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Choice

of

priefls,

a

type

of

chr?ft.

doe

duties

there,'

yet

they were

allowed

in

the

Congre-

gation,

and

to

ease

from the

Altar

of

the

facrifices

as

the

Prieas

did,Levit.

t.zz

:

So all

defeas

and

weakneffes,

which the

Saints

carry

as

a

butthen,fhall not

hinder

their,

I

from

participating

in

the good

things

purchafed

by

1

Chrif

}s

fàcrifìce,

nor

oil

them out

of

place

of

the

elect,

neither

here

nor

for

ever.

2.

Be

thou never

fo ble-

mifhed, and deformed,

or

maimed

in

body,

now

(

the

truth

being come

)

God

refpet`s

not

according to

the

outward

appearance.

And

although

the

honour

of

the

Miaiflery mutt

bee

refpet

ed

,

and

the

choifefl

of

our

children

are

not too good

for

Gods

fervice

;

yet

now

it

is

farre

better,

a

good

Miniffer

without

an

eye,

or

a'

r

\hand, or

foot

;

then

a

Congregation

without

a

good

JMinifter.

I

I.

All

thefe

outward

perfec4ions

of

the body in

Note.

2.

all

the

Prieas

high

and

low,

point

us

to

fuch

endow

-

Q.plitics

re-

ments

and

gifts

of

minde

which the

Lord expetis

in

qu,fìte in

Mi-

Mini

flers,before they

attempt this

high

calling.

t

.

He

wile,

s.

of

all

men

mull

not

bee

blind

or

ignorant.

Hof

4.

6.

Becuufe thou haft

refilled

knowledge,

thou

ort

rejected

from

being

st

Prie

fl

to me.

How

fhould

he be

a

light

to others

that

himfelfe

is

in darkneffe

?

If

the

eye bee

darke

fo

is

all

the

body.

2.

Hee mull

not

have

either

a

blind

or

a

bletnilhed

eye,

an

eye

filled

with

envie

at

another

mans

gifts

and

prolperity

:

Nor

a

fquint

eye,

looking indire-

t4ly

upon every thing

not

aiming

at

Gods glory,

or

the

building

of

Chrifts

Kingdome

,

but

his

owne

glory,

wrath,lufts,

ends.

3.

He

mua

not

be

lame

or

tripled

in his

feet,

but

Blake

right

fleps

to

his

feet,

IHeb.

i

z.

r 3.

Upright

in

his

way;

not

right

dot`lrine

onely, but

right

life

alto.

d.

Hee mull not have

a

flat

nofe,

that

is,

without

difcretion,

or

judgement

to

difcerne

truth

and

fall

ehood, good

and

evill

things

fit

and

unfit.

As

the

note ciiícer

3es

finells ; fo

to difcerne

companies and

courfes.

S,

Hee

muff:

not

have

a

crooked

backe, ben-

ded