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SE R M ON
Explain’d in a
By THOMAS BRADBURY.
the Wicked from
The Second Edition.
in Cheapsicle, near Mercer's-Chappel. 1714.
Price Four Pence.
PSALM Lxiii. 11.
The King Mall rejoice in God, every one that
sweareth by him fall Glory; but the Mouth
OU will learn by the Title of this Psalm
hunt him as a Partridge upon the Mountains :
Advantage is the Grace of God; it doth
the Darkness we are under till it comes: Tho' David was driven out both from the Sanctuary and Court, yer He speaks as if he wanted none of the true Benefits that might have been had in either. For,
First, THE Work of Religion in his Soul went
He gives out a large Experience both of his Desires towards GOD, and the Returns that were made from him. Tho he could not see the Divine Power and Glory as he had done, yet his Meditation run out upon a Loving-kindness that was better than Life. His Soul was satisfied as with Marrom and Fat
ness. His Mouth could then praise God with joyful lips. He Ver. 5; 6. remembred him in the Night. He followed hard after him, Ver. 8.
and was upheld by his right Hand; so that whatever E nemies were able to do, as Heaven is self was sure, the Passage to it was open.
Secondly, HE speaks with the same persuasion of his Temporal Concerns; not only what related to him as a Saint, but what he must come to as a Sovereign. He knew that the Malice of Men could neither chear him of a Treasure in Heaven, nor of a Crown in Ifrael: and, therefore, at a Time when they seemed to have
their full Scope against him, he could look to the end Ver.9,ro, of that Noise and Rage. They that seek my Soul to de
stroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the Earth; They mall fall by the Sword, and be a portion for foxes : But the King Mall rejoyce in God, every one that sweareth by him svall Glory, but the Mouth of them that speak Lyes fall be Stopped. He is very particular you see in describing the various methods of Vengeance that the Justice of
God and Man Thall follow them with : Which I will nor consider now, but place them under that part of my Text where they will best come in.
THESE Words give us the true Glories of a Right Government in all its Branches.