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The
Pit
Sermon
thy excellency. Confider
likewife
what
it
is
that thou
efteemeft
thy
chiefeft
wifdore,
for it
is
the
difpofition
ofinen
before they
be
in
Chrift,
before they
haue
experience
ofthe
wá,ies
of
God,before
they
be
regenerate,when
they
looke
vpon
thofe
wayes
in
others,they
reckon
them folly,they
are
foolifhnes
to
every
natural man:
but
when
they are
once
inChrift,
then they
are
wildome vnto
him,
that
is,
bee
reckons
him
the wife('
man
that
excels moft
in
thofe
foolifh
courfes,
as
before
hee
reckoned
them;it
is
the
Lords
expref on
Dea.
4.6.
This
cut
4.E'
(hall
be
your
tvi
(dome
before
all
people, to
keepe
my
Lanes
and Commmndemens.Confìder
now what
is
that thou
reckoned'
thy
chiefeft wifedome,
before
all
people, whether
thou
thinkeft, that
which before thou thinkedfi folly
&
weaknes,
and had'ft
a
difpofition
in
thy
heart
to
con
-
temne and
Borne, whether
thou
fetteft
it
at
a
higher
price,
and doff
in
truth
thinke
it
thy
wifdome, and
art
willing
that
all
the
world
fhould know
that
thou
thinkeft
fa: Thus
you
(hall
finde
that
you
makeChrift your
excellen-
cie,(that
is)
whether
you
in
your
hearts(feing
every man
defires
force or
other)
whether
thy
heart
goe this way
or
no,to.feek
a
vertue
in
the
excellencie
of
Ieáfus
Chrift,
and
fo
flew
them
forth to others,that thou
may'ff be
a
Chriftian,
that thou
mayft be found
in
him
,
that
thou
may
ft
be able
to
fay
as
Paul faid
,
I reckon
all
other
things
as
droffe,
as
bate
and.vile things,
onely
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