Burroughs - HP BS2775 B87 1649

toS Mo[eshuselft-deniAU. ~~j"oyment of all delights to the Rdh, ttlS an argument, that God is indeed .. the proper place., the centre ofthe foul when although it ~a rh never fo much of the creature,. to give facisfatHon un . to it, ye tit cannot reil:, bur works ftill to God through ~11, and from all: As a ftone,though it were in never fo good a place, although it were in Heaven, yet it would defireto defcend, becaufe the proper place of it is below . ~ fo let agracious heart which hath God for the centre be put into any condition never fofull ofdc:light, yet it is not fatisfied, it is willing to kave al,that it may clofe with God! To feeke after God and make much of godlinelfe in the times of affii6\ion may argue felfe love, but love te God appeares not the11. . As God manifefi:s his love to us in notfpadng his owne Sonne for us, fo we manifdl our love to God in not fparing our dearelt contentments for him. · This G.od tefti6esof Abr~thAm, hereby he knew hee loved him inJeeJ., in that for his fake, he aid no~ JP are hu ,ne/y[on Ifuc ; As PfAlm. 45. when the l(ings '"•Jhttr is content to forfake her fa· · thtrs