THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

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THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

The Gospel Magazine. 525

Such is the character of thy Lord,Who speaks this gracious invitation

to every grace-saved soul, teaching us that every event, great and

small, of our lives may be left to Him for time and eternity. Wherein

we have proved Him now the faithful and True, we shall see Him

much more than all this in those eternal ages where our worship will

know no interval, nor shall we ever cease from praising Him Who hath

dealt so bountifully with us. As the children of Israel proved the

promise of the manna daily, so does everyone of God's spiritual Israel

realize His daily provision of bounty from His well-filled hand; so

that there is "no lack" of aught the Iiord our God has promised His

needy children. What we desire and require is the heart made soft

to feel and approve all His ways as good and right in gratitude and

praise, and to sing in the simple language of Burnham:-

.. Jesus, now Thyself reveal;

Manifest Thy love to me :

Make me Saviour, make me feel,

All my soul's delight in Thee.

" All Thy way's I'd well approve,

Under Thy dear wings abide;

Never from Thy cross I'd move,

, Never leave Thy wounded side.

.. Daily I'd repent of sin,

Daily wa.sh in Calva.ry's blood,

Daily feel Thy peace within,

Daily I'd commune with God.

.. Daily I'd Thy Name adore,

Prize Thy Word and live to pray:

All Thy kindness well explore,

Still press on to perfect day.

" When with evils I'm beset,

Foes advancing all around,

Down I'd fall at Thy dear feet,

Wait to see Thy grace abound."

Beloved reader, ascend the mount, view thine inheritance from

thence with the eye of faith, and know" there remaineth yet very much

land to be posessed." And recall His gracious word in precept and

promise-" Prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I

will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing,

that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

Abundance is with Him-poverty is ours! May He enlarge our

coast, and give us to prove His willingness and delight to bestow

freely for His own glory!

R.

BELIEVERS are" sitting together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."

Their exaltation to glory is as sure as their resurrection from the dead.

The union which secures the latter secures also the former.-Dean Law.

WHENEVER we see a child of God, let us remember how fervently

and eternally we shall love Him in heaven, and thIS will cast out uncharitable

thought, and cement, even now, 'our hearts in holy oneness.

-Dean Law.

MEN ignorantly imagine that they may approach God as, and where,

they please. This is a vain fallacy. There is no possibility for the

sinner to meet the holy God but in Christ Jesus. "No man cometh

to the Father but by Me." In Christ only can there be union.-Dean

Law.

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