THE COMIG OF JEHOVAH-JESUS.BY THOMAS BRADBURYSing and rejoice, daughter of Zion ; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell inthe midst of thee, saith the LORD."And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shallbe My people : and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thon shaltknow that the LORD of hosts hath sent Me onto thee.'* — Zechariah ii.10, 11.THE covenant kindness and care of Israel's God is the subjectof this chapter. The concern He has over the objects of His love, purpose, purchase, and power, is revealed at everystep. His care for them is set forth in the various metaphorsabounding throughout the whole of this blessed portion of inspiration ; but time would fail me to enumerate, or enter intoan exposition of them. evertheless, I will just throw out a fewhints which He may bless to some of your waiting souls. Thechapter commences with the description of the prophet's seeing"a man with a measuring line in his hand," whom he asks,'* Whither goest thou ? " when the answer is returned, " Tomeasure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, andwhat is the length thereof." In this we see JEHOVAH'SsoUcitude in all things connected with His Church and people.Their wants, necessities, pains, sorrows, bereavements, and dis-appointments all measured. This truth is revealed in Isaiahxxvii. 8 : "In measure, when it shooteth forth, Thou wilt debatewith it ; He stayeth His rough wind in the day of His Eastwind." Again in Jeremiah xxx. 11 : "I will correct thee inmeasure." This is beautifully expressed in the words of Swain :" Onr sorrows in the scale He weighs,And measures out our pains ;The wildest storm His word obeys.