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it is but too' likely that hereafter, when they would inherit the blessing they may be rejected. It will be of little avail to say that they did not, like Esau, sell their birth-right for a slavish appetite, or that the price of their souls was not the gratification of a brutal passion, or that they did not slight the message and call of the Great King for the common and vulgar objects of gain, for the farm, or the yoke of oxen, or the merchandize. They have sold a better and higher birth-right than Esau's, the Christian's birth-right, and have been contented to take the perishing things of time for the unfading goods of eternity.
To them then, to all, let the exhortation be given to seek the Lord while he may be found; to call upon him while he is near;' to throw themselves at the foot of the cross, and casting away all over anxiety for earthly wisdom, go to that Saviour who is made not wisdom only, but righteousness and sanctification and redemption to them that seek him. Let them remember that now, and perhaps now only, is the accepted time, now only the day of salvation ; let them pray, that even in this their day, they may know the things that belong to their peace, before they are hid from their eyes; let them pray, while it is yet their day, to their Father in heaven, to give them a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within them, before that heart shall cease to beat, and that spirit be summoned to the judgment-seat of Christ.“