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Cloud

land

Fire,

types

of

chri

fi.

God,

true

zeale

for God

and

his glory,

fervency

in

prayer,

and inflame

us

with

all

ardent

defires

after

God.

Wee

muff

follow

this

Pillar

for

fafety,

fecurity,

di-

rec`Iion,&c.

Luef;. How

may

we follow this

Pillar

?

Sol.

As

the Ifraelites

carefully

followed

the

cloud,in

this manner.

t .

Becaufe

the

clould

was

placed on

high,

they

muff

[fill

looke upwards

:

So

muff

wee í6ll

looke upwards,

not

firing our

eye

on

any

other

d

irec4i-

on about

us,

or

betide

us.

We

muff

not walke

by

exam-

ples

of

men

never

fo

great,

never

fo

wife,

never

fo

rich,

never

fo

necre

us

;

but onely

fo

farre

as

they

follow

this

Cloud. The

Sunne

of

the

world,

and

the

Sonne

of

the

Church herein

agree,

that

both

of

them

are

fet

infinitetly

above our heads

;

that

wee fhould

expecR

our

direc`fion

from

above, not from below

;

from

the

heavens, not

from the

earth.

2.

As

the

Ifraelites

contented

them

-

felves

with

that

Pillar,

as

being

fufficient

:

So

muff

wee

with

the

light from

Chrift

our Pillar.They

needed

no

ar-

tificiall

lights

of

their

owne deviling;

the

Pillar

of

fire

was

fufficient

(

although

at

midnight)

to

enlighten

them. The

Sunne

at

noone

day

was

not

more

ufefull

to

them

then

this

Pillar

at midnight

:

So

Chriff

in

thé

Scriptures

is

a

moff

bright

and

fhining light

;

not

(as

the

Papifis

fay)

obfcure,

dark,imperfed,

unleffe

there

bee an

addition

of

traditions,

Fathers,

and

mens devifes.

As

that

cloud was

no

naturali dire6fion

:

fo

wee muff'not

walke

by dire6fion

of

nature,

dic`fate

of

reafon,

or

com-

mand

of

our

owne

wills and

fenfes.

Follow this

Pillar

onely,

and

(as

Gofhen

was

light

when

all

'Egypt

was

darkeneffe)

thou

flaalt

have light

when

all

the.

world

elfe

fits

in darkneffe,

Ich.8,

t

2.

But

as

for

filch

as

kindle

themfelves

a

fire,

or fet

up

a

Pillar

to

thernfelves,

and

walk

in the light

of it,

and

in the

fparks

themfelves

have

kindled;

the Lord threatens

what

they

may

expert from

his hands

;

They

(hall

lie

downe in

furrow,

Ifai.

50.

t

o.

3. As