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Ofthe

P

A

s s r o

N.

So have we now the

Crojfe

~;;.,,J>IJU,...,,

the two

mainebarres

of it r

Paine

and •

~!Jame

:

and either of thefe againe, a

Crojfe

of it felfe; and that

double,

r

ou-tward,

and •

inward. Paine; bloudy, cruel!, dolorom.

and

endu.

ri1(g

:

rp

aine

Hee

endured.

S!Jame; ferl!ile, fcandalom, opprobriom

,odiol#:

S!Jame Hedejfifed.

And belide thefe,an

internal/ Crojfe:

the

pafoon

of

Geth–

Jemrme,aml

an

internalljhame;

the

Curfe it

felfe

ofthe

Crojfe,M~IediElum

Cru.

(U.

Of thefe, He

endured

the one; the othe,rHe

de.JPijed.

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a•imo.

Thefc, all thefe •and

yet

there remaineth a greater than all thefe, even

qrto mzimo,

with what mind, what having in His mind, or fetting before

His eyes, Be

did

and

fuffired

all this. That He did it not,

utcunq;

but

pro.

pojito jibi;

with

a~

eye

~o

fom:what He

aym~d

at.

Eph·•+

Phjl.2·6.

I

We handlethzs pomt laft,tt Randeth firRm the Verfe.

Andfur~,if

this·

as a

figure,

Rand not fidl:} the other two are but

Ciphers

:

with it,of

lllli~~e

.'

nothing

without it.

·

To

endure

all this is

very

much,howfoever it were. So, to

endure

it, as

to make no reckoning of it, to

de.lfife

ir, is more ftr:inge than all the refr.

Sure

the

j71ame

was great, howcouldHee make fo fmall accompt of it

1

and ;he

Crojfe

heavie; h(JW could He fet it fo

light?

They could not choofe

but

pincb

Him, and that extremely :andhowthencould

Heeindure,and

[ 0

indure,

thatHee

dejpifed them

?

It is the

third

point ; and in it, is

adeps arietu, the fat of r]{,ammes, the marrow of the Sacrifice;

even the

good heart,

the

free forward minde,

the

chearefull

affiBion,wherewith

He

did all this.

There bee but two fenfes, to take this;.,.;; in : Neither amilfc . both

very good, take whether you will.

Lol!e

is in borh, andLol!e

i~

ahigf>

meafure.

'Avoi

even either

Pro orPr.c :Pro,

in Read; or

Pr.e,

in

corn~

parifon.

,

'Av,;

Pro;

in Read of the

joy {et before Him.

What

joy

was that?

'Efrv

'l'<ifd,,;,;,·,avo•,(faith St.

[hryjoftome)

for He was in

thejoyes of

He4WII:

there Bee'

)l>a-s,

and

there

He might have

held Him.

Nothingdid or could

force Him to come thence, and to come hither thus to be intreated.

No.

thing but

Sic dilexit,or Propter nimiam charitatem

qtt~

dilexit nos;

but for it.

Yet was He content, being in the

forme of

Go o,

.ivl<'

in fiead of it, rhus

to

transforme,

yea, to

deforme

Himrelfe into the fhape of

aferl!ant,

a

fe/011,

a

foole;

nay,of a

Caitil!e accurfed:

Content to lay downeHis

crowne ofg/q.

ry,

av/linRead of ir, to weare

acrorvneof tiJornes:

Content,what

wejhu11

by allmeaoes;

tbattoendurc (loDe

of

life;)

andwhatwemakefogrear

a

rnatt~r

of, that to

dt.lfife (loj]e

of

bonour.)

All this, with the lolfe of that

joy

and that

bonour;

Hee

enjo) ed

i11

He<ll!en

(another manner

j<ry,

and

Ho·

nour,

than any we have here) ••1i,for

thu,

or

in ftead of tiJU:

1

But, the other fenfe is more

praifed,

.i>?i,

IJ>r~,

in

comparifon.

Forin–

Jeed, the

joy

He

left

in

f!_ea~m, ~a~

rather

~""'H"''" tha~

<lf1'""'''"'

joy

wh~r.

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