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we subtract from its moral and spirit ual glory. Between the unapproach able splendors of the Godhead and the lowest forms of created intelligence there are gradations absolutely with out number. For the increate Jehovah to have assumed the nature of the high est archangel would have been an in finite descent. Let us thus far confide with childlike confidence, that herein was manifested omniscient love when God chose the world— this little world of ours— to be the theatre of the mighty conflict, and sent His only begotten Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to suffer death upon the cross, and' to be the propitiation for our sins. “ The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” There is a majestic con descension in these few words that nothing can equal. ■—Edward H. Bickersteth,! in “ The Rock of Ages,” 1871. “ I pray thee have me excused,” cried the men of the parable of the great feast, and they were excused. Bad prayers sometimes have an answer. — PASTORlfS CHURCHES* W e are receiving a good many inquiries from churches desiring to obtain pastors true to all the fundamentals of the faith, and also inquiries from pastors who would be glad to get in touch with such churches. W e shall be very glad to do everything possible to help churches. Inquiries should give as full information as possible, with references. T . C. HORTON, Bible Institute o f Los Angeles.
it we need the illumination of the Holy Spirit. He alone can lead us into all truth. Bible study is an exercise of heart, faith and mind in the presence and power of the Spirit of truth. The more we know the Author of the sacred volume the more we shall understand its contents. “ Open Thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law” is a prayer that becomes us whenever we turn to the “ Divine Library.” MAJESTIC CONDESCENSION Perhaps to some minds it might have seemed more congruous with the Divine Majesty, supposing it needful for our salvation that God should humble Him self at all, that the descent should have been less steep, and the humiliation less lowly. They would have chosen not some little insignificant planet like earth as.the scene of His self-abnega tion, but some central orb of metropoli tan grandeur, and would have gathered the whole intelligent creation as spec tators around the splendid arena. They would fain have had Him assume not the body of our abasement but haply an angelic nature, wherein, as some seraph of surpassing brightness, He should have wrought deeds of miracu lous beneficence. And chiefly, they would have shunned for Him the ig nominy of the cross, and have selected what they deemed some more glorious method of self-sacrifice, whereby He should have paid the price of our re demption. This they would have called a salvation worthy God. But surely, as the heavens , are higher than the earth, so are the ways of Jehovah high er than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts. His work is perfect. Let us remember that whatever of material and physical glory we add to the mission of Christ, beyond what is needful for the evidence of that mission,
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