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Preached in

L

E N T.

Prieft, the keeperofrhe Arke: For very lovero_ir, rhar callingwaskeprf'o loW and

bare;thar rhey were ryed to rhe allowance of thetr

Shew-hre~d,rhc

Htgh

pnejl

hadnot

..

.

a

/Q/>fe in hio

hot~fe

belides. Thts was thefirll: roorof hts

k~ngdo~e: The.A~ke

not

,sam.,q.

foughtto; The

Ep~odt~ cdontemp~} t~~/r:_&-bood

1mpovenlhed .

Et Saulo mhtlho-

Aa.•s.• 7•

mr.t andSaufregarae not Any

O;

t"t;a"mgs;

. :

'rllm

Such anorher indilfercncie for Church mattcrs;w_e finde in

_Ieroho.tm: T11jb

(faith

Hof.Ip;

h jdtin<>ly)

let them kijfe theca/vu andJ!are not.

Let!t goe whtch way tt wtll. But

t~erefor~

God fends him word by vff

hijah, that Ifradeljhoutd ke

.ud

a

r~e

1

d

m the wall:"ter,

,

Re~.,

·h

1 ;

bowino-roandfro,atthedevortono every wave,an everywm

e,w_tn~uta~y

ea-

dineffe~

And was ir notfo

~

Search the

Chromc~es.

So,

~o.n

faw this mtnde_m

Saul

to

His Arke; and was wrorh; wtthdrewJrom htm _H1s

reh~1ou~

and good Spmt,and

[em

upon him a

pto_Pha~e ~.nd

fummSpm:

;

whtch

c~rned

htm on,fir-ll: ro

a

finfull

life and never left htm, nlltt had brqught !urn to a lhamefull death; And Go::! was

eve~

faying his

dif!erdtH,

tothe Kingdome, but

Da·vtd

(l:iere) entreated for aN

eper-

Dcut-lJ->1.;

d.r•,and promifed a better care of

Cekhrabtmm Iehov4m.

Now where

Religion

thrives not,the other (of

Iuflice)

will norhold long: when

bnefta.ffe

is broken, the other holdeth nor whole, long_

a~rer.

And furely his Iuftice

Zach.u.

4

~

was furable to rhe former, to hts weake regard of R.ehg10n; That alfo wa> weake

coo.

1

Weake

toward the enertiie. It is faid; there ;was wam of nece!I'ai:y furniture of

'llrm

011

r

and munition,in his dayes. And rhertad beene defeCt:, in teaching them to

jhoot :

which

David

fujJpliedat his enrranc •

z.

Weake

at home too: where,he

1

s~m. r

I·"'

did

noqujftttas

,but

tn)IIYta<]tidrcare.

.

.

Saon.

1 • 1

~-

The parts oflull:ice are two(as we find in rheten_th

ver{e.)

'To

exalt

the homes

bf the righteous; • and to

breake

the horQes of the wtcked.

1

For the firll:. Reafon was, and fo \vas promife too; that

Ddvid

lhould have

beene rewarded With

c.Meroii

his eldeft daughters marriage•. I know not how,one

1

sam.

1

s.

,

7 •

Adriel

(an obfcure fellow,neverto have been nam'd,bur

ro

ihe~v

,fuch an one put

D,f.

' '··

-vidby) had his horne exalted above him. This for

reward.

z

And his

punifhmeNt

was no better. Mercifullto

A

gag

(\vhofe hornes lhould

i

Sam.•5·9;

have beene broken) and in

Abimelechs

cafe,

roe

rigorous, putting him, and eightie

foure more,to the fword for a

dozen

if

bred.

. ,

And whereas,in

kindly lriflice,rhe

rigour

oiftangltm l:ormrit

commeth not at fitll:; •

Sam.!'·'1:

bur

C/cmencie

giveth gracious

wa~ning,

with

Di'camimprudentibUf(verfe

4-

)So

with-

out regard hereof,as upon any difpleafure,\'iithour any word at al), his

Iwelin

went

frraight,to

naile men to the wall;

they kneW not, wherefore. Thus did

Jufticc

decay af-

1

Sam. ,

s.

1 ,.

tet

Religian,

and one

PiUar

f~ll

upon another,whereofenfued his ouetthrow,and the

'9·'

0 •

Land dangeroufly licke of the

Pal[ey.

Whereof .bavidcomplainerh; and prayeth,

.

•o·H •

Heale the [ores thfmf, for it jhaketh.

. ;

.

.

.

l'fal.6o.!!

.

Now,David;

as whenhe read

Abi11iefechs

mifchap irl the booke ofthe

Irtdgu,

he

made

ht~

ufeoftr,as

ap~earerh

z Sam.rr.zr.

So here, when he faw, what had tur-

ned

Sa11l

to dorriage,rooke 1virning by it

(

Rr•ina pr.tcedentium, admonitiofeque!Jtium)

and to make the Landftrong,falleth to

under

Jet

the

PiUam

.

A~d

firll:,ofthefirft (that is)

theftone

which

Sari!

and his builders call: alide.For,"

c,ommt~g

tothe

Kin~;dortie,

he confecrates all his Lawes;with his ACl:

De

<..Area re-

1

Chron.

•I-~

ducenda :

whereat,hee would needs be prefent in his dwne perfon becaufe it touched

;elebrabimm Ieho-r:am;

arid that w_ith Come difgrace,as

Mica/

im~gined,

but he was

_AfoJutem

th~t

p01nt,Hecol)ld rece1ve no dtl)ionor,

by

doing honouno

God's

Arke.

vi~,;.

when ttwas brought

bac~e,

ferfuchap grdcr for

~he

Service ofit, by rhe

Le,

Chron.:&;

ev

r ,formamtenance fo bounttfull; fo reverend _fqr regard ;

{

0

~eceot f~r

order;

fo

indert"Y fuffiCient,as the care of

th~

Temple mtght feeme to retgne in hts hearr.

As

G

d

lt dtd; and

as

he profeffeth,

hecouldnQtfteept,

till

he had fet

a

full orderf'or

J

0

s

matters, and brought this

Pillar

to

erfeCl:ion. Which his care was

fwm-

l'fr'

1

..-·.

utlm

corn,,

and

G

d

Id

li

fi

fi

'

h C

·

'"·' '·•·

o

wdu

1grii e d mucH; by the ceremonie in t e ·orqnau.

Aaj

oo