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Of theRE

s

VRRE

c

T

ION~

The

forCe

or fulneffc ofrhe

Apojtles Simile

(

ont ofjoynt)

you flull,never fully

con~

.

·11you rake in hand feme good worke of fome moment: and then you fhall

c;e1ve,

u

b

k

h

h

b

t

·

d"

for cerraine. For,doe ut mar eme :,en, ow m_any

ru s,bets, tmpe •ments,

there

"llb

asitwerefomanyputtlll'gsouto;

}oynt,

yer~tcan

e roughttopaffe. Th!s

Wl

e,or thatwants: one thing or other frames not. A

Jinew

fhnnkes, a bone is our

wanes,

d

1

·

·

· l

' E. h

·'

[<

vhatisawry: and what a oe nere 1s, yerwecan get lt ng 1t.

tt erthe

wtll

i~~~~[e,

and we havenomindeto it ;or the

po!Ver

is

fhrunke~nd

the meanes

~aile

us;

or rhe time ferves noti

orrheplace

IS n?t meet, ort?e pamcs

to

be

~ealt

w1th, we

jjndethem undifpofed. And the m1fery

IS~

when one IS got

m,

the other IS

ot<t

againt;

That, the wirofman could not have devtfed

a

fitter tenne, to have exprcffed tttn;

This fortbe dtfeafe.

.

.

.

.

.. . . .

.

· What way doth Go o take, to fetus nght

~

Ftra oy our

Mmif/ry

and meancs;

For,it is

a

parr of our profcJl!on underGo o, this

fame.,.'T•PT~'!'!',:o

fe: the Church

in, and every member that 1S out

of}oynt.

(You may

re~de

tt,

m

tl11S

very

term~

(Epht[.IV.XII.)

<>e)<r,g.'T•~mp.lv.)

And that we doc,by applymg outwardly thtsTejla-

tlll»tand rhe

blortd

of it ;Two fpecia\1

splints

(as it were) to keepe all araight.

Out

of

the1eftament,

by the

!Vord

of

exhortation(as,

in the next Verfc he cals it :) praying us

Vcifc ;;,;

10

fuffer the

Splinting.

For it mayfometimcs pinch them, and

put

themtofome

·

p

1

ine, that are not well

injoynt,

by prefling ir,and putting it home. But both by de–

nouncing, one while the threats ofthe

old Tejlament,

another while by laying forth

the

promifes ofthe Ncw,ifbyany meanes, we may get them right againe. This, by

cheTejlament,

which is one outwatdmeanes. The

Blo11dis

another inward meanes•.

By it, we are made

.fit

and

per[eO(choofe

you whether :)and that fo,asat no time of

all our life, we are

[o

well

injoynt,

or come fo neere the flare

ofpcrfectnelfe,as

whed

we come new from rhe drinking ofthat

blord.

And thus are we

made

jit;

Provided, that ...

1~~.r.~,

do end (as here itdoth) in,,,;.., and

"''.'l'o/'

rhat,

all

this

·ii"

7 ;.,..,;;:.:

fit making

do end, in doing and in a

!Vorke:

that

[omeworke

be

don~.

Fot, in

doing

it is '';'·

to end, ifit end aright; ifit end, as the

Apoftle

(here) would have1t. For, thisjittin<>,

Toe

Pf

.&f!"'

isncit

roheare, learneor know;

but to

doe

his

will.

We

have Jjeene long at

Tea,;h :/,;

thy will,

atthatleffon: There isanother(inPfalme CXLUI.)

Teach me to doethy

Pfi.IH·'~·

will;

we mull

rake

our that alfo.

Teach me thy will;

and

Teach me to doe thy,vi!l,

are

twodillinCi lelfons. We areallourlifelong about thefira; and never come to the

fecond,

to'",;"""'""·

Iris required, weflJouldnow come to

thefecond~<7'"'"ii=·

We are normadejit(whcn we arefo)to doe never

a

whit the more: K•7aPTi""' is to

end in"""'"' (which is)

doing:

and in

l"~JP'

(that is)in

a

worke.

.

.

In

worke, a11din every good IVOrke.

We

mua nodlip rhe collar there, neither. For, • '"'rr<•rf¥

ifwe be able to fiirreour hand but .

way at1d nor another,itisa figne, it is nor well

I<

attgood

fer in. His, that is well fer, he can move it to and fro, up and downe, forward and

wort«·

backward; every way and to every

workc.

There

be

that are all for fome

Me

IVOrk;

thadinglefomeonepeeceofGo os fmiice ; wbolly addicted to that, but cannot

skill of the rea.That is no good figne.To be for

every one;

for al forts

of

good worl:es,

for every parr ofGoos worfhipalike: for no one more than another; that (fure)is

thenghr; So choofeyour Religion;fopraCiife your

IVDrfoip

of Go o. Iris not C1fe,

to doeorherwt[e; nor

to

ferve

God

by

S]nechdPche:

but o,..,b7<,to take

all

before us;

llut,in the doing ofali or any,beftde our part(

'''·7~

"'""'"')

here is alfo """''''

"~'''' rz,~·,;.J~,:

a

Worker

belides. For, when G o o hath

fitted

us by the outward meanes, there is

Tb,femd

A, .

nfr all. _Hdeaves not

~1s.

t?

~ut

felves for the rea: but, to that

?utly~rd ap~lication

'"

1

0

hours,Joynes HIS

'1>0/U

'"'

up.•

v,

an

m!VardoperattOIJ

ofHts owne mfptnn<> HIS grace

l

~:cJ~~

is

nothing bur the breath ofrhe

E_I

olJ

Gho~.

Thereby

rnlightning~ur

mindes,

1

ng

our wtls;

workmg

on our affechons, makmg us

hommes bon« volrmtattS

:that

"'. len we have done well, we may fay with the

Prophet· Domine univerfa opera nojlr.i

Efap6.I:i.

~:~atiiSes

jnnobi<:

Lo"

o,

all

~ur

good workcs thor< hat/wrought in

re.

Ottrworksthey

.

yec,o[thy workmg.

And wtth

thevfpojlle: We did them ;yetnot we,but thegrace

Cor.t p <>.

Ggg

~

uf