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with it, if it allow itself to notice what busy mortals | whereupon we should never suffer them to be dissolved are doing in their (as they reckon them) grand nego- into levity, or disordered into a wanton frame, indisposiny tiations here below. He hath still the image before his us for religious thoughts and actions. We ought aleye of this world vanishing and passing away; of the ways, in our behaviour, to maintain not only a fittin; other, with the everlasting affairs and concernments of decency, but also a stately gravity, a kind of venerable it, even now ready to take place and fill up all the majesty suitable to that high rank which we bear of stage : and can represent to himself the vision of the God's friends and children ; adorning our holy profesworld dissolving, thrones tumbling, monarchies and sion, and guiding us from all impressions of sinful vs. kingdoms breaking up, crowns and sceptres lying as nity. Gravity and modesty are the fences of piety, neglected things. He hath a telescope through which which being once slighted, sin will easily attempt and he can behold the glorious appearance of the supreme encroach upon us.--Barrow. Judge; the solemn state of his majestic person; the Christian Comfort.--Let the course of your tribulisplendid pomp of his magnificent and vastly numerous tion be what it will, ' in me ye shall bave peace." retinue; the obsequious throng of glorious celestial How is it, then, perhaps you will ask, that Christians creatures doing homage to their Eternal King; the are not always rejoicing? How is it that we so often swift fight of his royal guards, sent forth into the four see them bathed in tears, and scarcely hear any thirs winds to gather the elect, and covering the face of the from them but sighs and complaints ? It is easily heavens with their spreading wings; the universal enough to be accounted for. It is because they love the silent attention of all, to that loud-sounding trumpet world, and the things of the world so much, that the v that shakes the pillars of the world, pierces the inward have no room nor relish for divine consolations. 10 caverns of the earth, and resounds from every part of be sure, where Christ is there is always ground of the encircling heavens; the many myriads of joyful comfort; but Christians are not always fit to be comexpectants arising, changing, putting on glory, taking forted. They may, through mere inattention, or a too wing and tending upwards, to join themselves to fond attention to temporal possession, and enjoyments, tłe triumphant heavenly host; the judgment set, the be so sadly declined as to require reproof rather than books opened; the frightful, amazed looks of surprised comfort, and what they want Christ gives.--LAVINGTON. spetches; the equal administration of the final judg

The Reward in Heaven.—The earlier the new birth, the print; the adjudication of all to their eternal states; the weightier will be the glory in the kingdom of God. Young Lesens rolled up as a scroll; the earth, and all things therein consumed and burnt up. And now, what spirit

ones regenerated and enabled to bear head against the is there any more left in him towards the trivial affairs temptations of their violent nature, shall have crowns set

with more jewels,—they shall have an abundant enof a vanishing world? How indifferent a thing is it with him, who bears himself highest in a state of things the greater will be their glory. If there be any sorrow in

The more violent the storms they encounter, whereof he foreszes the certain hastening end! How heaven, it is because they were not sooner new born, that secue is he in this, that infinite wisdom governs the world! How calm is he in the midst of exterval they might have glorified God more on earth, who be

stoweth such honour upon them in heaven.--CHARNOCK. troubles! How placid and serene a spirit inhabits his peaceful breast !Howe.

Obligation to Preach to the Heathen.-Our speculaThe discovery of unsuspected sin, one of the results of tions regarding the final destiny of the heathen ought sanctified affliction.--How much unmortified corruption,

never to influence our conduct towards them, in any unhumbled pride,—unsubdued opposition to the divine way tending to render us less zealous for their salvation. will, when directly thwarting our own ;

;-how much

Were we even sure that they would occupy thrones in secret cleaving, with idolatrous attachment, to some be- heaven, or pass, by an imperceptible transition, froin a loved earthly object, often lurks within our soul, un

state of consciousness into the calmest sleep of oblivion, consciously to ourselves, of whose very existence, the

it would be just as much our duty to labour for their awakening influence of affliction first makes us aware.

