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In this place of the apostle , it hath a far more restrained acceptation , and is but a
figurative expression of prayer , taken from the most expressive bodily posture to
be used in that duty . This he farther manifests , ver . 16 , 17 . declaring at large ...
His love descends upon us in bounty and fruitfulness; our love ascends unto him,
in duty and thankfulness. He adds to us by his love, we nothing to him by ours.
Our goodness extends not unto him. Though our love be fixed on him ...
The fourth on the part of Christ, bounty; on the part of the saints, duty. CHRIST
values his saints, values believers; which is the second branch of that conjugal
affection he bears towards them, having taken them into the relation whereof we
When men have been strongly convinced of their duty, and have laboured many
years to keep a “good conscience, have prayed, and heard, and done good, and
denied themselves, and been 'zealous for God, and laboured with all their might
From him do they receive the Spirit to dwell in them ; from him the new principle
of life , which is the root of all their obedience , from him have they actual
assistance for every duty they are called unto . In waiting for , expectation and
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