God's Approbation of our Labours necessary to the hope of success.
If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give
it us.-NUMB. Xiy. 8.
The obedience of Churches 10 their Pastors explained and enforced.
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for
they watch for your souls, as they that must give account: that they may
do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
HEB. xiii. 17.
Christian Patriotism : or, the Duty of Religious People toward
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be car-
ried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it; for in the peace
of shall ye have peace.--JER. xxix. 7.
Jesus the True Messiah.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire : mine ears hast thou open.,
ed: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required. Then said
I, Lo, I come : in the volume of the book it is written of me: I delight to
do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.-Psa. xl. 6—8. 177
Solitary Reflection: or, The Sinner directed to look into himself for
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.-Psa. iy. 4. 197
Advice to the dejected: or, The Soul directed to look out of itself
How loug shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart
daily ?--Ps4. xiii. 2.
The Prayer of Faith ; exemplified in the Woman of Canaan.
Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Si-
don. And behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and
cried, unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David;
my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not
a word. And his disciples came and besvught him, saying, Send her
away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent
but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and wor-
shipped him, saying, Lord, help me! But he answered and said, It is