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Ji* » *« jBfc_ y ♦., ♦ ♦ -r .-^J £«fc 1/ NÈj p 1 '4 A A ,A f MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1873. NO. 40. Select fjortnj. , j j j j ! THE OBOSS. Grenier th* ero«tt the n eurer beaten, (SotUr»», to whom no rroa* it given ! Tb« ooirr world in iu*«qiic-r*<le Forgrtt the grave, the worm, the shade ; Blest is jrtut dearer child of Cod, On whom h« Injrs the cross, the rod. Blest, by whom most the cross is known ; Clod whets ut on his grinding-stone; Full many s gsrden's dressed in v*iu, Where tears of sorrow never rain. In fiercest flames the gold is tried, In griefs the Christian's purified. 'Midst crosses, Faith her triumph knows; The palm-tree pressed more vigorous grows ; beneath thv feet— Cio, tread the grapes The stream that slows is full and sweet ; In trouble, virtues grow and shine, Like pearls beneath the ocean Urine. Crosses abound ; love seeks the skies ; Blow the When hopeless gloom the welkin shrouds : The sun comes laughiuj; through the clouds; The cross makes pure affection glow, Like oil that on the fire we throw. gli winds, the fia arise ; I ; Who wears the cro«s pray* oft nd well : /initie* I herbs send forth the sweetest Were ships ne'er tossed by stormv wind, The I'oW-jtar who would care to find? Had David spent no darksome hours, His sweetest song had ne'er ben. ours. fit ; From trouble springs the longing hope : From tho deep vale Who tread* the desert * dreariest waj For Canaan most will long and prey Here finds the trembling dove no rest Flies nt the slope ; the ark, «I builds her Heavy the cross, e'en death if de The sufferer sings—hi* end i* From sin and pain Uu bursts . Trouble shall ai The cross, you silent grave adorning, llespenka u bright, triumphant Crenter the cross, the lovelier The crown prepared of tîod displays Treasure, by many a conquror worn Who wears it now lieforc thv throne. Oh ! think upon that jewel fair, And heaviest grief* Dear lamb of Ood. enhance thv More and yet more; all else i* I Let ni'er a murmur mar my rest Plant thy ow To guard Until the glorious e t j I I i 1 mmm ! -*y ; that verv d '«• light u* air. <*t ; , failli, hop love combine, copy OF A SERMON t l*rr«rbed befnir Ihr Prtalij lrry of Xr «I*. M » port of trial for or<tt Drnwyrr'i « hur« It New laallc« (au nl I', 9latr th« lUlb of June, I Hli'4, by Ju*r.i'U wiukix. it loll. li 1 rir* HrI «I (-r , III LiuniT, •' . ligiou. topic, cannot reasonably beexpcctd"| ed ; but that tho differ.,,« should be so f sur- I be satisfactorily explained in no oilier way than by admit ! ting that "tho carnal mind i. enmity against God." and " that men love dark' ness rather than light, because tbeir deeds are evil." The difference, of which we .re speak ing. may be areribed to a variety of causes some of which operate more powerfully on one portion of ihc human race ths. on Tbo want of correct information Tbi* i* more par ticularly applicable to those who are or «bo have been destitute of divine revels-1 tion. Although God revealed bis will to Adam and other, of the aulediluviau s.ints yet the knowledge which they received, and, without doubt, communicated to their posterity, bad little visible effect, and was soon lost amidst overwhelming depravity and ignorance. The same depravity and ignora.« operating after the flood—sor>„ sffacc-1 the remembrance of the truths, taught hy the riglitcous Noah; and the whole human family— one •mall nation excepted— coo tinued to wander on the dark mountain* of error, until the light from heaven, the day-spring frtm on high, visited our ruined After the Son of Ood had descended from the throuc of his glory nud become the teacher of men, after be had inspired his Apostles to instruct the* world in the knowledge of God and the way of salva tion. end efter that knowledge had been gtven to us in a permanent and lucid form in the Holy Scriptures, it might have been expected that error would have disap peered before tbo truth,and that those who enjnyed the light would all have been of one mind. But such is not the fact — There still estate a great discrepancy in the opiuiona even of thoae who profess to »«knowledge tho caste standard of faith Thil cannot lie attributed to the want of correct information. for this is abundauOy cnotained in the word of GihI It must, therefore, proceed fram the «vil ptupensi ties of oar nature—the opposition of the earnal mind to tbo truth—from prejudice and self-interest One person lias some darling passion to gratify; he therefore adopts a creed congenial with his desire«, ■nd that will allow him the undistnrlird pursuit of hia evil ways. Another ia pra possessed hy education er otherwise in fa vor of * »et of doctrine*, which ho embra ooa without examination, and adheres lu with tbo utmost