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c~ufeof

finnC'.'

Simile.

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im.perfedneife, and infinceritie that

is

in

rh~

hearts ofmen towl{ds

Gt~~4,which,I

fay, arifeth

from hence, that they apprehend not

God

to be

t.Ail-fujficient,for

this (for the mofi part)is the

.cafe ofmen,iftheydid not apprehend fome fuf–

ficiency in him,they would not feeke him atall;

againe,ifthey did apprehend him to

beAil-fuffi·

cient,

they would ferue

himperfe8ly :

but this.

middleappr~henfion

in men, that they thinke

there

is

a filfficiency in the

Lord,

but not an

Alt–

fofficiencie.,

this is the caufe why the hearts of

,men are hollow towards theLord.Even as when

-aman lookes towards agreatman, that is

a

man

of(omepowerableto doe him

hurt,

andrhat

hath fome abilitie to doe himgood: this makes

him to fearc

,it

makes him carefull

to

pleafe

him,

and to abll:aine from what may offend

him:

yet,

bec~ufe

he thinkes he is nor perfe_Cl: with him,

that hi$ heart is but hollow towards hirn, hee

dorh it riotfully.,So

it · i~in~'tirwalkirtg

before

God,

becaute

we

apprehend him not

to ~he

AU.·

fufficimt,

therefore-it is ·that QUr.hearts are not

perftl1

~ith

him;

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.

·weihall

bell:

fhew you this·in intl:ances; for

example; •What is the r-eafon, that a man is dif–

couragedin feekingto

God,

in praying to

God,

in

d~pending

upot1Gtidin anygreat cafe ofdifficul–

ty'

w~~r~

t,here .is more then ordinary difficulty'

t~hereis

more

to

be'futfere<{, there is more to be

· done,'whatis

t!he

reafon

ofit~becaufe

we

a

pp

re.

~end

him noHo be

:All-fofficimt.

You knowthe

l

.turning

of

men away

from

God,

c6monlyit ari•

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feth

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