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CONSIDERED IN ITS SEVERAL SCRIPTURAL ASPECTS.
THE HON. SOMERSET R. MAXWELL.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so GREAT SALVATION ?"
HEB. ii. 3.
WILLIAM YAPP, 70, WELBECK STREET.
“Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep”—a true word from the Samaritan woman, as applicable to Sychar's well, and to the bearing to it of Him who sat, a weary and a thirsty traveller, at its mouth; but, as regarded that “well of water” which was to "spring up unto eternal life," and the relation of Him to whom she spake toward it, it was truth, and, at the same time, error. This well was “deep”—deep as the heart of God as the innermost recesses of "the bosom of the Father," where dwelt the love that gave Jesụs for such polluted ones as her; but here was her error: there was something “ to draw with.” “ THE GIFT OF GOD” sat before her, in His divine nature, in that “bosom,"1 with a hand long enough to reach thence, through His human nature, to the low level of a guilty harlot's need; a “hand” only to be “shortened” by the unbelief which limits “the Holy One of Israel."
1 John i. 18.
% Compare Isa. 1. 2, and Ps. lxxviii. 41.