J O H N.
Among other glorious things God hath spoken of
himself this is one, I wound, and I heal, Deut. xxxii. 39. Christ's discourse in this
chapter, which continues and concludes his farewell sermon to his
disciples, does so. I. Here are wounding words in the notice he
gives them of the troubles that were before them, ver. 1-6. II. Here are healing
words in the comforts he administers to them for their support
under those troubles, which are five:—1. That he would send them
the Comforter, ver.
7-15. 2. That he would visit them again at his
16-22. 3. That he would secure to them an answer of
peace to all their prayers, ver.
23-27. 4. That he was now but returning to his Father,
ver. 28-32. 5. That,
whatever troubles they might meet with in this world, by virtue of
his victory over it they should be sure of peace in him, ver. 33.