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Book.

I.

Looking unto 'fefos,

Chap.

2.

Sett.r~

1.

We mu£1: look off this world in refped: of its finful plea.

JuJexlr.'9·

fures;

l!'de

telis us,

(uh

aJ are fenfual have

not

the fpirit :

We

cannot hxedly look on ple1fures, and

look on [ ejuJ

at once.

'fob

Job,tl.n,q,

tells

us, that

they that tak£ up the Tim/ml, and Harpe, and rejoyce ,

1

4> 15•

at the.feu,;d ofthe Organ, that/pend their dayes in mirth,

are

the fame that

fay unto G'od, depart jrom

m,

for we dejire not

the

Jwowledge ofthy wayet; what is the Almighty

thatw~

fhouldferve

him?

mzdwhat pnfit fhouldwe haveifwepray m1to him?

We

have

a

lively example of this in

A_uguftinu

converGon; he would

indeed have had Cbriff, and his pleafures too, but when he faw

it would not be

!

Oh what conflicts were within him

?

In his

Orchard

(

as he ftories it in his book ot confefitons) all his plea-

.,....

.

. fures pail reprefented themfdves before his eyes, faying,

Whlft

v~~~

.

.

(ft

amomento

wtlt

thoudep.:~;·t

from >tJ(orever?

a~~jhafl.w_ebe

ne_more wuh thee

ijlo

non

erimPA

for eva· ?

0

Lord (

fazth

Augufttne,

wntmg thts confeffion)

tccum·ultrain

turne away my minde from thinkjng t h,rt which they objeEled to my

arer~um?

Aug,

foul! What filth? What fhameful pleafures did they lay before my

~/:~:~:~'fe·

eyeJ

? .

At

length

a~ter

t_his combate

a

lhowre of t-eares came

ujque'luoltjuam

from

hm~

, and caftmg htmfelfon the ground under

a

Ftg-tree ,

diu, quam diu

hecryes 1t

ou~,

0

Lord, how lcng, how_lcng fhalllJay, to morrow,

Has.et

(!las?

to morrow,? Why not

to

d"y Lerd, why not to

dt~y?

why fhould

quarell~nm

1

odo?

there not bean end of my

~/thy

life evrn at thiJ houre?

Immedi-

quarc

nm

7ac

1

fi

I .

h

b

d .

.

·r·

I

db

f b

. l

IJor•finiStft

ateya tertlts e ear avo!Ce, ast tt 1a

eeno a oyorgtre

turpitudinis

fingmg

by,

tak!

ttp,

t~nd

reade; tak!

up,

and ;·eade;

and

th~reup­

me111.Aug. Ibid.

on opening his Bible that lay by hzm at hand, he reade

in

Glencc

Tolle(9'/egc,

the tirft Chapter that offereQit fel f , wherein was written,

l

todllc

0'bl~gc,

Let us wv.llzhoneft!J aJ in'the

dffe.

,

not in rioting and drunk,ennef{e,

Clll 1

I

.

I

!.

·

"

ft

"f"

d

.

I.

Rom.

1

3 .

1

J

.q

not

m

cnamoermg or wPrnton;qe e

,

not

tn

n e

an eiii?Jymg

,

out

·

put ye

en

the Lord JcfttS, and mak! net provi(ion for the flefh tofulfil

the

iuftJ thereof Frmher th"cn this fentence /1vould not rc.1d

(faith

.Llugujline ) neither indeed was it needful, for prefcntly as iflighp

had been po11red into my heart, all the darknrf{eofmy doubtfulnefr

fled arvay.

His eye was now taken off

pis

pleafures

,

and

~ore-

"ver after it wasfet on

refm.

.

2.

We mu£1:

look.off'thisworld

inrefpect of its Gz;ful profits: a

1

Job.

'5·

look on this

ke~ps

offour

locking unto Jefus. Wh..(oe1-•er loveth the

world, the love ofthe Father

'fs

not in Lim;

juft

fn

much

as

the

world prevailes in us, fo much is Gods love abated both in us ,

and towards us;

y

t~du!tmrJ,

and ad11ltrtjfes

(faith

{amtJ)

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