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Ofthe

NAT

IVIT

1 E.

Sermon

17~

And whatOtall be doneforils by' Hi.

m~

Which is the

iawofdrttieon

our part

re~

\~huweto

doefoiH•m :

quir~d;,~nd

Wqich we called thefaw of this

Gojfell:

implyed in the two firfl: words,

Thedllli<.

Pr,fl;iica6o,

and

legem.

Eitherwordhath his

condition~

Firfl:,if he

preach,that

wee be.

Uo\\>' the .hearing of Him; And then

legm:,

that we know it is a

lAw

He preacheth:

and therefore fo,and no otherwife than !'o, to hearc in

~

.Pr..dic.ho.

.

Heare

Himpiuth

i'

that wewill be intreated to;eafily. Ifthat l>e

all;

we will

ne~

ver fiickqvith him for that.

Nay,Gods

bleffing on his heart, for (as the world goes)

we are now,all, for

preathing.

,

~

i:.t•m:

J

• .

;But take

Legem

with you too. It is fo

l'r

.fdicaho,

as itis

Legem. Fruchetl,

and fo

prca.-hed,as

it is

Law,His Sermons

are fo many

Law.leEiures:

His

preaching

is

our/~,.

to

liv1= l;>y ; And

faw

binds, and leaves

us

not to live,as we lifl:. And, ifthat which is

preached

be.

law,

tt is

~o

be

htard,as-alaw; kept,as

a

law;

to be made oar

Lexjallor11m,

as

well as

Lexfidei.

If we hearc

it'

otherwife, ifwe heare it ilot fo, ifwe lofe

Legmt;

ive may let goe

Pr«di.-abotoo,andall,

. . And here now,we breake.

Asalan•?

Nay,noneofthat.The

hearing

we will give

Him: bur [oft,nolaw(byyour leave.) Our cafeis this: Solongasitisbut

Pr.tdicaho

put

Preaching,

we care not greatly,though 'ive heare it: but,if it oncecometoLegem,

~P

be prelli:d ,upon us>asa /aw;farewdl_our parts: we give him over:for

l11w

binds,and

we will not bee pound. Vpon the pomr, we arefa.ft

atPr.tdzcahb,and loofeatLegem,

Leave

Chrijl

His

bvoke

t.o

preach

by; but keepe the

law

in our owne hands. But (to bi

ihort) if we heare it,not as a

law

;heareit not,bur

asnewu;

ifwe bring ourSermons

to

ao,

end!

M

~tale,

.that

~told;

if rh

a~

be all,: we forfeit :Ulthat follow'es; all our part

and pornon

m

Flluu meru,

and

Hodtcgtnut

and all.

·

.

1

Now,if you aske, whatlaw itis,is'hcremeant

~No

other, butthe/.iw, of thcfe

~~'f,~~~':.~~-

words,

Filim muu tu :

For,

Filim mem tll;in

the body of it, carrieth the

laiv;

That

'

' comajnes.all

filialldutiel,

which is the perfet!eft

/.cw,

when all is done•·

:ECay

q :

Gl!;f:••·

.

.For,thetaw of

a

Son

is more,thanall/anies.befides. For; befides thatitisltx

j.e.:

llomm,

that a

Son

will doe any

thingtlia~is

to be done; he will further doe it, out of

filial! love

andajfeEii~n;

which is worth.all; And this

la111

(indeed) is worth the

prtlf.

ching.

It is

Exihit de

Sio~lex,the

law that cllmefrom Sion.

·

,

,The

L~nl

if

Si'!ai,

that·begins with

Egofum

Domin~H;

itis a

la111

offervitude;

a

law

forthe

hond-woman,atld

her brood. Never

preach

it: at leaft,not to

,·hi!drm.

That-

faro

is to give place,and in place thereof,isto come the

l~ow

of Sion,

whichwe

prt4Ch;

<h\.

4

.as.

the

law

of

thefree-woi!Jan,and

the

,·hildren of promife:

the

law

of love,

ofjilialllove,

~~.,.S.•f·

proceeding,not from the

Spirit

of

hondage,

but from the

Spirit of adnption.

.

The~e

is

lex{a8or11m

in both:But,as

Gregorie

well exprelfeth

it;Si{ervm es met11e

plag.u,ifrhou be

hond(asl{mael)

doe it,out offervile feare,for feare ofthe whip.

SI.

mercenarim, rxpeEiamercedem

,. ifthou be an

hireling

(as

Balaam)

doe'it,out of

meree.

nary

relpet!.

Sed,fijilimmem

tu;

then doe it, out ofrrue,naturallaffection;per–

formeall duties of a kindS1nnetoHim, thatfaid,gmu£

te,

as did

Ifaac

the

Son

ofthe

o~n.u:

9

free-woman,

to

AhrahAm,

that begothim,

eventil the laying dortmeof hiJ life. None

to

phd._~·

•o,u.

Timothie,

(faith Saint

Paul) nonelike mindedto him: for,

114

aSt!nnt

~ith

hiJ Father, S•

l.ath

he

l•bor.reiwith mein the Goj}e/1,

So, (that is) fo freely, fo Jincerely, fo refpect.

fully,

i!S

a loving; kinde, naturall

Sonne

could do.eno more. And

r:hatis.lexfallorllt"o'

indeed., .. A.ndfo much for

hxfa8orii7P

on our part:·Whatwe doe fot Him:

theft~

lia/lduttes: the

Law

of this

Gofie/1.

.

'·,

•,

Th<timt;

.

We

l.ack

not~ing

now,but the

time.And

as

legem,is

the condition-.;

Co,Yodi~,

isthe

tl•«i<.

time;

We are willed by the

Apojlleto

infifl: upon this word,

Hodi'i:,

tiJ.call upon

nim

Heb.s·•l·'

forthis

dlltJ,

v;hile it is called,

To day.

Not to defer, or to put off, or make

a

morro\li

matter ofit. We are all inclined to be

Cranini,or Permdini,

for to morrow, or next

day, or, Iknowpot when; but, not to be

Yodkrni. Hodie is

no advtrh.with us : for•

where

Oull

we find one, but will

taketlayes

for any matter of

duty?

To look to this

!'ral.~s.

7

,

8

,

Hodi~,and

no.t dec.eiveour felves:

for,n~

time,but

~odie,hathany

Jromifo.-

Wirnelfe;'

Ho<be

,ji

vprem; TP

daj

if

JPH

vn/1

heare hu

VDI>t;

Wh1ch

every day founds

m

out eares•,

;

Bur,