tenaolty ; while» the word of God 1« perverted from ita true ceuee to support hts favorite system. Self-intar est regulstos the faith of others, and they uro ready to support any doctrine which will heat »apport them. Many of the sentiments which are re mitted and sdroested by men as divine truths, sre in direst opposition to eaeh •ibtr. They oannot, therefore, ail be tie that i .1 lifts, amt this lire is j I ■ I*t John, V ; 11. And (111■* i* the rro (»ml Iriih given tu us etc in bi* Bon. On the subject of religion there hu« ever been a gre»t diversity in the opinions and conduct of tutu. The stst*» of the hunmn mind, since tho füll, is such that :t uni formity of sentiment on moral au i re great aa we find it is, afford* matter pria# aud regret, aud can nuother. it on# causa of error. world. rived fairly from the word of Ood, if it is true that all scripture wai given by in apiration of God. Consistency marks all too works of JshoTah, both of nature and grace. lie never contradict, himself, but all his works are dene in truth, and all harmonise with each other and with the diviuo perfections The objee#thercfore of divine revelation it one, aud the truth declared is ene. Ood haa given us a record and requires that we believe it. It is then of tho ut most importance that wo ascertain what is the record tlist tied listh given ; lor on tbie depends the salvation of our immortal The discussion of our text will direct us in our inquiry—''And this is tho record that God liatii given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." In the prosecu tion of our subject we propose to consider: 1st The nature and propertiea of the ' life spoken of in the text ; and -d. Ascertain in whom this life is to be found. j *h° "All that a man hath will ho j give fur his life," was Ilia assertion of i?a- ! !o the Almighty when he wished per- ! mission to aHliet the upright Job with | bodily disease. Natural life is truly a very great blessing, and ought to he val- | u«d as such by all who enjoy it. And ob- ; serration and experience proyo that men in general will freely part with all tbeir earthly possessions rather than be deprived ] ! "f their tnnjo nl «listen##. Thia love of life lins fjr-at influence, coud Hot of lho h I fact us consider and explain tho na lure and properties of the life spoken of i in tnn not only on the ! it family, but is also j conspicuous in all inferior animal creation t I* natiir.il life ia so great a blessing, how much greater must he spiritual life?) j if llio lif« and healtli.-of tho body arc ao desirable ? an ^ ** arc to make such great sacrifices to possess these blessing«, h »w ought we to desire the life of our »"ul**, which are tnoro infinite I ly more valuable than our bodies of clay, I As our souls are «o touch more Tallin i hie than our bodies, the eternal happiness ; 1 of those souli must he tho most iutercst mg and important subject that can g igc our n 1 1• *iit i » be Biliously fximiuid and thoroughly ! understood. en it ; und justly demand« The phrase "eternal life" i* applit 1 to 1 our Lord, because of i h# i.« the source and : . 10 J" rd ,' ,ï ' l,f ", H e . i"' queo.lj denote the grace of God in the «(•ul, ur iu the glory and liapptti#«* of the < in " *" h " V ° n ' ! I' 1 '"' iV d arü ^ l'*'* 1 ' 1 )' «"»?•« •**. 1 I u tmVt j^"^. *! 11 * C - , . , ! **|'' "» 'l'en euqutro «bal la the nature | n.* 1 '"!* 1 , " .fTT 1 r® - U ' h r " IU | W °. rlJ K,ernul llfu 'V | I ".7. Y. P Il * V"' . within it all the principle*, action* aud ] " r r ;' Ul '* e,i , ,oul . | We c "" ' ''" «rure, at present e.H your at j ' ' , " t " e , of iIm? , !** J, °* ! i<»pu;'«u p* r ';culur. wb.ch oons t.ute the ! ll '* of the believer in Christ. I T be fir*t constituent part of ctcr | »»' I'fu i* rryrnrrulnm, or the quickeniug uf ,1,c ,oul »as dead iu lre.spa.se. *""'•">« : snd tbo communication ol h-dy ' principles, hy the iuflucuce of the Holy Spiri«- , , Man, by nature, is alienated from the j '■*" •»« '» totally destitute of h 1 **» fine's of heart which is the spring ; of sptrttual actions and consequently, ,0 rc »"}« ">*' obedience ,u the l »»*J law of God, whtch is required of i tnl.,-1 ,gi-t,t creature. In tin. state °* death the imner• couDoucf. j u , nt " he ia made alive by th# grace of (»«d, and a new nature communicated by ,llu «»pöra 11 *»» «f (ko I Uly Ghost. Ihc j ,n,l,,| i er 1,1 "hich tb«* »pint of God works on the aoul and produces that change of n*'»™ <" *»"■'« »r» »paoktug, is a *° u * A * '""8 ■» 0U J , « uls dwelt in tHe»a tiou»ea or clay, w* shall be unable to explain or cuoiprehend the way 10 ""'f" <IDB *P ,rlt . ,c,!l " n ,, '7 hl ' r *° a " to produce perception and volition. \\ e luu * t «»pectally. therefore, remain tgtio I r * n | ,l,e »ay m which no spirit ut 1 '»nu'ocea llio