conversion as of those who see in every pagan the sub. This it effects, by stirring up the bidden mass of pols of the moral righteousness of God, exalted, as it is, by

ject of an inevitable condemnation. The recognition losion that lies concealed in the deep recesses of our bearts, which before appeared so calm and clear, that

the atonement of the cross, by a Christian catechumen heaven itself seemed reflected in its bosom ; like the in a pagan country, one prayer of faith offered to the puol, that, while undisturbed, appears perfectly pure and Supreme Being, through the merits of Christ, by such pellucid, but as soon as it is stirred, all the muddy se

an individual, is of intinitely more value than all our diment which had settled to the bottom, immediately theories as to the final destiny of those who live and rises to the surface, and what before looked so transpa

die in involuntary ignorance; as practical charity tran. pert, is now all dark and detiled, the reflection of scends subtle and ingenious speculation.—STEELE. berven entirely obliterated, or sadly marred, and cloud- Diligence.—Diligence is a duty that makes rich ; el, and confused. Now, this hidden mass of corruption, therefore, be much about this duty. Take Solomon's verwhich thus lay concealed from our view, in the depths of dict of it: “ The soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” fir deceitful hearts, was not concealed from the piercing Would you know why the Christians of this time are so ye of the heart-searching God,“ with whom we have to much put to it, to cry, “ Their leanness, their lean19." He saw it in its hiding-place, and, in mercy to our ness ? " Would you know why the Christians are so fouls, resolved to discover it to our view; and, therefore, much in sighing and going backward, and counting that *** down the angel of affliction to stir the pool; because their life is spent here in vain, they are not ascending Ile knew that the troubling of the waters would be at- like “pillars of smoke?” Even this, they are not tended with such salutary intluences, such healing virtue diligent. O Christians! When was it that you rose up to our soul.- White.

in the “ silent watches of the night” to pursue after an Christian Gravity. It is our duty never so far to en- absent Jesus? It is this that would make you richi: 52ze ourselves in the way of wit, as thereby to lose or diligence would make a Christian rich in experience; ir pair that habitual seriousness, modesty and sobriety diligence would make a Christian rich in love; diliof mind, that shady composedness, gravity and constancy gence would make a Christian rich in humility ; yea, of demeanour, which become Christians. We should con- it would make a Christian rich in all the spiritual tinually keep our minds intent upon our high calling and things in heaven. I may compare diligence to Joseph. grand interests, ever well-timed and ready for the per- It is “ fruitful by a well, whose branches hang over formance of holy devotions and the practice of most seri- the wall.” Nay, if you were diligent, I know not Dus duties, with earnest attention and fervent affection ; | what you might not win.-GBAY.

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SACRED POETRY.

of sin ; but I got no profit by my labour.” “ Then you know somewhat of the apostle's meaning, when he ask.

ed; 'what fruit had ye then in those things, whereof A SABBATII SCHOOL HYMN.

ye are now ashamed."" “ Thank God," said he, “I do ; BY THE Rev. DUNCAN GRANT, A. M. and also know, that now being freed from sin, and bavMinister of Forres.

ing become a servant unto righteousness, I have my fruit Where human reason, poor and blind,

unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." No guiding star to bless can find,

Prayer the Best Defence.—Upon one occasion of But wanders on in sadness;

great difficulty, Melancthon and Luther had met toThe child who loves the word of God,

gether to consult about the best means to be adopted. Shall see a light upon his road,

After having spent some time in prayer, Melanctbon Which guides in peace, to the abode

was suddenly called out of the room, from which he Of boundless love and gladness.

retired under great distress of mind. During his abAll human wisdom shall decay,

sence, he saw some of the elders of the reformed church, All knowledge soon sball pass away,

with their parishioners and families. Several children All learning's light shall vanish;

were also brought hanging at the breast; while others But every child by God made wise,

a little older were engaged in prayer. This reminded Shall to salvation's transports rise,

him of that passage,

“ out of the mouth of babes and And dwell where joy, that never dies,

sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine All shades of grief shall banish.

enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and avenger."

