Excerpt from The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M. A., With a Memoir of the Author, Vol. 2 of 8: Containing, I. Of Delighting in God; II. Charity in Reference to Other Men's Sins; III. The Reconcileableness of God's Prescience, &C. With a Postscript I. Introduction connection of the words: persons to whom this direction is given. II. The meaning of the precept more distinctly opened. First, The delectable Object of delight considered. First, Absolutely. Secondly, Relatively. L. Asa Lord to be obeyed. 2. As a portion to be enjoyed. III. What enjoyment of God supposes. First, Some communication from God. Secondly, That however God himself is enjoyed, yet this communication is also a sort of mediate object of delight as suited to the wants of the renewed soul. IV. The nature of divine communication considered It contains, First, An inwardly enlightening revelation of God himself to his people; which exceeds the common appearances made to all I. As it is attributed to the Spirit. 2. Spoken of as a reward of their love. 3. It is much more distinct and clear. 4. It is more powerfully assuring.
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