move him. Were we assured that he has only some selfish end to accomplish, we would change our approval into condemnation. If we ourselves, then, judge others only according to what we suppose to be the state of their hearts, shall we complain of it as severe when it is according to what He sees in our hearts that Qod judges us ? By the manner of our own judgments we acknow-ledge the righteousness of the judgment of Qod ; and yet how few make this spiritual judgment of Qod a matter of serious consideration ! Notwithstanding all the times it has been pressed on their attention, how many pass their days as if their thoughts were their own, for the nature of which they are accountable to none; yea, the cowards ! they will acknowledge their accountability to man, for they will hypocritically disguise their thoughts, and endeavour to gain from their acquaintance the approbation of right ordered hearts ; but are insultingly bold towai'ds God, in whose presence, all-seeing and heart-searching though He be, they exercise no care about the regulating of their meditations. Will the current of your thinking, my hearers, bear the scrutiny of God ? Is it such a state of thought that you are persuaded He must be pleased with it ? Yea, let me ask, would man be pleased with it, did he see it?