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DEVOTIONAL AIDS.

CHAPTER I.

SPIRITUAL DANGER, AND REMEEY.

"I Am a sinner. Although under the law of God, I have not obeyed, but, in innumerable instances, violated it. My heart has not been right in the sight of God. This is proved by the worldly and carnal thoughts I have indulged; and the evil tempers which have obtained an ascendency over me. Have I not loved the world, its amusements, its pleasures, its riches ? Have they not occupied more of my heart than God ? Have I not lived, as if there were no God and no judgment to come? Have I not felt envy, and pride, and anger, and such like feelings? Have not my actions been evil, and does not my conscience accuse me of ingratitude to my heavenly Benefactor ? Have I not spent days and months without prayer ? Have I not tried to forget God, and cast away the thoughts of death and judgment, heaven and hell?

“If I am in this condition, my soul is in danger! I am not prepared to stand in the presence of my Judge ! God is a holy God, and his law is a holy law, and as they both condemn me, what can I do? Unless some remedy is provided, my soul, on its separation from the body, must sink down into perdition !”

Friend! your danger and remedy

are both pointed out in the word of God.

THE DANGER. Thus saith the Lord; “ The wrath of God is revealed from heaven, against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.” Rom. i. 18.

“ Because of these things” (i. e., the lusts of the flesh) “cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." Eph. v. 6.

“O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself.” Hosea xiii. 9.

* God is angry with the wicked every day.” Psalm vii. 11.

6 Upon the wicked he (i. e., God) shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, · and a horrible tempest; this shall be the portion of their cup.” Psalm xi. 6.

God “ will by no means clear the guilty.” Ex. xxxiv. 7.

" That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thess. ii. 12.

66 The works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Gal. v. 19-21.

« The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished

with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." 2 Thes. i. 7–9.

THE REMEDI.

“God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved.” John iii. 17.

“ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts xvi. 31.

“ If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be sa ved.” Rom. x. 9.

“ He (i. e., Christ) is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.” Heb. vii. 25.

66 Who (i. e., Christ) gave himself

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