|He is Faithful that Promised.|
|The Lord will give grace and glory.| -- PSALM lxxxiv.11.
After Grace, Glory.
Oh! happy day, when this toilsome warfare will all be ended, Jordan crossed, Canaan entered, the legion-enemies of the wilderness no longer dreaded; sorrow, sighing, death, and, worst of all, sin, no more either to be felt or feared! Here is the terminating link in the golden chain of the everlasting covenant. It began with predestination; it ends with glorification. It began with sovereign grace in a by-past eternity, and no link will be awanting till the ransomed spirit be presented faultless before the throne! Grace and glory! If the earnest be sweet, what must be the reality? If the wilderness table contain such rich provision, what must be the glories of the eternal banqueting house? Oh! my soul, make sure of thine interest in the one, as the blessed prelude to the other. |Having access by faith into this grace, thou canst rejoice in hope of the glory of God;| for |whom He justifies, them He also glorifies!| Has grace begun in thee? Canst thou mark -- though it should be but the drops of the incipient rill which is to terminate in such an ocean -- the tiny grains which are to accumulate and issue in such |an exceeding weight of glory!| Delay not the momentous question! The day of offered grace is on the wing; its hours are fast numbering; and, |No grace, no glory!|
|REMEMBER THIS WORD UNTO THY SERVANT, UPON
WHICH THOU HAST CAUSED ME TO HOPE!|