This is a lesson long enough: which you may be
all your life in learning, and to all Eternity in practising. Be sensible
of your wants, that you may be sensible of your treasures. He is most
like God that is sensible of everything. Did you not from all Eternity want
some one to give you a Being? Did you not want one to give you a Glorious
Being? Did you not from all Eternity want some one to give you infinite
Treasures? And some one to give you Spectators, Companions, Enjoyers? Did
you not want a Deity to make them sweet and honourable by His infinite
Wisdom? What you wanted from all Eternity, be sensible of to all Eternity.
Let your wants be present from everlasting. Is not this a strange life to
which I call you? Wherein you are to be present with things that were before
the world was made? And at once present even like God with infinite wants
and infinite Treasures: Be present with your want of a Deity, and you shall
be present with the Deity. You shall adore and admire Him, enjoy and prize
Him; believe in Him, and Delight in Him, see him to be the Fountain of all
your joys, and the Head of all your Treasures.