Burroughs - BS2705.4 B87 1653

G o f jiél-Converfittion. 77 fatisfied that : Hath Chrift fatisfied that ? confider what thou faieft when thou faieft fo, do but confider how much of the' glory ofGods juflice doth appear in what Chrifl hath done and fuffered ; I defire to hold forth no further the glory of juflice than by holding forth Jefus Chrift to thee, Doeft not thou think that God would have thee to fanaifie in thy heart and life all the Attributes of God that doth appear in Jefus Chrifi ? Now the glory of juftice doth appear as much in Chriff as the gloryofmercy Both; then thou that doefl profefs the Gofpel, thou muff fanétifie this Attribute of God as well as the other, thou fan(lifieft them both in honoring Gods juflice, I do 'not fay that thou fhouldeft have a defpairing heart., nay it will keep thee from defpairing, or that thou fhouldeft have a (èrvile fpirit, but that thou fhouldeft fanc`fifie it with reverence. And another thing that is very confiderable, What is God To [et upon theglory ofhis uflice thè GI(1 ? Oli labour you tobe juft in all your Converfations ; you fee how God prizes juftice, that he will rather have his Son die and be made a curie, than juftice íhould not have honor; Oh take heed of injuflice, the (in of injuflice is a fin unbefeecning the Gof)e1 ; and here's an argument adainft injuflice, a (}conger than I know any in all the Book of God, or can be imagined by -men and Angels,, which is this, That in the GofperI find that God hath His. heart fo fet upon juftice, that rather than juflice (hall not be fa- tisfied he will not fparehis Son one farthing (as the Scripture faith) He fÿared not his oWn Son, but His Son mull pay to the uttermofl, His Son mull bear his very wrath, and all, that God may (hew his infinite love to juflice; Oh then, let Chriflians love juflice in all their dealings, in their dealing with God, in, their dealings between man and man. To fee one that profeffeth the Gofpel, and fometimes accounts the feet of thole bea'ûtifuh that b,ingglad tpdingsof falvation, yetunjufl in his dealings,, fo 'as do but followhim in his courfe between man andman,, there he makes no confcience of juf$ice there he will rather break the rule of juflice than (it may be) hewill'lofe fixpence, ora chilling; what if it were the lofing of thirty, orfourry pounds, is it Inch a thing, that the rule of juftice mull lather be broken than the lofs ofa little mony ?: Is this as becomes the ofpel ?: