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the grDjfefl

Sel•f!1Nrder.;

109

verteth a people-

to

be

willing~·

Why!

be-

caufe the

will did

refill:

him·;

nay God had

hisNete•

~w~

felf

t?

refill: him,

ang~r

fieps in his way

to refifi h1m,

·convert h1m not: Lord,

his

wilfulnel(e bath anger:rd thee; Jufiice freps

in

to

.refift himi fave him not Lord, his fins ·

-have di1bonoured thee. . Nay-he had his mer-

cy tQ refi£1: him:Mercy fieps in , Lord he bath

abufed me, fave him not. Indeed had afin...

ner, yielded as foon as he finned , mercie

would not refifi him; but mercie ·:had

been

,

.dealing with"him ' ' and

be

abufed. all mercie..

And therefore he had mercie to refifi , nay

and wifedom

e

one would think to

refift

too

,

what a

wilfull fool?pitty

him-

not

Lord.

There

is no reafon he fuould be

pittie~,

if he will

perifh let him

perifh ~

.

I

fay in the converfioit

. of a finner ,as there w,as nothing to affifi him,

fo

there was all to refifl:.The will does refift

him,nay ·God hadhimfelf as

I

may fo fpeak

torefifi him,yea,and

mercy

to re6ft him;it

was

not fo in the creation of Heaven and Earth.

--·The creature had never

provok~d

God not to

-· create it: but the finner bath provoked God

never to convert him, fo that now God

rnuft

have power over himfelf if he

me~n

to divert

him.

oh

then what infinite rea{onhafl thou to

be humbled?thou

refifiefi

God, as

Stephell

told

the

Jewes;

you have alwtties rejifted the

Holy

Ghoft ,Act.i7.5

I .

fo thou haft

refifted

Gods

fpi–

rit;

yea,.thy will does refift

him '

and

that is–

lhe firongeefi thing to

refift in

the

w~rld~ ,

His

word

comes to convert

thee~and

thou doft re–

P.~ ~i~

motions , his mercies,

his

corrediobn?,

u

.

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