THE SUFFERIGS, SUCCESS, AD JOY OF MESSIAH.REV. V. MARSH, A.M." He shall see of the travail of his soul, and sha'.l be satisfied. " — Is.A.iAH, liii. 11.Blest as we are with the ew Testament Scriptures, Me need not ask thequestion, Of whom speaketh tlie prophet thus? To our present peace, and toour cverhisting happiness, we may know that tliis chapter testifies of Jesus ourRedeemer. It plainly refers to his incarnation, preaching, and ministry ; tohis rejection, sufferings, and death; to his atonement, mediation, and resurrec-tion ; and it predicts the effects of his Gospel, and the extension of his kingdomthroughout the world.We must not wonder that this chapter has been peculiarly honoured in theconversion of the heathen to the faith of Jesus, in the conversion of Jews to thefaith of Jesus, in the conversion of infidels to the faith of Jesus: nor must wewonder that this chapter has been the delight of the Church of God in every age,to the believing Church of God under the Old Testament dispensation, and tothe believing Church of God under the ew. I might also venture to say, withreference to the private meditation of our adorable Lord, with reference to theview that he would take of liis own sufferings, and of the glory which shouldfollow — one would almost venture to say, that this chapter would delightJSIessiah himself; he would tluis be encouraged by the views the spirit of prophecy had given respecting his work, and the final success thereof: whencehe could say, though his ministry among the Jews would not be very efficacious,and tliough Israel be not gathered to him, " Yet shall I be glorious in the eyesof the Lord.*' Indeed, in the verse preceding mv text, it is asserted, " He shallsee his seed, he shall prolong liis davs, and the pleasure of the Lord shallprosper in iiis hands." Thus, while his sufferings were not concealed from hisview, neilher were his triumphs; and, "for the joy that was set before him, heendured the cross, despising the shame," till he "sat dov/ti at the right handof the throne of (iod:" and he will finally triumph over our miserable world:" He shall see of the travail of his soul, and sh.aU be satisfied."ow, my brethren, I shall call your attention from these words to threesimple, yet grand points. We have only to consider his Sufferings, his Success,and his Joy : and if the Holy Spirit of God loads our minds into scriptural viewsof the sufferings, the success, and the joy of our Redeemer, we shall not onlyhave peace in our minds, but we shall have a powerful motive to lead us touse all the means we can to make known his sufferings, his success, and his joy,to the rest of mankind.• Of Birniingliam. On behalf of the Church Missionary Society.