Encouraged by this pleasing scene, he returned to his And sure that child is wise indeed,

friends with a mind set at liberty, and a cheerful counWho in the morning loves to feed

tenance. Luther, astonished at this sudden change, On Truth, the heavenly manna:

said, “what now! what has happened to you, Philip, Thus nourished, he shall onward go,

that you are become so cheerful ?"_“O Sirs,” replied Whilst streams of giadness round him flow,

Melancthon, “let us not be discouraged, for I have seen Till glory's crown shall deck his brow,

our noble protectors, and such as, I will venture to say, 'Mong angels' loud Hosannah!

will prove invincible against every foe!”—“And pray," But, child, remember, 'tis thro' faith

returned Luther, filled with surprise and pleasure, “who, In Him who conquer'd sin and death,

and where are these powerful heroes ? "_Oh!" said That thou canst reach salvation:

Melancthon, they are the wives of our parishioners, 'Twas unbelief that made the Jews

and their little children, whose prayers I have just wilTheir own Messiah to refuse,

nessed-prayers which I am sure our God will hear: And all the mercies to abuse

for as our heavenly Father, and the Father of our Lord Bestowed upon their nation.

Jesus Christ, has never despised nor rejected our sup

plications, we have reason to trust that he will not ili In ev'ry nation, age, and clime,

the present alarning danger.” Has ev'ry form of guilt and crime From this dark source been tlowing:

Nominal Christians in America.-Mr Brainerd inThe Iloiy Scriptures plainly tell,

forms us, that when among the American Indians, at That unbelievers all shall dwell,

one place, where there was a great number, he halted, Imprison'd in the gloomy cell,

and offered to instruct them in the truth of Christianity. Where grief is ever growing.

Why,” said one of them, “ should you desire the InThen, child, wise, and let the page

dians to become Christians, seeing the Christians are so

much worse than the Indians ? The Christians lie, Inspir'd by God thy mind engage,

steal, and drink, worse than the Indians. They first In life's gay golden morning ;

taught the Indians to be drunk. Its hallow'd light shall cheer thy way,

They steal to so great

a degree, that their rulers are obliged to hang them for When comes afiliction's wintry day,

it; and even that is not enough to deter others from And on the cloud show hope's bright ray

the practice. But none of the Indians were ever bangIts fringe with gold adorning.

ed for stealing ; and yet they do not steal half so much. Yes, child, it will thy spirit cheer,

We will not consent, therefore, to become Christians, When ev'ning's shadows dark appear

lest we should be as bad as they. We will live as our Upon the mountains hoary :

fathers lived, and go where our fathers are when we 'Twill shed around thee rich perfume,

die." Notwithstanding Mr B. did all he could to esWhen hast’ning to the lonesome tomb,

plain to them that these were not Christians in heart, And give thro' nature's heavy gloom,

and that he did not want them to become such as these, A glimpse of coming glory.

he could not prevail, but left thein, mortified at the The Scriptures search ; and pray that He,

thought, that the wickedness of soine wao are called Who only makes the blind to see,

Christians, sinould produce sucı pre dimes. May thee by grace enlighten ;

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THE INTERCOURSE OF CHRISTIANS WITH

MEN OF THE WORLD.

VOL. I. No. 15.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1836.

Price 1 d. ON THE WISDOM NECESSARY FOR REGULATING | impossible. Christians, however much they may

dislike the characters and disapprove the ways of worldly men, cannot altogether avoid mingling with

them ; for “ then must they needs go out of the BY THE Rev. Robert JAMIESON,

world;" and their intercourse with them is often Minister of Westruther.

