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66 The r~re Jtwel of Cbriftilln Cc:mtemmen~. with fuch eameA.nefs five times to£erher : So that we have not on! y the fame promifes rhat they h~d, but wr; have them '!{lOre enlarged and more full, though Hdl not fo mnch in (h! llt~r.al fei1ce, for that indeed is the laH part of the promife,In Jfa, 54, 17. there qod !llade .a promife, th:a no r~eapon fmmd ag11ln/t his pt6plt fho~tld pro/per, and evtry Jongue that jl9~tll rife agt~inft 1hem in }lnlgment thou 'jha/t condemn,( and marke what follows.) this iJ tbi herittJge of the [erv·!lntJ of the Lord,& their righttIH[nt{s hof me faith the Lord: This is a good promife for Soldi- ~rs, !.hough fiill not to lay too much upon the literal fence: True J.t h~!ds forth thus _much, that Gods proteCtion is in a fpecial Blanner over Soldiers that are godly, And tvery tongue that fo~<IJ ,.jfe "l~infl thu ia jHdgment,thoPJ fhalt ccndtmn:&. rhis is againfi falfe I'Yttne~ too : Oh you, that your friends never left you a~ nything,you willfay,myfriendsdied and left me not agro~t, but I thank God, God b~th provided fQr me ; but thougn thy father or~mother died and left ·thee no heritage) yet thou haft a heritage in the promife, This is their heritage. So that thcr·s-no ;odly man .orwoman, butis a Jreat Heir. T-herefore when thou lookc{l into 1he Book of God and findefi a_ny Promife . there, thou maiefi make that thille own. Jull as- an Heir that ri~es o,ver div.ers ft<elds and meadows,faith he, This meadow is my heritage, and this Com-field is my heritage; and then he f~es a fair houfe, and faith he; this fair boufe is my heritage; ~nd he looks upon t.hem with another manner of eye than a !hanger that iliall ride over thofe fields, So·a carnal heart reads the Promifes,and reads them but mcerly as fiories, not that they have any great interefi in them: But a godly man every time he reads the Scriptures ( remem~cr ·this Note when you are reading the Scripture ) and. there mee_teth with a promife, lie ought to lay his baJH~ upon it, and fay, this is a part of my lleritage, it's mine, and I am to live upon it,.and thLs will mak-e you to be conte~ted. Here's aMyflerious way ofContentmenr, Se in Pf~l• 34· 10. fand 31· 6, there's divers other ProJI'lifes that brings Contentment, In 1[11, ; 8, I o, And thus lluch for tbe Myfietie of Contentment by way _of the Cevemnt., ' · :Ji~!~ !• t!!'9 P.~ ~~!e~ !~n~s m9.~e PI~~ ihe\V ho'rf a Godly - . - - - -- EaA