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2. Christ, Job. xvii. 24. Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am ; that tbey may behold ny glory which thru baft given me : for tbou lovedst me before the Foundation of the World.

3. God, 1 Cor. xiii. 12. For now we see through a Glass darkly; but then face to face : now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Joh. iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the Sons of God, but it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when be shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we lball see him as he is.

2. What will they do?

A. Praise God, Rev. vii: 10, 12. And they cryed with a loud vnicç, saying, Salvation to our God which fittetb upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb. V. 12. Saying, Amen : Bleffing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, and Honour, and Power, and Might be unto our God for ever. Amen.

Q. How long?

A. For ever, i Pet. i. 4. To an inberitance iri. corruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, referved in Heuven for you.

Q. What must we do for it?

A. Believe, Job. iii. 16. For God so loved the World, that he gave bis only begotten Son, that whofoever believeth in bim, should not perish but have everlasting life.


2. What doth Amen fignifie?

A. Truth, ION 17781, Isa. Ixv. 16. That he who blesseth bimself in the earth, shall bless himself in the God of Truth, and be chat /weareth in the earth, shall swear by the God of Trutb; bocause the Vol. I.



former troubles are forgotten, and because they are bid from mine eyes.

Q. When used?

A. After Prayers, Deut. xxvii. 15. Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the works of the hands of the craftsman, and putterb it in a secret place: and all ibe people fall answer and say, Anien. Neh. v. 13. Also I shook my lap, and said, fo God hake out every Man from bis House, and from his labour, that performerb not this promise, even thus be shaken out, and emptied; and all the Congregation said, Amen, and" praised the Lord; And the people did according to this promise.

2. And Praises. Neb. viii. 6. And Ezra blessed the Lord the great God: and all the people answered, Amen, Amen, wiib lifting up their hands And they bowed their beads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Pfal. lxxxix. 52. Blessed be the Lord for evermore, Amen, and Anien. Psal. cvi. 48. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting, and let all the people Say Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Rev. vii. 12. Saya ing, Amen : Bieling, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might be unto our God for ever and ever, Amen.

2. What doth'it signifie there?

A. So be it, Fer. xxviii. 6. The Prophet Jeremiah said, Amen : The Lord do so, the Lord perform iby words which thou bast prophesied, to bring again the Vessels of the Lord's boule, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place. 1 King i. 36. And Benaiab the Son of Jeboiada answered the King, and said, Amen: the Lord God nf my Lord the King say so too. i Cor. xiv. 16. Elle when thou shalt bless with the Spirit, bow fball he


that occupyeth the room of the unlearned Say Amen at tby giving of thanks, seeing be understanderh not wbat thou sayeft. 7évo.7.

Q. What else doth it signify?

A. Truly, verily, so it is, 'Auir abgw cuiv. Mat. xvi. 28. Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of Death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom. 'Aants, Luke ix. 27. But I tell you of a trutb there be Some standing bere which shall not taste of Death, till they see the Kingdom of God. Auiro 'Aurv, Joh. iii. 3: Jesus answered and said unto bim, Verily, verily, I say unto tbee, except a Man be born again be cannot see the Kingdom of God.

'o 'Auni, of Christ, Apoc. iii. 14. and unto the Angel of the Church of the Laodiceans, write these things faith the Amen, the faithful and true witnefs, the beginning of the creation of God. Tò vai, to the Gentiles. To aunr, to the Jews, 2 Cor. i.20. For all the promises of God in him are Toa, and in bim Amen, unto the Glory of God by us.

2. Where thus used ?

A. At the end of the Gospels and Creeds, as here ; and in the Commination, where it is not curfedis, but cursed be, as Deuteronony xxvii. from V. 15. to the end.


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Josh. i. 8. This Book of the Law shall not depart out

of thy Mouth, but thou fhalt meditate therein both Day and night, 11 nun.

is God's Willand Command that we should meditate on his Word. Gen. xxiv. 63. Psal. i. 2. Pbil. iii. 20.

1. What is Meditation ? A folemn and affectionate consideration of

what GOD hath recorded in the Holy

Scriptures. Contemplationis acceffus duo funt, unus in intellettu, alter in affe&tu ; unus in lumine, alter infervore ; unus in acquisitione, alter in devotione. Bernard. Meditatio eft mentis dilutatio. Aug.

1. It is a confideration, &c.
2. Solemn.

3. Affectionate, Col. iii. 1, 2. II. What are those things in Scripture we ought

to meditate upon. 1. The Properties of GOD. 1. His goodness, Psal. cxlv. 7, 8, 9. Mat. v.

2. Power, Psal. cxxxv. 6. Psal. xxxiii. 9.
3. Justice, Psal. xi. 7.
4. Mercy, Isa, xxx. 18.
5. Omnipresence and Omniscience, Psal.

6. Infiniteness, Psal. cxlvii. s.
7. Eternity, 1. Tim. i. 17. Rev. i. 8. 11.


2. The works of GOD, Psal. cxliii. 5: Pfal.

viji. 3.

i. Creation, Gen. i. I.

1. Out of nothing

2. By his Word, Pfal i. 48. 5. 2. Providence, Mat. X. 29, 30.

3. Redemption. 3. The Son of GOD. 1. GOD so loved the World, &c. Joh. iii.

16. 2. There is no Name given, &c. Act. iv. 12. 3. He is able to save to the utmost all those

that come unto God by him, Heb. vii. 25: 4. He was wounded for our Transgressions,

Isa. liii. 5: s. He is at the Right Hand of GOD.

Col. iii. I. 4. The Law of GOD, Psal. i. 2.

1. Our Duty to GOD, Mat. xxii. 36, 37.

2. To Man. Mat, xxii. 39. s. The Threatnings.

1. Ecclef. xi. 9.
2. Luke xiii. 3
3. Prov. i. 24, 25, 26.
4. Deut. xxviii. 15.

5. Mal. ii. 2. 6. Promises.

1. Mat. xxi. 22.
2. Fofb. i. F. Heb. xiii. 5. Ifa. xliii. 2.
3. Psal. xci. 3, 4, 5, II.
4. Psal. lxxxiy. 11.
s. Jer. xxxi. 33, 34.
6. At. xvi. 31.


1. Eccl. i. 2.

X 3

2. Revel.

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