Works of the Rev. Henry Scougal; Sometime Professor of Divinity in the University of Aberdeen

Theclassics Us, 2013 - 96 pàgines
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... SERMON VIII. A PREPARATION FOR THE HOLY SACRAMENT. Joshua iii. 5. "Sanctify yourselves: for to-morrow the Lord will do wonders among you." When God is to make any signal discovery and manifestation of himself to his people, he calleth them to solemn preparation, that they may be in a fit posture to attend and receive it. Three eminent instances whereof, we meet with in the travels of his ancient people of Israel: the first is in Exodus xix. 10. where being to descend upon mount Sinai to promulgate a law, and enter into a covenant with them, the Lord said unto Moses, "Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come- down in the sight of all the people." Thus when he was at once to satisfy and punish the inordinate appetite of that people who loathed the manna, and lusted after flesh, by bringing innumerable quails from the sea, and causing them to fall about their camp, he commanded Moses to say unto the people, "Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh." A third instance is that of the text: the Lord had brought his people to the borders of Canaan, and was now to give them the seizing and possession of that promised land: he was to divide the waters of Jordan before them, and thereby both facilitate their passage, and assure their possession: "Hereby," said Joshua, "ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites. Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan. And it...

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