soul of the amtier , * »now however, that God can act 1,10 *onl in a mannor unknown to ua ; » nd we also know that be doe» lima act, ,run ' «"• »'»'ole effect» whtch flow from regeneration. Degeneration manifes a itself in the spiritual knowledge which is cotnmunica 4«d to the soul, lie is enabled to diacor cr the glory of God as seen in his holi nese, justice, goodness snd grace He perceives that God ia so infinitely holy tbet he eennot look upon ein, and will hy no means clear the guilty ; that he is so perfectly just aa to reward with life those who obey his law, and puuish with death every transgressor, that hia goodness ia so great aa to extend to ail the works of hia hands, snd render him worthy of our supreme affection ; aud especially the re netred sinner see* the grtee of God so gloriously displayed in the gmnel, tbit hi* soul is filled with praise, ana lost in the 'Jutb verso of this chapter, "This is the true LioJ and eter nal life," ami, again. 1st John, I, i "For thu life was manifested uml wt* have ; j, b „ Mr wi „ u „ „„q ,,, j you that eternal life which was with the Father and wa* inauifcitcd unto u* ' I piv a i ■ unti admiration. With tbeaa new discoveries of the char acter of God, the eonl also obtains correct apprebenaiona of the nature and malignity of sin aa commiltad against a holy God. Sin, whieh before appeered a light thing, is now seen to be exceedingly sinful, nnd deserving the ererlaeting displeasure of »ho righteous Jehovah j and tho »inner now ace« that ho derer»» to bo cast out from tho presence 9#tbo Lord and from tho glory of his power foretar, on account j of his many aud greatly aggravated Irans gressions. j Having seen and fell the evil of sin, the renewed soul no longer delights in it, ! but he hatca it with perfect hatred. The j natural bias of the carnal mind towards silt ; is, in a measure, removed, and tho soul is inclined to lovo snd pursue holiness. I tin will, which once determined bts j thoughts, desires and action! in faror of sin, is now, in part, rectified, and he dc- | lights tu the lnw of God and seeks to he conformed to the image of God. Ils in now willing to forsake sin—to deny himself ungodliness and worldly lasts—snd desires to live soberly, right aously and godly in this present evil ' world, and ho longs for the time when he »hall he forever freed from the dominion of tin and made perfect in holiness. Tbe change which takes placo at regen- | j oration extends not only to the under- j standing and will, hut to the affection» ! j The CI>nl0 | n ,ind makes the earth i ! ; t , portion and loves the world as its su-?' ! pretne good; but when the sinner lia» | passed from death to life, lie loves hi» i t; 0 j supremely, and exclaims, "Whom | | la vc I in heaven but Thee, and there is ; „„ne on esrtli 1 desire beside Thee ; Thou i arl t |„, cliiefost among ten thousand, atnl altogether l ively " Kternsl life, then, ] consists in a renewal of the have I in heaven but Thee, ami there is \ Kternsl life, then, I in knowl edge, righteousness nri l true iodine»» : in | ! die implantation of new and Indy prinei j p|,, H liicli unfold thcmselv.-s' in tin thoughts, desires and affections of the srtu | o,| p a ;,|, in j. , n „,h,. r c« ventinl p nr t of eternal lifo. "II« that belioveth *h»!l bo saved ; ho that belie vet h n«*t ghall be damned." Faith is the necessary ; result of regeneration When the sinner RO f Rr enlightened as to perceive the holiness and justice of God and the ox ter.t of bis law, th • evil of sin, his own ; vi'<* d csw as a sinner, and hi* utter inahili the ty to nave himself ; then ho lia« clenr views of the infinite value of Christs righteous- t ne*«, of tho necessity of hi* atonement and of thu impossibility of a tinner'* being «I in any other way than by the grace iod through his beloved son 0 p A correct knowlrdgo of (Tiri*t, in hi* pcr«on ami office«, i* necessary to the ex crci*o of faith "ll*>w (aaya lit# Apostle) * .«hall they beliefe on Hun of wliom they ! have not heard " Hut there are many who have heard of Christ with tb# out* ! : ward ear. who yet have no error! knowl- ! icd*e of kin. os Ktiiniaauel. God will, us '«•> experimental »equaititat.ee with his Jiri ,„j „ ving po W t r ami no reliance < Ijjju ||iu Saviour of «inner« ' Hut when the sinner has been broueht ,o see hi, own wretohedness ; and th , spirit bas shown bin. the things of Jo,us, ! -he then clteorfully assents to the Gospel |#n of ,,|„. iull . and receives the Sav i«nr as freely offered lie has such | views of the suitableness of f'hrist as the Iledeenter. that his soul is willing to rest on j,j m „ n j va iion and determine« to know nothing but Jesus Christ and bins ^ueified lie looks to his blood for cleansing from the pollution of sin, to his Hghtenusne.s for justifiea.ion in the sigh, of , io(1 l() bis merit, for a title to everlasting life. • ; } ,| Klernal life includes a continual pr B .,|, in , r!lr ,. nt „| ,| |# „ r „ Bre „i ve ' „ne, ifica,ion of our nature. When God ,| u . , 0U | 0 f ,|„ | lt . ( |„ 0 , 110t forsake the work which is coinn,eneed, | )Ut „ rrio , j, OII ti || j, complete in b1 The l|..l v spirit dwells in the heart of tip children »f God sanctifying tb eir mind.