraged and depressed, the selfhis disgrace.
righteous sufferer, in the sullen spirit of an Infidel, “What peace is there for a priest placed in such gave himself up to complete indifference." Ahl circumstances ? His life, a life of fear and appre- for how much is Popery responsible ! She is responhension, a life of continual distrust, as he may at any sible for the Infidelity created by self-righteousness, moment be the victim of some calumny or detraction! How is it possible that this state of constant restraint
as well as the Infidelity created by disgust. To turn, should not have the worst influence on his character for a moment, to the latter, what a striking picture
"Thus, disgust with my position soon became my have we of woe ! M. L'Hote, after being ten years dominant feeling. Surrounded with dangers, always a priest, says: “ It happened to me, as it usually under the dominion of fear, invested with a permanent office, and liable to be disgraced at any moment Church of Rome"_they confound Christianity with
does to those who have been brought up in the without cognizance of the cause, I had no one to whom I could communicate my troubles, and no hope the errors and superstitions of the Church, and become of the cessation of this daily martyrdom; for had' I Infidels :unburdened my heart to any one, I might be assured “In this state of Infidelity into which I had fallen, of its reaching the palace of the bishop.
what a frightful void beset my soul! The young man “With a heart thus oppressed, there must be no in his Infidelity runs from one pleasure to anotherintermission of duties of the
most perilous character; from dissipation to dissipation; giddy and thoughtless, he must listen daily to the minutest details of human he pursues his shadow. The man of the world in depravity; probe the
heart of each individual to de his Infidelity is occupied with speculations with tect its inmost secrecies; read, without ever saying business with the care of his family; but the priest
It is enough,' in that endless book in which are dis in his Infidelity has nothing of all this to relieve his played the full catalogue of human weaknesses. Who mind; he is alone--always alone; his life is a very can say to what all this exposes a young priest? hell, unless to Infidelity he adds imposture, and playe
" If the reader fails to comprehend the full danger | upon the credulity of others. He must preach; and
THE SUPERIORITY OF A FREE GRACE, &c.
285 what will be the subject of his preaching? He no M. Stilmant individualizes the picture, and makes longer believes in the superstitions of his Church, and it still more touching:the Bible, that divine book, is nothing to him but a lifeless and obsolete, if not a lying book. Let him “My friend, after a lengthened series of macerabecome a Deist, and speak of the goodness of God- tions, fell into an illness which lasted a whole year. the wonders of creation-of what is termed morality After some months of bodily, but especially of mental without doctrines; but it will be without life-without suffering, this young man perceived his end approachwarmth; the intellect alone will speak, and every day ing. He redoubled his efforts to obtain heaven, at he will contradict himself, overturning one day what whatever cost. He went so far as to deny hiniself he established the day before.
the medicines prescribed for his cure, desiring to “ Such was my state. I endeavoured to conceal create for himself a stock of merits in all circumit from every one. I sincerely regretted having been stances, and by all possible means. At length, the undeceived with regard to the superstitions of the superior of the house, despairing of his cure, thus Church of Rome. Better,' said I, and more for my addressed him: “Courage, dear friend, you are ripe
happiness, to have remained a superstitous fanatic than for heaven. The Lord is about to take you from this :: to become an Infidel. Oh, my God!' I oftentimes world, lest the evil one should sully your mind.' At
cried, 'deliver me from this dreadful state of Infi these words, this gentle youth, clinging to life, and delity; I can no longer support it.' Occasionally my viewing God only as a stern and implacable judge, occupations proved a distraction, and gave me a shed many tears. “I know,' said he to me repeatbreathing-time.”
edly, that I inust soon die, but I know not where I
am going. After so many mortifications, fastings, Terrible as these pictures of the misery of self and privations of all kinds, I have no peace in my righteousness, in itself and in its consequences, may soul. All my confessions and communions leave me be, there is, to a sensitive mind, an aggravation in only where I was. Wretched as my present state, the woe; and that is, when the poor priest sees friends what will become of me?' Meanwhile the disease and members of his flock in wretchedness around, gained ground, and this poor young man breathed his
last in the midst of fearful agitation, calling upon the and can only look hopelessly on, unable to suggest name of his father and his mother. This was not the slightest relief. Can this be the religion of the the conception I had formed of the death of a saint; Son of God? Does He design the office of the Chris- and I began to perceive that it is impossible to be tian ministry to be one of acutest misery?
saved by one's works. I resolved to change my
manner of life, and to mitigate the rigour of my reM. Rouaze says:
ligious observances." “ I had no comfort in my ministrations; and what After such a case as the above, one need not wonder afflicted me still more, was, to see that the means prescribed for me to use had no efficacy, in giving and occasionally to suicide. This is the natural fruit
to be told that men are sometimes driven to despair, peace to hearts burdened and distressed with sin.
