Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v2

Chap .4, Itx Expofrtionupon the Book of JO B. VcrC 8. might leave fighting, and go to finning, that they might work wicitednefs more quietly, and keep clofc to their trade, the plow - ing of ini qui ty without diliurbatace. Secondly °brave, That there is an art in wickedncfs; it is Ka4aetîsr .v. Plowing, or as the word imports, an artificial working. Some ark avysv curious and exact in fhiping pollifhing,and feltingoff their tin the holy Ghot1 intimates, Rev. 21. 27. Whr '.Joever worked, abomi- , nation and 'naked.) a lye ; there is but one Verb in the Grtek, and fo we may read it fully enough in our lauguage,Ttrbofrevee workeib abomination and alye; to work an abomination or a lye, is more then to do an abomination or tell a lye. As when we fay fuch a man is a ClockaraWr,it notes art, as well as action. So to (ày fùc h a man is an Abo iatiot-worker, or a Lye-maker, notes him not only indultrious but crafty, or (as the Prophet fp_aks) wife to do evill. Thirdly, note from there metaphors of plowing and Cowing, That wicked men expel'r benefit inwayes offin, and look, to be gain - ers, by being evil doers, They make iniquity their plough ; and a inans plough is fo much his profit, that it is grown into a Pro- verb, to call,, that (whatfoe ver it is) by which a man makes his living or his profit, His Plough. And when we fay, there are many candles burning, and never a plough going, it is to tax un- thriftinefsor carclefs fpending, without hood} care of getting. Every man tills,in expe ±ation ofa crop; who tt ould put his plough into the ground to receive nothing? The Apoltle argues from this as a &elateofnature, (i Cor. 9.10.) He ibatFplcweth, ploweth in hope. And James 5. 7. The husbandman waiteth for the precious fruir ofthe earth ; having beftowed his labour, he doth not count it labour loft. jr is even ib with wickedmeta, when they are (in- ning, they think themfelves thriving, or laying up that in the earth a while which will grow andcncreafe to a plentiful harval. What firange fancies havemany to be rich , to be great , by ways of wickeducif . Thus they plow in hope, but.they (hall never be partaker oftheir hope;yca'theyShall beathamcd oftheir hope,tkeir fin will deceive them. And that which will make their poverty. molt burdcnfome,.is their hopeof riches; the expef.}ation they hai togain, will make their lofs, their breaking, and their undoing in- tollerable. Fourthly, obferve.ftrom click Metaphors ,That everyfaifoel s perfified in, (hall have a certain ferrowful reward, it £hall affu- redly