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Manna,

a

type

of

Chrili.

279

to

acknowledge

the

hand of

our

heavenly father

in

the gathering

of the

mannah,

and

good things

for

our

temporali life.

Hee

is the

father

oflights

from

whom

de.

fcendeth

everygood

and

perfea gift. The lfraelite

mutt

Tooke

to

heaven for

every

morfell

of

bread

that

hee

puts

in his

mouth

:

and

than the

Chriian

(as

the

twine)

eate

up

the

matt, and never

looke

up

to the tree

whence

it

falls.

I

I.

In

that

bee

gives them

manna

every day.

Hee might have

given

them

an

harveft

of it

once

a

yeere

;

or

hee

might have

rained

it

once

a

month

;

but

bee gives

it

daily.

To

Phew

i.

that

hee

had

undertaken for their

daily

maintenance,

whole

con-

tinuall fupplyes

challenged

the

continuait

depen-

dance

upon

his providence.

2.

that

they mutt

bee

con

-

tent

with

daily

bread.

3.

that

it

(hould

bee

a

part

of

their

Balling

and exercife

in

the

wilderneffe, where

o-

ther

temporali

buf

netfe

had they none.Let

us

hence learn.

r.

to acknowledge

Gods

wifdome;

if he

give

us

earth-

ly manna and

meanes

but from

hand

to mouth,

he

knows

to

fupply

it

with

true

manna.

He allowes

us

to

pray

but

for

daily

bread

;

and

ifwe havefood and rayment

we

mrefi

be content,t

?ím,6.8.

2.

to

confine

our cares

within

the

day,

not

fo

folicitous

to

lay

up

for

many

yeeres,

as

the

rich

glutton.

Care

not

for

to

morrow,that

is,inordinatly,

dittruttfully.

3.

to take

notice

of

our daily need

of

the

true

mannah,

whereof

feeing

God

hath

given

us

daily

meanes,

wee

mutt not

croffe

Gods wifdome to thinke

the

reading

of

Gods word

once

in

a

yeare,

or month, or

weeke

enough;but

be daily

gathering, and anfwering the

daily

meanes afforded by

Gods

gracious

wifdpme,as did

theJews.

III.

His

wifdome

is

feene

in

that

he

giveth them

no

manna

on

the

Sabbath

;

but

for

the

Sabbath

a

double

portion

on

the

day

before. For

1.

the Sabbath

day is

not to

feeke

temporali

food

and manna ,

bat

fpirituallll

T4

Manna,why

ven

daily.

Why

not

en

the

Sabbath

day.