Burgess - BT715 B85 1654

I of thetleteiifuln~([e ilndguilt()fM4?JS. hettrt: ' 53 · fenfitive part,and is dralllD out by fenfible objetls; and there is a rationalllove, which they call amor appreci~tt-ivm, where~ by in out radonall parr, we fet an high cfiecm, 2nd do judge ·fuch an object to be enjoyed before all, and we would lofe all things rather then that: Now there is no godly man, though he may finde fenfible rove moving of him to fenfible objects• . but yet in his inward judgement and efleem, if he were put to this to part with God or Chrift, rathet then thofe earthly mer~ics, he would choofc to leave all, as Mofls did the trca– fures in Pharaohs Courr, rather then to have any pleafures of finne for a feafon. Therefore it was not a good argument , which {oab ufed toV avid, when he faw him fo paffionatcly bewailmg the death of his fonne Abfolom, and refufing all comfort: He bids him leave off mourning: and now I fee thou loveft tthy tnemie! better then thy fritnqs; 2 Sam.19.6. fo if all we had died fo that Abfolom had lived, thou wouldft not have cared. This was no good argument ; for though , David did. paffioFJately as a father weep for Abfolcm, y(t in his jud~ement he thought it was better, if it mufi be, to have him deftroycd, then to have his whole Army and Kingdom loll:, and for that end did- he take up arms againfi Abfolo1'/1..J• So then, let not thy heart deceive thee, a~ if thou hafi no grace, when bccauf~ thou canfi not finde fuch' fenfible affe: tl:ions as thou dtfirefr, yet its good .to labour and pray for thefe;as DAvidfaid, not only hi.s foul, hut hiJ jle{h, his fenfitivC! part did longafter God: and commonly where that apprehen– five love is, there it overflowes all the inferior pares of . the foul, even as the oyl on .Aarons head defc.ended dowa- ~ards. , Thirdly, The heart of a godly .man .deceiveth it felf in maI J · king this confequence: I .do not feel my felf in the fiate of L , grace,I have no affurance th~t I am fancl'ified and regenerated I do not finde Gods favour upon me; yea I feel the clea~ . contrary: 't.herefore they conclude they are not in the flare of grace,or mthe love of God. This alfo is 1 a frequent deceit t~nde~ hearts are fallen .into; th~y argue from the appearance ' of ~htngs . t.o. the reality _: Even as the Difcip!es ,thought ' Chnft a Spmt, .and fo were grea tly afraid. But (alas) . ·· H 3- , the , ,