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The Lord puts words into their mouths; he hears and answers the same : and
further prevents them with the blessings of his goodness.—He promising to be unto them as “ dew.”-To work a glorious renovation in them, so that they shall “revive as the corn, and grow as the vine;" shall be in a flourishing condition; and be firmly rooted and established in Christ.—Their beauty in Him shall be as “ the olive tree:" green, fruitful, and large ; their smell and fragrancy as “ Lebanon,” so that such as repair unto them shall find refreshment. The re-converted, under these influences of free-grace, shall renounce all their former sins and false dependencies.—God expresses his notice and attention to their prayers, and that he would so work in them, as that they should both will and do that which should be acceptable in his sight :-all which would be profitable to others to see and contemplate.
THE WHOLE CHAPTER SERMONIZED.
BY SAMUEL EYLES PIERCE,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,
“ Turn, o backsliding children, saith the Lord, for I am married unto you."
Jer. iii, 14.
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