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To study the character of him in whose example we are commanded to walk, is the chief duty of human intellect. While the Gospel is so simple, that he who runs may read, and out of the mouths of babes and sucklings praise is perfected; there are reserved for those • who are most gifted, riches of knowledge in the Word of God, which the highest wisdom cannot fathom. God is infinite, and the book dictated by his inspiration must continually confer, through time and through eternity, new light and knowledge upon those who meditate upon its sublime revelations.
An effort is made in this volume to place in the order of their occurrence, the events in the life of Christ. Upon the basis of an approved “ Harmony,” the narratives of the four Evangelists, are blended into one. If the result shall be to lead any to search the Scriptures;