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Clean

perfons,

types

of

Chrí%í.

199

I.

Before

the

cure.

t.

As

the

leper

difcernirighis

tS7hatistoe

owne

mifery,

}eemed

him

an happy man

that

was

done

beE'orc

cleane

:

So

thou

Peeing

this

difeafe,

mutt

judge

thy

felfe

tius cure.

molt

unhappy

and rniferable

of

all

men,

as Passl,R.om.7.

and never

thinke

thy felfe happy

till thou

haft

got

a

cure,

Pfal.

3

2,

r. Every

leper cried

out, I

am

uncleane

:

the

fame

rnufI

bee

thy complaint

and

cry.

2.

Get

thee

to

the

Prieft

:

Goe to Chrift

in

humility,

as

that

leper

Matt.8.

2.)

Lord

if

than

wilt,

thou

tanfi

make

me

clean

;

and

the

leaft

touch

of

Chrift

fhall:make thee clean,

ver.

3.

1

3.

Naaman, being

ftrucke

with

leprofie, mutt

wafh

and

bee

cleane

:

So

mutt

thou

bewaile

and

lament thy

eílate

;

wafh

thy

felfe

in

the

fait

fea

of

tearer, that

God

may wafh

thee

with

a

fea

of

mercy. Efpecially

in

grea-

ter

fintie,s

(as

in

a

deeper

leprofie) take

up

deeper

humi-

liation

and

repentance

;

as

David

waffled his

couch

with.

tares.

I I.

After the cure.

i

.

If

God

have

healed

thy

le-

2.

profie,be thou thankefull

;

fo

Naarzan,2.King.

. z

5

.Not

And

wiut

af.

as

the

nine,lepers,

of

whom

none

returned

backe

to

give

tertroard.

thankes.

Would

to.

God

one

of

ten

were

as

thanfull

as

Luke

z

ya

t;

e

ought,

for

fo

great

a

cure.

2.

Bring thy

gift to

the

Lord for the curing,

for

fo

the lepers

were

enjoyned

-:

that

is,.

pay

thy

vows

;

offer

tap

thy

felfe

and

all

thy

obe-

dience,

an

acceptable

facrifice

unto

God, Rom.

z

z.

z

.

Re-

ligne

unto

God

;

prefent

all

thy

facrifices

by

the

high

Prieff jefus

Chrift,

in

whom

alone

thou

canft

finde

.ac-

ceptance.

Obi

eel. Alas,

I

have

nothing

worthy

giving

unto

God.

Sol. z.

Thou

canti

give

no

leffe

then

true

endea-

vours

of

obedience

;

and then,

be

they

never

fo

weake,

he.e

that

accepts the

will for the deed, will

accept

them.

2.

God

prefcribed

a

fmaller offering

fot the poore then

for

the rich the

poore

man muff

provide

a

facrifice

ac-

cording

to

the

labour

of

his hands

:

To comfort

the

0

4

weake