nothing to court his stay : heaven has everything that his soul desires. Well might Ba-laam say. Let me die the death of the righteous,and let my last end he like his. umb, xxiii. 10.Death is the end of this life, and then anotherlife begins.But it shall be well with the righteou-sm l/te72 MESSAGE FROM GO0.world to come. They shall eat the fruit of theif doings. This is a figure borrowed from hus-bandry. The husbandman; breaks up his ground^sows his seed, and watches over it with constantcare. He labours hard ; and meets with manydiscouragements. Perhaps the seasons may beimfriendly, the fowls of the air, or the beasts of the field may visit his inclosure, and noxioui?weeds may spring up in abundance; but he waitsfor the harvest, when all his labour and caremeet with a full reward. He gathers his corn,he makes his bread, and eats the fruit of hisdoings, This life is a seed time. Whatsoevera man sonveth that shall he also reap. Gal. vi. 7*We sow with labour and care ; but the harvesf comes, and we eat the fruit of our doing. Godwill reward the righteous. They do not deservewhat he will give ; but he is gracious. Therew^ard will not be of debt, but of grace. Godhas promised, and he is faithful. AVe claim nomerit, but our claim to the reward is as good asif we had all the merit to which some pretend.Look forward, ye righteous, with joyful hope!You may sow in tears, but ye shall reap in joy.You may go forth sorrowing, but ye shall re-turn rejoicing, bringing your sheaves wdth you.