“Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.” Psalm 119:53
My soul, feelest thou this holy shuddering at the sins of others? for otherwise thou lackest inward holiness. David’s cheeks were wet with rivers of waters because of prevailing unholiness, Jeremiah desired eyes like fountains that he might lament the iniquities of Israel, and Lot was vexed with the conversation of the men of Sodom. Those upon whom the mark was set in Ezekiel’s vision, were those who sighed and cried for the abominations of Jerusalem. It cannot but grieve gracious souls to see what pains men take to go to hell. They know the evil of sin experimentally, and they are alarmed to see others flying like moths into its blaze. Sin makes the righteous shudder, because it violates a holy law, which it is to every man’s highest interest to keep; it pulls down the pillars of the commonwealth. Sin in others horrifies a believer, because it puts him in mind of the baseness of his own heart: when he sees a transgressor, he cries with the saint mentioned by Bernard, “He fell today, and I may fall to-morrow.” Sin to a believer is horrible, because it crucified the Saviour; he sees in every iniquity the nails and spear. How can a saved soul behold that cursed kill-Christ sin without abhorrence? Say, my heart, dost thou sensibly join in all this? It is an awful thing to insult God to His face. The good God deserves better treatment, the great God claims it, the just God will have it, or repay His adversary to his face. An awakened heart trembles at the audacity of sin and stands alarmed at the contemplation of its punishment. How monstrous a thing is rebellion! How direful a doom is prepared for the ungodly! My soul never laughs at sin’s fooleries, lest thou come to smile at sin itself. It is thine enemy, and thy Lord’s enemy. View it with detestation, for so only canst thou evidence the possession of holiness, without which no man can see the Lord. – C.H. Spurgeon
The congregation would like to express our sincere condolences to Sam McAnally and family. Maud when home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30th. She was a long-standing member of the Toronto congregation, and a faithful servant of the Lord. We pray that the family will know the nearness and comfort of the Lord at the sad time.
SPECIAL APPEAL FROM THE MISSION BOARD
A recent lightning strike on the radio tower in Liberia has caused serious damage to some electronic equipment. The transmitter motherboard, computer, internet components, along with the water pump, have all been affected. Some “lightning protection” was in place but more needs to be done. The cost for repair and the necessary upgrades to get the radio station up and running again is about $5000. If you can help, please mark your envelope “Liberia lightening”.
LET THE BIBLE SPEAK RADIO BROADCAST
Rev. Ian Goligher has been broadcasting on the radio, Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Joy Radio 1250AM. Please pray for this outreach opportunity as the Gospel will be spread across the greater Toronto area.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Isabelle Glynn, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Maud McAnally, Mary Todd, Stephen Kelly and Ken Postill.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson