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A

P.3. Epif;le

to

the 7heffalonians.

R.16.

and

all

out

of

the

Church,

while we

are

hotly contending

about Goates wooll

:

perhaps

that's Reafon,

Paul

prayes

Gods

immediate

manife

ding

himfeife in

working our

peace.

But vfually,the

more difficult,

the

more

neceflarie

and

excellent. Thence, perhaps,

it

is,

Paul

ío enlargéth

his

petition to

all

meanesandTimes: that other

Reading by

róaebis

generally

reieEted.

But me,nes,

you muff

thinke,

hee rneanes

lawful!,

and

holie; for

fo

elfe

-where

bee

fpecifies,

it

mull

bee

peace

with

holineffe,

Hebrewes

12.14.

eflwaies6yallmeanes:

Scarce any

dude

is

found

in

this

fort

enforced,

as is

the endeauour

of

peace.

b

d`ráxeTe

ireñvnr,

follow

after

peace,

purfue

it running

from

you,

and

that with

all

men. Loue

we

life

?

Said

the Pfalmifl.

e

Seeke,

peace

and

enfese

it.d

Ifit

be

pof

ible,

(that

fhowes it

difficult)

as much as

inyore

is, haue

peace

with

all

men.

And

here, alwaies

by

all

meaner

:

where

I

fee

enforcements

fo

emphaticall,mce thinkes

I

apprehend

fomeexcellencie

or

vfefulnefle

extraordinarie

in

the

dude exhorted

veto;

elfe,

forne

more

then ordinarie abhorrence

from it, from na-

ture or

ill

cuflorue

:

at leafl,fome

fpeciall

fpight,

in

Satan,

labouring

to

hinder

vs in

it

:

where

Paul

with

a

e

apó

acivmu'

preff'eth care to

kèepe

Faith,

I apprehend, by

his

teaching, fpeciall

vfefulneffe

of

it

in

the fpirituall com-

bate. When

Peter,

f

Cbaritie_,

with like

Emphafis,

I

conceiue,excellencie,vfefulneffe

ofit

in

the whole

life

ofa

Chrifiian

;

fpightifhefl

in

fici

iations

of

Satan,

to

robbe

vs

of

it

:

like thinke

I

of

the biefling

of

peace, and endeauotïrs

to

preferue

it

for

like cnforcements.

It

wonders me,

to

fee

a

duty

fo

enforced,

fo

generally

fkíghted

:

yet

are

we

not

ignorant

ofSatan'

wiles

while

thus we

vilifie

and

vnderprize

fuch

bleffings,

the'Lord

is

proued

to

renoue

them

from

vs.

God grant

wee

fee

not

fuch lilues. Are

we

fated

with the word

? Wee

may

line

to

fçe

g

a

Famine

of

it

weary

of

the fweet blefiìtíg ofpeace?

We may,

as

our

Neighbour

Churches,tafle the

miferies

of

Warre.

eilurrtat

omen

Deus.

But

let

vs

learne

to

fet

bet

ter

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