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THE DESIGN OF AFFLICTION.

Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and

make a wall that she shall not find her paths : and she shall

follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them ;

and she shall seek them, but shall not find them : then shall

she

say, I will go and return to my first husband ; for then

was it better with me than now.-Hosea ii. 6, 7. Page 54

DISCOURSE VII.

THE END OF THE SAVIOUR's EXALTATION.

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince

and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgive-

ness of sins.-Acts v. 31.

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DISCOURSE VIII.

RELIGION MAKES US PROFITABLE.

I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have be-

gollen in my bonds : which in time past was to thee unpro-

fitable, but now profitable to thee and to me.-Philemon 10,

11.

DISCOURSE IX.

THE CURE OF BLIND BARTIMEUS.

And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jeri-

cho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: and

licaring the muliitude pass by, he asked what it meant; and

they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by, and he

cried, saying, Jesus thou son of David have mercy on me ;

and they which went before rebuked him that he should

fiold his peace : but he cried so much the more, thou son

of David have mercy

And Jesus stood and com-

manded him to be brought unto him, and when he was

come near, he asked him, saying, what wilt thou that I shall

do unto thee ? and he said, Lord, that I

my

sight ; and Jesus said unto him, receive thy sight : thy faith

bath saved thee : and immediately he received his sight,

and followed him, glorifying God.- Luke xviii, 35 to 43.

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