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are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity.” Isaiah 40:15-17. And He is just as jealous for His law now as He was in the days of Ahab and Elijah.
But how is that law disregarded! Behold the world today in open rebellion against God. This is in truth a froward generation, filled with ingrati- tude, formalism, insincerity, pride, and apostasy. Men neglect the Bible and hate truth. Jesus sees His law rejected, His love despised, His ambassa- dors treated with indifference. He has spoken by His mercies, but these have been unacknowledged; He has spoken by warnings, but these have been unheeded. The temple courts of the human soul have been turned into places of unholy traffic. Self- ishness, envy, pride, malice—all are cherished.
Many do not hesitate to sneer at the Word of God. Those who believe that Word just as it reads are held up to ridicule. There is a growing con- tempt for law and order, directly traceable to a violation of the plain commands of Jehovah. Vio- lence and crime are the result of turning aside from the path of obedience. Behold the wretched- ness and misery of multitudes who worship at the shrine of idols and who seek in vain for happiness and peace.
Behold the well-nigh universal disregard of the Sabbath commandment. Behold also the daring impiety of those who, while enacting laws to safe- guard the supposed sanctity of the first day of the week, at the same time are making laws le- galizing the liquor traffic. Wise above that which is written, they attempt to coerce the consciences of men while lending their sanction to an evil that