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The ,rare 1ew_el of cbriftia» ·Contentment. · 1 7. 7 perilh evetlaflingly, a~d therefOle be not troubled at -thy me:~n condition• .Secondly, Though thou ball, but a xpean caJling in this world, and to art not . r-egarded as a man of ufe in the world, yet if tbou· beefl a CbriHian ; Go~hath called thee to a higher calling .; thy general calling it is a high calling , though thy particular calling be out low and mean : And for that you have a place in the Chapter before my Text, Phi/. 3· -14./ Prefs to - rMr~s the mark., (faith the Apo!Ue) f~r .the ;rice of tbt High calling ef God in Chrift 'le[flls : So that every Chrilliai.J bath an high calling of God in Chrifl Jefus, God bath called him to the highefl tbing that he hath called any creature to that he bath made, the Angels in Heaven have not an higher calling than thou haft Thou that perhaps fpendeA: thy time in a poor buliners , in the meane!1 calling, if tho:.t beefi adung-raker, to rake channels or to cleanfe places of filth or any other thing in the world that is the meaneA: that can be conceived of, thy general calling as _aChrifiian cloth advance thee higher than any particular calling can advanct! any man in the world : others indeed that are called tc;> manage the Affairs of tbe Stare, they are in a high Calling , or Miniflers they are in a high Calling , but thine in forne refpecbs higher. · A poor fervant that mu A: be fcraping all day about poor, mean things, many times may have fuch a temptation as this is , Oh what a poor condition bath God di-fpofed me to ! Will God have regard to fach an one that is in .. fuch a poor low place as I am ? Oh yes, .Chrifl bath regard to the meanefi: Member ; as aman bath as true regard to the Toe if it be in pain , and will tender that as truly and verily as a'ny 9ther member ; fo Chrifl bath regard to his lowefl and meaneft ones. ' Thirdly, Thou art in a high cai!ing, though thy ontvvard calling be low in refpe6t of men , yet in refpe6t of God thou art in .the fame calling with the Angels of Heaven, and in fome degree called to that that is higher, for the Scripture faith that the Angels come to underA:and th~ Myllery of the Gofpel by the Church ; thou that art a Ghrillian in that general 'caUing of thine, thou art joyned with Principalities and Powers and with Angels ,. in the .greatell work that God bath called any Bb crea-