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Manna,

4

type

of

Chrift.'

the

Tabernacle

men brought

too

much,

but

after

tooke

it

away

as

fait

againe.

tobn

was a

burning

and

Jhinin,

Ioh.5.3ç.

light,

and

they

re1®yced

in

his

light,

but

it was but

for

a

feafon:and

few

fhining

lights

but

find

it

fo.The

Galatians

at

firft

received

Paul

as

an

Angell,

but foone

revolted

from

him.

What

flocking and

thronging was there after

Chrifts

dotrine

and miracles,that

the

kingdome

ofGod

fuffered

violence,but

foone

they

had enough

of

him,

and

in

fhort time

did

tumult

as

fait againft

him

?

The like

was obferved

in

our

owne

land;at

the

firfft

falling

of

this

manna,and

beginnings

of

the Gofpell:men

were

carnet

,

glad,

joyfull,forward:

then

was

a

fweet

time

of

the hap-

py welcome

of

this

Manna

;happy was

hee could get

his

Gomer

first

and

fuliefl:

But

now what

voices heare

wee

other

then

of

the

ungracious

1

fraclites

?

Oh our

foules

are

dryed

up

with

this manna,here

is

nothing,but manna:

fo much preaching,

fo many

Sermons, and

it

was

better

with

the world iniEgypt,befcre

all

this preaching!

Nitul

whereas

our

fathers would

hive

ridden

far

to

a

Sermon,

wee, their

lazic

off-fpring,

will

fcarce

íleppe over

our

threfholds.

Let

us

confider

here for our incitement,

T.

how

ì

Motives.

hard

it

is

to

begin

weli,but

harder

to

hold

out

;

and

not

Ì

holding out

we

lofe

all

oar

labour.

2.

that

manna

is

f

as

fweet

as

ever, though

wee

fee

not

our

owne

neede

,

which

if

we

didfee,

wee would

be

no

more

weary

of

Gods

word were it

daily preached,

then

wee

are

ofour

bread

we

daily

Bate.

V

1.

We

mutt

be

fo far

from wearineffe,

as

that we

6.

mutt

highly efteeme

this true

Manna,as

the fweeteft

gift

Prize

and mog-

that ever

God

gave from

heaven,

and

never forget

fo

nify this Mart.

miraculous

a

mercy.

That

Ifrael

might

not forget

Gods

na.

extraordinary

mercy

in

this

type,

they

mutt

for

ever

keeps

a

pot

ofManna;which was

preferved

fo

long

as

the

Temple

flood

for

many

hundred

yeeres. And

that wee

might not forgetthis

mercy_iu

the

true

manna,

heellath

xnd