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3®o

Water

out

of

the

R.

ock,

a

ope.

Three

motives.

Rom.

r4.I

7

corne

to

the

place

where Chrift

is

preached,btrt

we

mull

beleevein

him,

and fpecially apply

to

our felves the

me

-.

rit

of

his

death. For

as

drinking

is a

fpeciall application

'of

water

to the

thirfly

body,

fo

by

beleevi«g

in

Chrift

we

fpecially apply

the

waters

of

grace

to

the

refrefhing'

ofthe

foule. To

6elecve

is

to

drinke

this

water,loh.7.3

8.

with

Ioh.4.14.Nothing

could

quench

lfraels

thirft(being

bodily)but

water:

and onely

faith

quencheth

our fpiritu-

all

thirft

:And

therefore

(as they

to

c

5!

ofcs)

we

muff

fay

to

Chrift,

Lord, give

us

faith

to

quench our

fpirituall

thiríL

Let thefe

motives

provoke

us

to

drinke

thefe waters.

I

As

Ifrael

was by drinking

that water revived

and

re-

frefhed,

onely

thefe waters

from

Chrift

quicken

us

with

new

life, and

coole

the

heat

ofraging

and

accufing

confciences.

Every beleever hath true tranquillity

of

heart,

and ¡oyes

of

the

holy

Ghat

within

him

;

yea fo

plentifully

doe thefe

waters

of

coi

folation

rife from the

Rock,that he

that

drinkes

them

is

laid

to

have the king-.

done

of

God

in

him, which

hands,

in

righteoufne

f

fe,

peace,

joy,

&c.

2.

What

madnefhe

and

folly

is

it to

lay

about

us

ío

eagerly

for this

puddle;

water

in

comparifon,

and

catching

with

all

greedinefle at the

bitter-fweet

com-

forts

of

this

life,

which prove

poyfon ro

themoft

;

and

negle61

the

fweet

and

pure'ftreames

of

faving

waters

of

grace

flowing from

the true

Rock

j

E

sus

C

H

R

I

S

T.

Wee

reade

what

ftrife and

contention was among

the

Je\ves

for

wells

offpring

water

;

and now no

man

will

lofe

a

di

(hfiull

of

well

water

but he will

know

to

whom:

and (hall

we

onely

not

care for

the

water

o

flaying

grace,

which

coil

Chrift

fo

deare before he

could open

the

well

of

it

for

us

?

3.

When the

woman

of

Samaria

heard

Chrift

fay,that

he

that

dranke

of

this

water

fhorldthirß

no

more

:

Lord, faith

fhe,give

mee

this

,vater,that

I

may

no

more

thirf,

nor come

hither

to

draw,Ioh,4.

t

5. So

let

itltir

tip

our

deires

after

it

allo,

that

wee

may

get

within

the

well