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SECRET THINGS BELONG TO GOD.
The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but those things
which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever,
that we may do all the words of this law.-DEUTERONOMY
GOD TO BE BELIEVED RATHER THAN MAN.
Let God be true, but every mán a liar-Romans iii. 4. .
Whence then cometh wisdom; and where is the place of understand-
ing? seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living.-JOB xxviii.
Where shall wisdom be found, and where is the place of understand.
ing? Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in
the land of the living.JOB xxviii. 12, 13.
O my people, remember, now, what Balak, King of Moab, consulted,
and what Balaam, the son of Beor, answered him, from Shittim
unto Gilgal ; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord.
Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before
the most high God ? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
with calves of a year old ? Will the Lord be pleased with thou-
sands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil ? Shall I give
my first-born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the
sin of my soul ?-Micah vi. 5–7.
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
1 Cor. iii. 20.
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father ; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to
raise up children unto Abraham.-MATTHEW iii. 9.
GOD'S WAYS NOT AS OUR WAYS.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith Jehovah.
For as the heavens are higher tha he
earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts.Isaiah lv. 8, 9.
LIFE AND IMMORTALITY BROUGHT TO LIGHT
IN THE GOSPEL.
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and im-
mortality to light through the Gospel.—2 Timothy i. 10.
But it is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
TIDINGS OF A SAVIOUR, TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY.
And the angel said unto them, fear not; for behold I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you
is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord.LUKE ii. 10, 11.
ON A GOOD PROFESSION.
Lay hold on eternal life ; whereunto thou art also called, and hast
professed a good profession before many witnesses. I TIMOTHY
THE DANGER OF OPPOSING RELIGION.
And now I say unto you, refrain from these men, and let them alone;
for if this counsel, or this work, be of men, it will come to nought.
But if it be of God ye cannot overthrow it, lest haply ye be found
even to fight against God.-Acts v. 38, 39.
ON REVIVALS OF RELIGION.
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows ?
-Isaiah lx. 8.
CHRIST LOVES HIS CHILDREN TO THE END.
Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto
the ond. John xiii, 1.
Having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto
the end.—John xiii. 1.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to
do good in his life.-ECCLESIASTES iii. 12.
ON THE DUTIES CONNECTED WITH A PROFESSIONAL
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate, in 1796 and 1805.
My son, attend to my words ; incline thine ear to my sayings. Let
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart; For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are
the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and per-
verse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and
thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of
thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the
right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.-Pro.
VERBS iv. 20—27.
THE NATURE AND DANGER OF INFIDEL
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1797.
Beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and
not after Christ.-COLOSSIANS ii. 8.
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1799, 1806,
Know ye not, that they which run in a race run al, but one receiveth
the prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. 1 Cor. ix. 24.
MINISTERS AND THEIR CONVERTS, A MUTUAL
REJOICING IN THE DAY OF CHRIST.
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1803 and 1813.
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing ? Are not even
ye, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, at his coming ?-
1 Thess. ii. 19.
ON CONFORMITY TO THIS WORLD.
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1808.
and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the re-
newing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and ac-
ceptable, and perfect will of God.—Romans xii. 2.
ON THE PARENTAL CHARACTER OF GOD.
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1809.
Be ye, therefore, followers of God, as dear children. EPHES. v. 1.
Preached to the Candidates for the Baccalaureate in 1810.
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep
me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and rai-
ment to put on, so that I come again to my father's house in peace,
then shall Jehovah be my God; And this stone, which I have set
for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou shalt give
mne I will surely give the tenth unto thee.-Gen. xxviii. 20—22.