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tion is from the creature, and the work of God is laid | Christ, whom he hath sent. Apart from Christ, thou upon it. Pleasure, protit, and honour are the natural canst not know nor see him with fruit and comfort, but man's trinity, and his carnal self is these in unity. It the Gospel Revelation (which is the Revelation of God was our first sin to aspire to be as gods, and it is the in Christ), gives thee a lovely prospect of him; his greatest sin that is propagated in our nature from gene-glory shines in the face of Jesus Christ.-Howe. ration to generation. When God should guide us, we Whom have I in Heaven but Thee ?-- Yea, but you guide ourselves; when He should be our sovereign, we will say, how might David truly demand, Whom have rule ourselves; the laws which he gave us we find I in heaven but thee?" Is there none to be had in heafault with, and would correct, and, if we had the mak- ven but God ? Are there none that walk in the streets ing of them, we would have made them otherwise ; of the celestial Jerusalem that are paved with gold ? when he should take care of us, (and must, or we pe- Do none dwell in those glorious tabernacles that are rish,) we will take care of ourselves ; when we should not made with hands ? Do those twelve precious gates depend on him in daily receivings, we had rather have
serve only to beautify the holy city? Do none enter in our portion in our own hands; when we should submit at them? Surely, if those dark and low rooms are so to his providence, we usually quarrel at it, and think well filled, it is not likely that those large, fair, and we could make a better disposal than God hath made ; | lightsome upper rooms are void! The sky is not more when we should study and love, trust and honour God, richly decked with glistening stars, than the throne of we study and love, trust and honour our carnal selves. God with celestial lights. Beyond question, there are Instead of God, we would have all men's eyes and de- | innumerable armies of cherubim and seraphiin, archpendence on us, and all men's thanks returned to us, angels and angels, saints and martyrs; yet the faithful and would gladly be the only man on earth extolled soul hath none of these, or rather none of these have and admired by all. Thus, we are naturally our own her, but he whom they all serve, who hath vouchsafed idols. But down falls this Dagon, when God does
to make her his spouse : in none but him hath she afonce renew the soul. It is the chief design of that great fiance, him she serveth as her lord, obeyeth as her king, work to bring the heart back to God himself.
honoureth as her father, and loveth as her husband, vinceth the sinner that the creature can neither be his and in this respect may truly say, " Whom have I in God, to make him happy, nor his Christ, to recover heaven but thee ?" When Cyrus took the King of Arhim from his misery, and restore him to God, who is menia, and his son Tigranes, their wives and children, his happiness. God does this, not only by his Word, prisoners, and, upon their humble submission, gave them but by providence also. This is the reason why afflic- their lives and their liberty, on their return home, as tion so frequently concurs in the work of conversion. they all began to commend Cyrus, some for his personArguments which speak to the quick will force a hear
age, some for his power, some for his clemency, Tiing, when the most powerful words are slighted. If a granes asked his wife, what thinkest thou ? is he not a sinner make his credit his god, and God shall cast him comely and a proper man, and of a majestic presence ? into the lowest disgrace, or bring him, who idolized his Truly,” said she, " I know not what manner of man riches, into a condition wherein they cannot help him, he is, for I never looked on him!” “ What!" inquired or cause them to take wing and fly away, what a help be, “ where were thine eyes all the while ? Upon is here to this work of conviction! If a man make plea- whom didst thou then look ? “I fixed my eyes," sure his god, whatsoever a roving eye, curious ear, a said she, “ all the while upon him (meaning her hus. greedy appetite, or a lustful heart could desire, and band,) who, in my hearing, offered to Cyrus to lay God should take these from him, or turn them into gall | down his life for my ransom!” In like manner, if any or wormwood, what a help is here to conviction! question the devout soul, whether she be not captivatWhen God shall cast a man into languishing sickness, ed with the cherubim and seraphim, angels, or saints, and inflict wounds on his heart, and stir up against hiin her answer will be, that she scarcely ever cast a look his own conscience, and then, as it were, say to bim, on them, because her eyes were never off him, who not “ Try if your credit, riches or pleasure can help you. only offered, but laid down his life for her, and ranCan they heal your wounded conscience ? Can they somed her with his own blood.-Featley. now support your tottering tabernacles? Can they
On the Efficacy of Affliction.—Many who have waitkeep your departing soul in your body, or save you ed year after year on the preaching of the word ; who from mine everlasting wrath, or redeem your soul from have looked on communion after communion, while eternal fames ? Cry aloud to them, and see now whe; the blessed symbols of redemption have been distributther these will be to you instead of God and Christ.” ed among the faithful, who have gone away from these O how this works now with the sinner! Sense acknow- holy things with minds uninstructed and unmoved, lenges the truth, and even the flesh is convinced of the whom the fetters of inattention have bound; in whom creature's vanity, and our very deceiver is undeceived. every power and sensibility has been benumbed, who -BAXTER.
