Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?…
I. THE CHARACTER HERE GIVEN OF THE GOSPEL. A "report." Let us see —
1. In what respects it resembles a report. A report is the statement of things or facts done or occurring at some distance of time or place; of things which we ourselves have not seen, but of which an account has been brought to us by others, and to which our belief is demanded in proportion to the degree of credibility which attaches to those who bring us the account. Such is the Gospel.
2. In what respects this report differs from all other reports. This difference may be traced in the importance of the truths which it professes to communicate, no less than in the evidence by which it is confirmed.
II. THE QUESTION WHICH THE PROPHET ASKS IN REFERENCE TO IT, "Who hath believed our report?" This question is evidently the language of complaint, of surprise, and of grief. And has there not been always occasion for such language as this?
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