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Ch:tp.z.Seet, r.

L'IJokingunto j.efas.

Book

I.

II

worthy a look . they are but as vile things, as under- things, as

poor and low

~nd

mean,and bafe things incomparifon ofChrift:

.

]cou~utll thi~gs butlof{e

(faith Paul

)for

the excel!encyofthe phti. J.

8

kpowledge ofChrift 'fef uo my L ord.

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count t?embut dung that

1 may win Christ.

a-11.rl/3~M,

fome tranflate It

chaffe ,

others

dogs-meat

,

others

excrement.•, dung ;

all

a~ree,

it is

~uc~

a

thing as men ufuall}• call away from them With

fome mdtg-

nation.

Becaufe it is according to the very law ofmarriage,

there-

.

Jere

{hall a

man forfa k!; f vtther, and mother, and cleave tohis wife;

Gen. %.

z-t–

the Lotd Chrift marries himfelf to the fouls of his Saints,

I wz'fl

betroth thee unto mefor ever,

I

will betroth thee unto me in righte-

Hof.a.19

oufneJTc, and inj udgement, and in loving kjndneffe, and

in

mer-

cies

.

ar.d for this caufe the foul muft forfake all , and cleave

unto' Chrift , as married wives ufe to do, we muft leave all for

our husband the Lord Jefus;

HearkfnO daughter, and conjider, ·P[alm

fr.t o~

and encline thineear, forget a!fo thJ own people, and thy fathers

houfe.

· 5.

Becaufe Chrift is a fealous Chrift ;

n~w

jealou!ie is a paf–

fion in the foul , that will not endure any fuaring in the objed:

beloved; the woman that hath a jealous husband muft leave

all her old companions: if fhe caft any amorous looks or glan-

ces after them, the husband will be jealous, and

jealoufie

is

crud

Cam.8.6

as

the gra_ve.

Chrifti(\ns! our God

is a jell/om God,

our Chrift

Exod.1o.5

is a

jealous Chrift, he cannot_endure that we fuould

look_

on

any

other things,fo as to luft after them.

.

6.

Becaufe all ·other things can never fatisfie the eye;

all

things ire full

of

labour

(faith

Solomon) man cannot utfer it, the

Eccle[,

r.

8

rxe

is

not

[atufied with

fe~ing

;

it is but wearied with

lookin~

on

divers

obJects, and yet fttll defires new ones : but once admit

it to behold that glorious fight ofChrift, and then it reH:s fully

fatisfied

:

hence it is that the daughters of

Z ion

are called

to

come fort?;

GoforthO

yedau$ht~~sofZion,

and behold K ing

Solomonwzth the crown wherewtth hiS mother hath crowned him

in

Cam. 3·

11

the

d,q

of his

e[p~ufals,

and in the day ofthe gladneffe of his heart.

Go forth

0

ye daughters of

Zion,

lay afide all private and

earthly affections, and look upon chis glory of Chrift .

As

the

daughters of

Jerufalem

fitting t>r remaining in their chambers

dofets, houfes,

cou~d

not

b~hold

the glory

ofKing

Solomon

paf..

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finG