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Hethatplorvu mujlplorv in hope:

his

plough

will nmgoedecpe elfe; his ftmowes will

be out thallow. Men lbay trame to themfelves what fpe!culauons they pleafe; bur

h

A iflles

faying

will

prove true : fever

hope

from

labo,r,

and you mull: looke for

:a~ouf

0

and

labourers accordingly; fieight and thallow (Go o knowerh.)

Labour

then leades us

to

hope.

.

fi

ll

1

1 1

rr;

~

The

Apejlfe

[aw this; and therefore 1s care u ,w 10m 1e t ms pre eth to

new-

ne!feof life,

and the

/ab~!lrtherefore,

to

ratfe forthem, and to fet before them mat-

ter of

hope. Hope,

here

m tlus

life,

he could fer them none. They were,as he was

himlelfe, at

quotidte mmor (Ver.3I .)

every houre, In danger to bedrawen to the

blocke.

Ir

mull therefore be from another; or at leall,as the Text 1s, by

a

h6peof

being rellored

to

life againe.

. Invas rhe1r cafe at

Cmnth,

here

m

tlus Chapter,

pbinely; Ifwe mull

die tomorrow,

1f there be all, that thall

be~ome

of us,then

letru

Vcrr.p;

t4t

and drinke

while we may. If we be notfure of another hfe, let us make fure of

this.

.Bur,

wh~nin

thefequclc of the C iuprer,he had /hewed there was

refloring;

and

chat lo fure he wa; ofit,that he falls to infult overrhel,ll in thefc tcrmes,rheygird

up their Ioynes againe, and fall to :heir labours afrefh,as knowing,their

labour

thould

notbeinvaine int!Je

L

o"

o.

Thts hopeleades us to ourrdl:onng.

Vcrf. u.

ou'r

reftoring

is bm

a

promife,

jhafl bee

re~ored

:

that necelfaril

y

referres to

a

3

Party that is to make it good.

Who is

that~

C H

a

1

s

T :

C H

a

I ,

T

u

Eo;clcf.9+

011,

/;ope. Why,hope u joyned to the living

(faith the Wile-man:) CH

1t

Is

T

is dead ;

611ried,

!aft

Friday.

IfHebe our

hope,

and

He

be

dead;

our hopeis dead too: And,

ifour hopebedead,ourlabour will ?ot!ive long :nay, both are buried with CH

Jt~Sl'

in His grave.

It was the1rcafe this day that wem to

Emar« :

fay they (fuppohng

Luke•

4

,~,;

C

H

R I

s

T

to be dead)

nos autem

fPerab<~mH<,

we were once in good hope, by Him,

that is, while Helived: as much to fay,as, now He is in His grave,our hope is gone;

we are even going to

EmaU<.

But then after, as foone as they faw, He was alive a-

gaine, their.hope

rwived;

and with their hope, their

labour:

and prefenrly backe a-

gaineto

Iem(alem,

tothe

Lords

worke, and bade

Ef/Jat«

farewell. So He leads us eo

tabour;

labour, to

hope

;

hope, to

ourreJforing; our refforing,

to

Chrift,

who, as He

hath re!tored Himfe!fe,

willm1ore

us alfo

to life.

And this keepes •us from going

to

Emaw.

It is ufed proverbially ;

EmaM

lignifieth

apeople forlorne:

all that are ac

·

f}trabamH<,

have!oft their hopes ; are faid

to

goe thither: and thither we lbould all /

4

go~,

even

ro

Emal(4,

but

for the hope that breathesfrom this verfc: without which,

'

it were

a

cold occupation to

be

a Chriftian.

This then isthc,hopeofthis Text,

fPes

viva, jjes

beat<~;

worth all hopeselfe

what~

l

foever.

All

hopes elfe,are but

fPes fl'iramirem,

hopes, while we breathe: This, is

jjes

<xpirantium,

the hope,when wecan fetch our breath no longer. The carnal! man,all

·

'

hecanfay,is,dum

Jjiro,jjero:

his

h~pc

is as long as his breath. The Clirillian afpi-

.

I

mh

br~her

;. goeth further

(by

vmue ofthis verfe) and faith,

dum cxpiro. ffero:

his

Iob

:s.

•7;

'

hop~

fatles h1m not, when his breath f.1iles him. Even then (f.1ith

Job) repojita

eft

/

.

mrhtJP.es m

Jim•meo;

this hope, ,andonely this,

islai~

up in our bofome: that though

ourhfe be taken from us ; yet

(

1n C H

a

I

s

T

)we, tort ; and 1t, to us, ll111l be

reftoml

agar

ne.

. Our cafe is

not,a~

theirs

th~n

was: No perfecution

>

nor we at

qr<otidte morior;

and

therfore.'no: fo ftnftble of

tillS

dochme.

But

yet,to themthat are daily fallin<> toward

dea,h

;r.

t

[;1:

.

dT

p

d

"'

h

,r,mg o

'Jttsagoo

ext:

era vemure notwhenwearewellandingood

e~lth

; but the houre is comming, when we

th~llleave

catchin<> at all other

hopes,

':hallf~~2oldonely

b)l this:

in horJ mortu,when.all

hope,fave thel10pe ofthis verfe,

th

r,

h 1ake us. Sure lt 1s, under thefe very words, are we \aid into our graves, and

£i

e et e aftwordsthatarefaid over us astheve;-ylafthold we have · and wether-

oretoregatdthemwirhiob, and

lay

th~mupinourbP[omc.

'

ThereisinthisT

,

tall

the

A

t

ext,

:t

Text,

and an

1

Expofition.

1 •

The

Text,

we may well

nge sTex\

:for, from them it

came

firll:.

2 •

The

Expojition

is

SaincPards,

0

o

z

Thefe