*: Poor afflicted ones! whose anguish has been so of self-righteousness on anxious and awakened minds, intimately revealed to me, you have confided to me unrelieved by the hopes of the Gospel. all your terrors; you have told me that you had entire Such is a graphic picture of self-righteousness. confidence in me; and yet I could do nothing to dissi- Many may think lightly of its evils, and oftentimes pate your fears; I could do nothing to exempt you they may be disguised, but they are serious indeed. from trembling before God. And why? Because a sinner like yourself, disquieted equally with you, I
If even priests, educated men, in the vigour of could not give you that which I did not possess my life, and with manifold advantages for lightening self. I could not direct your hearts to Him who the wretchedness, feel it to be so insupportable, has perfectly saved his Church, who reveals to us by what must it be on the mass of the people, who are the Holy Spirit, that we only become children of God strangers to any alleviation ? and yet this is the reliby faith, and that thus we receive from God himself, gion of Rome, and so the religion of many millions; through his beloved Son, that peace which man can
and not only of Rome, but of all religions not truly "My heart has often been wrung when contem
and vitally evangelical. In short, it is the religion of plating the numerous instances of troubled con all mankind, whether they bear the name of Chrissciences that the prescriptions of Rome were totally tian or not, who have not submitted to a free grace incapable of healing. It was especially among the salvation through the righteousness of Christ. This sick that I perceived that self-righteousness could only tremble before the tribunal of God. How often, may be a startling statement to many; but it is deafter visits in which I have seen the dying expire monstrably true, from the Word of God, and also before my eyes, have I returned home alarmed' for from fact and experience. There may be not a little myself, and dreading that awful moment in which I to hide the solemn truth. The very carelessness and too should have to render the account of my ways insensibility of men in the things of religion, may be before the Eternal! And yet, St Paul tells us, that
a protection against the felt wretchedness of a selfwe ought to rejoice in the prospect of our blessed righteous salvation; but, the moment they are truly I had lost all the illusions of the seminary; the awakened to their real condition and prospects
, their religion of Rome could not respond to the emotions of misery will, and must, be like that of the four priests my heart. I could not serve God from love; it was of Rome. Not a few know this experimentally; and erer a matter of calculation. Constantly doubting how sad the state of others, whose religious peace deof the pardon of my sin, serving
only in the spirit of pends upon their continuing thoughtless and deadbondage, witnessing around me others in the same troubled condition; and dreading most of all the
whose terrors would be awakened as soon as they bemoment when I should have to die without any assur
came serious and devout! In regard to neither, can ance of pardon, I plainly saw that I could not be
it be said that anything deserving the name of hapeven in the most exact observance of such a piness is theirs. religion, and I became disgusted with it."
Let Christians who are resting on the true, the
free grace foundation, but who are exposed to the my boat and take me off to the vessel to inquire if temptations of self-righteousness—temptations many
the Bibles were there. When Mr Williams returned and insidious, and which will never abandon them from England, he brought with him a copy, which while in the body — be deeply impressed with the Papeete;' but so eager were the natives to have the
was lent, for a few weeks, to the missionary at misery as well as the sin of self-righteousness. Let loan of it, that the missionary seldom had it, except them see this fully developed in the religious system when using it in the school-house, or the place of of the Church of Rome. Let them remember that worship. As he descended from the pulpit with it its dark, cold, servile spirit as regards God, and harsh in his hand, he found persons at the foot of the steps
waiting to borrow it. One would say: "Let me and cruel spirit as regards man, must be substantially
have it to-day;" another: “Let me have it to-morthe same under every form of religion. Let them
row;" and a third would beg that he might have it remember that weariness, unrequited toil, perhaps when the others had done with it.