have had ears, but heard not; eyes, but saw not; many Where is Satisfaction to be found ?- The hungry crav- such bave often experienced, how effectually even a ing soul that would fain be happy, but knows not how, single visitation of calamity becomes the means of disneed not spend its days in making uncertain guesses and solving the bands of this sinful torpor. How often bas fruitless attempts and trials: It may fix its hovering the threatening of death served to cast the light of such thoughts, and upon assurance here given, say, I have a convincing commentary on the doctrines of repentnow found at last where satisfaction may be had; and ance and faith, as not even the highest eloquence of bave only this to do, to bend all my powers hither, and human illustration could ever elicit. And attendance intend this one thing, the possessing myself of this bless- on a sick-bed, and the sight of an expiring friend, and ed rest; earnestly to endeavour and patiently to wait the hearing of those last breathings of Christian faith, for it. Happy discovery! Welcome tidings! I now which raise the departing soul above even the mortal know which way to turn my eye and direct my pursuit. struggle ; those words which would soften the grief of I shall no longer spend myself in dubious, toilsome wan- separation, by expressing the sad hope of the meeting derings, in anxious vain inquiry: I have found, I have hereafter; how often have these brought religion forfound ! blessedness is here. If I can but get a lively, ward to the most careless eye, in all its native importefficacious sight of God, I have enough,-shew me the ance and solemnity. What an incalculable power does Father and it sufficeth. Let the weary wandering soul the call to repentance, and the proposal of mercy rebethink itself and return to God. He will not mock ceive, when the near view of the eternal world teaches thee with shadows as the world hath done. This is the need of divine forgiveness, and the value of divine eternal life, to know bim, the only true God, and Jesus / favour.-MUR,
Submission to the will of God.-Fenelon, Archbishop A MOTHER'S DEATH.
of Cambray, when his illustrious pupil, the Duke of BY THE Rev. STEVENSON M'GILL, D.D., Burgundy, lay dead in his coffin, and the nobles of his Professor of Theology, University of Glasgow.
court, in all the pomp of silent sadness, stood weeping
around, came into the room, and fixing his eyes on the Far from each busy scene, I meditate,
corpse, broke out in these words : “ There lies my be. Sad, yet not sorrowing, on the hour of death
loved prince, for whom I had the affection of the tenThe death of thee, my parent, lost so late
derest parent; nor was my affection lost_he loved me Thy death so sweeten'd by thy Christian faith!
with the ardour of a son! There he lies, and all my And thee, O world ! I gladly leave behind,
worldly happiness lies dead with him ; but, if the turnTo seek retirement's calm and silent road ;
ing of a straw would call him back to life, I would not, Sublimer thoughts engage my chastened mind;
for ten thousand worlds, be the turner of that strau, in And, from the grave, my soul ascends to God- opposition to the will of God." Ascends through Him, on whom I place my trust,
Providential Escape.— There was a small court Who heals the wound by which my heart was torn; between St Antholin's Church, and that part of the And, while my tears fall o'er my Mother's dust, rectory-manse, in which the late Henry Venn's father's My mind is soothed—1 weep_but do not mourn.
