JEHOVAH'S PROCLAMATIO.BY THOMAS BRADBURY
" And the LORD pasaed by before him, and pToclaimed, The LORD, the LORDOod, merciful and graciooB, long-snfferin^, and abundant in goodness and tmth,'* Keeping mercy for thousands, forgivifig iniquity and transgression and sin,and that will by no means clear the guiltv ; visiting the iniquity of the fathers uponthe children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourthgeneration.*' — Exodus xzxiy. 6, 7.
I the chapter preceding this from which I have taken mytext, and which I read for our instruction this morning, wehave an experimental and practical exposition of onr last Sundaymorning's text — " And grace for grace." I say practical andexperimental because the exposition nows forth from the exercisedheart and favoured spirit of Moses, the man of God. He wasthe meekest of all men upon the face of the earth, and yet hewas taught in the school of painful experience, that leffc to him-self without the presence and power of his God, he was thevery opposite to meekness. In the face of such an experiencethis hignly-favoured saint was brought to that high state of privilege described in the llth verse: "And the LORD spakeunto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.**Jacob, after the covenant Angel's wrestling, said, " 1 have seenGod face to fpice, and my life is preserved " (Gen. xxxii. 30).And poor faint-hearted " Manoah said unto his wife, We shallsurely die, because we have seen God." But here Moses looksGod in the face with blessed familiarity and in heartfelt com-mum'on. He " said unto the LORD, See, Thou sayest unto me,Bring up this people, and Thou hast not let nie know whomThou wilt send with me. Yet Thou hast said, I know thee byname, and thou hast also found grace in My sight. ow, there-fore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show mea 105.-Paroa Om Pnmr. -^ - - -^ )Ogle