Thus was it despair, at least misery ever growing with increased continually in the hands of the natives. labour, is the melancholy portion of those who make Long before the Bibles arrived, many of the people self the centre of their hope. Let them, more
placed in the hands of the missionaries their money warmly than ever, bless God for Christ the Redeemer. pointed when they came to hand. At length a small
to purchase them, that they might not be disapLet them study, understand, and appreciate, the packing case, containing thirty Bibles, arrived with gratuitous salvation of the Gospel more and more; Mr Nott's boxes and trunks from Sydney, New and never forget that, under God the Spirit, there South Wales. Mr Nott having been taken ill
, after is no better way of keeping it fresh and living in the
his luggage had been put on board, was obliged to
remain in Sydney, but sent on most of his things to mind, than dwelling on the wonders of free grace,
Tahiti. It was by some means ascertained by the contemplating its amazing proof in the work of the
natives that there was a box of Tahitian Bibles at Son, and contrasting His religion with all the religions Papeete, in a store kept by an English merchant. of men. Let Christians, too, not forget affectionately | They came repeatedly to me, begging that I woull to feel for those, whether Papist or Protestant, who open the box and let them have the Bibles; for they are involved in the wretchedness of self-righteous hands, they might derive benefit from them. I told
would be doing no good lying there, but, if in their schemes of salvation, and to pray and labour, by ap- them 'Mr Nott had sent a letter, stating that not a propriate means, for their deliverance. What be single box or trunk must be opened till he arrived. liever does not sympathize with acute mental misery Perceiving that there was no probability of getting —with misery which is always the most acute to the them from me, they devised a plan by which they best and most serious and sensitive minds-with obtained them. Several of the chiefs, and one or
two members of the royal family went to the store misery which is the natural portion of all, and which
where the Bibles were, and entered, as though they yet might all be spared, were the free forgiveness of had come to purchase some of the articles there erthe Gospel discerned and appreciated ?
posed for sale. A few of them stood round the storekeeper, talking to him, that he might not easily per
ceive what the others were doing, when, all at once, CHURCH DESPISERS.
he heard a tremendous crash, and, to his great surThose church contemners, that can easily weigh
prise, he found they had broken the case, and were
scrambling for the Bibles. The man begged that The profit of a sermon with a play;
they would not take them, stating that they were Whose testy stomachs can digest as well
in his charge, and that he should be blamed if he A proffer'd injury as a sermon-bell;
allowed them to go. His entreaties were all in vain; That say unwonted prayers with the like wills
they had now got them in their possession. They
said to the store-keeper: “Don't you fear; we will As queasy patients take their loathed pills;
at once write down the name of each person who has To what extremity would they be driven,
one, and we are willing to pay any price that may If God, in judgment, should but give them heav'n! be demanded for them; but we will not give them!
up.” We do not attempt to justify the steps taken to obtain the Bibles, but state the fact to show their
earnest desire to possess them. A FAMINE OF THE WORD OF THE LORD. The Queen's secretary succeeded in getting one,
and, passing by the missionary's door, he called in to The first portion of Sacred Scriptures that was pub- acquaint him with what had taken place, and to show lished in Polynesia was printed by the Rev. W. Ellis him his trasure. The dinner being on the table, the at Eimeo, an island in the neighbourhood of Tahiti
, missionary said to him : “Put down your Bible, and in the year 1818. Strangers would be surprised at the dine with us." He replied: "Not to-day; I have distance which some of the natives travelled, and the better food here." anxiety they manifested, to obtain these portions of When Makea, one of the principal chiefs of Raro the Word of God. The whole of the Sacred Volume tonga, was presented with a copy of the Bible coinhaving been translated by the missionaries, and re- plete, in the Tahitian language, he said : “ Now I am vised by one of their number, whose correct know a great chief. I now possess valuable property." ledge of the 'Taliitian language eminently qualified His heart was so full of joy, that he immediately him for that important service, threc thousand copies wrote a letter to the donor, expressing his sincere were printed in London, by the British and Foreign thanks for such a valuable present. He esteems it Bible Society. Some little time elapsed, after the as his choicest treasure. Bibles were ready to be shipped, before an oppor The price fixed upon the Bibles was two dollars. tunity was afforded of sending them to the islands, Had three dollars been demanded, they would cheerduring which time the natives were making unceas fully have given them. ing inquiries about them. When a ship has ap When they did arrive, it was delightful to see with peared in the offing with the English colours firing, what eagerness they were purchased.
Mr Bitman they have come to me and asked permission to launch having received from England fifteen hundred copies
of the four Gospels for Rarotonga, says: “What allow one to take a short nap while they conversed would the friends of the Bible Society say, could they with the other, and when he had become so sleepy behold the grateful pleasure pictured in the coun as scarcely to be able to converse with them, they tenances of the people on receiving this best of trea
“ Now you sleep, and we will wake your sures, and the grief depicted in the faces of those who friend." In vain did we beg them to allow us to recannot obtain one?” The same earnest desire to ob- tire to our beds. They said : “ You must faaoromai tain the Word of God is evinced on all the islands (take it patiently), and permit us to converse with where they profess Christianity.
