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Chap.

3

2.

an

Expofition

upon

the

Book,

of

J

o

D.

Verf.

2.

15

Firfl,

ejf

godly

man in

maintaining a

good

caufe, may

give

juf'

reafon

of

anthers

paffion or

anger.

job

was

a

good man,and

his caufe was g

ood,yet

you

fee

a

wife

and

a

good

mans wrath

is

kindled.

Paul

and Barnabas

were

two

good

men,

yet

a

difference

arofe

between them

(fiîls

15.

39

and

the

contention was

ft

(harp

between

them

that

they departed

afunder.

Secondly, Confidering

the

caufe

of this anger in

generali,

Be-

caufe he

jolt

tfi'edhimfelfe

rather

then

good

;

we fee

it

was an

anger

for

Gods

caufe.

Hence

note

;

ginger

for

God or

in

the

caufe

of

God is

holy

anger.

Though for

the moll part the

flefh or our

carnall

corruption is

the

caufe

of anger,

and

it

begins at felfe

;

yet fometimes

it

is

flitr'd

in

the

caufe

of

God.

It

is

faid

of

Mofes,

the ltieekefl man

on earth

(

Numb.

12.

3.

)

that

when he faw-the

idolatry

of

the

people

(

exod.

3

2.

r

9.

)

His

anger

waxed

hot

;

He

was fo

angry

that he

call the Tables of

the

Law which

God

had

written with

his own hand, out

of

his hand and broke

them.

It

is faid

(Mar.3.

5.)

je

f

uo

Chrift

lookèd

about

on

themwith

anger,

being

grieved

for

the

hardneffe

of their

hearts;

He

alto

exprefl

a

great deale ofzea-

lous

anger

(Yoh.

2.

15.

)

when

he made

a

whip

of

fmall

cords,

and

drove

the

buyers

and

fellers

out

of

the

Temple. Some

of the He-

DR

age_

tell

us,

that the

word

here ufed for anger,

fignifieth anger

non

iret notar,

carried out

to

the deflru6lion of fin,

and

that

is a

very gracious

quo

forum gáir

anger.

There

are two things

whi

h-exceedingly declare the

hole-

peccari,tun

quo

neffe

of

a mans

fpirit.

Firft,

when he can

patiently beare

loads

of

f

frveriras

iu-

evills and

wrongs in his owne caufe, or which have

but

a

privateßtlTimo

eke-

refpe&. Secondly,

When

he

is

ready

to

take fire

in

the

caufe

of

ßnefl.

oc:

God

;

many

dull

and

fluggilh

foules can

heare

God

abufed,

and

Koe

prabes

ab

their

fpirits ftirre

no

more

then

a

flone

;

Elihu

was

angry

,

but it

negationem

tai

was

in

the

caufe

of

God

;

or,

Becaufe

fob

y4/

fled

himfelfe

rather

&rmundifiin.

then

God.

When

we are angry

with fin, we are

angry

(as

the

A-

juriarun

ferens

poflle advifeth

us

to

be

)

and fin

not;

That's

anger

without

n,

aurém crreu

on

when we are angry with

fin

;

and

are flirted

up

to

oppof

e

and

pi,

;

idq;

iii

fuppreífe

the pride

and

infolencyof

mans

fpirit

or fpeeches a-

utnot

ad

vin_

gain(}

God

;

To

be

angry for our owne

honour,

and

intereff,

or

dicandu'n

r

d

Gourd,

ad

e,nerdandum

exfluinulGYes.