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136

High Priefts,

types

of

Curi

ft.

7tC

may;

ñuás.

The

life

of

this

law.

Prou.3

r

.6.

.

Intemperance

in Miniílers

very

hurtftill.

Prou:.3t.t.

God,

rind'

things :pertaining

-to

men,

Heb.

S.

The

ufe

of

the

Law

was

i.

Typicald,

fhadowing out

themoft

holy and fober courfe

of

our high Priefl jefus Chrift,

who

was never

unready

or unfit

for any part

of

his

Of-

flee;

but in

all

perfeUion

of

judgement

and

under-flan-

ding

faithfully

performed and

fulfilled

all

righteoufnefTe.

2.

Perpetsall,

carrying in

it

a

perpetual)

equity

for

all

Chriflian

Paffors;

arid

Miniflers,who

mu

a

ufe

fuck

crea-

tures and

liberties fparingly,

as

they

helpe

their

naturali

infi'rnities

by

them,

and helpe

themfelves

forward

in

the

exercife

of'

prayer,

fludy,

preaching, and

other

Mi-

nifieriall

duties

;

but

not to dull, or

to

make themfelves

groffe

or

diflernpered

by

them.

And

hence

is

the

fame

law

repeated in the

new Teflament,Tit.

t

.7.

A

Minitier

mull not

bee

a

lover

of

wine

:

Not

inhibiting

all

ufe

of

wine

and

thong drinke

in cafe

of

neceffity

;

as

in

griefe

of

heart,

or

for

healthy

fake,

Timothy

may

drinke

a

little,

r

.Tim,

s.a

3

;

yea and

for

honefl

delight

at Feafis and

Mariages

may

bee

a

more

liberali

ufe

of

wine,

as

John z.

where

Chrift

himfelfe

was

prefenc. But

hee

may not

be

a

quaffer,

or

wine

-

bibber, one that

fits

at the wine or

pot,

(willing

in wine

or

firorig

drinke ;

becaufe this

is,

as

great

an

hindrance to

the

faithful)

performance

of

Mï-'

nifIcriall

duties,

as

may bee.

For,

T.

It

troubles

the

underflanding,

Hof. 4.

1 r

,

wine

takes

away

he

heart

:

l

t

diflurbs

the

memory;

leg

he

drink!

4nd

forget the

decree,'

and

change

the

judgement,

not

being

able

to difcerne

be

tweene

cleane and

uncleane. 2.

It

difables and

with-

drawes

a

Minifier

from

all

his duties.

While

hee fits

at

the wine

or flrong

drinke,

how

can

hee fit at

his

fludy?

How

can he

attend to reading,

meditation, to

exhorta-

tion,

or

do

&tine

?

How

can

hee but bee diflurbed.

from

'ardency

of

prayer?

Or how

dare he

(if

he could

)

pray?

How

can

bee keepe watch

with

God,

or

over

his peo-

ple,

or

over

himfelfe

?

3.

It

difables

the

duties

them-

felves, fuppofe

them

done never

fo

well;

feting

by

chic

ice