Grosse - Houston-Packer Collection BT268 .G91 1632

Ia2 11110111111101.111 Holinefepro rates allunderCrifi. And happy of all living perlons that lives the life of grace and holineffe, CHAP. Nil. kiEcondly this is propofed negatively, yet not I. I live in deed, and yet I live not, in refpeft of originali. The life which I live is not of nature , but ofgrace , not of my felfe but of 'Chrift : In refped of the rule which guides my life, though I live in the flefh, yet I live not after the flefh, I am not led by my lulls, but by theSpirit;of Chrift, live not after my owne fancy, but according to the will [of Chrift, in refped of the meanes by which Hive, I live not, by the fchafe of humane traditions, felfe-devifes, car- nail doctrines, and inventions of men, or fiperflitiOus ob- fervations, but I live by the wheat ofChrifis doctrine, the z fnceremile of Gods word, this is the fraffe and fray ofmy life : In refped of the end or terme to which I live, I live not to my felfe, I feeke not , I exalt not, I magnifie not my felfe, I propofe not mine owne ends ;, but I live to thrill, I intend, propofe, and exalt Chrift, I flrive to be all that I am unto Chrift : In refpect of the opinion, and apprehenfion which I have of my felfe, I live not as mine owne Lord and Mafter, but I carry my felfe as a crucified man, firffering nothing in me to exalt it felfe againfr Chrift but I proftrate all at the feet of Chrift, I make all to voile land bow to Chrift, that Chrift may live and reigne in me; !coke upon my felfe as the dude of únners, and the bafeft off' creatures , as unworthy of the leafy of Chrifis mercies, 11 deny my felfe, I allow no place within me, to mine owne wifedome and reafon, to my owne will and afießi- ons, to mine owne fancy and delires ; T !coke on thefe as empty lamps that have no light, as on fade guidesand trea- cherous 1