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114

WilfHl

llllpenitenCJ

An

awak-

Afew words to

you

that are the redeemed

ning

him,

of ·the Lord, and fo !'le make a

C(}ndufion

of ·

for che re-

all.I pray God fmite honlc this point

into

vour

dr~:ed

hearts ; .for though your wils be tamed· and

tdrd~

fubdued in regard of the wicked, you do not

" • Note.

. /

jland out as they do, neverthelefs obferve yoa ·

this point: there)s many a Canaanite that re–

mains

fiil in our bofoms, · that we may thank

our own wills for not rooting out. We do not

put our

fel

ves forth fo much as we

might~

.nor

labour ·in the Lord fo ferioufly ·as we might,

, n0r walk fo clofe as we might : Qh beloved,

thefe thefe fame will nots do us all .the mif–

chief that ever is done us. For ·

Firfi, We riever

fin

againft Gofpel, but only

upon will-nots: · indeed we

fin

againfl: the law

in every of our cannots, but we never fin a–

·gainft the Gofpel, but only in our will-nots.

The

Go~pd_

re9uires

~othing

ofa believer,but·.

· that whtch

ts gtven htm, anO: therefore

we

ne–

ver

fm

againfr the Gofpel, but

only

in our

wil

nots:

this is the voice of the Gofpel

ifi~7,s)~"-"

if any

man

wil,

John7 .

17.

Oh then let

us-

fiir

up our felves, fuall we

fin-againfi

gofpel,.and

be angry

aEainfl mercy?

'

.

Secondly, .we can never

difpleafe

God,.

but

only

upon

wil-nots.

I fpeak only upon

Gods·

people

:

we can never ftain our acce·ptance

with God, but only in our wilnots, though

we capnot put fin in our prayers, . but fin in

our

dutie~,

but fin

in

every thing

t4at

we do :

yet

this_

~oes

not

fiain our,

acceptance with

God,nor blemifh

it

one-whit, when God bath

$ur wills

:

for

if

there he avvilliJJg mind,.1,t is

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