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i_68 __ Chap. 19. e/fn: Expofition xpon. the Bookof J o B., Gentiles did receive any fap of fpiritu,tll life from him, as- branches doe of a natural( life from the roote ; for thus Jefus, Chrift atone is the roote of the Church, or ofall beleevers but Abraham was and is the roote of the Olive tree onely ink: way ofAdminiftration.. The Lord calling him forth as the firft man with whom he was pleated to create and enterthat Cove- t ant with, which yet was originally and ( as I may fpeake ) radically made with Chrift in the behalfenot onely of ordina-. ry; helmets, whether zerres or Gentiles,. iuteven ofAbraham. hitnfelfe. Thus, I have flept a little.out ofmy way, to{hew in.. avltat fence Abraham is called the rocce oftheOlive tree.Thefatnes of thisOlive tree, is all the outward. priviledges and ordinances in- álituted, together with the inward graces promifed. Of this toote ",end fttnes the Gentiles did, partake, being taken into theviii -He Church, from which, before; they were aliens and firangerr. Now though the Gentiles were thuselated through free grace in the priviledges of the ycwes, yet-T4/4/ forefaw that-they in fiend of thankfulneffe to God for the mercy bellowed on them, would be ready to exalt themfelv-es against the Yen-es, who for a time through their own unbeleefc were call downe and bro ken off,. and therefore he faith, Boaft not agairf the bra; chef. And againe, ( ver.2o. Be not high- mindedbutfeare;As.if he I ad fayd, thy Rate is- high; let net thymindebefot.00; The ?en'es are fallen, andunleffe thouwalks-ft in holy fe.ire; thon canll not Rand. The Apolille gives another inflanceofmans readineffe to exalt himfelfe against thofe that are iveake in-faath-, as before a- gainft thole who were fallen through tmbeleefe.(Rom. t 4.3. )Let n,t him that eateth defpife him that-eateth not ; and let not him that eateth not, jadge him that eateth ;for rodbath recieved him. Here -are two forts ; him that eateth, and him that eatethnot : He that did eate was the firong brother ; he that did not sate was the weake brother. Now the firong who had aclearelight about Gofpel- Liberties, and was fully convinced that the diffe- rence of meats was taken away by Chrift, feeing his brother fcrupled; and forbearing to eat, judged him prefently as weake, and fo was ready at once todefpife him, and magnifie himfelfe. Thefe two may eafily enough be diititïguifhed, but they are never feperated. He that thinks lightly of another, bath aleares high thoughts òfhitnmfelfe, A defpifer of the teaji of his brethercn,is.