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So

43err/rum

a.

iulius,

yea

a

Tully,

or

the

molt

eloquent

orator

in

the

world,

could

have ufed for him.

Thefe

words

hold

out

a

compend and

fum of

a

Chri-

rian

walk, and

an

excellent

pattern

for

believers

;

Herein

do

I

exercife

myfelf,

&c.

where

we

have thefe

three

things

Conti

dcrable

;

.Erfll

The

apofile's

great

defign

and aim, viz.

To

have

a

Confcience void

of

offence;

that

he

might

fo

walk

as

never

to

offend

his

Confcience,

nor

to give

it

an

ill report

to make

of

him.

Secondly,

The

extent

of

this

defign

and aim, and that

in

a

twofold

refpeE

;

i.

In

refpe&

of

the

Obje

&,

toward

God

and toward

men, i.

e, He would

do duty

to

both, and

be

found without

offence

to either.

2.

In

refped

of

all

a&ions,

companies,

'places

and

times

;

he

was

fo

exerci-

fed always;

not

after

a

fermon or

communion only,

not

under

fame heavy crofs,

or after

fame

notable

outgate

and delivery

only

;

but

he

aimed, definged,

and

endea,

voured

to be fo confrantly and

equally.

Thirdly,

The

manner

of

his

going about

this,

Herein

(faith he)

do

I

exercife myfelf, i. e.

it

was a bufinefs

that

took

him

up,

and held

him

ferioufly

at

work He

was

as

a man,'

who,

fighting

for

his life

in

a

Barras,

or

at

a

tingle

combat,carefully

handles his Arms; even

fo,

did

he

carry

and

behave

himfelfin

all

things

as

if

his

life

had

ftood

on

every

a&ion

or

word.

fluff at once,

and

together,

propofe

fever

al

doEtrines

clearly deducible

from

the

text,

the

profecution

where-

of

will

help

to

clear both

the words

and the matter

con-

tained

in

them.

The

pit

whereof

its,

There

are many forts

of

offences,

both

toward God

and

toward men,that

we

am

fábjeet

and

liable

to.

The

fecond

is,

There

is

within

every

man

a

Confcience

that

takes

noticf.

of every

piece

of

his

carriage,

and

is

ac-

cordingly

affected

with

it,

and

aflè

&s

the

man

for

it.

The

third

is,

Whatever

things

are

offences

toward God

or

men, are allo attentive to

the

conscience

;

whatever

fin

lirikes

againui

his law, wòunds

the

Confcience.

The

fourth

is,

It

is

a

very

good,

choice and excellent

thing

for

a

believer to walk

fog

as

to

keep

a Confcience

al-