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cords of love, and turned my feet into the way
of If ever we are inclined to pride ourselves on what we are, oh, let us remember what we were. Let us be very thankful for what God has done for us, and let us humbly trust Him for the future. In his hands alone we are safe,“ kept (as St. Peter says) by the power of God through faith unto salvation."
I have shown you, brethren, that there is nothing in this truth to encourage an ungodly liver. There is nothing in it to make the penitent sinner despair. There is much in it to humble, and to comfort those, whose hearts are given to God. May it be a precious truth to you! May you go home the better for having it placed before you !
May it make you thoughtful ! These poor bodies of ours are daily decaying, and giving way. This poor world is soon coming to a close. One thing only is really important to usAre we saved? Have we God for our Father, Christ for our Saviour, the Spirit for our Teacher ? Have we good grounds for hoping that our "names are written in heaven?”
And now, I cannot close without saying one or two words to those who are living without Christ. Oh, that I could make you think! Oh, that you would give me your serious attention, if it was only for a minute! Your names are all written in one Book—the register Book of your Parish. And the time will very likely come, when it may be of some consequence to you to get a copy of the register—to obtain a certificate of your name being written in that Book. But, my dear friends, there is a much more solemn Book than this—the Book of God! And the time is coming, when it will be of great, of infinite importance, to find that your name is registered in that Book ! When the happy names are read out of those, who are written among the redeemed in heaven, what will be your feelings of despair, when you discover that your name is passed
Let the thought of this sink into your heart. Carry it away with you. Turn it over in your minds.
minds. Let it bring you on your knees before God. Seek, seek at once, to lave your heart changed. Seek an interest in the Saviour. Then, when you and I shall stand together before God's throne, and the Books are opened, you, even you, will be able to rejoice with me that your name is found written in the Book of Life.
THE GREAT WHITE THRONE.
REVELATION 20. 11–15.
“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened : and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life : and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the Books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell gave up the dead which were in them : and they were judged, every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is