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P.3. Epiflle

to

the

The

filonigns.

V$

ti.I

6.

2

curiof

ties,

if

I might interpole,

thus

I

fhould refolue;

of

all

bleflings, this

is

the

prime

;

that God

hath fet

his

loue

on

nun,

conferred

his

grace and

free

fauour on him

:

from

this

ifiùed

Eleelton, Creation,Redemption, or if

any

bief-

fing fpirituall may

be

thought

more precious then thefe.

Confequents

of

it

are

thefe.

t

None

can

be againfl

vs,

Rom 8.3

t.

Thinke not,

he meanes

in

their affeetion,to op-

pofe,or worke our

annoyance,but

to

hurt

os;

as

Teter

ex-

plicates,

who

ù

it

that

i

fball hurt

or

harmeyou?

if

you

f

a-

low

that

which itgood.

a

It brings with it,friendfhip

of

all

the friends

ofGod,

i

Saints, and

holy Angels

;

that

made Elifha

fay

to

his

man,

there

are

k

more with

vs,

then

thofe

that

are

againfl

vs

;

hoafis

of

Angels, to fight

our quarrels

,

to

minifler

for

the

good

of

all them who fhall

,be

heites

of

faluation,

Heb

:t

ß.t4.

3

In

a

word,

he

lackes

nothing, who

hath

God to

be

his

friend.

Salomon had his

He

Iedidiah

;

that

is,

bcloued

of

the

Lord,

for

the

Lord

hued

ho

n,

a

Sam.

t 2.25.

his

fa-

uouris,

But

aske and haue, t

King3.5

/sk,e,whatI!ball

glue

thee.

There

be many

that

fay,

who

will

Phew vs

any

good

?

I

fay, and pray

as

Dauid.

Lord' lift

vp the

light of

thy

coun-

tenance vpon

me; glue

me

thy

fauour, thou giuefl

me

all

:

fee

Tfal.6;.3.

a

Affiflance,AElS

10.28

that

is,

t

either aiding

or

fuc-

couring our infirmiti:

s

:

z

elfe

enabling

to

neceffary

per

-

formances.

It

bath

oppreTed

me,

Lord fuccour

mee

.i.

re-

lieue, fupport,

aid

my

infirmity

:

fee Rom.

8.26.

In

our

preffures by afllietion,fpecially neceffary.

We

know not

what

fight

of

afllieiions

God

referees

vs

for

:

But

we are yet

in

the

fle(h,Heb.

t

3.3.

a

haue

feene

ludgernent begun at

the home of

God,

t

Pet

4.i7.

The Ci-

ties

plagued ouer

which

God

ss.nam

was

called

and

de

for

we hope

toefcape?

ler.a5.29.

3

our

vengeance.

q.

Second Caufes

pregnant,

and ready

to

be

deliuered.

Blefl'ed

is

the

man,

whom the Lord

afiifis;

whom he fupports

in the

houre

of

temptation.

Flf

,

..,..-'_^

't

Pet,3.1;.

k a

Reg,6,26.

a

'Pal

4,6.

s

'ear

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