Youth's Magazine, 9 (1836), 19–22.
Astronomy, Observation, Natural Theology, Piety
Recommends to the reader Heb. 3, 'the substance of which may be briefly summed up in these two words, "Consider Jesus"' (19). Discusses what is meant by the verb 'to consider'. Observes: 'To consider is not simply to look. The most careless and inattentive person looks at the stars; but the astronomer considers with a holy admiration their orbits and revolutions. The beholder looks to little purpose; whilst the "consideration" of the last, leads to a forcible demonstration, that "the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handy work"' (20).
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