turn to obedience, and, in the language of the text, exhorted them to "stand in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein.'' But to this, as well as all his other entreaties, they turned a deaf ear. Wherefore he visited them in his wrath, and chastened them in his hot dis- pleasure. I. We have here presented, in the first place, a description of true religion. I. It is described as a way. It is fre- quently presented to our minds under this view in the Scriptures. Christ says, ''Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that lead- eth unto life, and few there be that find it.'' On a certain occasion the Pharisees sent their disciples to Jesus, saying, " Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth." The apostle tells us that The Good Old Way. iii ''many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of/' The prophet declares, "A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness ; the un- clean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those : the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein/' In all these passages religion is variously represented as "the nar- row way,'' "the way of God," "the way of truth," "the way of holiness;" and it is else- where styled, comprehensively, the "way of salvation/'