you while we have the opportunity; you will be here They are not like many in more favoured coun but a very short time, and you can sleep on board tries, satisfied with simply possessing a copy of the the ship after you have left us.”--The Missionary's Sacred Volume; they make great use of it. It may Reward. be said of them as of the Bereans: “They received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily.” One night, as Mrs Buzacott, THE POOR MAN TO THE DISCONTENTED on Rarotonga, was passing through the settlement,
RICH. she called at a house, in which she found the family sitting in the dark.' She said to them: "Friends, My little fills my little-wishing mind; how is it that you are sitting in the dark ? Have Thou, having more than much, yet seekest more. you no oil ?" They replied : “ We have but little, Who seeks, still wishes what he seeks to find; 60 we keep the lamp burning while we read the
Who wishes, wants; and whoso wants, is poor : Scriptures at family prayer, and then we blow it out and sit in the dark till we retire to rest." should
Then this must follow of necessitybe observed, that it is difficult to get oil on Raro
Poor are thy riches-rich my poverty. tonga. During their wars, just before they were favoured with the Gospel, all their cocoa-nut trees Though still thou getost, yet is thy want not spent, were destroyed by the conquering parties; conse
But, as thy wealth, so grows thy wealthy itch; quently, they have been obliged to obtain their oil But with my little I have much contentfrom other islands. Hence these poor people were Content hath all; and who hath all, is rich : 89 careful of the small quantity they possessed, that then this in reason thou must needs confessthey might the longer enjoy the privilege of reading if I have little, yet that thou hast less. the Scriptures at family prayer.
Many of them spend a considerable portion of Whatever man possesses, God hath lent, their time in perusing this precious volume; they
And to his audit liable is ever consider it their choicest treasure. When the house of Tupe was burning, and all his property was being To reckon how, and when, and where he spent; consumed in the flames, the first thing which he Then this thou bragg'st-thou art a great receiver: endeavoured to save was a portion of the New Testa- Little my debt, when little is my storement (the Acts of the Apostles), all that they then the more thou hast, thy debt still grows the more. had in print. This attempt he made at the risk of his
FLETCHER. life, but did not succeed. As soon as he saw Mr Pitman, he said : “Oh! teacher, the Book of God is consumed; let not my house and property be regarded; but oh, my book, my book !" The next
Fragments. morning the missionary presented him with another copy of the book which he so much prized; it was received with feelings of no small delight.
DifFICULTY OF SUBMITTING TO PRESENT CIRCUMThey are exceedingly anxious to understand what STANCES.—When I am well, I think I could die conthey read. Hence they have their Bible classes each tentedly: when I am sick, I am impatient to be well morning-Saturdays excepted. These they attend again.—Adam. soon after sunrise, before they go to the various avo ELEVATION NOT ALWAYS THE TEST OF MERIT.cations of the day. None thi beneath their Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the dignity to attend these Bible classes. At Papeete, world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, may be seen Queen Pomare, her mother, her aunt,
straw, and feathers.--Hare. various chiefs and common people, sitting around their teacher, reading verse by verse alternately;
SATAN AND THE SINNER.-The Rev. John Newton when they are interrogated on each verse as they said of a certain clergyman, that he had never heard read it, and, if necessary, suitable explanations are
him preach but once; on which occasion he had obgiven by the teacher. All expect to be interrogated served, “If you wish to know what a sinner is, he Queen Pomare would think it very strange if, on ac
is a young devil; and if you wish to know what a devil count of her being a sovereign, she were not to be is, he is an old sinner.” interrogated, but merely read her portion. Her
ALL DIFFICULTIES CANNOT BE SOLVED.—They are majesty thinks it as important for her to obtain cor too wise who are not content sometimes to wonder.rect views of divine truth, as it is for any of her sub
May. jects. Many of them come to our houses with the Bible in their hands, asking for explanations of
EPITAPHS.—In viewing the inscriptions of a churchvarious passages which they have been reading at yard, we are less offended by their bad grammar and home, but not being able satisfactorily to understand worse poetry, than shocked by their defective and them, they at once apply to those who possess a more unsound morality. We need seek no better criterion correct and extensive knowledge of the Word of of the faith and practice of the majority, than is
supplied by their tonibstones.- Anon. I have been to many of the out-stations and have
ERROR SURE OF SUPPORT.-There is no opinion so found it thus. When there were two of us, they monstrous and absurd, that, having once had a would keep both busily employed, answering their mother, will die for want of a nurse.—Burkitt. questions, and giving them explanations of difficult passages of Scripture, till unidnight or cock-crowing A GOOD ExD FROY UNLIKELY MEANS. - Foul in the morning. If we became sleepy, they would water will extinguish a fire.-Draidwood.
were under here below. Did the rich man in bell Daily Bread.
