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The Throng and the Touch.

The Throng and the Touch.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY Rev. F. D. HUNTINGTON, D.D.


" StaND in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this
word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that
enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I
will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words,
saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple
of the Lord, are these. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and
your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and
his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the
widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
other gods to your hurt: then will 1 cause you to dwell in this place,
in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever." — Jere-
miah vii. 2-7.
BY Rev. F. D. HUNTINGTON, D.D.


" StaND in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this
word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that
enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I
will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words,
saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple
of the Lord, are these. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and
your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and
his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the
widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
other gods to your hurt: then will 1 cause you to dwell in this place,
in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever." — Jere-
miah vii. 2-7.

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THE THRONG AND THE TOUCH.BY Rev. F. D. HUNTINGTON, D.D." StaND in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: then will 1 cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever." — Jere-miah vii. 2-7. "And Jesus said. Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said. Master, the multitude throng thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? And Jesus said. Somebody hath touched Me : for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me."— >S^. l^U viii. 45, 46.
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There is a common truth belonging to both these two passages which are so different in the language, and are taken from parts of Scripture so far apart. I believe that the placing of them together will help give that great doctrine more distinctness, put emphasis upon it, and make it easier to remember. In the first passage, occuring in this morning's first lesson, under a vivid picture of a scene at the door of the old temple, the prophet searches out a moral danger THE THRONG AND THE TOUCH. 197 that is apt to accompany all public religious observances. The Spirit of God, acquainted with these perils, and de-termined to break them up, puts him there, and inspires him with the clear-sightedness and courage to strike straight home at the popular delusion. Standing at the gate he sees a multitude of men crowding in to go through the forms of worship. He knows that they have  just come from the selfish practice, in their markets, fields, streets and houses, of injustice, cruelty to the
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weak, overreaching " the stranger, the fa^erless and the widow," of every kind of social, commercial, political, and ecclesiastical falsehood, — for he goes on to specify all these, — and what is a great deal worse, that they are privately intending to go back to the same kinds of meanness and outrage after the prayers and sacrifices are over. He also sees that the moment their want of integrity is pointed out, they will, after the Pharisaic fashion, undertake to throw over it the screen of a religious profession. They will answer, at every rebuke of their immorality, " The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord," as if they would make up, by the threefold repetition and noise of their zeal, for their hollow-heartedness. And so, having it for his business as a prophet of God to denounce such corruption everywhere, without apology for his Divine commission, without arguing the matter, without any round-about or imbecile phraseology, he goes to the point at once, and begins, " Trust ye not in lying words : amend your ways and your doings." The great instructive fact on which attention is to be fij^ed is this : that out of the multitude of persons who enter the sanctuary, many have only a formal, external,
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