rendered the more necessary and the more unavoidThe world abounds with a great variety of cha- able from the nature of their particular circumracters, diversified to an almost infinite degree by stances. They may be men of business, and in going every shade of distinction; but all who are properly through its ordinary routine, and attending to its what is called men of the world, have this in various details, they may ever and anon be thrown common, that their feelings are engaged in the into scenes of unmingled worldliness, and obliged pursuits, and their anxieties set upon the cares, to negotiate with those who, in respect to all the and their conduct either insensibly or purposely pursuits of the world, are “wholly given to idolanoulded by the principles most known and ap- try,”—or they may be men of public character, proved of in it. The world is the god of their occupying high and responsible stations, and, in idolatry, the power by which the strongest pro- the performance of their official duties, may be pensities of their nature are held captive, and their called—at one time to settle the contending claims favour and approbation will, of course, be lavished of those who practise the decent and respectable on those who bear a resemblance to themselves, virtues of the world—at another time, become and give them the sanction of their countenance familiarized with the sickening detail of the vices by worshipping at the same shrine, and cherishing and the crimes of the more degraded and profligate the same devotedness. On all who move within portion of it; or they may be members of a nuthat magic circle, and are associated with any of its merous and extensive society of friends, and in several companies, their approving smile is ever the very circle of those whom nature teaches them readily bestowed; but to all who are beyond it, to love and to reverence, they may find some whom they are the sworn and inveterate enemies. And as the world acknowledges among its warmest and all who are animated by the spirit, and walk up to most devoted adherents. In all these various the requirements of genuine Christianity, rank with situations, circumstances will be continually aristhe latter, they are of necessity made the objects ing of a nature the most trying to the character, of all the bitter feelings with which worldly men and which, wherever any strong desire is felt to regard their character and their principles. Be- act up to the principles and requirements of the ween these two classes of men, there is no com- Gospel, will impose the strongest necessity of non ground on which neutrality can be observed. cultivating fully the wisdom of the serpent. There is a secret want of congeniality between Were the path of life undeviatingly straight and them both in sentiment and feeling--and devoted even, there would be no difficulty in tracing, and as they are to the service of masters of so differ- no danger of leaving it. “ The wayfaring man ent characters, and labouring as they are in the though a fool could not possibly err therein.” But attainment of ends so opposite, they must, every then, the ways of the world are so crooked, and the time that they are brought into contact, and their ties by which men are bound to each other are of so respective principles are developed, experience a feeble and delicate a texture, as to make the diffimutual shock, as great and as deeply felt as results culty of acting uniformly on the ground of Christfrom the collision of contending elements. The ian principles, naturally so great in itself, increase comfort and the peace of both, then, would evi- to a tenfold degree. However broad and well dently be best promoted by persons who have so defined these principles are, yet in applying them little that is common, and so much that is oppo- to the scenes of the world and reducing them site , making their intercourse as rare as possible

, to practice amid the avocations of life, much difor rather suspending it altogether. But consti- ficulty must always be encountered from the vast tuted as society now is, such a separation is plainly I variety of characters with whom its intercourse

