TheGospelMagazine. 541 Harford), who has been more than a brother to me, I beg to record my obligations. From them I learned what true Protestant Christianity really is, and now" I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith unto faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Cujusvis hominis est errare, says Cicero ; nullius nisi insipientis perseverare in errore. "Any man may err; but no one but a fool will persevere in his error." THIRSTING AFTER JESUS. ERE eaeh morning breaketh, I would see Thy face, Jesus! precious Saviour! Jesus! King of Grace! For my thirsty spirit Longs to drink again Of the living river Flowing through this plain. Hark! how sweet its music, As it dashes by, Clear and fresh as ever In its melody. From the crystal city, From the throne on high, It has lea.ped to succour Sinners lest they die! Flowing where the desert Looks most parched and bare, There its shining wavelets Sparkle ev'rywhere! We. with dying thousands, Would again partake Of this crystal river, It our thirst can slake. It the drooping pastures Can refresh and bless, And with fragrant blossoms Clothe the wilderness ! Oh! Thou living Spirit, Give us of Thy dew, Then our souls, like gardens, Will yield fruit anew! THE LATE REV. W. PENNEFATHER.
542 TheGospelMagazine. ~trmon~ anb j]lott~ of ~trmon~. ADAM. By THE LATE REV. W. H. KRAUSE, M.A. " And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden."-GENEsls ill. 8. AD AM was a public character; he was the federal head of the whole human family, and in this point of view his history is most interesting. But this is not our main subject upon this occasion; we shall, however, just touch upon it. There could be nothing more interesting than to consider the creation of Adam; the sovereignty of God in making this man so exalted and so dignified; for you remember the 26th verse of the 1st chapter: "God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness." Now, when men view the creation of Adam merely as one part of the great work of creation, they lose a great deal, it appears to me, of the interesting and mysterious character that attaches itself to the creation of man in the image of God. I must always view this declaration as the expression, and utterance, and great prophecy of the eternal purpose that God would come forth, and Himself appear in that very humanity. It is a deeply interesting passage, " Let Us make man in Our image." What image ~ "God is a Spirit," therefore, in that respect, man could not be said to be made after the image of God; but it appears to me that man was made after the image of God's own Son, who from all eternity purposed to take upon Him this very form of humanity; and when God said, "Let Us make man in Our image," the great purpose and plan of God was just uttered and expressed in the creation of that being who was to have fellowship with God; and though he fell, yet-never lose sight of this point-Christ and his people are one, mystically one man; Christ is called "the Last Adam," His people are called" the body of Christ." It would be an interesting matter to consider, not only the fact of the creation of man, but also the exalted position of blessedness which' Adam enjoyed when he came forth from the Lord's hands, and when He " breathed into his nostrils the breath of life .." We find him a real type of the Lord Jesus Christ in the dominion which he had. It seemed as if God would teach His Church through that type something of the universal dominion which the Son of God shall have hereafter. It is interesting, again, to view the element in which Adam lived and in which his happiness consisted. For, do not think that God will ever allow an intelligent being to have all his enjoyment in the creature. Do not think that it was the beauty or the serenity of that garden which constituted the happiness of Adam. That which infused happiness into these things-that which made them subservient to the enjoyment of so intelligent a being, was the blessing which was wrapped up in them. "God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful,