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The deceitfulneffé ofmans heart. 4fr/ft'i)-4;14/ 4r/ 41 -411r SAN*AS*44f4ArlrINS4/ C H A P. 1 V. of the deceits oft hree feverallforts of men, the rich Worldling, the civili lufliciary,thetoofe Libertine. O muchof the f ft deceit, in judging ofour perfonr. The fecond followeth.And that is, The fecond deceit is that when we think our felves in good and hap- our bad , py eftate before G(xi, being indeed mifera- is good. where hie ; when with the Church of Laodicea wee judge there are our felvesrich & wanting nothing, when indeed we Rcve1.3. are poore,naked,blinde,and beggerly wretches. If any manjfaith Paul)thinkehisnfelfe fomewhat,svheu he Galat.6.3. it nothing , he deceiveth hirfelfe is his imagination. Now what greater fomerohat than for a man to bee happy? what greater nothing than to be miferable? and fo what greater deceit than this,for a man being miferable, to judge himfelfe happy? being in Gods deepe diCpleafure, to account himfelfe to be highly :n his favour ?A deceit indeed very common;but wile very dangerous: for in this cafe mans deceitful' and dreaming heart makes him like that dreamer of the Prophet, whothough hungry and thirfty, yet in Eray. 29.8 his deepe thinkes he bath meate and drink ; but as he awakened,fees his error,and feeler his hunger; fo (hall the heart aroufed by God , at leaft at the day of judgement, fee her deceit, and feele her mifery. Surely, as in the naturali dreams, is is better when they bee fal fe, they íhould bee of fearefiall things, than ofjoyfull: as better for a Ding to dreame him felfe to be &Beggar, than contrarily for a Beggar to E dreame