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must be maintained ; and the closer and the more deep and devoted worldliness. Were we required to delicate the bonds by which that intercourse is verify these observations, we might appeal to our upheld,—the more intimate the footing on which own experience, that in many of those situations we stand towards any men of the world,—the where Christians are much associated with men of stronger the claims they have on our regard, the world, a compromise on the part of the latter is or the hold they have on our affections, the not unfrequently made in some things, which, trivial greater is the temptation to violate these princi- as they may seem, may be productive of the most ples ; the more imminent is the danger of an serious disadvantage and injury to their character. attempt to compromise them; and the greater Take a single example that has suggested itself of a need is there for those who are anxious to adhere young Christian entering on the world, and engas. to, and to act upon them, to exercise all the wis-ing in its business. His heart open and full of dom of the serpent which they are able to attain. gratitude to those who patronised his incipient efThis is necessary in all circumstances in which forts, encouraged his rising fortunes, and gave him Christians can be placed, but especially when they a welcome reception into their family and home, be are called to act on a broad scale, and in the open is ever ready to select and dwell upon what is fair and public arena of the world; for whatever dif- and honourable in their character and deportment : ferences may be observable in the characters of and though he may frequently hear them uttering those worldly men with whom they may be brought sentiments, and see them acting upon principles into contact, they are all accustomed in common which he knows to be at variance with the spirit to cherish feelings, to hold sentiments, and to be and requirements of the Gospel, yet, carried away influenced by views very different from those which by his emotions of kindliness and friendship for Christian knowledge and principle are fitted to them, he allows himself gradually to slide down produce; so that, allowing for differences arising into congenial habits, and to be contented with a from peculiarities of constitution, temper, and ha- lower standard of principle and duty. Thus, hibit, we may lay it down as a general rule, suffi- familiar intercourse with them, though springing cient for all the purposes of practical instruction, from, and maintained by, the kindliest and most that they are reducible to two great classes. They amiable feelings, tends to the hurt and prejudice are either the decent, and virtuous, and respectable of his Christian character, and, like the precious men of the world, who, though engrossed with metals incorporated with baser alloys, the gold its pursuits, and enamoured of its pleasures, and gradually becomes dim, till the most fine gold thoroughly impregnated with its spirit, yet shew a eventually perishes. regard to what is amiable in feeling, and upright The men of the world with whom Christians may in conduct ; who practise many, or all of those have sometimes to associate, may be of a different civic and social virtues, which are so needful to the class. They may be the vicious and profligate well-being and the comfort of society, and who; and abandoned men of the world, who act on no though they may have little taste, or, it may be, fixed or reputable principles, are guided by no ima rooted dislike for what they term the puritanical pulse but that of appetite, and are given to sinful precision of those who take the Gospel as their practices, to low vices, to secret crimes, each actule, yet manifest the same tokens of outward re-cording to his own desires, and in different degrees spect, and are ready to do the same kind offices to and habits of criminality. With these, it cannot them, as to others of a description more akin to be supposed for a moment, that Christians can themselves. In all our intercourse with such have any harmony either of feeling or of enjoypersons, there is great necessity for our imitating ment. Light is not more opposite to darkness

, the wisdom of the serpent. The fair assemblage heaven is not more opposite to hell, than they who of virtues with which they are adorned, and the have the true spirit and purity of the Gospel

, are kindliness of disposition which they exhibit

, may to the lovers of profligacy and the perpetrators of so insinuate themselves into our regard, as to blunt crime. But although it is as impossible for Christhe edge of Christian feeling to make us over- tians to be friends of these, as it is for two “ to look, or cast into the shade, the secret worldliness walk together, unless they are agreed,” yet they may to which they are a prey, and by keeping our ad- be frequently thrown together. The unavoidable miration directed to the brighter and more attrac- calls of business, or the bonds of a near relationtive features of their character, bring us insen- ship, may bring them to move almost constant! sibly to love them, even with all the defects by in the circle of the same society; and although which our admiration should have been limited there is no danger in regard to this, as there might or restrained. What is often seen becomes fami-be in regard to the former class, of our becoming liar to the eye-even the most notorious and dis- lovers of their characters and principles and ways

, gusting deformities cease to be offensive through yet there is a danger here also, though arising frequent observation,—and the melancholy declen- from a different cause, and a consequent need of sion of many from the high ground of Christian the wisdom of the serpent to avoid it.

They may excellence, is often to be traced to their having suffer our presence because they cannot get been closely and habitually associated with men of it, but it will always be felt as a restraint upon who won their unconscious regard by the seducing them, and they will never be at rest, till, either influence of a few specious virtues, and brought by fair means or foul, they have obtained our them eventually down to the level of their own countenance, and got us on their side. If we

