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Chap.

3

a.

ain

xpofition

upon

the

Book,

of

J

o

B.

Verf.

z

Firft,

He that contents

to

what another bath done ( though

the

deed

be

evil!)

jutlifieth

him

in

doing

ir. A fecret

liking .of

any mans

anion

is C

as

much

as

that

amounts

to )

the jutliication

of

his

perfon.

Secondly,

He

that openly approveth

or

applaudeth what ano;

ther

hath

done, juflideth

him much

more.

To

.

content with

fiin

nersis

finfull,

to

Hatter them

in

their finis

abominable.

Thirdly,

He that

Bands

uptomaintaine

and

defend

what ano-

ther

hath

done, juflifies

him

.moil

of all: All thefe

aCls

of jut

-1M-

cation

fob

denied

his

fi

lends,

while

he

Paid

(

Chap.

27.

ç.)

God

forbid

I

fbould.ju

i

fieyou

;

That

is, that

I

should fecretly

conCent

to

or

openly, approve and

maintaine

what

you

have

fiid

concern-

ing me;

or

you in

Paying

it.

Fourthly, The

fame man

is

Paid

to

jutlifie himfelfe

;

this felfe

juflification is

that

which

kindled the wrath of Eli haagainfl

Yob ;

The

text

is

exprefle

;

Becauf

e

he

jufti

fled

himfelfe,

&c. This

jufli-

fication

of

our felves

is

of two forts.

Firfl

,

Internall

and

mental!;

when

in

our

hearts

we

give

fen

tence for, or approve

of

our felves

;

when ive inwardly

boar+

and

glory

of

our

felves,whether

in

what

we

are,

or in

what

we

doe and

affirme.

The Pharifee

(LuIZ, 18.

i

t.

)hood

and

prayed thus with

himfelfe

(or

to himfelfe, that is, filently

)

God

I

thanl¿e

thee,

that

!

am

net as other

men

are,

extortioners,

uniu l',adulterers,or

even as

this

Publicane

;

1

f4

twice in

the

weeke,

&c.

Thus he

jullified

himfelfe.

Secondly ,

There

is an

external! and vocali felfe- juflification,

when we openly

commend,

and

Cry

up our felves

;

Thus

fehu ju-

flified himfelfe

(z.

Kings

io. 16.)

Come

fee my

zenit

for

the

Lord

;

He

would

needs

blow

a

trumpet,

and

proclaims before

all

men

how

good

a

man

he

ivas, and

what good

he

had done.

Yet

further, the

juilification

of

our felves

is-two

-fold.

Fir{I

,

Lawfull, yea and

commendable

;

Take that

in two par

-

ticulars.

Firfl,

That

man who

is

really and

indeed

in

-a jutlified

{late,

through

the free grace of

God

in

-

Chrifi, he,

when

a

jut

+occafion

is

offered,

may

luftiñe himfelfe declaratively before

men

;

For

.

as ive

ought

alwayes

ro

juflifie

our felves

declaratively

by

our

works,

that is, give evidence

by our

workes

that

we arc jutlif

ed'

by

faith

;

fo

we

may

jutlifie out

felves by our

words,

to

magnifie

the

,