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M

an

na

,a

type

o

our manna

daily,as

1

frael

did

theirs.

For

I. Chrifl

en-

ioynes

labour for

this

unperifling

food,

Ìoh.

4.

i

4.

and

z.

Pet.

1.

to.

give

all

diligence

to

male

your

eleRion

fore.

2.

It

is

worth

much paires and

col}

to

procure

Chrili

to our felves and

others. In

bodily

famine

how

farre

will men runne

and

ride

for corne

?

Jacob

fends

all

his

'formes

out

of

Canaan into

'Egypt

for

food,

Gen.4z.

z,

3.

Icileneffe

is

every where blameworthy,

efpecially in

matters

ofgreateft

importance.

God

might

have

rained

manna into

their

laps

or

=itches

as

well

as

about

their

tents,if

he

had pleafed

;

but

would not

for

the

tryall

of

their

diligence

:

befdes

he

is

well acquainted

with

our

corruptions,

who think

that

worth

nothing which

coils

us

nothing.

Give

nie

leave

to

apply

this

to

many

idle

Chriftians among

us,who

have this

fweet

manna

round

about their

tents, but

will not flir

out

ofdoores

for

it.

lfit

raine

not

downe within theirowne

tents,

though

it

doe round

about, they

will

not

flit

cut

of

their

tents

:

Like idle husbandman

that

would

have

a

harveft,

but

will

not

flirre

out into

the fields

to plow,

nor fow,

nor

reape,

unlef

e

it

grew

at

their ovine

doores,

or

in

their

ovine flreets.

Alas

how

lamentable and

unanfwerable

to

God

is

our

high

unthankfulneffe;

who

with

lefle

la-

bour

then

the

Jewes

may

gather better

food,

and have

as

expreffe

a

commandement

as

they;

gather every

mats

of

this

manna

according

to

his

eating.

But

in fteád

of

gathering

we

ingratefiilly

rejea

it,

yea

thruft

it

of

with

both

hands,

as

the

jewes did,

AEL.I

3,46.

Take heed

it

time,

lei}

the

doome

corne

out

againff

us,

as

did

againft

them

:Becaarfc

you

have

made

your

felves

unworthy

ofeter-

nall

life,

we

turne

fromyou

to

the

Gentiles.

1

1

f.

As

IGaeI, fo

muf'c

wee

daily and

diligently

ob-

ferve the

times

and

places

of

gathering

manna.

i

.

The

place

is

the

wilderneffe, not

Canaan

;

and

all

the while

¡'

that

they

are

in

the wilderneffe they

mull gather

manna:

So

we,

fo

long

as

we

are

in

this

world,

mull gather

this

i

true