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LONDON:
W. H. BROOM, 25, PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

1875.

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The apostle sums up in this chapter, and shows that all

through man's history, no matter who had obtained a "good

report," it was by faith. This was specially a trial for the

Hebrews. Their very religion was one of sight. They had

a system to walk by—a visible temple, sacrifices, priesthood,

and the like. Messiah, they expected to see.

did see Him, they hated and put Him to death, and this

Messiah is gone to heaven.) In becoming Christians, they

lost all they had possessed, and gained nothing that was

tangible to the flesh. There was, therefore, the constant

temptation to deny an unseen Messiah, and to turn back to

things seen.

The saint's warrant is the word of God. The moment he

acts upon any object seen, he ceases to act as a Christian.

Christ lived, in that sense, the life of faith. (Heb. xii. 2.)

It is the life of faith we get here, not salvation, or the find-

ing peace in the way of faith. Faith is looked at as the

power by which they walked.

There are these two things in faith : as it regards,

1st.-PEACE OF SOUL.

2nd.-POWER FOR WALK.

If I talk of faith, I may mean belief of a testimony-a

person tells me a thing, and I believe him. But there is

another sense in which I may have faith in that man; that

is, I may put my trust in him. We often confound these

things. There is the testimony of God which I have to

believe, and a trusting in God which is the power of my

walk.

That which gives me peace, is receiving the testimony of

God: I do want confidence in God for power of walk ; but

I must not confound this confidence in God with His testi-

mony.

We shall find the two things in Abraham. God called

Abraham and showed him the stars of heaven, and said,

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