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C I E N C Y,

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Yet thefe words co.ntaine fomewh;zt more

which you may fee by that which follows,!

will

·make

my

Covenant6etwecn

me

&thee;&Iwilmul~

tiply

thu

exceedingly.

The ground of

all

our

Jin–

certtie

is the

Covenant,

that is between

Gud

&

vs.

Nowthefewordsdo the mofl: brieRy that I find'

ofany in the Scriptures, expreffe the

Covenant

between

God

&

vs

on both fides,for they are but

the fumme ofthe

Coteenant,which

inotherplaces

ofScripture

is

explicated, and fet forth more

at

large;fo that the opening

ofthecovenant

on both

fides,is the ground ofall

the_finceritie,

of

all

that

obedience that we yeeld t0

Gfld.:

And therfore,l

fay, you

ihall

not onely haue occafion from this

Text to examine the graces of

God.f

fpirit in you,

and the actions that flow from them, whether

they"bejincereandperfecf,

but likewife

'we

will

fhewyou theground

ofthisjinceritie,

whence it

ariferh, and how it

is

1vronght in every mans

heart. And thus thefe words containethe

Cove•

nant,fayth the

Lord

to

Abraham,I

wiU

Gethy

God;

on

the other fide,

thou

jhalt

6r: mine.

N

o'w

he

fhewes

whara kind

ofGodhewillbetohim,Iwit

·-am.r;.1:

.

/;e All-fujficientto

thee, which confifts in

two

.4li~Julfit~t1tett

h .

'L

1'

· . h··

.

·

11

ofGOD,

t

mgs,'h

you cornpare

t

us

wu

·aen.J.

) . r

..1

wiu.

wherein

it

he

thy

Buckler topreforue

thee

frcm

all

'evi!t:

And

confifi~

againe,Iwill6e

thy

exceeding

great reward:

·that

is,I

wil

not

only be

as

hield,

bur I will be a

s

unne

to

thee;

I

will both preferuethee

from

al!evill,&

.I will fiJl thee wi th all good things,

I

will

co~-

pajfe

thee about with

merty and

loving

kindn~([e:

l

fo that thou fhalt finde,that

1

will !Jean

exceedif!g

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2

great