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are proof against their solicitations, they will lay of their own minds, and had no fear of God besnares to entrap us. They will devise the most fore their eyes. On his first entrance into the dexterous expedients, and fabricate the most cun- world, fresh from the lessons of the Bible, and ning stories, and form the best-concerted schemes fortified by the counsels of parental tenderness, to catch our feet in the net which they have laid; he would have fled, as from a pestilence, from the and should their plot take effect, 0 with what presence of those who were enemies to virtue, and malignant satisfaction will they triumph over our at open war with their God. But left to his own fall, and expose the weakness of the saintly pre- | independent will, and in the course of his extendtenders, and embellish their narrative of our dis- ing acquaintance with the world, he begins to look grace, with every additional circumstance to make down with contempt on what he now deems the us appear ridiculous and contemptible in the eyes weakness and bigotry of the principles to which of the world. Nor may this be the end of it. he was trained. In an evil hour he is thrown into That scheme, which they originally contrived for the company of those who studiously foster these their temporary amusement, may give rise to con- growing opinions, and allows himself to be caught sequences more serious to us than they ever con- by the artful allurements by which they ply him templated ; and the unhappy irregularity into to come over to their side. After a few ineffectual which we may have been betrayed, though it stand in struggles, his resolution falters,—his principles are solitary contrast to the tried and established virtue unhinged,—the authority of his parents, his Bible, of a protracted life, may make an inroad on our and his God, is forgotten or despised ; and he who peace of mind, the memory of which may haunt would have once recoiled, with instinctive abhorand distress us till our dying day, and entail rence, from the commission of known and open such effects on our interests and respectability in sin, becomes familiar with the simplest forms of the world, that years of unblemished morality and crime, and passing on from one stage in the the most unfeigned piety may be unable to efface career of iniquity to another, descends with fearthe indelible stain. "Some there are among the ful rapidity, in the downward path that leads him professing followers of Christ, so strong in the to the deep, and “in that deep, a lower deep still faith, as to remain invulnerable amid all such as- yawning to devour him," till past the possibility of saults of infidel and ungodly ridicule,—whose pre- reclaim, he becomes lost and undone for ever. sence, whose words, whose very looks are sufficient Let Christians, then, beware, lest by any to awe into silence the presumptuous scoffer, and means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his to check the utterance of the impious jest that subtilty, so by their intercourse with men of the may have risen to his lips. But by far the greater world, their minds should be corrupted from the part of Christians are of more timid and less simplicity that is in Christ. Let them remember, established characters, and when compelled by cir- that experience adds its strong verdict to the testicumstances, or urged by a mistaken regard and mony of the apostle, that in every instance “evil friendship to such enemies of the truth, they join communications corrupt good manners ;” and their society, they pierce themselves through with knowing the sad and disastrous consequences many sorrows; for while, with a melting eye and which may, from this cause, accrue to their peace a heart that secretly aches, they are observers of of mind, and their purity of conduct, let them shun the unholy sentiments and practices in which these altogether the society of those of whom Mammon indulge, they are forced, in their presence, to is the god, and the world is the portion ; or, if compromise their most sacred feelings, and most they cannot shun them altogether, let them mingle cherished principles, for fear of drawing down with them as little and as seldom as they can; or upon themselves the vengeance of the "world's if circumstances oblige them to keep up babits of dread laugh ;” and knowing, though they do, what constant and familiar intercourse with men of the they have to expect, yet they continue, as if spell world, let them be ever on the watch themselves, bound, to haunt and linger in the fatal spot, with and look earnestly for grace from above, that they an infatuation, only equalled by, but more piti- may avert the seductions of evil example, and able far than, that of the tiny moth, which fies and ward off the weapons of ungodly ridicule, and be Eutters round the flame, tili, lured by the deceitful not carried away by the imposing appearances and glare, it loses itself in the element of destruction. fair pretences of men, for Satan himself is some

Every Christian's experience will shew the times transformed into an angel of light. In fine, truth of this picture, and prove that unguarded let Christians be prudent, and look well to their intercourse with such men of the world is not un- goings ; let them be wise, and with all their imitafrequently attended with consequences so fatal and tion of the far-sighted and wary circumspection of irretrievable, as to make one tremble at the bare the serpent, let them take care to be wise in that idea. Look into the criminal annals of the land, which is good, and simple concerning evil. and of whom do their dark pages retail the his

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF tory? Not of him alone who was cradled amid

MRS HUNTINGTON iniquity, and whose infant lips were taught to lisp The influence of Christianity is often exemplified in the accents of profanity and vice; but of him, too, fiho, though brought up in the nurture and ad- the lives of pious females. Possessed of strong sensi

some of its most interesting and beautiful aspects, in monition of the Lord, yet unhappily got into the bilities, theirs is peculiarly the religion of the heart, society of those who were walking in the vanity | diffusing its salutary effects over the whole of that nar

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