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Water

out

of

the

Rock,

a

type.

2;99.

water

is

and goe

without

it

;

but

we

mutt

never

be

con

tent with

our eflate

(though

it

be

never

fo

well

with

us

for

the

world)till we

rile

the

fweet

comfort

&

ftrength

ofGhrift and

his merits.

To

continue

thy thirft,

obferve

two

rules.

i.

So

long

as

God

bath

any

grace

to

give,

or

is

not

weary

of

giving, thou mull

not

be

weary

of

thirfling,begging,asking.

z. Só

long

as

thou

wanteft

any grace,

or

any meafure

of

grace

received, thou

muff

thirft

ffill.Ever

be

defiring

one

good thing after another,

and

one

meafure

of

grace

after another, till

thou

beeft

compleat;and

then fhalt

thou

never give over

this

thirft

while thou

liveft

here.

2.

Ifrael

thirfty

runs

to the rock

:

fo in

thy thirft

run

Thou

to the

rock.Doft

thou thirft

for

pardon

of

finne,

for

grace

of

fanctification,

for

fence

of

Gods

love, for

affil-

rance

of

eternall

life

?

come to

this Rock for fupply.

Art

thou

ready

to

faint

in

thy

(mule

for

want

of

grace

and

conafort,art

thou

ready

to

finke

in

forrows,

feares,faint-

ings,wants,dangers

?

runne

to

this fountaine

which

God

hathopened

for thee.

To move

thee

hereto,

confider

Motives.

J.

the rock it

felfe

calls

thee

which art

thirfty

(which

that

rock

could

not doe)

loh.7,37.

If

any

man

shirt

t,

let.

him

come to me

and drink!.

2.

That

to runne

any

whi-

ther elle,

is

to

forfake.the fountaine

of

living waters,

and

dig

pits

that

will

hold

no

water.

Let

Papifls runne

to

the

puddle

waters

oftheir

owne merits,

or feek

other

Mediators

or?nterceffors

:

fay

thou

with

the

Apoftles,

Lord

thou

haft

the

words

of

eternall life, andwhitherA

ould

we

gee

?

Let others

runne

to

humane

helpes

and

reme-

dies

in

their forrowes

;

to cards,dice,merry

company,let

them

runne

to

devils

and

witches, and

make

them

their

rock

:

Let

thy heart

fay,

The

Lord

is

my

Rock.:

and

if

the

word were not

mar

comfort,

I

were

fire

to

finse

in my

trouble.

3.

Ifrael

comming

to

the

rock, did

not onely

draw

from thence, but drinke

heartily

:

fo

we

mutt

not

onely

come

Continue

Aill

this

thirft:

Rules.

Have recourfe

to

Chrift.

(bench

thy

thuft

and

l;e

.-

fatisfied.