study was situated. This had been roofed and tiled Yes—sweet the thoughts which fill my glist’ning eye;
over; and here he used to play, when he was able to Soft as the dew-drops are the tears I shed;
say his lessons, till his father was at leisure to hear him. And, while I feel affection's broken tie,
One day, being perfect in his lesson, he, as usual, asked I love to think on the departed dead.
leave to play, but was refused; as this leave had rarely
before been denieū, and his father did not appear to be No anguish'd thought attends my Mother's grave; at leisure to hear him, he concluded that his request bad Past days remind me only of her love;
been misunderstood, and again asked permission to play, And, through her faith in Him who carne to save, but was iminediately and peremptorily refused. Soon I see her now among the bless'd above.
after, his mother came into the room, and seeing him And with her there, I hope my Lord to join,
looking out of the window, while his father appeared Free from my griefs and all my worldly cares; deeply engaged in writing, she asked, of her own accord, Her hope, her path, her portion, shall be mine; whether he might not be allowed to play, but her reNor vain for me shall be her dying prayers.
quest was also refused. She thought this extraordinary, She was through life my fond but faithful friend;
but her surprise was changed into astonishment and More than myself, she felt my griefs and joys;
gratitude, when, a few minutes after, the whole roof Yet still she kept before me life's great end
fell in, and would have crushed her child to death, bad The Christian's calling, and the Christian's prize.
he been playing there, as was requested. His father
acknowledged that he had no particular reason, at the Lofty, though tender, was her virtuous mind;
inoment, for denying the wonted permission, but, having Upright and generous, candid as the day ;
once refused, thought it proper to persist in the refusal. True while she loved, unflattering while kind To noblest aims she pointed still my way.
Danger of Daubing with Untempered Mortar.-In a
very interesting and instructive little work, entitled, In youth's sweet days she heard her Saviour's voice;
“African Light,” published by Waugh and Innes, Edin. With deep devotion gave herself to God;
burgh, the author, Mr Campbell, the South African Through chequer'd life, felt still religion's joys ;
traveller, gives the following illustration of Ezek. xii. Through good and ill, still held the beavenly road.
10 and 11, where the prophet speaks of the danger arisHer course was long-—in peace she saw its end, ing from daubing with untempered mortar. “In coun
And look'd beyond the vale with lively faith; tries destitute of coal, bricks are only either sun-dried, She saw the glory of the promised land,
or very slightly burnt with bushes and branches of And feared no evil in the shades of death.
trees, laid over them and set on fire. Such are ready Low in the grave I laid her honour'd head,
to moulder if exposed to moisture, and entirely to melt And thought of all the scenes thro' which she pass'd; away if exposed to heavy rain dashing against them. The young and aged number'd with the dead
To prevent such a catastrophe, all the houses in the The valued friends with whom I once was bless'd. Cape colony are daubed, or plastered, over with fine I felt myself a stranger on the earth;
mortar, made from ground sea-shells. Should only a Saw Jordan's gloomy waves before me roll
small hole remain unnoticed in the plaster, a powerful Eternal things in all their speechless worth
rain will get into it, and probably soon be the destruction And solemn grandeur, rose before my soul.
of the whole building. Well do I remember one deluge
of rain that turned a new house of three floors absolutely Prostrate I fell before the sacred throne;
into a mass of rubbish, and brought down the gable of With humble prayer, renewed my sacred vows; a parish church, besides injuring many other buildings." And, trusting in my Saviour's grace alone, Look'd to the mansions of my Father's house.
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differ from mere acquaintances, with whom we ON THE CHOICE OF COMPANIONS.
have intercourse only in the way of business, or BY THE Rev. ALEXANDER LEITH Ross Foote, in the occasional courtesies of life. The former One of the Ministers of Brechin.
