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54

5

Ga

fanftifica-

tion.

God

rnufi

be

trufled in.

reafon

is

in

nature

:

whofoever

is

not

poore

in

h

imfclfe, and

fees

a

neceffity,

bee will never

go

out

of

himfeífc, for

he -hash

fome other fupply.

Therefore if

we

would learne

to

truff

in

God,

we

muff

learne

to

empty

our

(elves

of

all

felfe-

confi-

dence,

byobfcrving

our weakneffe and

wants

by

raking

notice, not

fo

much

of.

our graces,

as

o?our

wants.

When

Mofis

came

from the

Mount,

his

face

¡hone;

he

knew

not

of

ir, all the

world about

him knew

it

b<fdes himfelfe;.

but he obferved

it

nor, faith the Scripture:

fo when

a

Chriflian.con

fiders

not(Ipecially

in.

temptations

ro pride)

-what

he harh, but what

hewants, how

little

good

flee

bath

done,

.how many

evil

thoughts

and

àc`fiìons

have

paffed

from

him,how

short

he is in

fruit

-

fulneffe

and

,thankf:.lneffe

to

God

;

this

is

the

way

to

trust

in

G

o

n

:

for

then

wee

will

keepe

clofe

to

G o

D,

wuen

wee doe fee

our

owne

weakneffe:

And

let

us

labour

to

have

a

fpirit

of

fanEfifi-

cation,

to

have our

foules

more and more

renew.

ed

to

trufl

in

God

,

or

elfe alI

other coartes

are

nothing for

when

it

comes to

particulars,

if

the

foule

be

not

fan&ified

,

there

is

no

correfponden-

cie

and

harmony

bet

weene

it

and

God. How

can

an

unfanäified

foule

dole

with

a

holy God

e

Therefore

we

nauf'

labour to

be

good,

and

to do

good,

as

the Apoffle

Peter

faith

,

ro

com u

t

our

Pules

to

God

in

doing

good.

Let

us

labour

to

bee

good, to

get

grace,

and

then there

will

be

a

har

mony,

a

connaturalneffe

betweene

a

holy God

,

and

a

holy

foule

,

and

then

we

(hall

trill,

and rely

upon;