-comfnrting their sllli J„ ,, K . tribulations of this life and Rr »du»lly preparing them for tho heaven ly ^.i.^itaocc which God lias promised to be#tow on ull tbo*e who lovu tho Lord J c »ua Chriat. \V 0 have now considered the phrase Vernal life a« applicable to grace in the heart of th# Christian in t hi* world ; but j, j, » 1,0 used with référença to the gh.rv a „„J happiness of saints in heaven. The happiness of the heavenly world does not differ in nature from that which the peu p| c 0 f enjoy on earth, but it. is dif " ferent in degree It c .n.isls in perfect e freedom from sin There is no longer a | âw iu il u - tm-mber« warring against the |, w in ,| ie „.iml, ... has the saint , 0 ery - o wreluheil tuau i ihat I am, who shall deliver me from the 1 ; body of this death " No more shall the ,.|,j|d of God he guilty of offending his heavenly Father, of forsaking his Saviour or grieving the spirit of grace Uut bis soul shall be perfectly holy, and shall ' . ia of rrosuti iu cry that I ant, wltu shall deliver body of this death " child of God he guilty ol heavenly Father, of forsaking his Saviour or grieving the spirit of graeo Hut his soul shall he perfectly holy, and shall \ love aud serve God with ardor ami seal equal, ir not surpassing that of thu holy Angels. Heing free from sin, the saint shall, consequently, be free from all the effects of sin. from all pain of body snd distress of mind. God will wipe away i all tear* from their eyes, and there shall ' .... be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away, lit a word, the liappinesa of heav en, or sternal life, consists in freedom front alt evil, and tho enjoyment of all thssc pleasures that are at God's right hand. in considering the properliee of the ! whieh we have been speaking, two only, in thie plaoe, need bo mentioned, and iro contained in tho text—It is the gift of God and of eternal duration. It is the uniform testimony of tk* word of Ood that salvation is of grace, "By grace y* are savod through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is th* gift life of of God. not of work«, lest any man ahnuld boast." That (hero waa a Sarionr pro vided for fallen man. is to La ascribed to j tho free and unmerited loto of Lind, for he gave bis Son for us. bofoie the founda j tion of the world. The commencement of the divine life is effected by tho power ! of the spirit of (iod. for Christiana are j born ngnin, not of corruptible seed, nor ; of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Cod. I The parsevernnee of tho saints in well j doing is of tied, for it is Ltod who work eth in them to will and to do of hia good | pleasure. They sre kept by tho power of : God, through faith unto salvation. Sal vation then, from first to last, is the gift of God, and to him must he given all the glory. As the life it the gift of God, it may I be rxpectcd it will be, like himself, un changeable. The scriptures accordingly declare tlint it is ttrrnal '' 1 gjve (says our Redeemer) unto my sheep eternal | life, and they shall never perish, neither 1 j *b»H any msn pluck them out of my j ! hand, for my Father which gave them i me, is greater than all, and none ia able ; 0 I'luek them out of my Father's hand " The salvation of the children of Lind i rent* on the surest foundation- the nl mighty power and unchangeable love of ■ Father. Son and Holy Ghost—the God of i our salvation, Tho Lord then will carry on the good work which he graciously commences, \ Father, S.ui ami Holy Ghost—tho God of; ; Tho Lord then will carry on the good work which he graciously commences, until it is eensumated ill the joya of hcav- ! | •» "The Lord will give grace and glory and no gao l thing will ha withhold from them that walk uprightly." That ilia happiness of the saints in heavitt will lie eternal, is clearly revealed *" wor-1 of («"»1. Hoiilc» our text, :ir< * '»«»«)' °ther paariges in the w "td of truth which declare that th* fe ; l' 1 '' 1 ? of tho suints shall never terminate "The wag.-« of firi i* death, but tin? gift hod i* eternal life, through *Ic»us Fhrint uur Lord " "The*« shall go away everlasting fire; but the righteous into life eternal. good thing will ho withhold from th* ni that yv »Ik uprightly " That tlio happirivs* of the heave ii It i-, therefore, our consolation. *rM. to bile t traveling thr ugh this sinful know that our light affiictian« hut for a innimnt. \\* more exceeding and eternal gl"iy. II Let U*. in the *oeood pla •*. very brief Iv eotiai 1er the au hielt are kod out fur us u (ur i ight of . . , . * " r 'l'.