are higher in our friendship; they are more in
timate, less numerous. We have, in general, many We helieve all enquirers into the nature of man, acquaintances, but, comparatively, few companions. gree in assigning to him this quality, that he is Intimate friendship will not extend over a large a social being. There may, indeed, be a few mis- surface,—it will not divide into small and numeanthropes, a few selfish beings, who dislike and rous portions. Thus we see that companionship shun human intercourse. You do not admire such has its foundation in nature. It is natural for us unamiable characters ; you pity them as destitute to have companions. There is, perhaps, no one of the finer feelings of humanity, or as doing vio- who has not companions, or who does not desire lence to them, but you do not suffer these excep- to have them. You cannot fail to have observed tions to shake your confidence in what seems to be, how the truth of this is exemplified in the young; on the whole, a general law of our nature. It is how early and invariably they choose companions this principle that brings men together into com- whom they love as brothers. The tendency, in munities, more or less large, according to circum- fact, requires to be checked rather than excited. stances, and continues to keep them together. It Companionship is found to be one of the grand may be said, perhaps, that necessity, more than charms of human existence in all ages and in all choice, is the foundation of human society, as we circumstances. are so dependent on each other, that we could not And here we feel ourselves bound to pause and live in solitude, even if we would, and that we acknowledge the goodness of our Creator in conmust live in society, even though contrary to our ferring upon us this tendency, which so much eninclination. This is, indeed, so far true; necessity, larges the sphere of our enjoyment and improveour natural wants and weakness, and our natural ment. In this as in every other part of the condependence, thence resulting, have no small share stitution of our nature and of the world around in constituting and preserving human society. us, we see that “ he is good and doeth good.” But we deny that it is the sole or even chief foun- And being thus constituted, it is evident that it is dation of it. We maintain that though each in- not only natural for us to have companions, but dividual had within himself resources for his sub- lawful ; and not only lawful, but a duty. When sistence, he would be wretched in solitude; that, good companions are to be obtained, it is a posithougii placed in the choicest spot imagination tive duty to resort to them, because we may be ever conceived, though the sun ever shone upon quite sure the beneficent Author of our constituhim, and balmiest gales ever fanned him, and though tion would not have conferred upon us a tendency for him nature poured spontaneously from her lap which could answer no good end. the richest of her fruits, he would still sigh for the It is time, however, after these general remarks, intercourse of his fellows, and seek it, not from to proceed to the illustration of the influence which necessity but from choice.
companions exert over one's character. It is the Not only, however, does this principle lead to declaration of the wise man, that " he that walkthe formation of society in general, but of the more eth with wise men shall be wise, but the comintimate connections that exist in it. It is this panion of fools shall be destroyed,” and, like every principle, to come nearer our present topic, that other Scripture statement, it is consistent with leads to companionship, which is the selection, universal experience ; so much so, that you are from the mass of society, of a few individuals whose irresistibly led to form an opinion of a man from company we more highly relish, and more fre- the company he keeps ; either, you suspect he is quently resort to,—in whom we place greater con- already like them, or he is in a fair way of becomfidence; between whom and us there exists a ing so, and you are generally right. This influcloser identity of feeling and pursuit. Companions ence arises from a well known principle of our na
ture, that of imitation ; a principle that exerts a to do so. Many can trace their first religious immighty influence over us, and of the power of pressions, and much of their subsequent improvewhich, it is well for us to be fully aware. Therements, to this source. is, perhaps, no other principle that contributes But we must turn to another and less pleasing more largely to form individual character than topic, the influence of evil companions :—" A comthis. Most men are, in a great' measure, what panion of fools shall be destroyed.” It is awful, they are, in opinions, pursuits, and manners, through it is humiliating to think that the process of asthe power of imitation.
similation goes on more rapidly in this than in It is indeed true, that imitation alone will not ac- the former case, owing to the depravity of the count for every peculiarity of character. Men will heart. We are much more easily corrupted by bad not imitate that for which they have no natural example, than improved by good. How soon is taste or capability. If we had not a natural ten- the youth, whose principles seemed firmest, and dency to evil, we would not, at so early a period, whose conduct raised him above all suspicion, corso rashly imitate evil example. The grand out- rupted, irretrievably corrupted, by evil company ! lines of human character are anterior to an exter- Alas! it requires no effort of fancy to conceive a nal influence. But then the principle of imita- case in illustration of this. The youth was educattion wonderfully contributes to develope it, and in ed in the knowledge of the truth; he was taught to various ways to mould it. Now, it is obvious that lisp the language of devotion; he saw a copy of every the principle of imitation will operate in forming thing that was good, and sober, and industrious, in character according to the nature of the object we his parents; he grew up for a while a comfort and are conversant with; and it will hold equally true, an honour to them, and if any one could have been and for the same reason, that “ he that walketh depended upon, it was he. But O! ye parents, with wise men shall be wise, but the companion be not too sanguine as to the future conduct of of fools shall be destroyed,” shall acquire their your children. How shall I be able to tell the character and share in their end.
