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I II.

The

J<qt~t/t.

l

3

Luke

~.14.

ofGodthatrvanvithlls,

Bothwayes,itistruc: what He

wotkes

bv"'"

d h tH

k

·

H

k

'

F

/

•"eworkes·

us;an w a

ewor esmus,

e

rvor rsoyus.

or,<"rl'"''"fl'iitakenot

IQ

the other, butfiand well together. Thisforthedoing.

away

one

· Now

forth.:·worke:

In

everygoodworke

we doeHis

will:

yet (itfeemeth)de

r

there are. For, here IS menuon

of~''"~""·

H1s w.Il; and befides it of;,.

g

~es

good pleafitre,

and this latter fotmds , as if it did import more

tha~

a

·fi~~~;·

-%

Ones

goodpleaforeismore?

than His bare

will.

So, in the

Ch.zpterbefore,

He,:fu:

eth

""-Tf!ou.ul'"r'•~<,(that

Is)we may

ferve

and

pleafe:

(that is)may fo

fer

11

/

that

we

may

pleafe. Accettahlefervice

then, is more than any, fuch as it is.

The

as

is no queflion, but that, as of

evil! workes

fome

dif;leafe

G on more than otbc::

fo, of

goodworkes,

there

are[ome

better

pleafing,

and that He takes amore fpeciallde:

~~

.

And, ifyouwouloknow, what they be: above, at the XVI. vcrfe, it is faid '

that,

to_doegood

""1

~o dijlrib~te,

(that is)

dijlrih11tive

~oing

good•

.

It is more

than~

~rdmarse

fervtcc:

_lt

IS

a facntice

every

fuch

worke.

It

IS

of the h1ghell kinde offer.

vice,

an~

that With that kindew"f";;,'

(ou~wurdhere)

G on

i5

highly ple.(td.

So

doth Same

Pa11l

call the bounteous fupply111g of h1s wants from the

PhtlipPians

~

•.;.,"""'',a

(acrijice right acceptable mdpleafing to G

od,and ''"'"'

••~J'i"',

a

muj

delight:

fit!/

Jiucetfavour.

And, that you may fi11l fee,He lookes to the

Re[urrec1ion,Hefairh:

the

l'hilippians

had

lien dead,

and

drie

:t

great while, as in winter trees doeufe. Bur

when that worke of

bo11wty

came from them,they did

i••i<iM«•

(that is)

(hootforth

111

,;

frefb ,growgreene

againe, as

no\~

at this feafonplanrs.doe. That fo,

the very v;rrue

of C

H R '.

s r

s

re(~rreflton ~1d

_llJew

~orrh

It

~clfe

ID

them. So fitting Natures

re–

/ll~rdltow.flme

(the nme

_ofb~mgi~g thm~s,

(asIt were) from th_e

deadagaine) IVith

ri11S

of C

H

1\

x

s r. Whtch nme 1stherefore the mofi pleating nme,

the

time ofr1

1

greatefi pleafure ofall the rimes ofrhe yeare. So, we know, how to doe that, is

plell–

fmgin Hisfight.

.

'

Yer,

even

this plealing;and all elfe,is to conclude (as here it doth) with

1lmugh

I • s v s

CH

1t

1

s

r

our

L oR n: He is in, here coo. In, at the

doing:

ln,atrhe

making them to

pleafe

G o n,

Yt

fociat quiff!tper

C

H

1t

I

s r u

M

qtml

placed!ptr

C

H

l\

I

s r u

M,

that,

what by

C

H

l\

I

s r

i5

done, by

C

H

a

I

s r

maypleafe

when

it

is done. In,atrhe doing,

infimdewdogratiam,gratiam aflivam,

by infuling ot drop–

•.ping in His

grace ac1ive;

making us abk

andft

to doe, and fo to doe them. Inatthe

pleafing; aJ!imdendegratiam,gr.riampAjivam,

by powring on His good grace and

fa.

vourpa.fivt,

as it might be fome drops ofHis bloud,whereby it pleafeth being done.

Gracing

His worke(as wee

ufe~of.1y)in

GoDs fight, that(o,

HeofHisgr«e

may crowne it.

i

().

We have gone through with both points; Now comes the hardell point of

all,

the

feqHele,

to couple them andmake them hang well together.

.

Firfithen, they be afrribed to the Go n of

peace.

There are butthreethmg>

to be done in the Text, and

l'eace

cloth them all. And, if

Peace;

then Go o,

by

no orhertitlethanrhe Gon of peace.

•Peace hringtthfromdeath:

For, Warre(l

am fure) bringeth to

death

many a worthy man. There is little quellion to be made

of this: that the Go n

ofpeace

doth the one; but the

Dive!!of

di{>orddoththe

other.

Secondly,

PeaceJets in joynt, Warre

brings all out

ofjoynt: WArreis

not good for

thejoynts,

as we fee daily.

l'eacedoth

them no hurt,

.

.

Thirdly,

Peace makeSiu

{it

for

good: Warre,

for all manner of

evtll workes(lalth

Saint

lames

in the

Ill.

chap. ver[e

XVI.) Therfore the

Godofpeace,

fay we. (And,

if He take it from us for a time; that He bring it quick!y backe to us agame.) For

when He was firfi

6ro11gh1

into the world;

among the living,

at His birrh,

Iamu

was

fhut: the

v.tngt!s,

thcyfung

Pence "fio'!_earth.

And, when He \Vas

hm1ght

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