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1 Tim. i. 5.-Now the end of the commandment is cha-
PREACHED ON THE 30th OF JANUARY 1807,
AT ST. MARY'S, CAMBRIDGE.
ISAIAH xxvi. 8.
In the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee
-AND in the next verse the Prophet adds, When thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
It is a lamentable proof both of the depravity and the disingenuousness of our nature, that in general, unless God's heavy judgments be inflicted in some shape or other, neither wicked individuals nor wicked nations will learn righteousness. The beauty of the creation, and the established laws of nature, with the numerous beneficent provisions for our comfort and security, in the eye of Reason