heart-rending sequel of his history! He bad We may illustrate, first, the influence of good to leave the domestic circle, and go forth into the companions. “ He that walketh with wise men world. He met with those who have no sear of shall be wise.” This is true in reference to natural God before their eyes.” They laughed at his rewisdom, or the knowledge of the affairs of life and ligious scruples, and gloried in their own freedom the phenomena of nature. He who frequents the from restraint. At first, it may be, he was shockcompany of men of business, of literature, or of ed, and shunned them. But gradually he resortscience, will gradually and imperceptibly assimi-ed to them, and at last joined himself to their late to thein. His mind, being directed frequently company. His parents, ever anxious about his to a particular subject of enquiry, will acquire a welfare, and regular in their enquiries after him, relish for it, and much information regarding it. heard of his sitnation ; instinctively they dreaded His genius will be checked, his judgment sharp- the fatal result; warned him of his danger ; exened, his energy and his ambition stimulated by postulated with him; threatened him ; wept and the friendly collision of conversation, and the prayed for him. But in vain, he heeded not; he spirit-stirring influence of emulation.
“ For, as
was already under the baleful attraction; he went iron sharpeneth iron, so doth the countenance of on from bad to worse, till he surpassed in wickeda man his friend." This is true also in reference ness the most wicked of his companions. And to spiritual wisdom, or the knowledge, love, and what is he now? His own wickedness hath practice of Religion. This is the best, we may say, taken hold of him ; he is holden with the cords of the only real wisdom. “ The Jews require a sign, his sins; in the greatness of his folly he hath gone and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach astray, and, unless grace prevents, he shall die Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” without instruction; and Oh, in the place of The best wisdom, compared with this, is folly. misery, how shall he upbraid those wicked comHe cannot be termed a wise man who neglects it ; panions who led him astray, and how shall they he is not wise for himself; he is not wise for upbraid him with his folly in listening to them! eternity; he is not wise toward God. He, then, Has such a case never been exemplified ? we all who frequents the company of the holy, the reli- know that it has; and if such be the influence giously wise, the pious, the devoted, the spiri- which companionship exerts over the character, tual, will have his understanding enlightened, his we cannot do better than afford some advices as to heart inspired, his good inclinations strengthened. the choice of companions. He will be induced, perhaps imperceptibly, to 1. Be anxious to obtain good companions. If choose the right path, and encouraged and direct- you are so placed, in the course of providence, ed to walk in it. Thus do wise and good com- that you canrot safely, or so fully as you could panions strengthen each others hands, especially wish, exercise this beautiful tendency of our nain times of abounding iniquity ;—" Then they that ture, it is better you should refrain from doing so, feared the Lord spake often one to another." It than risk your real good. But if you are more is too true, that having no natural inclination to favourably situated, consider it your duty to do what is good, the continued society of the best so, and if you do not, remember that you are will not change the heart. But it is fitted to do thwarting a benevolent design of your Maker, so, and, in fact, is often employed by the Spirit | and attribute this backwarılness to a certain sel
fishness in your nature, which you should endea- | there any whose consciences whisper that their vour to overcome.
companions are not what they should be ? as 2. Exercise much caution in the choice of com- they regard the divine authority, and their own panions. Be not too hasty. In youth the heart souls' good, let them part with them at once and is unsuspecting, and warm, sudden, violent in its for ever. The sooner it is done, and the more attachments. This is the cause of much evil. decidedly it is done, the better. If they act a They, who would corrupt them, know this, and firm part, they will be troubled with their solicibasely take advantage of it. Do not, then, make tations no more. « Jesus saith, Get thee hence, one a friend, a companion, in the first moment Satan: then the devil leaveth him”—ashamed, of acquaintance, nor for some considerable time. afraid. You are not ashamed, you are not afraid Let the awful consequences of a wrong choice to choose your own views in politics, and to sepateach caution, extreme caution. There is, in- rate yourselves from your nearest friends, and deed, something very beautiful and interesting in join your political party; then, why not shew the the open-hearted, unsuspecting youth, who, as same determination in the choice of your religious yet a stranger to the deep treachery of the world, views and your religious society ? '* Wherefore, would embrace every one as a friend ; but we come out from among them, and be ye separate." cannot look upon him, at the same time, without 5. Do not trust to your own wisdom in the alarm, when we think how soon he may become choice of companions. You should ask the ada prey to the seducer. Be cautions, therefore.' vice of others, especially of your parents. It
3. Exercise much discrimination in the choice is one of the many duties incumbent on parents of companions. Do not choose them because to assist their children in the choice of companions, their manners
are engaging ; because they are and if they are not satisfied with the character of high in rank; because they are rich; because they their associates, they should use the last exertion can minister to your gratification. Study well of their authority to part them, and their children their religious character. Let them be select, should immediately comply. Above all, they though they should be few; let them be pious, should ask counsel of God, who knows the hearts though they should be neither rich, nor accom
of all men.
He has promised to direct his people plished, nor great. Let them be such as will im- in this, as in every other matter, and he will do it. prove your understanding and heart ; such as fear 6. When you have obtained good companions, God, Love Jesus, reverence the Sabbath and Sanc-esteem them, and remain steady to them. You tuary, and hate all ill. Do not confine your cannot expect their friendship, if you withhold choice of companions to those of your own age ; yours. “ He that hath friends, must shew himrather--for those of your own age are not always self friendly.” Every triling difference should the safest guides-choose those of maturer age, not cool your mutual love. Do not expect too maturer wisdom, maturer piety. This is an im- much. If companions agree in more important portant point, and a further illustration of it may points, it is quite unreasonable to expect they not be unnecessary. We are under great tempta- should agree in every thing. You must learn to tion to frequent the company of those who are bear with each other. Interpret favourably each enthusiastically devoted to the same pursuit or others conduct. Let not jealousy find a place amusement as ourselves, though we know them in your hearts, for it will magnify every little toto be, in other respects, very unworthy of our pic of distrust. Let not the envy and malice of countenance. Illustrations of this are too nume- others separate you. Give no ear to the backrous to be all mentioned. We may be permitted, biter, who would poison you with false reports of as an instance, to advert to what is a very favourite your friend's character. If you lightly abandon pursuit with some-music. We do not look for the the friendship of any one, you cannot reasonably sympathy of those who are “ born deaf as the dead expect to be admitted into the undoubting friendto harmony"-their temptations will come from ship of others. Listen to the advice of friends, some other quarter—but the love of music has though it should be somewhat humiliating to you. led many a young man into the society of those « Faithful are the wounds of a friend." Desert who have deeply injured his moral principles. not your friends in time of need. « A friend
4. Exercise much decision in the choice of loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adcompanions. It is for want of this that so many versity." “ Thine own friend, and thy father's are led astray. They have not courage to resist friend, forsake not." the solicitations of wicked enticers, and to give “ The friends thou hast, and their adoption proved, up their friendship when their consciences whis- Grapple them to thy sowi with hooks of steel." per that they ought. Away, then, with this timidity,
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF and say, with the determination of the Psalmist,
MRS ANN H. JUDSON. “ Depart from me, ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandments of my God.” It requires
Concluded from page 327. we admit, no small resolution to reject the companionship of those of the same age, the same
The 30th of April 1819, was a memorable day in the profession, the same neighbourhood, and who history of the Burman mission, for on that day Moung
Nau, the first convert, made his first visit to the press almost imperceptibly into our friendship ;
zayat. He was silent and reserved, and excited little but, in the divine strength it may be done. Are attention. But be persevered in his visits, evidently