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The dispersion at Babel.
GENESIS XI. 8.-So the Lord scattered them abroad from
thence upon the face of all the earth.
The hopeless state of the heathen.
Psalm IX. 17--The wicked shall be turned into hell, and
all the nations that forget God.
The conversion of the Jews.
Romans XI. 15.-For if the casting away of them be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them
be, but life from the dead ?
The parental government of a family.
GENESIS XVIII. 19. I know him, that he will command
his children, and his household after him, and they shall
keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that
the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spok-
en of him.
The reason annexed to the second commandment.
Exodus xx. 5, 6.-For I the Lord thy God am a jealous
God, visiting the iniquity of the father's upon the children
unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,
and keep my commandments.
A public profession of religion.
ISAIAH XLIV. 5.-One shall say, I am the Lord's; and an-
other shall call himselt by the name of Jacob; and another
shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname
himself by the name of Israel.
Saints desire to see the beauty of the Lord.
PSALM XXVII. 4.-One thing have I desired of the Lord,
that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of
the Lord all the days of my lite, to behold the beauty of
the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
Nature and effects of walking with God.
Genesis v. 24.–And Enoch walked with God, and he was
not: for God took him.
The trial of Abraham.
Genesis xxii. 2.- And he said, Take now thy son, thine
only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land
of Moriah : and offer him there for a burnt offering upon
one of the mountains, which I will teli thee of.
The prayer of Moses.
Exodus XXXII. 32.-Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their
sin: and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book, which
thou hast written.
I. JOHN III. 4.-For sin is a transgression of the law. - 225
ISAIAH XLVIII. 8. And wast called a transgressor from the