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die.” Die man, or justice must. The man Jesus, the sinner's Surety, fell a sacrifice to this truth. Hence truth is fulfilled in his death. Justice is satisfied. Death disarmed of its sting, which is sin. Jesus hath "put away sin, by the sacrifice of himself," Heb. ix. 26. “And the strength of sin, which is the law, Jesus hath perfectly fulfilled in his life for us." He hath fully answered all its demands. By him all its accusations are silenced. Precious Christ! Happy believer! What harm can the most fierce, poisonous monster do thee, when it has lost its sting, and is without strength ? Most precious truth! Death is yours, 1 Cor. iii. 22.

Dec. 31.-Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.-Matt. xxv. 34.

This is a joyful word to our hearts now, " Come, let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool," Isa. i. 18. This is another precious word from Jesus to our souls, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Oh, but this last come, from the lips of our King, will be the most joyful, crowning word of all! The best wine is reserved for the last. Every soul who has tasted of the first on earth, shall assuredly drink his fill at the fountain-head, in a blissful, never-ending eternity of glory. “Ye blessed of my Father;" beloved from eternity, and blessed to eternity. Chosen in me; blessed in me with all spiritual blessings. I was given to you. I sought you, and gathered you to myself in time. Now come, live and reign with me for ever in my kingdom. Is not the thought of this enough to make us wish to break through the walls of our prison, the body? Praise, O soull call together

all thy faculties; rather, O Divine Spirit! realize the view, bring near the solemn, joyful day to our minds. Give us, even now, to dwell on it with rapture of affections and ardour of love.

" Inherit the kingdom prepared for you;" not bought by your good works; not purchased by your welldoings; not obtained by your faithfulness; but the free gift of my Father's love and good pleasure; richly prepared by his free grace and bounty, purposely reserved for you. Come ye; all of you. Not one of my little flock shall be wanting; there is a mansion for each of you. Ere you had a being, or time commenced, the kingdom was established, the heirs chosen, places prepared. I visited you on earth; so that you loved me, though you saw me not. I invisibly worked upon your hearts, and drew them out in love to myself, my cause, and my brethren; so you approved yourselves my disciples, by following my example. Come ye, enter, possess, enjoy what you were born for, born again to be meet for. Oh, methinks it strikes one's heart with heavenly joy, to conceive of the loud hosannas and shoutings, (Oh, that we may catch the heavenly flame!) “Salvation to our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb!" "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." Rev. i. 5, 6.

Now, christian reader, I commend thee to God, and to the word of his grace, wishing thee sweet comfort in perusing these daily meditations. If our Lord give thee only as much in reading as I have found in writing them, thou wilt have great cause for love and praise. Accept them, as the labour of one “who is no prophet, nor the son of a prophet;" but who can, from his heart, say with Gideon, "My thousand is the meanest, I am the least in my Father's house,” Judges

vi. 15. Yet, having been taught somewhat of the glory of Jesus, from the word of truth, by the grace of the Spirit, I would rejoice to spread the glory of my Lord's precious name, and the comforts of his everlastingly finished salvation, among my fellow-sinners; testifying, that all my hope of eternal life is fixed upon the Son of God, who was crucified on mount Calvary; therefore, would glory in being a saved sinner, by the cross of Jesus.

Glory be to God in the highest. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

AN INDEX

OP THE

TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE TREATED OF.

Verse
13
17

5
22
3
4
18

16

Chap

Verse Page Chap. Verse Page Chap
Genesis.

1 Kings.

45
3 1 26 14 13 238 51
8 22

183 19 13 386 55
15 12 275 19

20 437 55
22 12 311

2 Kings.

63
25 22 352 8 13 302 65
Exodus.
2 Chronicles.

68
20 20 120 32 26 79 71
33 15 195

Jab.

73
33 19 404| 2 9 216 77
Leviticus.

Psalms.

84
26 44 295 3 2

367 84
Numbers.
5 3

97 89
10
265|19 12-13

51 94
Deuteronomy.

23 1 33594
30 6

272 23

3 132 106
Joshua.

27

9 448 110
7 19 146/27 13 461 119
Judges.

14 451 119
6 22-3
326 30 5

Page
103
126
201
287

15
224
319

10
457
222
334
202

14
164
246
149
478
189
143
400
309
109
29

24
10

5
11
15
14
19
15

3
25
49
162
165

20

27

34 119
6 31
330 37

5 140 119
1 Samuel.
37 24

472 121
12 22

237 38

4 25 139
17 37 81 39 7 106
2 Samuel.

42 6 35 4
15 31 219 42 11 761 11

1
23-4
Proverbs.
18

4
( 507)

60
485

Page Chap.

Page Chap
1601

Page

129/36

Chap
13
14
17
23
24
28

429

198/ 6

257 4

4
228 8

10
356 16
125

1

145
418
298

19
419

169

45/ 2

6

1

463

Verse

4
32
17
26
32

1
Canticles.

2
Isaiah.

5
14
13
3
8
16
24
8

2

248/ 4

5

7

22 9

10

321
495

48
138
291

2
3

6
7
8
12
26
28
28
32
32

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Mark.
24
38
36-7
38

7
Luke.
76-7
28

5
62
20
42
42

2
32
24
33
34
32

7
46
43
32
45
47
John.
14
17
29

7
18

191 6
383|13

449

11
292 12

13
245 14
300 17

17
354 18

22

17

40

197

39

44

· 56
67

27
471
359
442
118
487

41
477
75
38
220
411
250
399

85
180
150
122

345.3

Verse
Ezekiel.

26
Daniel.

5
Hosea.
14

3
Jonah.

7
Micah.

9
Habakkuk.

20
19
Haggai,

4-5
Zechariah.
13

9
Malachi.

16
Matthew.
21
3
6
8
16
44
12
14
21
24
34
25-6
29
20
12
31
23
34
56
74
42

41
42
43
45
45
51
53
54
54
54
57
:59
62

231 23
337\24
369 24
483 24

10
14
16
22
15
24
11
6
5
8
10
18
19

2 :
Jeremiah

14
10
16
5
3
34
40
16
5

315
168 1
241 5
2095

99 5
4301 5
117 5
135 7

11 7
3339
1949
5 10

11
53 11
212 12
114/14

31/14
464 15
357 25
372 26
112 26
176 27

1

393
263) 1

901 1
252 1
426 3.
318 3
397 5
217) 5
314 6
322 6
227 7
364| 8

62 8
504 10
491/10
410 11
474 11

3
15
15
17
31
31
32
33
45

68
415

7
327

44
360
413
206
277
350

30
421
259
434
223
175

• 24
31
36
27
28
3
4

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