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there is not one who would not wish to die like
good Moses. Then, my dear children, you must begin to live like Moses now, if you would die like him at last. There are but two roadsHeaven and hell. Choose then the way that leadeth unto life. Go home and think over this sermon. Pray to God for his grace and Holy Spirit. It is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of you little ones should perish. O, do not then destroy yourselves by sin and unbelief. O, let there not be one out of the two thousand children before me this day, who does not pray earnestly to God that he may resemble Moses in his life and in his death.
THE ALL-SEEING EYE OF GOD.
ADDRESSED TO THE CHILDREN
The Schools for Religious Instruction,
ST. JOHN'S CHAPEL, BEDFORD ROW,
On Easter Tuesday, April 1, 1823.
PROVERBS, Xv. 3.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
My dear Children, I am about to speak to you of Religion, and of what is to do you good and make you happy; and the subject I shall speak about, is God's all-seeing eye; His eyes are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. There are two things which I shall set before you.
I. THAT GOD'S EYE IS IN ALL PLACES.
II. THAT GOD'S EYE MARKS WHAT IS EVIL AND WHAT IS GOOD IN ALL PLACES.
I shall speak as simply and affectionately as I can, my dear Children. If you attend, 1 think I shall make myself understood to the youngest
child present. But you must each one pray for the Holy Spirit to teach you and make you feel what I am about to say. I can only speak. I cannot make you good; I cannot make you new creatures. But God can. Let every child pray in his heart this prayer, O Lord, bless this Sermon to my soul's salvation!
I. God's eye is in all places; that is, God sees in all places-God is present in all placesGod rules and governs in all places. Each of these thoughts I shall endeavour to explain to you.
First. God sees in all places. There is nothing that God does not see. He sees, not merely what is done in the day, but what is done in the darkness of the night. He looks into the heart, and sees every thought, and he looks into the life, and sees every action;-it is one of our sins that we forget this.
When Adam and Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit, they forgot that God saw in all places, and they went to hide themselves amongst the trees of the garden; and when God came and said, Adam, where art thou? he replied, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I went and hid myself. But God saw Adam, though Adam did not think of God.
When Cain killed his brother Abel, as he talked with him in the field, he thought no one