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2.

'Fourcfold

Cotti-

fort in

our

Sa-

lomon.

Salomon

a

type

of

Ghriil.

on

thee,and Íieare

thy

wifdome.So our

Saviour

hiirnfelfr

Happy are

they that

heare

the word

and

keep

it. Happy

wc,if we

law

our happineffe,that

we

need not

with

fuck

coft

and

toyle

feeke

after our

Salomon.

For

he

comes

to

us,

and knocks

at

the doores

()Four

hearts,

and

offers

to

,

enrich

us

with

treafures

of

wifdome.

Let

us open

our

gates

that

this King

of

Tory

may

enter

in.

Let

us

receive

the

rules

of

wifdonie

from

his

miuth,and

confider

how

unhappy they

are

that

defpife

the

word,

of

which

both

the Sdo

n®ns

were

preachers.

I

I.

Comfort that

Chrift

is

the true

Salomon

r:

Great were

the

bleffings

which

Salomon

procured

to

Ifrael,but

all

ternporary,and

outward

:

but our

Salomon

procures

greater,

fpirituall

and eternall.

z.

Salomon

prayes,and

is

heard

for

al

that

pray

in

the temple,'.King.

S.

Chrift

prayes,

and merits that

all

prayers

ofSaints

be

heard,loh.

t7.

3.

Salomon

could

not

be prefent

in all

his

Kingdome

at once.

Cant.8.

r

r.

Salomon bad

aV

inr-

yard,

arsd

let

it

out

to

dre

ff

eri:

verf. r

a.

but

my

vineyard

is

fet

before

mine

eyes.

Himfelfe [till

walks

in

the

mrdit

of

the

golden

Candleflricks,

and

watcheth

for

the good

of

it.

.g.

All

the

excellencies

which now wee

fee and

enjoy

in

Chrift,are nothing to

them wee

íh

all

fee,

as

the

Beene of

Saba, halfe

was

not told me

in

my

countrey.

So

as

the

glory,delight,pleafure,which

our

Salomon

now

gives

us

muff

affeát

our hearts

to

renounce

camall

de-

lights,and

purfue

thofc

that

are

above.

What

is

earth to

heaven, that

is,

faith

to fruition?

This

is

that, Cant.3.7.

Behold

his

bed

is

better

then

Salomons,

which

was for

price

and

fafety

molt

excellent

;

for

threefcore

valiant

men

food

about it

every night.

But

the fpitituall mar-

riage

bed

in

the

mariage

chamber

(tho

kingdome

of

glo-

ry)

furpaffeth

all

comprehenfion:

all

fweetned

with

in-

cenfe

ofholineffe, happineffe,glory, immortality,

better

then

the

bell

perfumcs,there

is

perfea

fecurity,

&

laltmg

joy

on their

heads

for

ever.

CHAP

.X

ET.