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on Earth, and shall be perfectly so in the heavenly State, that World of everlasting Light and Love, where we Mall see him as be is, and shall behold bis Face in Righteousness, and be for ever satisfied with bis Likeness.
The Works of the Lord are great, fought
of all them that have Pleasure therein.
T is the great Advantage of Religion,
and which should mightily recommead it to our Esteem and Choice, that what it injoins upon us as our Duty is really conducive to our highest Happiness. Of this kind is the Precept we have been considering, which requireth us, to delight ourselves in God. This is a Duty of great Extent. It
includes in the first Place our Delighting in
I now proceed to observe, that our des
the Works of God : They seek them out, they make them the chosen Subject of their Contemplations and diligent Researches, not merely to gratify a speculative Curiosity, but that they may be thereby led to love, to reverence, to admire and celebrate the glorious Author.
The Works of the Lord may for the greater Distinctness be distributed under three Heads, each of which, duly considered and improved, will minister just Ground of delighting in him; the Works of Creation, of Providence, and of Redemption.
First, We should delight in God's Works of Creation, i. e. we should delight in contemplating the Discoveries of Glory as fhining forth in the Creation of the World, and the various Orders of Beings in ita The Glory of the Lord, faith the Pfalmist, mall endure for ever : The Lord shall rejoice in bis Works. He is represented as taking a Divine Satisfaction and Complacency in the Works which he hath made, the Contria vances of his own Wisdom, and the Production of his Power and Goodness; and, if we could take a comprehensive View of the great System of Nature, and behold all the Parts of it in their mutual Connections and Dependencies, in their various Relations ta one another and to the Whole, what a ra