ware. Be sure you are justified in what you do,and where you go. Ask seriously, Will God gowith me ? For if God does not sanction you, if He does not go with you. you will be sure to fallAsk again, Does the promise reach me here?Have the angels charge over me, to keep me inthis way that I go ? Ask once more, Did dutycall me hither ? If it did, you may be safe, foryou may look for and expect to receive the Lord'sblessing.Professor of religion, think of Peter; andavoid the snare in which he was taken. It isrecorded for your admonition, and it is intendedto preserve you from falling. When inclined to join worldly parties, or to be present at carnalfeasts, ask, " Should Peter sit down among them?Will God be with me ? Can He approve of mygoing ?" And if these remarks should be read byone, who can occasionally frequent the alehouse,and sit down among drunkards, I must tell suchan one, you are in the wrong place. Peter, weak as he was, would not go thither. Peter had notgone into the High Priest's hall but that hiaMaster was there ; but you know your Master isTHE WROG PLACE. 179not in the alehouse. Can you think that theholy angels could bear to be there ? — and if notyou have not your keepers with you. (Ps. xyxiv. 7,xei. 11, 12.) If at any time duty should leadthither, holiness should prevent your remainingthere longer than is absolutely necessary. Whodo you find there ? Swearers, liars, harlots, adul-terers, and every kind of profane persons ; theyfeel at home there, they have fellowship witheach other ; but shall Peter sit duwn among them ?