deep the devoted love he bore his wife. Truly, his affec-tion for Rebecca knew no decrease, no subdivision ; shestood alone, and, bound by this one only tie, he appears tohave been faithful to her memory, even after her death. Tohis revered father he was a devoted son, up to that last mo-ment when himself aged threescore and fifteen yearshe stood at the side of that loved parent's death-bed. Andwhen, in his turn, himself a parent, what could better speak his praise than the deep, earnest, and lasting love of hissons. Differing as they did in disposition, and the tie of fraternal affection broken, yet one common sentiment ani-mated these twin brothers, the reverential love which knowsno decay. When at the advanced age of a hundred and fortyyears, they met again, after a long separation, for the burialof their venerable parent, they could offer each other thehand of friendship, and, sorely stricken, together weep andpray over the grave of the dear departed.Such being the fruits of piety, let us now turn to those of prayer. It was the high pleasure of the Supreme to test thefaith of Isaac, as he had tested that of his servant Abraham.For long years he remained childless, yet his faith never wa-vered, he never doubted the fulfilment of God's promise tohis father Abraham, and it was only at the solicitation of hisbeloved wife, and this after twenty years of married life*that he besought God to grant him offspring. Thus we read," And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife because she wasbarren". f That the petition he put up was acceptable may beinferred, since he not only met with no reproof, but his prayerwas at once granted, or as we read, ct And the Lord was* His prayer following in the closest proximity, even in the very nextverse to the one which relates to his marriage, makes it especially easytooverlook a fact which gives the strongest evidence of Isaac's childlikefaith ; viz., that " twenty years he waited for the Lord"; waiting, anti-cipating, believing, though with the flight of time came nought butdisappointed hopes.