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Ofthe

P

A

ss

1

o

N.

Sermon

3•

fhewed thee in the Mount :To them in

Mount Sinai;

to us in

Mormt

Cal:

'l!~rie.

Were ali

Pbilofophie

loll, the

tl1eorie

of it might be found there. Were

all

cl1aires

burnt

(Mofes 'chaire

and

all)

the

cl1aire

of the

Crojfe

is abfolutely

ableto·teach all

<"Vertue

new againe. All

<"Oertues

are there

<"Vijible

:

All

if time would ferve: Now,

I

name only thofe five; which are

directl,vi~

the Text;

1

FaitiJ.

is rtamed there :

It

is, it wa.s moll confpicuous thereto

bee

feene : when being forfaken of Go o, yet Hee clafpeth (as it were)

His

armes, fait about Him, with

Eli, Eli, My

G oo,My G oo, for all

that,

Matt':7-46.

2

Patience,

in

induring the Crojfe.

;

Humility,

in

deJPiftng tl1e jhame.

4

Perft.

<Verance

in that it was nothing for Him to be

Author,

uoleffe He were

Pi.

nijher

too. Thefefoure. But above thefe and all, that which is the

s

ra.

tio idea/is

of all,the band and perfeCtion of ali,Lo'Ve,in the

fignature oflo"Ve

in the

joy

which he found in all this:

Low,Majorem qua nemo,to

lay dow;

R>h.

I

5

.I

3 ;

His life :nay,

parem cui nemo,in

fuch fort to lay it

down.Majorem qua nrmo

to do this for his

friends: Parem cui nemo,todo

it for his

enemies.

Notwitn:

!landing their

unworthineffi antecedent

,to do it; and notwithflanding

their

unkindneffi confequent,

yet to doe it. This the chiefe

theorie

of all; buto[

Low

(chieRy) the mofl: perfeet of all. For fure,ifever ought were truly

faid of our

S

A

v

t

o u

R,

this was; that being fpread and laid wide opea

aHab.o.i:

on the

[roffi,

Hcis

a

Liber charitatis

:

Wherein, he that runneth by may

h

Joh.;.t6.

read

b

Sic dilexit,

and

cPropter nimiam charitatem,

d

and

Ecce quantam c/ia.

J~)~i,~ti.

ritattm!

~o')Je

all

o~er/rom

one.end

~otheother.

Every

flripe

as a

letter,

~ECay

s;.

every

nade

as a

Capztallletter.

H1s

e

it'vores, asblackeletters;

His

bleeding

iVounds

J

as fo many

rubrikes

,to fhew upon

record

His

Lo"Ve

toward

us.

Of ·virhich

Lo"Ve

the

.Apoftle

when hefpeaketh, bee fetteth it out with

beigiJt

and

deptTJ; lmgt!J

and

bredth

(the

foure dimenfions

of.the

Croffi)

to

Eph. 3 ,

1

s.

put us in minde (fay the

ancient Writers)

that,upon the extent of the

tree,

was the mofl: exact

Lo)Jc,

with all the

dimenfions

in this kind, reprefented

that ever was.

i

., That we

mayrt~tmc.

Having feene a1!the(e, what

is

the end and ufe of this

S~ht ~Having

had the

t!Jeorie,

what is the

praxis

of this

tiJeorie

~

what the

conclnfion

of

our

contemplation~

Looking into,isaparticiple;it maketh no fentence,but

[ujfen–

deth

it only,tJll we come

to

a verbe, to which it relateth. Thanerbe mull

be either the verbe in the verfe before,

Pt curra11JM;

orthe

<"Verbe

in the

verfe following,

Vt neJatigemur

:

that,thus

looking,

we

rumze;

or that thus

looking,

we tire not. Thi.;,is the praCtice of our

theorie.

Wefaid,theufewas (and fo, we fee, it is) to move us, ortomakeus

move:

to work in our feet,to work in them a motion : not any

llow

but

af\vift motion, the motion of

running;

to

rumze the race

that is fct before

us. The operation it bath (this

fight)

is in our

facultie moti'lle;

if

we

~aoa

fl:ill,to caufe us fl:irre; ifwemove

but

fiowly,tomake us

run

apace: 1f

we

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