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PENT AN

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Sermon

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4 They

e!'q<lired:

So that before, ifyou had ought to fay to them,you might.

.

thcyhadnothiugtofaytoyou.

To(eeke

then, is To

trmu,

To

rife,

Torifeearty'

llli>yu.u.

To

enquire

aft.er it.

0

Si

qr~<triti>,qrutrite

(faith

E[ay) themorning commeth, and

fo

dDth thenight :

that

is:

our dayes fpend apace; and we fay, we

willfeel:e:

Ifwe

will

feeke,

let us once doe it indeed. ·

• Ttmuflbe

Secondly, ifit

bequ.trehant;

~nd

ifitbeEmn: Another point to be rectified.

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4

*

Z(gn ve.llra,fedvos

(faith the

0pof!le)

is .the right

feeking. Not,fleke Him,

for

fomewhat we would have ofHrm: but to, feeke

Hzmfelfe,

for

Hzmfelfe.

It is one

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6

~;~.

thing(fay tne

Schoolt!) tofeeke

Go

o,for fuition:

another,

to[eeke

Him,

to make

·

ufl of Htm.

One thtng

~f~rth

C

H

11.

r s

T)

to

feeke for the mrracle

;

another,

for

the loaves.

One thing, to

feeke

Hr!

fa.:e;

another, to feeke His fingers ends. One

thing to confult with Him onely for

~onfcience,

to know and doe ; another,

to

c;onfult with Him,

if

it hit our humour to make our advantage of it; if it goe

againfi: us, to fer

li~ht

by it. Such is our

feeking

for the mofi part:

Cum ocdderet,

to have our turne terved; to have our health refiored, that wee may feeke Him

EfaYf~·

u.

no longer, but to our former riot againe, and

tomorrow may

bee

,u

yeflerday, and

z

OurNt/iAt:

eumDcddertt,

the

time.

4

HoC.5.6.

John

s.~r.

much more.

•.

.

.

Seeke

Him, indeed: Seekc

Him,

for Him!elfe. Thefe two points being agreed

of, we ihall throughly agree of

qu.crebani Etim.

And, fo much for it, and for our

fiat. Now,toourNeftat.

For, when we have agreed ofour

feeking,

we have not done. With •

diligence,it

wouldbe,anddue

rejpefl.

Our

feel:ing

(as all things,the befi things under the Sunne)

mull: have

-w."~ey.•,;

.U.'.:>fey.•,

their doe time and place. Wherein appeareth the aba–

ting power of

Circumf1a1!ces:

thatthey ate able to bring do.wn

the[ttbflances.Name–

ly, ofthe

time:

Andthat,

mljfe.timing

marreth not only Mufike, but all things elfe,

Thethingisright; The

Cum

is wrong; andfo,all is wrong.

1

To finde6ur the

time,

wee agree firfi, that as every weightiething bath, fothe

Gods

{tt~ing

feel:ing of

Go o is to beallowed a time, too.

'

to haveaumt.

Whattimeisthat~

Verily, wee ihould doe it abfolutely, all ourlife long:

l'fal.•os-+

.fl.!i,«rite (dciem Ejm femper.

Not,

When

?

But,

when not

?

without limitation,

continuafly.

·

A.nd, in this fenfewe grant

Cum ocddmt:

then,and at

othe~

times too. But, not

(as.Afaph)

then, an4 never till then:

So,

we deny it.

Go o (indeed) isfo to be

fought:

burw,e cannotfo feeke Him: Other our

Jf.

A

(et

tim,,

faires crave allowance out of ourcime; and we are well content toyeeld itlargely.

c.,,

Onely that Go o have a

Jet

tim1

left, when to

{eeke Him.

That is bur reafon: all

will yeeldto it. All gram a

Cum.

·

But, come to know, when that

when

ihall be ; here,we vary, firfi:.We cannot be

brought to [et downe

any"cert<~imy

,but love to be left at large. Doe it we will; but

~€1:•4·•6.

(indeed) we cannot fi1ew

when;

bufeven

Felix

his

when,;., ·.J,X!Ppn"'->,when wee have

leafltre.

I cannornow fi:and to

feeke

(faith he

;J

I

hope one day to beat leafu.re to doe

it: but, that day never catne.

Vrgethem, preff'e them,

when

l

No other refolution, but,

on:ni~

peccator dicit,

t.AliqttandaDeumfequar, Sed non moad: Somettme

fbll; but, not thrs ttme. Never,

in the prefent ;bnt,fometimehereafter.

Follow them alblong theirlife, they linde notthisC11m, but put it from one

Cum

to another, till there be none left, bur only

C11m occideret,

Even that very time,

againfi which Go o layeth His exceptions. Every time before, we fay,

Nondu111

tempm,it

is not time yet : Every houre before,

Novdumvemt hora,

the hourc

IS

not

yetcome.

.

Not to leave Go o' s

feeking

thus at randorne

:

But

to

grow to fame- cer·

taintie.

I demand, Will any time ferve

~

Is G o o at all times to be

found~

!fay

H ·' ·

Itis certaine Not. . ·· The very limitation ( of

dum invenirepoleff)

iheweth plain·

ly

chat oth9r times there bee; wh>rein,

Sttke llim

yo.u may, but finde W:im you

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