*" 0 '"? '* *'A«»d th.s life ,* ! n ,IH n " ,* Us ,!l .* *' r ' , ' , ! un ""'K 1 » tho Mgiunitii ! ". I,r , -* « ! v a « i., n. Ail the Mes-ti.S» wlneli , "" 1 1,rMow * " n »»»»«»• ,»^ r.q.rescut.-d »* tbrouph Ibe Mvtour. .Lsn ,t, " 1 P r "*" rr(! ' the world for the sake m ' [l '* l,,,urc *'- Ho 1 « bead over all things l«i« « liurcl» : believers arc pardoned for »"k" "f ob, -dunce and suflermg,. ! blooJ a1 " 1 j^'»«vd tt» righlcousne»» atnl k-pt by Ins '»'rough faith unto salvation, lie " 11,0 «'*'l°ni. rtgbteousness. sanciifica """ »nd salvattou of all Ins believing I', 0 "*' 1 .", 1 l ' l, ' rna life t* llio purehaa* of 1,0 of (.. Iirift. Hy tin* blond of !'. l,riM '« ''' understood the «hole ol »» ««rk as Mediator, but more fr.quent ",'" J 'n'l'l»» , '«My ln* »uffering. and J «" . 1 '•*« <»"•* P««P'e '«» »hetr stead, is tho uniform tcali-:'|iat • mony »)f the gospel "I lay down my [«/ «"J' *1" ep "1 give my flesh for '»»« ''f* 1 ««rl L" That it was net- : '"»7 uu atonement should bemad, fur 'inner» we conclude from the plainest I'.""".'"'•"T , of wonl of Tl " Lnr'l »"">>' no means clear the guilty ;" ' ' AU bat* »inned and conic short of the c ! 0 . r ? '. 1,c nf 1 , Wo ? d * ' 1 *T »« remiss,on of s," ;' dccds nnii.- aw n,, l- ' m-.g fall be justified ; "The blood of L hrtat »''""»o' 1 ' fr0U1 i,M »'»• From the united senne of these «eript- ! arc* it is evident that there is no salvation ; for the situier without aatiafactiuu being hi* «ins, that man cann t b, justified by the law. and that Jesus Christ **»« °"'y «nd«r heaven given among men hy which wo must he saved ' H- therefore, ti e Sun of God has shed his blood for the remission of our sius, il he has dieil as a substitute for his people, 'hen God can ho just, nnd the justifier of a" them that believe, for the sacrifice of <'l"d»t i» "f infinite value, ami releases from the sent, ttcu of death and evcrlast i ing condemnation, all who are interested 1 in Him The .h ath of Christ is the life "f his people: and when lie who is tbeir life s'm'l appear, then shall they also ap T<*r with him iu glory. Again, eternal 'if« i* in Jesus Christ, because it //.or. from the Ulirrrr't union trilh him. The ' " . of heinp tli.' AIplin und end Christ i. f 5"'* r with him iu glory, l ' # " - \ from the Mirier'» union of (Ttrislwwitli his believing people, '« illustrated by comparing it « ills the qnired—which mru sustain towards eaeh n '>t'r When he is spoken of ns paying i tho debt which we owed to divine justice, ho is called our surety. He is called Redeemer, as one who pays the prieo of our ransom and delivers us frutti bondage, our Mediator nnd Interpreter, ns one who pbads on our behalf aud reooncilrs us to , ( hrist and bis church are compared to the human body, from tho intimate con-' neclion that exists between them. He is the head, and believers ire hie members various relations—tit Ivor natural or '* He is Recauae of the mutual affection which Christ and hia eburch bear fo each other, He is ealted her husband nnd she his' spouse, and beenus« Christ is the source of the Christian's life tod fruitfulness, He ia atyled the vino and ilia people are tba branches. This union is prodffi-cd hy the Holy Spirit—tho Spirit of Christ—who renew« and sanctifies the souls of the saints, aud j gradually conforma them to the imago of tba divine Redeemer. j Again, lastly ; the life of tho believer is in Jesus Christ, heesuso he derives from him all grace and strength, and is ! kept front falling by His almighty power. ; As the brauch derives its nourishment from the vine, so does the Christian obtain grace from hia Saviour ; anil as tho btanch cannot grow or bear fruit except it abide in tkc vino, no more can the child of (Iod grow in heavenly things and bring forth j : good works, without a vital union with bis Saviour ••Without me ye can do noth- I ing " ! Thia explains the seeming psradox of llieapoalln: " When I sin weak then am I strong." When the Christian most sett sihly feels his own weakness, he relics more entirely on the strength of Jesus. Then he erica, "Hold thou me up end I shell lie safe," sod feel* the necessity of being made i 1 strong in the Lord, snd in the power of j h a might. We sltnll close the subject with two or ; throe practical observations; and 1st We observo what an inestimable | blessing do we posse«« in having the Hi Lie in our hands which contains the record ■ that God hath given of his Son. Creation and Providence leach us many important Irssons respecting mir great and generous Creator; but in the book of nature there ' i« not tho smallest