Worshiping God in the Beauty of Holiness. 355government : does not his voice, though unheard by theoutward ear, whisper in your conscience of a law of lovetowards him and your fellow-creatures, which he guardswith the authority of rewards and penalties? And doesnot that voice, once uttered aloud on Sinai, still prolong itsfearful tones through revelation, in the command, " Thoushalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thouserve?" Will you then dash all the hopes and joys of your existence against the penalties of his government, byrefusing him your homage, or will you reverence him asyour Sovereign, and seek in your devotion to him thehigh and everlasting rewards of submission and obedience ?But again : This glorious Being, our Creator andKing, being especially mindful of our deep necessities assinners, is now offering himself to our acceptance as aRedeemer and .Sanctifier. As a Redeemer, has he notdone much for you in your sins to call you back to hispresence? In the person of his Son, he has veiled thedazzling glories of the Godhead, that would consume uswith their overpowering terrors, and has come nigh in theform of humanity, to seek us in our guilt with the sym-pathies of his heart, and to stand between the penaltiesof Heavenly Justice and our souls, that the lightnings of vengeance, which he could sustain, might strike on hisperson and leave us safe and unharmed in the arms of hisforgiving mercy. And now, in the earthly sanctuary, heoffers himself as the refuge and hiding place of the guilty,who would in him obtain reconciliation with God andeternal inheritance in his love and kingdom. Will youthen withhold your hearts from the calls and offers of suchmercy, to brave alone the penalties of Heavenly wrath ?Or will you accept that mercy with all joy, and, with theofferings of penitence, thankfulness, devotedness, bowdown with heart-worship before the Lord your Redeemer?As a Sanctifier too, he meets you in the sanctuary of wor-ship, in the person of the Holy Spirit, who comes toenliven and bless with his presence the means of instruc-tion he has furnished, in his own inspired word, thesanctified talents of his living people and ministry, and356 Worshiping God in the Beauty of Holiness.