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goodness and mercy which have followed him, to convince him of his lost and undone condition by nature, and to open his ears to listen to the things that belong to his everlasting peace. In the transport of his soul, he is ready to exclaim, in the language of the text, He hath done all things well; He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. Has this been our case? Is it true of us that whereas we were once spiritually blind, now we see? Whereas we were once deaf to the voice of God speaking to us in His holy word, and calling upon us to repent and believe the gospel, now we hear it? And whereas we were once dumb, as to praying earnestly to God, and praising His holy name for His benefits conferred upon us; now we fervently implore the rich blessings of His grace, and praise Him for His goodness and mercy vouchsafed to us? If such a wonderful change has taken place in us, what humility, what gratitude be

We should ever be giving of thanks to our gracious Benefactor, and this not only with our lips, but in our lives. We should take up the language of the Psalmist, Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.97 And we should evince our gratitude for redeeming love and mercy,

comes us.

97 Psalm ciii. 1, 2.

“not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to His service, and walking before Him in holiness and righteousness” day by day ; looking forward in hope to that glorious time, when praise will be the blessed employment of the redeemed from among men for evermore.

And while, brethren, you praise the bounteous Giver of all good for His mercy granted to you, you will be anxious to do all the good in your power to those around you, who are in the dreadful case from which you have been delivered by Divine mercy. You will pray for them earnestly. You will endeavour to bring them in the way of the means of grace. You will show the interest you take in their welfare, that by kindness you may win them over to attend to the things which belong to their peace, that they may also partake of the favour and blessing of God. And while you thus adorn the doctrine of God your Saviour, you will live above the world; its hopes, its fears, its joys, its sorrows will give you little concern. Your affection being set on things above, your great anxiety will be to show yourselves approved of God, to live to His glory and show forth His praise, who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

SERMON XLVIII.

FOR

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER

TRINITY

THE GOOD SAMARITAN.

Luke x. 33.

BUT A CERTAIN SAMARITAN, AS HE JOURNEYED, CAME WHERE HE WAS; AND WHEN HE SAW HIM, HE HAD COMPASSION ON HIM.

The occasion on which the beautiful parable was delivered, which is contained in the Gospel for this day, is stated in the introduction to it. Our Lord Jesus Christ is there represented as rejoicing in spirit at the prospect of the blessings which would accrue to mankind in consequence of His manifestation in the flesh to be the Saviour of lost sinners; and of His subsequent exaltation on the throne of His glory; and then

“ not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to His service, and walking before Him in holiness and righteousness” day by day; looking forward in hope to that glorious time, when praise will be the blessed employment of the redeemed from among men for evermore.

And while, brethren, you praise the bounteous Giver of all good for His mercy granted to you, you will be anxious to do all the good in your power to those around you, who are in the dreadful case from which you have been delivered by Divine mercy. You will pray for them earnestly. You will endeavour to bring them in the way of the means of grace. You will show the interest you take in their welfare, that by kindness you may win them over to attend to the things which belong to their peace, that they may also partake of the favour and blessing of God. And while you thus adorn the doctrine of God your Saviour, you will live above the world; its hopes, its fears, its joys, its sorrows will give you little concern. Your affection being set on things above, your great anxiety will be to show yourselves approved of God, to live to His glory and show forth His praise, who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

SERMON XLVIII.

FOR

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER

TRINITY.

THE GOOD SAMARITAN.

Luke x. 33.

BUT A CERTAIN SAMARITAN, AS HE JOURNEYED, CAME WHERE HE WAS; AND WHEN HE SAW HIM, HE HAD COMPASSION ON HIM.

The occasion on which the beautiful parable was delivered, which is contained in the Gospel for this day, is stated in the introduction to it. Our Lord Jesus Christ is there represented as rejoicing in spirit at the prospect of the blessings which would accrue to mankind in consequence of His manifestation in the flesh to be the Saviour of lost sinners; and of His subsequent exaltation on the throne of His glory; and then

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