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295 FALSE NOTIONS OF THE DIGNITY IF MAN, SHEWN FROM HIS HELPLESS- NESS AND DEPENDENCE. MAN is not only a sinful, he is also a helpless, and therefore a dependent being. This offers new and powerful motives for the necessity of prayer, the necessity of looking continually to a higher power, to a better strength than our own. If that Power sustain us not, we fall ; if He direct us not, we wander. His guidance is not only perfect freedom, but perfect safety. Our greatest danger begins from the moment we imagine we are able to go alone. The self-sufficiency of man arising from his imaginary dignity, is a favourite doctrine with the nominal Christian. 4