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thi

gt-effofl

s

elj'-111urder.

accepted according to that which a man bath

and not .according to that which a man hatt.

~

not;

2

Cor.

8.

12.

But when God woulfl have

'n~ . mend

this,.and we wil not,and reform that:»

.and we

wil

not,we let fecurity andfloth break:

into our wils; here, and here only

4o

we

oif–

pleafe our

goOd

God ;

this is a

main thing to

· confider; is there but one thing w·herein we

· may difpleafe

Go~,

and fball we not take heed

f

h

' '

·'

o

t

at.

,

· Thirdly, Confdence can never condemn

us

·but

only

upon:~il

not.r,

when

a.·

c~ild

of

God

fins," and he cannot

ot~erwife

choofe,his eonow

fcience can never condemn him.

A

child of

Gods

cAnnot.r

,

be they never fo

m~u1y,

nay if

they were millions more than they are , · they

never hinder fincerity; fincerity

is

rooted only

in

t~e

wil, it is

our'fl?ilnot

that is t·he breach of -

finceri~y

,and

there~ore

here only the confci- ·

ence

cond~mns

; does our confcience reproach

us in ourwaies

?

let us

thank

our

~il-not.r

for

this: have

we

little peace?

it

is becaufe of the

rehel!i,on

ofour

"Wi/

nots.

Ah,ah,this

is

an infinite

evil,for

it

hinoers our comforts, it hinders our

h?ldn·elfe ofacc.effe to the Throne of ·grace,it

ht~ders our_ patt~nce,

and every good 'duty.r -

ts

does

u~

tnfintte hurt;

it

frabs to.the

hea~ :.:~,

and wounds our very foul, when our con.ct-–

en~e

affordeth

little

peace,

0

it

hinders -very

gnevoufly;.all hi3is long of our

will-no~.r,

be.

caufe

we

wtll not

be fo carcfull and

fo

~trcum·

fpe~

as

we mighr.

. ,

.

Fourthly,God

can •ever be fo

angry

wtth

,at·

hut only

~pon

"Ril-nots.:

its

true

~ ~~ng as~.

·

·· ·-

~, ·~

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man

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