Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.2

36 Of Knowledge. SERyvI. ple, he meditated in the law of God, day and V. night ; he (lulled it with care, and to that iivv and his praáifing what it enjoins, he attri- buted all his attainments in wifdom. * 0! how !love thy law, it is my meditation all the day. Thou thro' thy commandments haft made me wifr than mine enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more underfland --. ing than all my teachers, for thy te/limonies are my meditation. I underhand more than the ancients, becaa fe I keep thy precepts. And again, ± How fweet are thy words to my tafte ? yea fweeter than honey to my mouth. Through thy precepts I get underflanding. That revelation which David enjoyed the advantages of, though imperfect in compa- rifon of the later and better one God has vouchfafed to us in thefe hit ages of the world, by his Son, the molt excellent mef-. fenger from heaven, who has declared the Father and his will to mankind, yet was fo inftructive to him, that we fee he fpeaks of it as matter of his higheft delight. It is of the fame fcripture St. Paul fpeaks, when he fays, 4 that Timothy from a child had known the holy fcriptures, which were able to make * Pfal. cxix. 97. f Ibid. verle tog. z Tim. iii. 15. bina