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2.

The

way to

heaven filled

with

diffieul-

ties.

And

why..

Red

(ea,

et

We

vjChrill.

fafcty. Ifrael:faw the mighty

power

of

God

herein,E.vo.

14.3

t.

Let

us

alto

behold the glory

of

God

hérein, and

feare before him

as

they did.

Let

not

us

be

more fenfe-

lefï'e

than the

fenfeleffe

creatures,

but heare

his

voice,

runne out

of

our

owne

nature

to

obferve

his

voice

founding

in

the

Scriptures

and

Miniflery

of

the Got-pelt.

I

I.

To

fee

and

confi

ler

the

late

ofthe

Church

and

people

of

God.

Canaan

(whither

they

goe)

is

a

fine

and

fertile

country,

but the way

is

afperous

and

dangerous.

They

are

hill

as

it

were

in

the bortome

of

the

fea

:

ene-

mies

implacable at

their

heeles in infinite numbers ;

feas

of

waters dreadfull

to behold on

both

hands,

yea

riling

over

their

heads

as

mountains

threatning to

fall

over

them

:

and

after

a

deepe

fea, a

terrible

wilderneffe takes

therm;

in

which

is no

meaner

for meat,

drinks,

nor

el

-ate.

A

-tnan

would thinke,

no

man could

deale.fo

with

his

children

:

and

yet

Gods

wifedome

fees

this

the

fittea

way to

Canaan.

He

fees

how,

r

.

Every;fimall

content

glewes is to

our

Egypt.

_

2.

What

-fluggs

we

1

are

in

the

way,fartherthen

we

are

chafed out.

3.

How

little we

care

for dependance

on

himfelfe,

when

we

are

full

of

naturali

comforts.

4. That

Canaan is fo rich

a land

as is

worthy

all

our labour

and fuffering.

Apply

this note to awake thee out

of

thy

cafe

and

ear

-

nall

{lumber.

ifthy

way

be

fo

eafie

and

pleating

to flefh,

lure

it

leads

not

to

Canaan,

fufpet

it.

The Ifraelites go-

ing into

Egypt,

had no enemies

nor troubles

meeting

them

;

but

going into

Canaan,

they

had

nothing

elfe.

Strait

it

the way

that

leads

to

life, and

all

the way to

hea-

ven

is

(crowed

with

eroffes. Apply

it

alto

to

fecare

thee

in thy

troubles. Art thou

in

a

deepe danger

or

forrow

like

the

bottone

of

the

lea

?

It

is

no

worfe

with

thee

then

with

the reft

of

the

people

of

God,

No

affli

}ion

overtakes

thee,

but

the

fame

hath befalne the

Saints

in

the world.

Hold

on

to

Canaan,and

all is fafe

c

Canaan

is

worth

all.Happy

thou

if

thou

canft

get

toCanaan,though

thy

ewe