Excerpt from The Practical Expositor, or Scripture Illustrated by Facts, and Arranged for Every Day in the Year
It is reported that when an ambassador of Spain was brought into the treasury of Venice, and there shewn great quantities of gold, he turned up some of the gold at the bottom, and being asked why he did so, answered, I do it to see' whether this gdlden treasure hath any root. Implying that his master's treasures had a root, his mines in India, which grew and was renewed every year. Thus Job, in his pro sperity, considered himself as a root or tree planted by the waters; so the Christian, in a spiritual sense, is like the tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. The root of the righteous, saith Salomon, yieldeth fmit.
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