Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.3

.The Favour of God obtained by Wifdom. 133 my redeemer liveth, and that he (hall gland SE R M. at the latter day upon the earth ; and though V. after my 'kin worms deflroy this body, yet in my jiefh Jhall I fec God, Job xix. 25. It is reafonable to think that Solomon alfo under - flood it, and that he had it in his view when he (poke of the favour of the Lord 2.5 the full reward of wifdom. But however that be, what will molt obvioufly occur to a chriftian's thoughts, as the compleat reward of religion, and the perfect enjoyment of God's favour, are thofe things promifed in the gofpel, which eye bath not feen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, which God bath laid up for them that love him. Let us then, my brethren, meditate on thofe excellent defcrip- tions which the infpired writers give us of the future ftate. They not only affure us that if we be fledfafl and immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, our labour (hall not be in vain; and that in due time we (hall reap, if we faint not r They not only reprefent the fiate of the faints after death, as perfea#ly free from all uneafinefs, which is the negative part, yet abfolutely neceffary to felicity, there (hall 6e no more hunger, or thirfl, no more forrow, and fgh- IC 3 ing,