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spirit of the vows and promises which were made in our names at our baptism, and thus evidence our new birth, by walking before God in newness of life.

In a spirit of Christian love, the Author of these Meditations has dwelt on the evil of self-deception; on our proneness to confound the sacramental sign with the thing signified; on the danger of our professing to know God, while in works we deny him; and, of resting in the form of godliness, while we deny the power thereof. Surely these subjects cannot be too frequently, nor too earnestly, enforced. If we diligently study our Bible, that only rule of faith and practice, we shall be preserved from those abounding errors which darken and pervert the truth. “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."*

May the Saviour, who is love, impart his blessing to these Meditations on his Grace and Power, that he who writes, and they who read, may finally rejoice together in his kingdom of glory.

* Psa. cxix. 130.

Leeds, Jan. 1841.

LVIII.-THE UNPROFITABLE NATURE OF BODILY EXERCISE

WHEN MADE A SUBSTITUTE FOR GODLINESS,

447

LIX.-ON THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS,

455

LX.—THE PROGRESS OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT, IN THE MINDS

OF THE APOSTLES,

462

LXI.-ON THE APPROACH OF DEATH,......

484

LXII. —PROPHETIC VIEWS OF THE GLORY OF THE MES-

SIAH'S KINGDOM,..

490

LXIII.—THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE,

500

LXIV.—THE DESIRE OF MORE,

516

LXV.-ON THE BIRTH OF CHRIST,

524

LXVI.--A SABBATH MEDITATION,..

532

LXVII.--CHRIST'S INTERCESSORY PRAYER,..

540

LXVIII.-REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF A NEW

YEAR,

547

LXIX.—THE BELIEVER'S REVIEW OF HIS CHRISTIAN STATE, 559

LXX.— A GRATEFUL RETROSPECT OF UNDESERVED MERCIES, 568

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