of the destruction of Pharaoh and all his host in the Red Sea; or of the wonders wrought for Israel in the wilderness ; or of their final establishment in the land of Canaan ; and not exclaim, " Great and mar- vellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty!'? But, however much we may be disposed, in imitation of David in this psalm, to admire the perfections of God as illustrated in that stupendous work, we are called to the consideration of infinitely greater works, of which the deliverance from Egypt was but a type and shadow. Yes : in the redemption of the world we do indeed behold the perfections of our God shin- ing forth, as it were, in meridian splendor. That was a work beyond all parallel and all conception great, 1. In wisdom and power — [When Moses saw what God had wrought for the people of Israel at the Red Sea, he sang, " Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods ? Who is like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders'' ?" But St. Paul speaks of our blessed Lord as concentrating in himself all that is great and glorious, and as being, as it were in the abstract, " The Wisdom of God, and the Power of God''." O what unsearchable depths of wisdom were contained in that mystery, the substitution of God's only dear Son in the place of sinners; whereby the sins of the whole world are expiated, and the kingdom of heaven opened to mil- lions, who, without such a Saviour, must have inherited the blackness of darkness for ever 1 or was the power that effected our redemption less manifest, in forming the human nature *Exod. XV. 11. "1 Cor. i. 24. 368 PSALMS, CXI. 2. [412.