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Ends

of

a'dai-

ning

them.

Holy

things,

types

of

Chriji.

dience preferved

,

and themfelves' reftrained

from

de.

vifing

on

their

owne

heads,

or

appointing

to theinfelves

any

other

worfhip

or

forme

of

fervice,

then

that

ofthe

Lords

owne prefcribing,which

fhculd

find

them

worke

enough,

and take up their minds

fufficiently.

2.

If

we

looke

on

the

many

kinds

of

rites,

and

ordinances,

and

compare them

with the

many ends

which the

Lord had

in ordaining them,

we

(hall

conclude none of

them were

idle

or

muperfluous.

For,

I.

God would

haue.

the

glo-

ry

of

Chrifls Kingdome

fhadowed,

and

his

owne

reli-

gion glorioufly

propounded,

and

reverently received,

not

expofed

to

any

contempt

;

and therefore appoints

the

erelioii

and fan6ification

of

a

{lately

Tabernacle

with

all

the

cooly

v effells,

and

holy

perfons

garments.

2;

He

would

trahie

up

that people

in

piety,

and

flirre

up-in

their

hearts

an

earneff

fence

of

finne,and

hunger

af-

ter

mercy

:

and

this

bee

will

doe

by

appointing

fo

many

kinds

of

facrifices, and rites about

them.

3.

He

would

frame

them to purity and fancìimony

of

heart

and life,

and will helpe them hereto

by

the

many

lavers,

purifica

tìons;

cleanfìngs,

and fanetifications,

of

which wee have

heard

in

part. 4.

Hee

would

nourifh naturali love a-

mong

his

people

;

and for

this end appoints

many

feafts,

meat

and

drinke

offerings, and many folenriities

to

ap-

peare

and

rejoice before

God.

5.

Hee

would

have

them

teflifie

their

thankfulneffe

for

his

great bounty,

and

acknowledge themfelves homagers

as

was

fit.

And

therefore ordaines

a

number

of

oblations,

firft

fruits,

tithes, vowes,

firft-

borne,

and

many

moe inflitutions

to

teftifie

their

gratitude.

6.

Many

of

Gods

great

works

mutt

bee

held

in

their

eyes, and

muff

not

bee

fuff:red

to

flip

out

of

memory.

And

for this purpofe ferved

many

of

thofe

inflitutions

;

as

Dent.

6.20.

when

thy

fonne

fhall

aske

thee in

time

to

come,&c. For

this

end the

Pa[feover

mull

bee

yearely

celebrated,.Exo.

r

2.14.

& Cb.

13.

¡4:

So.alfo

the

feaft

of

Tabernacles,

Levìt.23.42,43.

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