God offered to take them under his protection, and be their God: but no, they would go to Egypt, and put themselves under the king of Egypt’s protection. Jeremiah told them from the Lord, that Egypt itself should soon go into captivity. But to Egypt they went, and carried Jeremiah with them. See Isaiah’s prophecy on this occasion, chapter xxxv. Now look at chapter lxii. : there you see God’s judgment and chastening; follow him in the beginning of chapter lxiii. and view his mercy; in the end of the same chapter, again, see his charge against them: but O, it is followed with mercy, not judgment. Thus we learn the character of God. Thus we learn his dealings with his people. They are not called to earthly comfort and prosperity. They ever haveV been, and still are, a suffering people; they are all sinnerssin brings suffering, and God overrules suf J fering, so as to make it profitable to them. Though redeemed by the life and death of Christ, being justified by faith, they have peace with God: yet the Lord has not pleased all at once to qualify them, for the purchased possession. They receive a new birth, new life, and are called to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling, with this consolation, that God workcth in them, both to will, and to do, of his good pleasure. This is not their home, here they Beats By Dre have no continuing city; they are travelling through the wii derness, to the city and mansions Dr Dre Headphones purchased and prepared for them by their Saviour, and must be made holy before they can enter in. They have many cor ruptions to be mortified; errors to be corrected in their estimation of men and things. Carnal, proud, hard, stony hearts, to be made spiritual, humble, tender, resigned, and loving. Then shalt thou remember all the way by which I led thee; to prove thee, and try thee ; to shew thee what was in thy heart, that I might do thee good in Beats By Dr Dre thy latter end. Besides, all suffering is not the immediate punishment of sin in the individual sufferer, nor for his exclusive profit: it is evident, from Scripture, there is suffering for the benefit of the body of Christ; His Church, of which, I think.