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Salomon

a

type

of

Chrig,

c

ring

his eye

of

prote

ìon upon

it,

and his

prefence

with

it_upon all

occafïons

and neceflìties,

r.

King. 8.14,

Our

Salomon

hath

alto

dedicated

his houle, and by

folemne

prayer

commended

it to

the

care

and.cuaody

of

his

heavenly

father

;

Nothing

needfull for his Church

bath

bee

forgotten

to procure for

ir,

not onely by

that

mof}

effeetuall and

meritorious

prayeri

but

alfa by

his

con

-

tinuall

interceffon

now

in

heaven for

it.

2.

In

that

dedication

Salomon

framed

a

mol}

excellent prayer,

the

forme

of

which

is

regiftred in

Scri

titre

but

our

,Sielo_

mon

path delivered

us

a

forme and

patterne

ofprayer

:

which

is

a

great part

of

the riches

of

the

new

Tefta-

ment above

the old.

3.

In

ordering

the

Temple,

that

is,

in

the

confitution

of

Gods true

and

publike

worfhip

in

that Temple,

in

appointing the

feverall of-

fices

and

officers

ofit.

A

type

ofjefiis

Chrift

who

afcen-

ding

on high appointed

the

officers

of

his

Church

fame

`Prophets,

fame

Apotles, form Evangelifts,

and

foire

Pa-

f$or:,and

Teachers

for

the building

up.

ofthebody

of

Chrifi,

eph4

t

t.12,

r.Cor,I

2.5

,there

are

manyadm

:nifgrations,

but

the

faune

Lord.

V

I.

Salomon

was

a

type

of

Chrift

in

wife

difpen-

fing

and adminiftring juftice.

r.

in

refpec`t

of

gifts,

z.

of

execution

or

manifefling

them.

i.

For the

gifts, they

are

notably fignified

in Salomon:

Throne,

which

was

exalted above

all

the

Thrones

of

all

Princes;

defcribed,

r.King.j

o.i

8.

r.

The

matter was Ivory

and

gold

wherewith

it

(pined

:

Signifying

the

frncere

and upright difpofition

ofSalomon

to

juttice and equity,

'

fhunning

all

corruption

and by-

refpeets

which

make

men

pervert

Jut

ice, And

as

thefe verrues made

Salomon

throne to

thine fo the

royall

throne

of

Chriû

is

a

throne

of

JuÍtice,agreat

white Throne,

Rev.z

o.

a

t

.

No-

thing

but

fincerity

and

purity proceeds

thence.

Hee

juftifies

no wicked

perfon

or

caufe,

nor

rakes

the ungod-

ly

by

the hand.

z.

The'QQate

of

it.

The Xing

alcen-

G

ded

Ioiin 17.

Order

let.

6.

Adminifirati,

on

of

Iuf}ice.

Salomons

Throne

:

fixe

things

opened.