lation subsisting between father and son. Here, 252 SERMON XVII. then, is instruction which every individual can understand ; here is the highest heavenly wis-dom brought to the level of the meanest ca-pacity ; here is the unsearchable love of God in Christ Jesus — love that pasxth knowkdge even of the highest heavenly intelligences — sub-mitted to the search, adapted to the under-standing, and pressed most affectionately on the consideration of perishing men. Here is mercy higher than the highest heavens, freely given, freely sent down, to the lowest, the most abject, of the dwellers upon the earth. Hath any man ears to hear? Let him hear His words who spake as never man spake; let him hear the gracious words of the merciful, the compassionate Saviour ; and when he hath heard, let him keep^ and observe to do them.