168 THE SHORTNESS AND [SER. VIII.
number, and all the angels that burn
around the throne, let him hear them
in full chorus sing: — " Blessing and
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honor, and power, and might be unto
our God forever and ever ;" so far would
he be from participating in the general
joy, that his misery would be increased.
He would turn away with a look of malig¬
nant envy and deep despair, exclaiming—
" Which way I fly is hell,
Myself am hell."
The hope therefore that may be enter¬
tained by the ungodly, of finally sharing
in the blessedness of heaven, is sure to
meet with an awfully sad disappointment.
" Lf we sow to the flesh, we shall of the flesh
reap corruption, but if we sow to the Spirit,
we shall of ilie Spirit reap life everlasting."
And this work of sowing to the Spirit,
must be attended to in the proper season.
You have a day in which you may labour
with success. But it is only a day—a
day swiftly passing away. 0 why should