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videtly arifeth from the words; for thence is the

force ofthe·Argument,htm

A

!l-fttfficient,

there–

fore

w·al/ee !Je(ore·me,&!x perfd1,.

My

Beloved;

it

is evident, .

th~t

the caufe ofevery.mans

-ke~ping

offfrom

God,

the caufe of his unevenneffe. after

'

he

is·come into him, is from

hence~

that men .

thinke not

G()dto

be

All~fufficient ·;

for

if

a

man

had enough

in

the

Lord,

he would never·go

out

from him; but becaufe he wams

fometh~ng,

he

defires

fomething that

'is

·not in him,or he.feares'

'fomething,-thathethinkes·he cannot keepe off

from him:hence

it

comes to paffethat he fl:eppes

out fi·om

God,

hegoeth out of the wayes of

his

Commandements. And therefore

I

fay ,thecaufe

ofevery.mans ·departurefrom God,thecaufe

of

Asinthree

pis keeping offfrom

God, ,

orof his vnevenneffe

forts of men.

in

thewayes-ofGod,is from hence;tHat he thinks

not

God

to

beAll-fojficient;and

this you fuaJlfee

in three forts ofmen·.-

Firfl:,there

is

ageneration ofmen, that

liue as '

w.itbout

God

in the

world,

and thht looke not to.;

I

wards

G

odat.al,that make c6fcience ofnothing,

Such

asp~r;

and what

is

the reaRm C?fthat

~

·but becctufe'they .

forme nodu·

thinke, they haue fufficient of their owne, and .

tics-to

God• .

therfore they

1v.alkein

their owne

wayes,

and fbnd

upon their owne bettome, and they --Ioue them–

felues;&-feruethemfelites·altogether:r and apply .

notthernfeiues to the

Lord

at all '; and therefore

whenfoever anyman is brought unto

GoJ,

the

worke is,totake him offftom his owne bottom,,

to.fhew him his owne

infujfiiiencie

in·

himfelfe~

.and the emptineffe ofbimfelfe,

&

ofevery erea-.

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B 3

ture, ,

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