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Preached in

L

E N

T .

Government, that his very enemies could no way exc.ept to,

~n

his old dayes was re-

·red with

Fac nobi4 Regem

;only upon a humour ofmnovatton. What

then~

Grew , sam.s.r.

~:difcoment~

No:

'l{gn o6pante,for

all

theiringratitude(Good man) this he profef-

feth: Goo

forbid(Caith

he)

I jhouldfin

m

uajingtopray for yo"; yea, Iwelljhewyou the

.....

1 :

oodandright

WAJ

ofthe

Lo~d,

for allthat.

That mar fcrve,

to

match thts, out of the

bld Telbmenr. For,here mhkefort,

we

have

Paul s Mtmu

dtltgar,beforeour eyes;

and we fee he is at his

Libentifime, Etfi,

for all that. You learnc then; as,that

Minus

diligar

may cof!le; fo, in cafe it doe come, what :o doe; even

to

conf~mmate

your

Love

with

a

mumph

ovewnkmdnejfe.

Learne thts, and allts learned . Learne dus,

and the whole

Art

is had.

.

.

.

.

And we have, in this verfe,and

m

the very firft word oftt, that, wtll enter us tnto

this Lelfon.

Firll:, from

Egovero:

from hisandfr?rn our

O>~ne

perfons, we may beginneto

1

raife this duty. When wee were deepe mour

Mmus dtl,gar,

and fmally

reg~rded

CH RI

s

T;

Nay,

Ctnninimici effemm(to

~ake

as we lhould) when we wese hts

ene-

Rom.p!:

mies,

of

His

over.abundant kindnelfe it pleafed him to call us f:om the

blindne;fe

of

emr,

to the

knowledge

~f

Hu tmth:

and from a deepe confumpnon of ourfoules by

lin to the flare of health'and grace. And, if St.

Paul

were loved,when

hce raged,and

Ails

9 ,, :

hr:aehedbla.ffhemie againfl

CH " I

s

T

and Hu 1'{.ame,is

it much,if for

C

H R

r s

T

s

- ·

fake hee

f

wallow fome unkindnelfe at the

CorintiJians

hands

~

Is it much, if wee let

fall~

duty upon them, upon whom Goo the

Father

droppeth His raine, and G o

o

the

Son

dropps,yea lhedds His bloud,

~ <?:!-t'~",;

"""t'''

upon

evil/andrmthalfkefull

Lok.f.lf,

menl

·

Surely,if

Love

,or well doing,or any good mull:

pe~il11

C

whieh is the fecond

Mo:

;~:

tive)and_beloft throug.h fome bodtes default(where

tthg~tcth~muc.h

better !t is,that

it perilh in the

Corinthia11s

hands,than

m

~auls

;.

by thcm,m thetr ev1ll recelV!ng,than

by him in his not

beftowing;

through thetr

tmkmdneffe,

than through our

ahruptnef!e.

For,fo:the fin !hallbe theirs,and we and ourfoules innocent before Goo.

lmpend~t~

Iterper nos: Pereatper illos.

Bur, peri!h it !hall not(whichis the third point) though, forthem it may. For

howfoever,of them it may be truly faid;

ThemoreweJove,the leffe,

they: Of

chrijl,

it never can, nor ever !hallbe [aid. For, St. Paul,forrhe littlelovc at their hands,

found the.greater at His. Though the

more he loved, theleffe they loved him;

yet

tht

lej[ethey loved, the

more

chrift lovedhim.

Of whom to beloved,even in theleaft de–

gree, is worth

~u

thelove of

Corinth,and

all

A(haia

too. So that, here we find (that

we miffed all this while)atamen for our

Etji: Though

not

they, yet Chrift.

Which

ta.·

men

maketh amends for all.

Et vigilanti verho tljm efl Apoflolm

;

that Sr.

Paul

fpoke

not at adventure,but was well advifed when he ufed the word

Impendam.

For, it is

Ir._pendam

indeed,not

Perdam;

Not loft,l;mt

laydout;

Not

(aft a1vay,

but imployed,on

Htm,for

whofe love,none ever hath or !hall

heJ1ow

oughr,but he !hall receive a

fuper–

zmpendar

of an hundred-fold. And indeed, all other loves, of the fle!h,or world, or

whatfoever dfe,lhall perilh and come to nothing;

and

of this,and this only,we may

fay

Imfendam,

truly.

. So that (to make an end) thoughtrueit be, that St.

Bernard

faith,

Perfe8m 4mor

vms non fumit de

jje,

Perfect

love

receives no manner ftrength from hope; yet, for

that our

Love

is not without his imperfections,all under one view

l

wemay with one

e~e

behold

Chrifl~

Magi; diligam,

when we were fcarce in our

M

;,.us

,nay fcarce loved

himat

all

:and wtth the other,look upontmendam;that,what we doe herein,though

~t ~ens

hands we finde no returne, at

Chri

swe !hall,and it !hall be the

be~

bcflowfd

ervtce,that ever we bell:owed, that we

be ow

in this kind.

fow,would

God,

the fame

Spirit,

which here wrote this verfe would write it in

0

ffi

edrtthatthofcrhings are thus;That fuch a

Rependam

there

th~Il

be,and 1ve well

~.ur1

°

tt,M

&

ms converterem11rinamorem,

that we might becrransformed into

~

tschovijle.

Wluchbleffing, Almighty Goo beftowontharwhichhath.beene fayd,

•or

n

;,&c.

Printed

hy

R

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c

H A R

n

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