intimation that God and Providence leach tu many important ; Irssons respecting mir grest and generous Creator; but in the hook of nature there ' is nat the smallest intimation that God ! will be merciful to sinners, or that he has Na lirely silent on the subject of sal provided a Saviour for fallen man. Na lure is entirely silent on the subject of sal ration through a crucified Hedia-tucr. It is the Hible alone which can enlighten our darkness, remove our ignorance and point «ut tIt •» wav to ev#rla*tin£ life. II «w »tight w# t 'cMi cm thi« book a* the gift of God. un ! «s the light of our feet atid the lamp of our path ? We ought to prize it as tho Psalmist did when he exclaimed "P, how I 1 »ve thy law. it is my médita tion all tho day. How sweet are thv word* unto my taste: yea, sweeter than hon**v t •» niv mouth turc i* •J I How great is tho love of God in giving to us eternal life in his Son. i re • mtnaiid«. 11* be«to wf this great hl<*««injr on b* Pious, sinful errat *, who ha cd from him and become the We. who ha revolt rvants «»f ioKted hi» riahteou** We. «IM. id uhl d his g vin» lia Vs- hern united with th# •peatedly rejected , , l.rl ... , * imstt.n brethren, is not tndeed, « «Mrprising proof of tl,. unbounded lore of ( *od towar Is u«. that he has *,»n, us, eter n..l i.fe . . we .1-.. rved death, and awkiitg dcutrurtion in the ways? Il magnifies the In ««reflect. na life g "t in beloved ,-o„ ,,|,o is tho hr.gbtncss of ht. glory and the express image of hts p-r sen U In. is the Alpha and »mega, the beg.umng and the ending ; «Inch ... and which wti*, and which is to come, the Almighty -Id II-.« great is the sin and danger of 'hose »bo have not believed tho record P'"," " I»» •""" " M" tcali-:'|iat Mi'veth net l.ml hath mad. Inn. a lur. hccau»# lie mlicvcth not the record that-God gave of Ins Son " : " .losoevcr, then is not a believer in Jesus, is gu.lly of the awful sin of charg mg the God of truth with falsehood, aud ">"k'ng hi» word lie, It ,s esteemed a great affene* to call a man a bar ; how great then must he the ""."f " b "' ••>8-*"«*l »'•' Itoly atul in tin He Jcli-it.l, . AwI - , the pmu.l.n.« n um . ho make s t.od a liar . url, shall have their p nrMon . "! th "', laU »Ith ! h ri * ;,,,d hrimstono, which is the sccoud ; . He troubled ye careb ss ones b«* awful îy distressed. y# unbelieving ones, lentA.od -houKI swenr in hi* wrath: sbail not gll,er ln|l> "7 __ ' q-„ K Wonukrs or rns: Woni.o —The wonder, of the world nr,- among the traditions of childhood, nnd vet uiuc ty-niuc persons out of a hundred who might he asked tho question could not them. Titov are tho pyramids— ,| ln mystery of the past—the 'Aiigma of , kc present—and the enduring for the future age of this World. Tlio temples, the walls, and hanging garden» of Baby |,, n , the most celebrated city of Astvria. ,| K , residence of the kings of'tbat country after the destruction of Nineveh qq, p Chryselcphsittine statue of Jupiter ,| lu „io't renowned work of uf pun <li*honorinp God md npp in >m : hi* Id* *«;• i kingdom, pi*t.-il »h Saviour and We. who have d the "ti**r* of hi* price. were f our error f God when ,rh„ h G o*l hua given u« etcr ourselves, not in an .in #11* Not i hi* Son ; hi* only nnd |'hidi«s j The atatnc was formed of gold, and w Halicarnassus, erected in the memory of , the illustrious artist of Greece , , ... , . - - - . j Mensuln», the Kim of^ Curl*, by bis ; wife, Artemisia, H. 0 , fi.dl fit» Plia ros at Alexandria, a lighthouse erected is hy Ptolemy Foter nt the entrance at the j harbor of Alexandria. **" * - '* sitting on a throne almost touching the summit of the temple, which was nearly 70 feet high The templo of Diana, at Kpltesus, which was 'J'20 years in build ing, atnl which was I2"> feet in length and 220 feet in breadth, and supported by 127 marble columns of tlio Ionic or der, <10 feet high Tho Mausoleum at Th» Plia 'res at Alexandria, a lighthouse erected is ' by Ptolemy «oter nt the entrance at the It was 45" feet 1 high, and could bo seen a distance of 10" | miles, and upon which was ' •• • his' "King I'tniemy nnd tho god*, the saviors for the benefit of ssilors." Lastly, the Collossns at Rhodes, a braten image of Apollo, 105 Greriau feet in height, aud which was to he located at tho entrance of onenf th- lisrbors of the city of It hides inscribed Away back in the Stato of Sew Y'ork lire» a Dutch farmer, well to do In »be world, who always keeps around him a thousand dollar bill. With this in his pocket and a shabby coat on his back, ho prides himself on playing tricks with on strangers, particularly such country mer ehanta as tiare rcceotly commenced 1 businesa in tho neighborhood, and are not i a acquainted with his pecuniary circum* to .tineas. A* an instance of thia kind he went lately to a new