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To

the Chrií'ian

Reader.

fo

the

trie

wifdome of godly

men

is

no

privi-

ledge

again

the

Soveraigne power

of

God

in

of

Hiring

them.

And

therefore

Job

,

though truely

wife in

heart,

muff not

looke

for

any

fuch

re-

fpe5l

from

God

as to

be

itntoucht

by or

priviledg'd

from

a

f

li5iion.

For

the

clofe

of

all,we

may

fumme up

the whole

fcope

of

Elihu's

under

-

taking

with

Job

,

yea

of

the whole

Booke

of yob

in

thefe

fix

poynts

or

propofitions.

Firit

,

No man can

Hand

before

God

in

his

owne

perfonall righteoufnefs.

Secondly

,

How righteous

foever

any perfon

is

,

yet

the

Lord.

may

a

f

li6i.

and

breake'

him

in

what

way

and

in

what

degree

bimfelfe

thinkes

fit.

Thirdly

,

God

bath

moll

wife

and

gracious

aymes

in

a

f

iüing

his

r,ighteous

fervants.

Fourthly,

His

mol

righteous

fervants

may

not

take the

liberty,

to

complaine as

if

they.

were

wrong'd

, or as

if

God were

either

rigorous

or

un.

righteous

in

the leafl,

how much or

how

long

fo.

ever

they are

ali6led.

Fifthly;

There is,

nothing gotten

by

complain.

ing

or

flriving

under

the

afiliCiing

hand

of

God;

and

therefore

Sixthly

,

''i'is

be

for

us

or

our

wi

fes`Z

way

when