Burgess - BT715 B85 1654

9· Doth publike duties for pub!ike ends. 'o{Uprightntf[t of litJt't i or obedience; when God called him out of his own countrey-' be went, not knowing whither; here Ahraham1heart was lik~ the Philofophers ,ateria prima, ready to rake any formall im– preffion God fltould put oa ir, And how greatly God il:ands upoa an abfolute obedience without any difpute, thoughwe might bring plaufible pretences,appeareth in ~aul, and in that Prophet who was torne in pieces by tbe Lyon, when -yet for bo,tb -t11ele, -~~n might have pleaded fair excufes, but an heart without guile cannot difpute, but it i can obey; asthe Martyr faid,He could not difpute,but he could burn. 4• An Heart 'Without Guile, iJ that 'Which doth faithfully dif– charge thAt publik; trujl, Whether in Church or Co"!monwealth, uprm tho(e publik,p and holy ends that God doth require; not aim· ing at fclf-advantages,but righteous and godly things. Publike offices of tn:tfi will greatly difcover mens integrity, as the fire doth gold and dro!fe: Thus in the Church we hear Paulcom· forcing himfelf, that he had pru~ehed the Gofpelsngodly fimpli– ,;t) ,114 it~ the prefence ofGod: He was not in the number ofthofe thatdidrlbr..otilv,z Cor.:z..t6.ashefaith, mtngle'deceit with the word ofGod ; he did not as crafty huckfters,~mil..ivttv,mingle good and b,.d together, wine and water: efpecially you have a notable demonftration of Pa~tls fincerity, 1 The(.,. 3,4,5, where you have the dire8:ory for ail the Minifiers of t·he Go– fpel ; our exhortation was not ofdeceit nor in_guile, ·!Jut 'We fo {pe.ck.., n1t 114 pleaftng men hHt God,'Which triethour hearts: Here if at any time we may call PltHI, Co,.·culurn7>ei, and Angciltm terrejfrem, as Chry{G{lome, bccaufe though in the world, yet he is not worldly ; but like the Sun-beames that fhine upon the earth, yet" gathers no earthly defilements. And as it is thus in the Church, fo in the Commonwealth alfo, men that i hav.e hearts withou.t guile, will abborre tof!nrich themfelves, or injure the publike for their own private greatneffe ; its ~e1 public<~~, not res propria, .as TH!t] urged well. Thus Samuel after he had governed the people ofIfrael, what convincing arguments did he ufc ofhis integrity; whofe Ox or Affe have l tak.!1~t~lMJ? I Sam._u .3· He did not defraud them .j,n ·the leaft · manner. Mofes how devoid of guile was he,whenGod being angry with the people,would have deftroyed them, and prof- - &~