Taken and adapted from, “The Christian Treasury”
Written by, John Milne, of Perth
Published, January 1, 1867
‘Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound.’
What is the joyful sound?
It is just, I think, the gospel. It has been in the world ever since the fall. When sin had reigned unto death, grace began to reign, through the coming righteousness, unto eternal life. It was the grain of mustard seed sown in Eden; and it went on, age after age, opening up and expanding. Paul tells us that it was preached to Israel, even as to us. It was wrapped up in all their types and ceremonies. It was the subject and substance of all their sacrifices and solemn feasts.
There was one of their feasts, however, which more clearly and fully expressed or pictured it than any of the others. It was the jubilee,
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