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I

Book.

I.

Looking unto :jefus.

·

chap.z.secb~

fing by, and therefore they were willed co come forth of their

doores: even fo , if we will behold the great King,Jefus Chrift ,

/ in his moft excellent glory (a fight able to fatisfie the eye, and

to ravi!h the heart) we mufl: come out of our doors, we muft

come out ofour felves , otherwife we cannot fee his glory. we

, are in onr felves !hut up in a dark dungeon , and

therefor~

we

are called upon to come forth into the clear light offaith, and

with the eyes offaith to behold in daily meditation the glory of

Chrifl: Jefus.

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SECT. II.

.An Exhortation

tg

look offaU otbertbings.

O

Ne word ofExhortation. ...(:hrifiians!

I

befeech you

look_

off

~1l

other things , efpeciaHy all evil things.

I 'know

1

am pleading with you for an hard thing ; I had need of the Rhe–

torick ofan Angel to perfwade you to turn your eyes from off

thefe things; nay, ifi had, all were too little ;

it

is Gud

~only

muft perfwade {aphet

ro

dwell in the tents

of

Shrm ;

and yet let

me offer a few confiderations,venture at a perfwading of)(OU,artd

leave the iffue with

God:

· r.

Confider that all other evil things are in

Gods1

account as

very nothing;

verily, every man at hi.· brft efl:ate

u

altotJthir va–

nity;

not only man, but

every man;

nor every man in his worft

condition , but

every

man

at his beft rftnte;

nor every mah at his

heft dtate is littleworth, but every rnan at his beHetl:ate

u

v.t'..

nity, emptineffe, IJothil'l;'f. ;

it may be

f~

in part, nay, but in every

part, he is wholly, totally,

altogether vanity;

would any man

think, that a great, rich, honourable man , whom we look upon

with fuchhigh ad!T)iring though ts , !hould be laid thus low in

Gods efl:eeme? 0 wonder,wonder! and yet 'tis no fuch wonder,

but one day you !hall finde the experience of this truth your

fel ves.

Richmen have jlept their fleeps , and none

of

the men

of

might hav e

f ormd their

hands,

or asothers render

it,

they have

found nothing in their hands;

that is, rich men l1ave patTed over

.

·

'

,

this