merchant, with his clothe« ! all in rags, his toes sticking uut through bi« shoes, hia bat without a crown, and ' his beard a fortnight old, and ordered a ■ few dollar»' worth of goods. The mer chaut Hared at him ; but as there waa no 1 great hasard in laying out articles for bint. nono of which were to he out, he executed the demand. When the goods were ready, the merchant stared still more to I hear hia acurvy-looktng customer ask hint to ohsrgo them. j "Charge them !" exclaimed the man of no merchandise, "we're not in the habit of ; charging our goods to everybody. We : keep a lookout fir breakers." "Won't you charge 'em den ?" "Not to you, I thank you. You must have a hatter coat ou your back, te ex peet to get credit from us." | "Dan if you won't charge 'em," eon tinued the Dutchman, with great modern A Thousand Dollar Bill. of have a hatter coat ou your back, tu ex- j peet to get credit from us." tinued the Dutchman, with great modéra- j lion, •! must try aud pay for'em down, to if so ho suppesin 1 can muster money enough." if so bo supposin 1 can muster money enough." Thon taking a thousand dol lar hill ftom his pocket he extended it to the merchant, with a sly leer on his face, I and said, "Will you change dat?" "That what! a thousand dollar bill! U it possible that—that a tuau of your I appearance—" "What, minthur. he's you «cart, ha ? Did you never se# a thousand dollar bill afore?" *A man of your appearance," continued * tho merchant, "with u thousaud dollar is bill ! I could hare sw rn "None o' y oi swearing hero, if you , miiihtir, hut give me mine change, <|at 1 may be off to my farm again " ••Off to vonr farm! A thousand dei r 1 . W ho are you, it I may be i 1 )ur bill ! bohl '; "Who ; e'n l Wy. don't you kn neighbor§, man. My name r. a poor farmer, mit no thouftand acres of lunt. ami ;l t}j* «mall bill in mine pocket, dat was— so, if you'll change it, and lot me be gone, i tunk you " "('hange it! Lord. wir. where «hall I *vt in >m v of a morning to clung** a thous III loud as bo could l.ngh-"vou begins haul in your horns a little . use you ? Strang« wat wonder a thousand dollar bill » -rk in a man's gout you'll -trust me now, «ill y •-Certainly, ecrtatnly, sir "No, I I be vip't ,f you shall-tf so be suppnsion I can find stiver enough ,n mine pocket to pay you. A* ho «aid this, he hauled out an old stocking full of dollars, paid for the goods, and giving »«other hearty haw haw . ha« at : sstonishtnenl and sudden chango of optn ion of the merchant, ho deputed, Tue l'ititatiri-Tl«. or Jonhs-W e have n0 othl . r su( , f „ r it than Jones him self, and therefore cannot vouch for its, tru(hfu)l|e|1H J nlH „ told us that he ... j nearlv to death some time »go # , pwi ll>ac , linB w | 10 wanted |jjj n niakt? a purelia*" Not kein« nbl.* tn cu Jur«j tin* persistance of the man. j oni>|| | ltS I.oueht a diving b.*ll and wcnt mlt * f (Mir | lun j r H miles fr#m land an j t l CCCUl l 0 d two mile* into the ocean tn spend a few .levs in peace. He had ImrJIy touched the bottom when be saw the sewing machine man coming down in the divers armor, carrying with him a shuttle-feed and sixty strong testiniuini.il» to the merits of his' button hole attach ment. Jonc* informs us that ho suddenly rose to the surface an 1 prepare! to sail home hut just as the ship's anchor was being hauled over the side, it fell and up s.-t the cook's cahoese, scattering tlta live coals into the powder inagaxine. This caused a terrible explosiou, an! Mr Jones was blown four miles upward into the air , This is Mr. Jones' statement, rem-mber ? Just as he began coming down, he met your own i« Fritz \ an\ol more n* in and dollar bill j "Ttu-t y*u ? Mr \ un \ ulcer, that • lir ill to the amount of« thousand dollar*, pinion . • • dsn ?" • • Will V'ni dru«t if vu wish. afraid t*> trU't v *u 7" said the Y*m didn't suppose I wj •reliant. growing very complaisant. "Ha ! ha !" roared tho Dutchman, n* t * • noiseless; the sewing machine solicitor coming up in s balloon with a bucketful of samples of the locks,itch, and a model of his pat ent reverssblo hammer. When Jones fell hu wss picked up, and -ailed straight fur home A, the vessel drew near the ; dock, Jones preeelved the agent stnndmg on',ho wharf w«,„ng fur him wttlt a •■notseles. buttonhole attachment. (ff. thought all buttonholes were neeesssnlv i „ 1 bu( ! ."'P" 0 * 1 ' *■ 1 j Therefore Jones htd himeelIf tn the cab,n. I and instructed tho esptatn to sav to the agent, that be, Jones had died of yellow fever on th* voyage. When tho sewing 1 ■' ' 1 L " L * - i and inetructed tho captain to sav to the agent, that he, Jones had died of yellow fever on th* voyage. Wbon tho sewing j machine man heard this, he sieaed a copy of a certificate from a clergyman'* wife, 1 * -■ *• ' ' '•* - 1 and