"They watch for your souls" (Hebrews 13:17). The grass and water supply was scarcely sufficient for all, and as a result there were frequent quarrels between their herdmen. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Look to yourselves that ye lose not the power and practical influence of the gospel upon your hearts and lives.6. The fact transcends human reason, and therefore never could have been discovered by human reason, which can no more rise above itself than the eagle can outsoar the atmosphere in which it floats. Secondly, the argument whereupon the caution is urged, or the matter wherein to be exercised. Thirdly, as to matter of salvation, not God to save him. Their philosophers, thinkers, and poets felt the need of a restorer of purity, prosperity, and joy to the human race. 1 John 2:1-6: Christ the Advocate of Sinners: Essex Remembrancer: 1 John 2:1-6: Christian Sin: Dudley Kidd. To this question we give(l) The answer of a very sensible philosophy. I. Their philosophers, thinkers, and poets felt the need of a restorer of purity, prosperity, and joy to the human race. )That we lose not those things which we have wrought.The wrought work of the Divine Spirit within the soulW. In the department of Christian service similarly, most men will agree that the best human qualifications for doing it well are not over-eagerness, still less backwardness, but steady earnestness or well-controlled zeal. It is a very old commandment (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7). First, take it as to themselves, "that ye may receive a full reward." Inquire into the nature of that joy which he expected in his visit. 6And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. 1. The ideal Christian life, according to this old apostle, is one in which the progress of the fancy in regard to religious truth or duty is restrained by the reins of a sanctified reason, in which all backwardness is for ever prevented by thorough religious earnestness. OUR PRACTICAL WISDOM IN REGARD TO IT. But the principle which pervades this saying of Christ is not limited in its operations; and, if one application of it be encouraging, another may be alarming. "The pestilence that walketh in darkness" is not less fatal than the "destruction which wasteth at noonday." We have not grace from the Spirit immediately but from the Spirit in reference to Christ. He finds himself surrounded with the grandeur and the ever-varying beauty of the material creation.1. Take the best things of this life and they have an emptiness; they are not sufficient, there is a great deal wanting in them. Remember that there are enemies ready to despoil you of your precious experience.3. These may be the ministers who will miss something of the blessedness that would be theirs if their converts were presented complete in Him; or they may be our own spirits, for there will be those who will rule over a few cities that might have ruled over many, who will be saved as by fire instead of having the "abundant entrance. It also incurs a grave responsibility. I would not it should be so with you; I warn you of it. Secondly, there is loss also by force and open violence. There John expected to witness Christian order and decorum, reciprocal proofs of affection, and lovely demeanour. But this opens before us a great and solemn subject of discourse One is disposed at first to hope that it may be merely through some metaphysical subtlety that human beings are represented as so interwoven with each other, that the same actions may be charged on a variety of agents: but metaphysical subtlety there is absolutely none; the apostle speaks of our partaking in other men's evil deeds with the same plainness which he would use if speaking of our obeying any one of the Ten Commandments. Never hearing any distinct ideas in regard to the person and work of the Redeemer, the people come to regard them as matters of "doubtful disputation," if not as positively unscriptural.Lessons —1. Secondly, the dignity of it; there is somewhat also in that. If we do not heed there will be those who will fail to attain a "full reward." The lifeless performance of this duty is generally the forerunner of open sin or absolute apostasy (Jude 1:20).4. Character is built on the great principles of the gospel, and our whole energy is required to complete it.2. It is a moral duty to reverence goodness, to admire beauty of character, to love in this high sense those who are spiritually excellent. AT THE OTHER EXTREME THERE IS THE EQUAL, PERHAPS THE MORE COMMON FAULT OF HANGING BACK, AND SO, AS THE APOSTLE TEACHES, GRADUALLY LETTING SLIP AND LOSING EVERY BENEFICENT TRUTH AND EVERY HOLY PRIVILEGE WE HAVE GAINED. First, that we may not lose things out of our memory. Pay perpetual attention to the motives by which you are governed — to the ends you have in view, to the plans you are laying — see that they are all in accordance with God's truth and will; see that they are such as become the disciples of Christ; see that you are "walking worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called." 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