Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.3

Lï 1i 5o The Excellency of Wifdom. S E R M. one who will turn his thoughts that way, II, cannot but acknowledge it ; which mull exceedingly aggravate the folly of thofe who have no heart to it, when a price is put into their hands to get wifdom. God bath fo framed the human heart, that we muff neceífarily be felf- condemned in rebel- ling againft his laws, Pnce there is a witnefs in our own breaft of their excellency, their eternal righteoufnefs and truth. If any man, who is even under the greateft difad- vantages for the pradfice of his duty, would but ferioufly think with himfelf how he will be able to anfwer for chufing what his own heart told him was worfe, and refufing what he could not but be fenfible was better, it would feem that even this might be fuffi- cient to reclaim him from his folly. It re- quireth no depth of penetration to difcern the force of the argument ; as Moles faith concerning the law, the main of which is, that eternal law of righteoufnefs which So- lomon reprefenteth under the charader of wifdom ; and St. Paul applieth it to the gofpel, which fill excelleth in greater per - fpicuity, it is not in heaven, that thou fhould/l fay, Who (hall go up for us to heaven and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do 3 it?