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2. That can make us contented, 1 Tim.
- That can sanctify Poverty, Jam. ii.s.
Heart, Gen. xxxix. 21.
us, Job i, 6. .
ptations, Jam. iv.7.
xii. 8, 9.
tient under Sickness.
covery, 2 Chron xvi. 12.
viii. 23. 2 Kings v. 14.
us with what we want.
admitting us into the joys of Life.
3. Look up to GOD only for Deliverance
from them, 2 Cbron. xx. 12. Pfa. xlvi. 1,2. 4. Make sure of Help from GOD, especially
in the general Trouble of Death. 1. By repenting. 2. By getting an Interest in Christ. 3. By being fanctifyed by the Spirit, Heb. xii.
PSA L. cxxiv. 1, 2, 3. Ver. 1. If it had not been the Lord who was on our fide, now may Israel Say: : Ver. 2. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when Men rose up against us;
Ver. 3. Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their Wrath was kindled against us.
UR Deliverance from Enemies must be aU scribed wholly to GOD.
I. Man, whilft GOD was his Friend, had no Enemies that could hurt him.
II. Being fallen, hath,
2. The World.
. 3. Him.
3. Himself, Hos. xiii. 9. 2. Temporal Men. III. It is GOD alone that preserves or delivers us from our Enemies. 1. Spiritual.
1. Illuminating our Minds to see, • I. That they are Enemies,
2. And dangerous Enemies. 2. Sanctifying our Wills.
3. Bringing our Affections into Order. 2. Temporal. 1. God alone hath Power in himself, Gen.
xvii. 1. 2. All Creatures derive their Power from
him, Aits xvii. 28. 3. Hence it is he alone that can limit the
Power of our Enemies, Pfa.lxxvi. 10. 4. And that can give us Power against them,
2 Chron. x. 12. As in this Cause, 1. Whatsoever Prudence there is in our
Commanders, fam, i. 17. 2. Strength in our Ships, 3. Courage in our Soldiers, is only from
God, Psa. cxliv. I. 4. And whatsoever Success these have, is also
from him, Pfa.xxi. 31. Use. Be thankful to GOD. So as, 1. To acknowledge this Deliverance came
not from our selves.
2. His Power.
3. His Mercy, Lami. iii, 22.
1. In our Hearts.
1. By rejoicing in him.
III. Wherein doth his Mercy appear?
1. In revealing his Will to us.