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S

Hcw

the

Rock

follow:

d

the

Iewes.

I

Coï.I0.7.

Petra

ronfe.3uéte

eor,

r,

fequentc,

veI

fatisfacientc

eoriim valrsntati.

Aquin.

I7eritatom

f

qué

temfrgn

icunte.

Aquin.

VVater

out

of

the

Rock,a

ope.

Gods word

and

prefence

that

cloth

all in

them.

®6.

Then

we

may

give

up the

ufe

ofall

meanes, and

pray

at home

for

grace.

Sol.

Not

fo,

for

meanes

mutt

be

ufed,

Mofes

mull

fpeake

to

the

rocke.

God

appoints

no meanes

in

vaine,

but

we mutt not

infitt

and dwell

in

them,

but looke

be-

yond

them

to

Gods

bleffing and

fuccefïe.

Mofe.r muff

ale

the

Rod,

though

a

word

without

the

rod

might.

have

done

it

:

fo

we

mull

ufe

the

meanes

as

being tyed

to

them

(though

God

be

not)

but not

flick

in

them,

tieing,

the

abufe

ofthem

may

make

them

hurtful! not

helpe

full.

The

people

of

Mofes

(the Jewes) ftrooke

this

rocke,

pearced

him

with

thornes

and fpeares;

taw

with

their

eyes

the precious

fountaine opened in

his

fide. (a

pri-

viledge

in

which they were

beyond

all

people

of

the

earth)

but partly

ignorant what

they did,partly

malici-

ous

treading

this

precious

blood under

foot,

not

at-

tending

not beleeving the

word

:

this

reali

flriking

of

this rocke was unprofitable,

yea

and damnable

unto

them.

5.

The waters

ofthe

rock

fmitten

folloved

the

Ifrae-

I

lites,t.Noting

the abundance

ofwater

not

only

for their

prefent fupply,but alto for future:Io

in Chrifi

&

his

blood

.

is

abundant

and

plentiful

redemption

and

confolation.

2.The

oc

following

then:,

that

io,

following

or

fat

iffying

their

defref.It

followed

them

every

where, where

they

defïredï; followed. their

neceffities

,

followed their

delires

:

So

Chrift jefus

is

to the

faithful!

heart,

all

it

can

delire.

He

followes them.with

all fviceet

and

needful!

defires.He

is above

all

that

heart

can

thinke;alwaies pre-

fent with

us

through our

wildernefl'e, efpecially

in

molt

needful! times.

3.

It

followed

them

,

in

fignifying

the

truth

which

was

to

folloo.Ic

fignifyed plainely

that

Chrift

was

to

.follow

it

as

the

truth

the

type;and

fo

it

followed

them

with

infrruEtion

and

admonition

:

fo

Chrift

the

true

Rock followes

the

Church.

with

inflru:tion.

His

whole.