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yourselves with him,” like David, Psalm cxliii. 9, “ that he may deliver you from your enemy.” When we do this, we " strengthen ourselves in the Lord our God," like that valiant king of Israel, 1 Sam. xxx. 6, and we “become strong in the “ Lord, and in the power of his might,” Eph. vi 10.
9. As ye pray to your Father for all things, so it behooves you to glorify and thank him in all things : “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you," saith Paul, 1 Thess. v. 18. Yea, we ought to pray, that we may praise him, and we ought to engage in our praying to praise him, and thus to make use of our engagement to glorify him, as a motive to urge our prayer the more powerfully. In this manner did the church conclude her prayer for deliverance from her enemies, when she said, Psalm 1xxix. 13. “So we thy people, and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.”
10. Trust also, when ye say Amen, that the Father will grant your petitions in his own time, and in his own way. It is his will. that we should think well of him, and trust in him. It is unjust to mistrust our gracious Father, and to suspect him of sparingness and austerity. He requires that we should “ask all things in faith. nothing wavering; for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed ? for let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord," James i. 6, 7. His Son hath indeed purchased all things for you, and hath promised you all things in the covenant of grace, especially that your prayers shall be heard, and “all the promises of God are in him yea, and in him Amen," 2 Cor. i. 20. And thus we conclude all the truths which we have explained in the foregoing discourses, and all our prayers with the words of David from Psalm lxxii. 18, 19. “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who only doth wonderous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever, and let the whole earth be filled with his glory : Amen, and Amen."
PRINCIPAL MATTERS AND PASSAGES OF
ILLUSTRATED, VINDICATED AND EXPOUNDED IN THIS WORK,
د دي وي سي دي وي
ACTS i. 5, X. 38, 45.
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Anger of God, what,
both his natures,
• hand of God,
Backbiting is practised from different motives,
Baptism, what the word signifies,
Math respect also to future sins,
2, 362, 363
but the blood and Spirit of Christ proved and dea
2, 239, 240
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1, 331, 332
Canaan was not the principal inheritance, but a super-
added promise of the covenant of grace,