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Manna,a

type

of

Chrí

fL

And

how

this

may be.

5.

Be

never

wveary

ofthis Manna.

and

grinde it,and

feed

upon

it

;

for

elfe

what

had it beene

better

for them

that

manna had laine

about

their

tents

in

never

fo

great

abundance,

had they not brought

is

home

and

fuflained

their

lives

with

it

?

fo

muff every

Chritli-

an fpecially apply

to

himielfe

Chrifl

crucified,and

by

the

faithfull

application

of

Chriíl

and

all

his merits

become

one

with

him,

as

the meat

or bread

wee

eate

becomes

one

with

our

bodies

;

thus

will

an

hungry Chriflian doe.

An hungry

man

is

not

content

with

onely cornming

to

a

Cooks (hop

where

meat is

;

it

is

not

the

fight,

finell,

or

handling

of

meat

which

contents

laim

;

he

mull

Bate

and

fill

his belly

:

So

it

is

not

a

bare

comming

to

the

place

of

the

word

and Sacraments

(which

yet

many

doe

not) to

fee,

and

heare,

and

tafle

;

but thou

mull feed

by

faith, or

flarve to death eternall.Heb.4.

2.The

word

they

heard

was

unprofitable

,becaufenot mingled with

faith.

£efit.

How

may I

know

if

I

apply

Chrift crucified

to

my felfe

?

Anfw.

i.

The right

application

ofChrifl

crucified,

is

not

to

know

that Chrift

was crucified

;

but

when

we

are

crucified

with him,

Gal.

2.19.

as

Elifha

(a.

Kings

4.)

applyed his eyes,face,and

hands

to

the

dead child

that

it

might quicken.

2. So

much

as

thou

truely

beleevefl,

fo

much

thou

eateff

ofChrift,

faith

Aught

:

Looke

how

much

flrength

thou gettell

by

the

word,

fo

much

nou-

rifhment thou

receiveff from Chrifl.

And

fo

much

as

thou

refufefl, contemnefl, or

negleeceli

that,

fo much

thou

refufefl

Chrift

himfelfe.

V.

We

muff

beware

of

being

weary ofthis

manna.

The

]ewes

elleemed

manna

fweet

at firfl,

and went

out

cheerefully

to

gather

it,

yea

the

Sabbath and

all

(which

was

a

prohibited

time)

fo

greedy

were

they

of

it

:

but

within

a

little while

(although

it retained the

fweet-

neffe)

they

waxed

weary

of it.

Wee

mull take

heed

of

this

ficklenefle

in

goodneffe,

which bath

ever bewrayed

itfelfe

in

molt

forward

people. At

the

firft building

of