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THE UNFRUITFUL FIG TREE.
Luke xiii. 6, 7.-“ A certain man had a fig tree
planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought
fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto
the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three
TO RUN WITH PATIENCE.
Heb. xii. 1, 2.- -“ Let us run with patience the race
that is set before us, looking unto Jesus.” 299
PROVERBS xiv. 34.
Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is a re
proach to any people.”
That God, as being the Creator of the world, should exercise supreme dominion over the affairs of men, can be denied only by those who are ready to deny the fact of an Almighty and self-existing Being, the great and glorious Jehovah. The Almighty is indeed represented throughout the Bible as taking an ever-watchful
interest in the affairs of men, as ruling
practice of whatsoever things are true, honest, just, and pure.
And whether as individuals, or as members of society,—as we love our ownselves, or as we love the land of our nativity, the country whose name we bear, are exhorted to
live soberly, righteously, and godly.”3 1 Dan. iv. 35. 2 Rom. ii. 7. 3 Titus ii. 12.