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Chap:27. An Exp?ftion upon the Book of j P. Verf.I¢e, conceive is the thing intended its this place ( this is a foreevitl, We commonly fay, Nature is fatisfied with a little, andGrace with leffe, and though we can never'hárre fo little,but that grace is fatisfied wvith ir(fdr grece is fatisfied even when the Lord lets_ nature perifh ) yet many have too little to fatisfie, that is, to fu- fiainenature. Some would have breadto fatisfie their lifts, and they, as the Apoflle fpeaks, ( Rom. Y3. Wt.) Makeprovijton far thefdefhtofatfilltheln!Is of ir. To be cìít thouof the creature as to the excette,is'a`mercy,but not ro have bread for the nenefl ty of nature is i&ît felfa curfè. (Levit.26. 26. ) fben Ihave bro.. ken theffaffeofyear bread ( faitt theLord) ten wimen ha bake your bread in oneoven, and theyfball deliveryoufour bread againe by Weight r and'ye'halleat and not be fatisfied ;' As if he had laid, you (hall have ten rimes leffe bread thenyou ufed tohave ;that oven which ferved but one womans batchbefore(hall ferve step and then you fluff eate and not be fatisfleds that is, you (hall have leffe bread than will fatisfie.It wasthetordscharge or com- mand to his antient people, the fewer, concerning the Levites,as elfo the granger, and the fatherlefs, that they fhould have bread to fatisfaaion provided forthem, (Dear. c ç. 29. ) And the Le- vite becaufe bebath nopart nor inheritancewith tbee,ánd the'Iran. ger, and thefatherleffe,andthe wallow', which are within t4g4tes fiaa-come,and fhalleate;äitdbefatisfed,that the Lord thy God may; blue thee, in all the worksof thine based ribicb thandoe. Such was the Lords care ofthofe who could left care for ihemfelves, that they fhould havenot only enough .rokeeçethem from fiarvina, but that they fhould havba'èotnípetency', or eömfortab:le fubfi- fience,they (hail eat. and be fatisfted.` o earlelie thanwill fatisfie nature, is a burthen to nature, as well as to eat more. Andhence thatpromife ( TM. z. 26.) The meek! 112411 eat andbe fatisfied. , And againe ( Pfal. 37. i g.) They ¡bailnot beafh4medin the evil4 time, and in thedayes of famine they !bail 1'efatisfsed. . Secondly, As ro eat and not be fatisfied,becaufe we have too little, isa great evill, fp to have much andnot tó be= fatiafied,isa ferre greater evill, this cutfe is vifible upon meat'; they have much to eat, and yet are not fatisfied. ( Eccl;g .tó.) lie that lo- vetb(dyer fhall not be (atiffied withflyer; that is, how much fo- ever he bathof it, kfliall not-be fatisfied ; his inward appetite, his defire (hall increafe, he (bait have ahunger upon his fpirit worfe f . a