93. Feast of Talernacles 45994. The Golden Candlestick 46495. The Shew-Bread 46896 . The Blasphemer stoned 47297- The Sabbatical Year 47698. God's Promises to Penitents 481EXODUS, III. 14. [47.first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thygift*." Many will be the excuses which we shall be ready to offerfor our neglect of this duty ; but the command of God isplain'and express ; and a compliance with it is indispensable, toprove that our penitence is sincere: nor can we ever obtainforgiveness from God, if we are too proud to solicit forgivenessfrom man.]*1. To forgive those who have injured us — [This is a far easier duty than the other; because, whilst acompliance with the other humbles us, the performance of thiselevates and exalts us. Is it asked, " How often shall I forgivean offending brother? till seven times?" I answer, Yes, and "tillseventy times seven ^" or is our forgiveness to be merely nega-tive, such as consists in a forbearance from retaliation : no ; itmust be real, cordial, permanent : for in the parable of the un-forgiving servant who is represented as cast into prison till heshall have paid the uttermost farthing, we are warned, " So alsoshall your heavenly Father do unto you, if yejrom your heartsforgive not every one his brother their trespasses s." Let not anyone then say, * I cannot forgive, or. Though 1 forgive, I cannotforget:' for we must in the mercy which we extend towardsman, resemble that which we ourselves hope to receive fromGod ; and must ^' forgive our brother as completely and cordiallyas God for Christ's sake hath forgiven us*"."]• Matt. v. 23, 24, ^ Matt, xviii. 21, 22.