then blew out his brains with a pis- , tul, evedently determined to follow Jones , into the next world ami sell him a ma chine at all hasarda. Wo give this for what it is worth. We only know that j Jones was educated by hi* parents to be- , litre that it is wicked to tell a lie. I A good atory la told by • Yankea ■£• itor, in illustration of tho folly of judging from appearansM A person dressed in a stsi* of fcomoaptm clothes, steppe j into a house in Boston, on some busineaa, where several India» and gentleman wern assembled. On* of the company remarked in a loss tone, that a countryman waa in wailing and agreed to have some fun. Tbs follow htgdn&gu* ensued ; "You are from the country, T sup pose V "Yes. I'm from the eonntry." "Well, air, wbat do juo think city Î" "It's got a tsrnal light of booses In it." "I expect there are a great many h^ die* where you come from " "Oh, yes, a woundy sight; jist fer (N the world like them," pointing tu tftw ladies." "And you art qwire a beau among Ihrm no doubt." "Vos, I beans 'em to meetln' and about." "I thankee ; don't care if "Hat you must drink a toast," "I eat toast« what Aunt Debhy makes, but a« to driukin' I nevvr seed the like '* What was the surprise of tho company Judging bj Appearance«. of tb* "Maybe the gentleman will take ■ flat« of wine" said one of ike com r uy. do M __ . _ to hear the »trangcr speak as follow* ; "Ladies and gentlemen, p rinit me to with you health aud happiness, with every other blessitig earth can afford, and I advise you to bear in mind that we are often deceived in appearances You mta take me by tut dres* for t country booby; I from tb J »aqjo cause thought flies« tuen were gentlemen. Tb# discretion it mutual. I wish you good #vc»iug.** Wanted -A Chance. Tlie people who say that all they want is a chancy—are you old enough to huvo fouud them out i Of miscrablu août# tile«# do appeal most auickly to u»y sym pathie* Of course there are plenty of genuine ra«c»—1 think I am now exp rl enough to detect them at a glance. Hut 1 uni in 'lined to ihtttk that the vaut ma* ;l c jjance * * *Spcak of th# d#vil." ko w .„ (11 e arrv out tbo al mitlIliry ;b,- n : dls-l to borrow ao j for you, but I We buy too much shrosd that we ought to produce el home W. bin too mu-Ii that we do mi, png f« r cash (iown -too mu.-h of what we buy being what we do not actually need We arc loo wasteful, know too little howtoi.-.nomixe.audhavetoolitlledis position to do so, Wo sre ton speculative, unscrupulous an d n.-tuallv dishonest in uur efiorta to ,„ a ke money Too many-f us prefer idleness to In du«try, and too few of ns know how to werk and derive pleasure and profit from „ur labor j-'rity of i lis'.ice-w inlets are the peup)« ..st active in tit ver saw an carntst man |oug in want uf The trouble is in the man, nut 1 up « bnucc* away in the »itnaltno. Th# in iividusl of all others who hi# talked tn me with the most p#r*ua*iv# pathos ab<n»t the luck of fortunate circum stance, i* t!»u man whom 1 have found most ingeniouB in evading hit opportuni tics Il lhc poor devil had pursued th# lir i ,,f action with (ho tame inflexibility au ,j induwt ryr t hut characteri*#d hi« culti vntion of that of inaction, the world might have mistaken him for • geuius. seen him occupy day« nnd weeks io th# most remarkable series of moral, mental, and ph\>i ll »kirmi.-h • with duty aud opportunity, in which hia incxlinuatibl# fertility *»f resource, pcrscvcrauoe, and va j or n , a cau*# proved ri- u*. In fuct, a chanc# could never ap proach n< arer than th# out-post—be krew well the enemy'» colors, and took him ut lung rang« 1 . bav# victo ev#r Î ve striking my young frimd a little matter of ÿ —, he had been looking all miiii mer f r a situation, that he wa» willing anything honorable, aud wanted in the world wns a—— Kxcu*e me. mv— here'« tome mow« y bu*y aud can't talk. II lie to d< What Causes Hard Times. Too mony spend money, and too fcw earn it Too much money is spent wattcfully and uselessly, and too little »a\*d and male and accumulative. We -pend too nmeh tune learning what not useful, and too little informing nur selves upon the best method» uf promoting UU r material prosperity _„ >( g k , » exclaimed a ; mwI)bpr nf \ tUn .» Legislature, c „||e ieun mu with » desire for 1 ,com the imputation, sir. Fame, Wh ■ , , K , t u , .»„„«d pig . ilh , Rr ,„ , d uU . which slip, throjgb j the hands of thousands, and tlita is seci hi hy Minl , Mlo . tlut fc • t » .■• • , . , .. ' . —■ _t,k ïl .. ( ,| ulc j 1 j, •• * ' 'j , A lady having two Invars, »ihm pled the , one who was poor but -mart, rather tb-» the other who was rich but an imbecile, When asked the reason of lier choie*, ch# j said ; "A man who is poor may get uvur , it ; but if one ia a natutal-hur« foul Iw I never can gel over i it "