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God the Bestower of All Good Gifts.

God the Bestower of All Good Gifts.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY THE REV. H. STOWELL, A.M.

" But who am. I, and what is my people, that we should he able to offer so willingly alter this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee." — 1 Chron. xsix. 14.
BY THE REV. H. STOWELL, A.M.

" But who am. I, and what is my people, that we should he able to offer so willingly alter this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee." — 1 Chron. xsix. 14.

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GOD THE BESTOWER OF ALL GOOD GIFTS. BY THE REV. H. STOWELL, A.M. " But who am. I, and what is my people, that we should he able to offer so willingly after this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee."  — 1 Chron. xsix. 14. The scene which these words intro-duce to our notice, is one of the most affecting and interesting that can well occupy our attention. They lead our thoughts to that venerable monarch of Israel, the son of Jesse, the sweet singer of Sion, now grown gray in the service of God; yet in his breast the fire of zeal for his divine Master burns brighter and clearer amidst the visitations of judgment. Though himself disallowed by God, be-cause his hands were stained with blood, from building the temple for the Lord of hosts ; yet his heart longed at least to have some share in raising the blessed
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structure ; and seeing he could not him-self be allowed to erect it, he would pro-vide, ere he left this world, materials for its erection. He himself offered with all his might willingly to the Lord, to an extent and an amount which is perfectly astonishing ; and then asked, " Who then is willing" (addressing the rulers and the hundreds of Israel) — " Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord ¦?" In answer to the monarch's prayer, God was pleased to  pour down so abundantly the spirit of love and liberality on the assembled multitude, that they gathered together a mighty store of gold, and silver, and  brass, and iron, and precious stones. It would appear that at the time the words * On Belialf of the Free Church, erecting in the parish.
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I have read to you were uttered, thfc monarch stood surrounded with his peo- ple, and before him the mighty accumu-lation of their free-will offerings : and then it was that his aged heart leaped within him for joy, and he took up the  beautiful words that are before us, break-ing forth in simple ascription of all the  praise, and all the glory, to Him to whom alone they belong : and he said, " Blessed  be thou. Lord God of Israel, our Father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the vic-tory, and the majesty : for all that is in the heavens, and in the earth, is thine : thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all ; and in thine hand is  power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now, therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we
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