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LIVING PRINCIPLE IN THE MINDS OF MEN.
Rev. SAMUEL SHAW, M.A.
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION,
JAMES RUSSELL, PUBLISHING AGENT.
BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE
HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST; BUT THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL BE IN HIM A WELL OF WATER, SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE.-John iy. 14.
The occasion of these words—The principal contents
The origin of true religion-All souls the offspring of God, and a portraiture of him; but godly souls yet more especially-God the author of religion, from without, in several respects; God the author of it from within, enlightening the faculty-Religion something of God in the soul-A discovery of religious men by the affinity that they have to God --God alone to be acknowledged in all holy accomplishments— The origin of sin from hence discovered.
This chapter contains an excellent, profitable, familiar discourse of the blessed Saviour of the world, into whose lips grace was poured, Psalın xlv. 2, and he ceased not to pour it out again. That which is said of the wise, Prov. xv. 7, is fully verified of Wisdom itself, his lips dispersed knowledge. A poor woman of Samaria comes to draw water, and our Saviour takes occasion from the water to instruct her in the great and excellent doctrines of the kingdom of heaven. Oh