The Sermons, and Other Practical Works, Volume 9
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1821. Excerpt: ... mote in his way, even when they have gone to their uttermost, and made the objects of their wrath as odious as they can, and the mountain of separation between them and us, as high as they can; yet there is no danger, if the mountain of sin and separation betwixt God and you be removed; he can soon make you thresh all the other mountains; yea, beat them small, and make the hills as chaff. However, mind that his coming is still to level some mountain or other. And therefore, the believer, whose spiritual ears and eyes are open, may still have occasion to say, f The voice of my Beloved! behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, and skipping upon the hills." SERMON CL. CHRIST'S Love-suit reinforced and repeated: Or, His kindly Gospel-call renewed. * Song ii. 13: Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away- If our Lord Jesus Christ is come here this day to court a bride, in the terms of this text, they show, that never was there such an affectionate or importunate Suitor: his affection will appear in the kindly names he here gives her, which show what a loving and kind heart he has; "My love, my fair one;" his importunity appears in the suitable call and invitation he gives her, which shows what a lazy and loitering case she is in; "Rise, and come away." More sweet compellations cannot be given to a loathsome bride; "My love, my fair one: " more meet invitations cannot be given to a * This Sermon was preached immediately before the celebration of the sacrament of the Lord's supper, at Dunfermline, on Sabbath, July 21st, 1751. lingering and backward!bride; " Arise, andcomeaway," and more documents of his being in good earnest cannot be given, than in his reapeating these kindly words, and ending his arguments with them here: so he begins with, ver. 10. "Rise up, my love, my fair one...
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