remember his having five brethren on the earth
how sumptuously he himself fared-how Lazarus sat PRIDAY.
at his gate ? and can we doubt but the saints will “ Before honour is humility."_PROV. xv. 33.
remember perfectly their heavy trials? But then
they will remember them as waters that fail; as the When, my Saviour, shall I be
man recovered to health remembers his tossings on Perfectly resign'd to thee? Poor and vile in my own eyes
the sick-bed; and that is a way of remembering, that Only in thy wisdom wise ?
sweetens the present state of health beyond what A Christian should look with one eye upon grace,
otherwise it would be. Certainly the shore of the to keep him thankful, and with the other eye upon fittest to help the Israelites to sing in the highest
Red Sea was the place that, of all places, was the himself, to keep him mournful. The only way of keeping our crowns on our heads is the casting them
key.--Boston. down at his feet. Alas! sirs, what are ye proud of? Are ye proud of your riches, of your honours, of
TUESDAY. your relations, or beauty, or strength, or life? Alas!
When alas! these are poor low things to glory in.
"Let patience have her perfect work."-JAMES i. 4. men glory in their pride, God stains the pride of their
Jesus, the weary wanderer's rest,
Give me thy easy yoke to bear; glory.--Dyer.
With stedfast patience arm my breast
With spotless love and lowly fear.
The husbandman waits for the return of his seed“ Godliness hath the promise of the life that now is, and of the sea-merchant for the return of his ships—the that which is to come."-1 Tim. iv. 8.
store-master for what he calls year-time, when he When God is mine, and I am his,
draws in the produce of his flocks. All these bave Of paradise possessid,
long patience; and why should not the Christian too I taste unutterable bliss
have patience, and patiently wait for the time apAnd everlasting rest.
pointed for his lifting up ?-Ibid. Oh! what an excellent jewel is godliness! and who would not part with all for godliness? Who would not account all other things but loss to gain godliness ? But, alas! some men are so in love with
“I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord."-Gen. xlis, 18. their golden bags, that they will ride post to hell if
Give us quietly to tarry, they be paid well for their pains. They look upon
Till for all thy glory meetgain as the highest godliness, and not upon godliness
Waiting, like attentive Mary, as the highest gain; they mind the world that is
Happy at the Saviour's feet. come so much, as if it would never have an ending;
I have waited for thy salvation, O God! Having and the world to come so little, as if it would never
received thy first-fruits, my soul longs to fill its bosom have a beginning.-Ibid.
with the full ripe sheaves of glory. The husband
man longs for his harvest, because it is the reward SABBATH.
of all his toil and labour; but what is his harvest to “ It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing."
mine? What is a little corn to the enjoyment of GAL. iv. 18.
God? What is the joy of harvest to the joy of 0 let our faith and love abound!
heaven? Their harvest comes when they receive O let our lives to all around
their corn-mine comes when I leave it. O much With purest lustre shine!
desired day! That all around our works may see,
O day of gladness of heart! How And give the glory, Lord, to thce,
long, Lord? How long ?-Flavel. The heavenly Light Divinc! How unlike a Christian dost thou also, O my soul,
THURSDAY. go about thy work! though upright in the main, yet
“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the know. how little zeal and activity dost thou express in thy ledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord."-Philip. i. 8. duties! Seest thou not the toil and pains men take
Thou my one thing needful be; for the world ?_for a trifle ? Should not every drop
Let me ever cleave to Tbee; of sweat which I see trickle from their brows fetch,
Let me choose the better part;
Let me give Thee all my heart ! as it were, a drop of blood from my heart, who am thus convinced and reproved of shameful laziness, by The study of Jesus Christ is the most noble subject their indefatigable diligence? Is this a time for one that ever à soul spent itself upon; those that rack to stand idle, who stands at the door of eternity ? Or and torture their brains upon other studies, like knowest thou not that millions, now in heH, perished children, weary themselves at a low game. The eagle for want of serious diligence in religion? Or dost plays at the sun itself. Christ, in the Gospel, stamp 1: thou forget that thy Master's eye is always upon a heavenly glory upon the contemplating soul.-thee, whilst thou art loitering? Or would the Cor. ïï, 18. It is the most sweet and comfortable damned live at this rate, if their day of grace might knowledge. To be studying Jesus Christ-what is it be recalled ? For shame, my soul, for sharne! but to be digging among all the veins and springs of " Rouse up thyself, and fall to thy work, with a dili- comfort ? and the deeper you dig, the more do these gence answerable to the weight thereof; for it is no springs flow upon you.-Ibid. vain work—it is thy life.-Flavel.
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