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thing, and is deepened into a sense of sin. Character, which when regarded from a merely moral point of view almost inevitably becomes a building up from our own internal resources, takes altogether another aspect when it is seen that true character is in the last resort determined by the attitude in which the spirit stands to God. Then it comes to be felt that the rightness men search for cannot be self-evolved from within, that they must cease from attempting this, must go beyond self, must fall back on a simple receptivity, receiving the rightness and the right-making power, which they have not in themselves, from out of the great reservoir of righteousness which is in God. Only on thus falling back on God, and feeling himself to be, as of everything else, so of righteousness, a recipient, is a man truly rightened. Thus the last moral experience and the first upward look of religion agree in one,

- A man can receive nothing except it be given him from above.'

EDINBURGH: PRINTED BY THOMAS AND ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE,

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN, AND TO THE UNIVERSITY.

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