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the camp;" to have counted the cost, and settled it in your heart to follow Him in all things, who "is the way, the truth, and the life-yes-and you may have made some advance in that way; some progress in the christian race. So far it seems well with both, It seems-but it was not really so with her she looked back and perished: though duly charged to keep straight on, and stay not by the way, some fond remembrance, some lingering desire once again to see the city where she had dwelt, overpowered her obedience, and so wrought her destruction.

Let her example be your warning, and though at present, by God's grace you stand, "take heed lest you fall;" take heed lest Satan beguile you to repose too confidently upon your present attainments, or to cast one repining glance upon the follies and vanities of the world. Here you have no abiding place of rest; heaven, if you are true Christians, is your home; your continuing city is above. then set your affections wholly and entirely upon it! Have no more to do with your former conversation; forget it altogether, and all things else that are behind; and reach forward with new vigour to the things which are before-to the mark of the prize of your high calling in Christ Jesus: "Looking unto Him" with untiring stedfastness, who is the Author and Finisher of your faith,"-" who for


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the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of God." Consider Him, my brethren, lest ye be weary and faint in your minds.

Little Hadham, July 3, 1846.




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