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transitory, not to be trusted to, relied on, or boasted in. When this life or this world is ftiled vain, or qualified, as they often are in devotional writings, by other like terms, it should be remembered that they are so stiled, not absolutely, but in comparison with another and a better life and world for which we look. The idea which this term vain ought to excite in us, is not any thing inconsistent with a very important truth which ought to be kept in view, and carefully imprest'upon the mind, to wit, that in all ordinary circumstances this life, in this world, is in itself. a very valuable blessing ; and, considered in its connections with a future state of being, is a gift of inexpressible and even infinite importance.
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH. This and some similar expressions signify not only scenes of death, but other scenes of urgent danger, or of deep affliction. In like manner, the terms to live, life, &c. denote, sometimes, not merely conscious being; but well-being, joy, happiness.
To Unite. To combine into one thing; to direct towards one object; to engage in one bu
siness or pursuit. To unite the heart; to bring all its affections under one influence; to collect all its force and vigor, and turn it on one point.
Ways of God. Sometimes, the conduct of God himself; his proceedings, dispensations, counsels: soinetimes, the laws that he prescribes, or the means that he appoints, to direct and govern the conduct of his subjects.
A List of Terms and Phrases interpreted in the foregoing EXPLICATION,
- in spite of Redemption
Gospel, to preach Righteousness
Saints - faves
afcend into Seek God
Sin, to be made wam'd in Hosanna
Make beart fincere
Son of God
Children of God me into the world Life
Latter day, &c. Father
Vain. Vanity of this life Elect
- to be the of Valley, shadow of death Exemplar
Presence of God | Unite-the beart · Face of God | Hide the face from Ways of God
Under CHRIST, after the word prescribes, p. XVII. 1. 13. In correspondence also with this mode of speaking; to receive the hope of life from Christ, is to live by or thro' him. To live to, has a different meaning; it fignifies, sometimes, to shape our conduct in such manner as to do honor to; sometimes, perhaps, to be known to live, by him to whom we are said to live.
Under Day. Day of wrath, season, conjuncturę, period, event, in which God, in his providence, manifests his displeasure against fin.
Under God. With God, not perceived or understood by men ;, not known, manifested, or discovered to them.
Under Hell. Child of hell, incorrigibly or finguJarly wicked, an object of God's difpleasure, who has treasured up to himself wrath against the day of wrath.
Devil. Calumniator, persecutor, adversary, satan : figurative principle of evil, as of sickness, insanity, temptation, vice, &c. Angels of the devil, causes or instruments of evil, of pain, of vice, conceived of as subordinate
to a superior principle of evil, and as ministring to his - will: evil men. To have a devil, to be mad, to be dis
eased See Foe.
SATAN. See Devil, FoE.
Add to the List, p. XLII. Chrift, to live thro', to live to. / Devil. Day of wrath.
Angels of With God.
to have a. Child of hell.
ALL ye his works that subject are - 14
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Be thou exalted () my God
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