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E x 0 D. xxxiv. 6. . The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and
והיה יהוה אל רחום וחנון
Quest. 1. What is the Mercy of God?
dy to alfist his Creatures in Misery, Laren
tations iii. 22. Diftinguitur Misericordia ab Amoře ; quia Amor fertur in Bonum quatenus Bonum, Misericordia in Bor hum quatenits miserum, five cum Miserid conjun&tum.
This his Mercy is like his other Perfections, exceeding great and infinite, Pfal. ciii. 8, 9, 10. Numb. xiv. 18. Psal. cxlv. 8. Psal. lvii. 16. Ephea fians ü. 4.
He is the Fountain and Father of Mercy, 2 Cor. i. 3.
Quest. 2. To whom is God merciful
upon Earth, notwithstanding their Sins,
Lam. iii. 39: Pfal. lxxxvi. 13. 2. In delivering them out of their Troubles
in Distresses, Psal. cvii. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14. 3. In easing them of their Pains, curing
their Diftempers, and granting theme Health and Strength of Body, Pfal. ciii. 1, 2, 3, 4
It is of his Grace only,
Fohn jii. 16. Rom. v. 8. .
Gospel, Gal. i. 15; 16. Eph. iii. 8, 2. 3. That he hath called us to the Knowledge
of his Gospel, 2 Tim. i: 9. A. That he enables us to do any Thing that
is truly good, Pbil. ii. 13. Rom. xii. 6. Ads
xyiii. 27. Epb. ii. 8. . 5. That we are kept from Sin, and from
being oyercome by Temptations, 2 Cor! Xii. 9;
6. That our Sins are pardoned, and our Per
fons juftified and accepted before God, Rom. iii. 24. Rom. V, 18, 19, 20. Tit. iii. si
6, 7. : 7. That we perfevere to the End, and so
at length get to Heaven, Jeremiah xxxii. 49. Hence Heaven it self is called Grace, i Pet. i. 13.
Quest. 3. What Use are we to make of this? 1. Turn not this Grace to Wantonness, Jude,
V. 4. 2. Whatfoever Good you do, ascribe it to the
Grace of God, 1 Cor. iv. 7. 3. Depend on the Grace of God for all
Things referring to your eyerlasting Wel
fare, 2 Thes. ij. 16. 4. Carry your felves as those who are Par
takers of the Grace of God, 2 Tim. ii. 1.