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of God for ADS By Bing: Michael Kors Outlet Cheap Michael Kors Handbags http://www.michaelkorsoutlet-usa.com the temporal and eternal well being of man, and the untiring activity in every department of Christian enterprise where the interests and happiness of one's fellowmen may be promoted. What an exalted enjoyment must such a play of the benevolent affections secure? What union, harmony, peace, brotherlykindness, joy, what cultivation of all the noblest powers of human nature, what advancement in all the virtues THE DIVINE LAW. that adorn and bless rational beings, what a moral elevation, what high hopes and infinite aspirations, what a sublime aggregate of human happiness to the race would be the necessary result of perfect obedience to the law of the Lord. This is the legitimate tendency of the divine law. The very love to God and to man which it requires, and which is the spirit of obedience, is the most exalted affection, and the exercise of it the most ennobling employment of the rational and moral powers of our nature. It allies us, and brings us into fraternity and fellowship with God, and with all the good of the universe. It makes us like to God. For "there is not a more amiable, attractive nor comprehensive idea of the divine Being any where to be found, than that which is exhibited by the apostle John in three words, " God is love." It is, therefore, the very element and essence of Jehovah's happiness, and must be so to every rational, intelligent creature. Such, then, is the nature and tendency on happiness of that love which is the fulfilling of the law. And the actual sum of happiness which the law of the Lord has secured, and will secure to the universe, none but God himself can compute. What has secured all the happiness that has been enjoyed by angels, cherubim, and seraphim, thrones, principalities, and powers in heavenly places, by all the unfallen intelligences in God'sdominions? Perfect obedience to thelaw of the Lord. What will secure the augmenting happiness of all these myriads, and mighty orders of beings through eternity? Perfect,perpetual obedience to the law of the Lord. What makes the bliss of heaven and of the holy universe, so different now from FAITH VICTORIOUS one individual of its votaries living on higher and holier enjoyments, than its perishable pleasures. But he who believeth that Jesus is the Son of God, hasa clear and captivating view of the elevated enjoyments of the Saviour. For, though he was "a.man of sorrows and acquainted with griefs," clouded and saddened
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