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278

Manna,

a

type

of

ChrO.

Godswifdome

in miniíiring

to

his

Church,

to

be

noted.

e,ite, Pfgd.7S.

For

I. It

is

for

the

honour

ofGod

to

be

bountifull

and rich

in

mercies, and

to

powre

down

his bleffings

upon

his

people.

2,

llrael needed

daily

a-

l:undance and

flore

of

mannah,

which need

he

is

caretull

to fupply.But

oh

what great

goodneffe hath

God

flored

for them

that love him

I

In

his

Sonne

jefus Chrifihe

hath

rayned

downe

bread

of

life,

the

greateCt

arme and

flreame

that

ever

flowed

from

that

Ocean.

A

mercy

co-

vering

all

the

tents

of

beleevers.

A

mercy

that

lets

the

true

Mannah

fall

enough for

a

whole world

of

beleevers,

not

on one

Nation

oflfrael

onely, but

on

all

the Nations

of

the

world. For

he

did

not

fo then

to

any

other Nati-

on,but now

to

all.Nay

iu

this

mannah

is

a

mercy not only

covering the earth,but

a

mountaine

ofmercy

reaching to

heaven.

3.

His

hand

is

not

weary, but

every morning

lets

fall

enough

to

feed and

fill

fo many

hundred

thou

-

fands

of

mouths

anbellies

:

fo

the

grace

of

God.

in

Chrill

is

an

unweariable

grace.

At

he gave

more

mannah

then

all

the Ifraelites

were

able

to

gather

:

fo he

is

more

infinitely able

to

give,

then

all

beleevers are

able

to re-

ceive. Hence wee

may

( with

David)

flirre

up

our

felves

to

bleffe

the

Lord

that lodeth

us

with

blef

.

rings daily.

I

V.

The ,wifdomc

of

God

in

adminiflring his

mercy

to

his

Church.

1.

In

that

he

gives them Man-

na from heaven

not

from

earth, they

cannot

now

expec`b

an

annual!

harve4 ofcorne

from

the

earth,

but muff ex-

pel

every

day an

heavenly

fbowre

to

bee

fed by

;

be-

caufe

the Lord

will

not

have them

fixe

their

eyes

and

feces

on

earth,but

know they were now

to

live

of

Gods

allowance,

and for

their

whole

meanes

depend

on

his

hand. Let it

teach

us

Chrillians to lift

up

our

eyes and

.

fences

from earth

and

earthly

defires

,

and

affea

that

manna

which

is from heaven;

every

day

defire

to

be

fed

with

fame

heavenly

fhower

for

the nouriflament

of

the

foule,aud

preferving

the

life

ofgrace

in

it.

Let

it

teach

us

to