way for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria ; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt""" It is of the same periods, and the same events, that he speaks in the chapter before us, and especially in the words of our text; wherein he describes, I. The way which is prepared for the redeemed to walk in — Strange as it may appear, the text itself, if not taken in connexion with other passages, may give us an erroneous notion respecting the way of life and salvation. The way is called, and justly called, ** The way of holiness :" but we are not therefore to suppose that there is nothing necessary for our sal- vation but the performance of some good works : for the same prophet, who in our text calls the way to Zion " The way of holiness," tells us more fully in another place, that it is the way of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ". To mark this, and to bear it ever in mind, is of great importance and indispensable necessity; since our Lord Jesus Christ himself assures us, that "He is the way, the truth, and the life ; and that no man cometh to the Father, but by him *"." Bearing this then in mind, that the way to heaven is solely by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ^, we observe respecting it, that it is, 1. A high and holy way — [As, in forming a highway, the stones are cast up, and the road *Isai. xi. 10,15,10, &Mic.vii. 15. "1531.1x11.10—12. ? John xiv. Q. * Eph. ii. 8, 9.