Fragment: Righteousness, Repentance, and Grace

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We want to have the eye more set' on the glory, beloved. It is necessarily hidden as yet, but it is real, waiting for its appointed hour to shine out. It tried, whether the earth were in a fit state to let it shine, but it found it otherwise. Indeed all the great things of God have assayed man and the earth, and got no suited answer. Righteousness addressed man's heart in the law. The voice that called man to repentance spoke in man's ear by the Baptist. Grace 'would fain have softened and drawn man in the ministry of the Son from the bosom. But nothing of God found its answer in man.