Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v5

Chap.15. AnExpofition upon the Bookof J OB. Verfr' (fuch we fuppofe Elipbaz tohave been) in a godly Friend Non tnaiedi. Charity fuggefis a fairer Interpretation of this procedure, cendi/luèiofe- that he fpake thus harfhly, and dealt thus roughly, being mo rebatur , good ved by force unwary paffages ín jobs difcourfe, not well un- ab ono vivo prc derflood, or mild pp lied. At which florae howmany fáumble rjil aiíe._ mum' e et- at this day'? Firti, mifconcsivitag, and then cenfuring their leaned. Brethren; being,firfloffcndedwithout any juf1 caufe given, and then giving jufi caufe of offence. Had we once learned to expound each others, a Lions,, fpeeches and opinions, by the rules of Charity, we thould not fo often, no nor at all break the.Laws of" Love. We thall make.a good improvement of this failing in Jobs Friend,. if it may be our warning (in dealing) to deal bett'et-With-öUi friends. There are three parts áf this Speech ; in the firfi, Eliphaz appears by way of proof and ,reprehenuon , which ex- tends it felt from the beginning of the Chapter, to the end of thirteenth Verle; and here proves yob upon five points of errour, or misbehaviour °_ of all which he conceived him guilty Fin i, herçproves him Q£ folly,. or for fpealting that which was unwo thy a wife Man, 'tn the "fecorid and third Verfes, ,Shovtlda wife man:upter vain kno.nledge ? &c Secondly, he reproves' him of prpphanef5 , òr for doing that which was _ uiworthy,a.godly tnari, at the fourth Verle, Teo, shoo cajtetf oftfeat', and reftrainiftprayer beförè God. The fum Of both is, Thou fpeaikeJt uñìnifely, a,nd eh u atieJt wick- edly: Which he takes for fo plain a charge, that he makes him his own acculer, as if there needed no evidence but his confcience, though he had (as Elifhaz mil judged ) daubed up the matter with fair, words,,,, and. colourable pretences , 5ierfe 5,, G, Thy mouth,iattereth Mine in quity ;;Thine- own mouth condemned; tee,. and.not I : }'ea, shine own lips tefiifté againft thee. Thirdly, he reproves himof pride an arrogáñce, of Of- conceit, and over- weening.his own partnd pofitions, Verle 7,8,9, ro.Art thou the fuJi man4hat was orn,or waft. thou made before the hills ? &c. As if he had faid, Thou carrieftt,as ifthou hart engro ed all wifdorn, as if thou hadit more knowledge and underítanding, more leaning and experience, than anyman ; yea, rhen.all men living. Fourthly,