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Blood, and to bear what was due to Sinners, and fu to restore them to the Life they loft, and the Happiness they fell from. The Work of Christ's Redemption so well pleased the Father, that he gave him Power to advance his Chofen, and give them the Glory which was given to himself, and all this according to his good Pleasure, and the Counsel of his own Willd). .,
$ 3. (2) ANOTHER Pearl in the Saint's Diadem is, that it's a fire Gift. These two), purchased and free, are the Chains of Gold which make up the Wreaths for the Tops of the Pillars in the Temple of God(e). It was dear to Christ, but free to us. When Christ was to buy, Silver and Gold were nothing worth; Prayers and Tears could not fuffice, nor any Thing below his Blood; but our buying is receiving; we have it freely, without Money, and without Price(f). A thankful Acceptance of a free Acquittance, is no paying of the Debt. Here is all free; if the Father freely give the Son, and the San freely pay the Debt; and if God freely accepts that Way of Payment, when he might have required it of the Principal; and if both Father and Son freely offer us the purchased Life on our cordial Acceptance, and if they freely send the Spirit to enable us to accept; what is here then that is not free? On the everlasting Admiration that must needs furprize the Saints to think of this Freeneis! « What did the “ Lord fee in me, that he should judge me meet for “ such a State? That I, who was but a poor, dir. “ ealed, despised Wretch, should be clad in the “ Brightness of this Glory! That I, a creeping.' " Worm, should be advanced to this high Dignity? " That I, who was hut lately groaning, weeping, ..ding, thould now be as full of Joy as my Heart
“can (d) Epi.cí, i, 9, 11. (e) 1 Kings vii. 17. (f) Ifa. lv. 'I..