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266

vctlh:

'The

ftrfl

S

E

R M 0 N

.~hewodhip

of. Goo; and the execution of

Iujli.·eorright,

With thefetwo, he be–

gmm:rh; and With thefe two agame he taketh h1s farewell; the

regardof Religion(in

the ninth : ) and the

care

of

Iujtice

(in the laO:.) Thefe two he teacheth us : For thefe

two (he faith)

~

o o

taughthim (z Sam.z3• 3·)

Goo(faith he)

thejlrengthof Ifrad,.

JPake to me ana{a1d, thotl (halt heare rule over men,

Domg Itifltce, and

guidingthem in

the feare

of

Goo. So that, thefetwoarethe

Pillar~:

'Goo and

•Right; Iaftice,and

the

Feareof God.

Thefetwogive firengch, to char, and to all Lands:

1

Celebrahimm

te

I •

H

o

v

A; and •

It•fliti.u ]ttdicabo.

Thefe two decay all, and

we,aken the Land.

,z

Negligimtfs te

I •

Ho

v

A ;

and'

ln1uri.u judicabo.

·

'

Go

1>

is

a

Pillar;

So; is hismolltommori.name, in the

Helmwt..Adonai,r.Mj

Pillar:

and, Hi.s Sonne,

aRocke; NotonelyPetersRocke (c.Matthewx6.

19.)

bur,

Davidi Rocke

too

(z Sam. zz. z.)

Theliockebothof

church, andKingdome:

And

His

Spirit,a

Spirit,not of

Boline/{e

only and

Truth,

bur,a

Spirit of Iudgement;tothem

that

fit on the Throne;

and

~Spirit

of Strengthfor them thnt krepe the batteU;fromthe

gate (E{ay zS. 6.)

And his

favour,a Shield (

P[al.5

.xo.)

And H1s

T'{p'!e; tnrri<for.

tij?ima (Prov.r8.ro.)

And

ther~fore

Cdebrabimune

h

H

ovA, we w11l praifethy

tl.ame: For; the

tJeerer thy T{gme i< to m

and we to it, the

more wondtroruworku wilt

thdu Jedare tow.,ds

tU.

Arife

0

Goo

intDthy refling place, ThPu andthe .Arkeef th]

3trength (Pfal.I3z.S.)

therefore the

Arke

fcndeth fonh a

Strength.

And

Salomo.,,

when he called the two

Pillars

(which he fet at the Templegate)

Strength

and

Stetf..

dinejfe,

meant, that,"out of that Gate,there proceeded

Strength

and

Stablijhing

to the

whole Realme

(I

Reg.7.zx.)

Even the

Strength

and

Stablijhing

of

Si credideriti; Stahiliemini (EJ4.y

7.

6.)

By

which, not only the Devils darts are repelled in the

Spiritual! (Ephe{.6.• 6.)

but the

armes of the aliens are put t• flight

in the earthly warfare

(Bebr.x

1.34.)

Therefore

c.Mofes

made fuch reckoning of

Celebrabimm,

that having recounted (as the ll:rength

of

Cain's

progenie) their inventing of the

Tmt,

making of the

Flttte

tf

hraffe,and

iron-worlm (Gen.

4.zo.) he oppofethtothemall, asabletomatchthemall (inthe

pofrerity.of the

Sons ofGed)

the

Invocation of Hi< ';f{gme,

begun and fer on foot,firO:,

by

Enoch (ver(e

z6.)asthe maine

Pill.tr

of

ftrength

which the People of Goo truft

ro. And

St.Paulis

bold (•Tim.z.t.)Where,laying(asit were)the Chamber-beames

and O:ories of each

Chriftia'i

Government;

(Princes;

firll:,by whofe meanes

Peace,

<!!id

.f!.!:!jetnejfe;

from thence

knowledge of the truth

;

from

ir,godly

and

honejt life;

and

from

them,salvation ;)

As rhe bafe or

Pillar

of all,and that Which beareth up,and gi·

veth Strength to all,fetteth

prayer:prayer to he

made,that

fo,Prinw

preferved; that(o,

peace

maintained; that

Co,kno111ledge

intended; that

[o,agodly

and

honefllife

praCl:iied;

that fo,

Salvation

attained. Reckoning

i11vocation

as a fpeciall

Pillar

of each eftate;

And as a Prerogative

Royall,pr~er

for allmen,

but

above all 1!Jen, for Princes.

Thw;

dotli Religion ll:rengthen us,and is

Ifraelwith God:

and nonvith

God

only,but

is

la-

.

'oh

alfo,alld prevaileth with men too.

,

•.

Indeed,nothing prevaileth fo much,nor worketh fo deepe, with man,as doth

it:

'And, no men more fa[land faithful!, than

quorum Dem cordatetigit

(I

Sa111.Io.

2

6.)

David

therefore,undertaking, in this verfe, to

Stahlijh

the

Pillars;

lhewetli, how bee

will doe it,in the next :

Dicam,by

telling them their duty out ofDivinitie; by laying

before them

De

m

eflludex, Gods judgement,

and the dregges of the cup which Hee

holdeth in his hand. To make fo many men fo many

Pillars,

well and wifely faid the

Heathen man,

odium oportetpeccandi, non metum faci.u:

To hate fin,is the

PiUar;

to

feare

ir,is not:

for,feare

will fall away,ifhis underO:anding be removed,and wherethe

duty is not grounded on

Dem efliudex,

it is

noPillarto

be built on. Certaineitis,

that(except Go o s Law) all Lawes, feare of finne they breed; but akinde hatred

or confcienceof finne, they breed not. Wdlmaytheybtnd•thehand,

fetterthe

foot,'

and

imprifontht bQdie

there is nothing can

imprifon

the

heArt

or thougat,fave

Arm_