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and he shall know them ? for the ways of the Lord are
richt, and the just shall walk in them: but the trans-
gressors shall fall therein. ver. 9. .................. 158
Take the Chapter before us, and it will be found
1. We have the Lord's address to Israel, his
What I should style a Second Part of the same, is
The Third Part begins at the fifth verse, with a most comprehensive promise, which extends to the close of the eighth verse.
The Fourth Part commences at the ninth verse, and ends there.
I have only to add hereunto, that in my weak and low apprehension, this outline being attended unto, you have an opening into each particular, and the grand subject of the whole. I am small, and of no reputation ; yet, I really desire no other situation in the church of the living God. It is “by the grace of God I am what I am.” So far as he may be pleased to enable, me, and to make use of me, I am heartily desirous to be employed in his work and service. And if he is pleased to reject me, and my service, I am most truly willing to be employed, or rejected, just as seemeth good in his sight. As I am well-pleased with his having loved me with an everlasting love ; and that as one with Christ, and he being one with me, he will never leave me nor forsake me. I love the person of Christ ; I love the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ; I love his interest in the world ; I love his church, his gospel, his ordinances, his people, in their respective places and circum