Anf-01 ii.ii.xxxiv Pg 3 He exhorts us, therefore, with our whole heart to attend to this,141
Isa. xl. 10, Isa. lxii. 11; Rev. xxii. 12.
141 The text here seems to be corrupt. Some translate, “He warns us with all His heart to this end, that,” etc. that we be not lazy or slothful in any good work. Let our boasting and our confidence be in Him. Let us submit ourselves to His will. Let us consider the whole multitude of His angels, how they stand ever ready to minister to His will. For the Scripture saith, “Ten thousand times ten thousand stood around Him, and thousands of thousands ministered unto Him,142
Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xx Pg 17.1
Anf-03 v.iv.iii.xxii Pg 14 Although He had respect to the offerings of Abel, and smelled a sweet savour from the holocaust of Noah, yet what pleasure could He receive from the flesh of sheep, or the odour of burning victims? And yet the simple and God-fearing mind of those who offered what they were receiving from God, both in the way of food and of a sweet smell, was favourably accepted before God, in the sense of respectful homage2975
An inexact quotation of Isa. xl .28.
2975 Honorem. to God, who did not so much want what was offered, as that which prompted the offering. Suppose now, that some dependant were to offer to a rich man or a king, who was in want of nothing, some very insignificant gift, will the amount and quality of the gift bring dishonour2976
2976 Infuscabit. to the rich man and the king; or will the consideration2977
2977 Titulus. of the homage give them pleasure? Were, however, the dependant, either of his own accord or even in compliance with a command, to present to him gifts suitably to his rank, and were he to observe the solemnities due to a king, only without faith and purity of heart, and without any readiness for other acts of obedience, will not that king or rich man consequently exclaim: “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? I am full of your solemnities, your feast-days, and your Sabbaths.”2978
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes xi.ix Pg 207.2, Lifetimes xi.xi Pg 5.2
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 40
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Isa 9:6,7; 59:15-21; 60:1-22 Zec 2:8-11 Mal 3:1 Joh 12:13,15