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Brazen

Serpent,

a

type

of

Chrif1.

Secondly,what little

caufe

we have to love our

finnes:

for

that

is

to

love our

owne bane. Prov.8.3

5

.

Hee

that

fìnneth

again(' mee, hurteth

his

owns

foule

;

and

all

that

hate mee,

lote

death.

No

thine

but

the more pleating,

the

more

poifoning

;

the more delicate,the more deadly.

Sinne

never

4o

much difguifed, never

the

lea

deadly.

Thirdly,

that

(inners

are but

dead

men

while

they

live,

r

.Tim.5.6.

An

ifraelite flung was but

a

dead

man

:

So

although

the

reafonable

foule in

a

finner

makes

him

a

man,

yet

the

want

of

the

Spirit

of

grace makes

him

a

dead man.

Death

waits upon

finne

as

the wages

on the

worke;

and hell upon

death that

comes before

repen-

tance.

Fourthly,

A

foole

hee

is

that

makes

a

mocke

offinne.

1

Who

would

play

with

a

deadly

ferpent,

or

make

a

jeft

i

of

his

owne

death?

or drink

up

the

poifon

of

a

ferpent

in

merriment

?

or

cafr

darts

&

firebrands

about

him

to

burne

himfelfe and others, and

fay,

Am

I

not

in fport

?

See

Troy. 26.18

and

I

o.

2

3.

and

14.9.

Oh

that wee

could difcerne our

wounds,

as

fenfibly

as

we

are

certain

ly

flung

I

It

would

make

ns

renne

to

Ged,

and

get

Me-

tes

to

goe

to

God

for

us,

and pray

that thefe ferpents

and

painful'

wounds

might be removed.

If

wee

law death

As

prefent

and

as

ghaflly

in

our

fins

as

Ifrael

did

in

their

flinging,

we would

haften our repentance,

and

fiche

af.

ter

meanes of

cure.

Sert.

I1.

The

remedy is, Frrft prefcribed,

Nsim.2

r

.8.

second-

ly

applied, verf.9. Thirdly

in

the

fame

verfe

is

the ef-

fea

:

they

recovered

and

lived.

So

then

in,

the reme-

dy

are,

r.

ordination,

z.

application,

3.

fanation,

or

cure.

I.

The appointing

path,

Firit

the

perfon appoin-

ting,

which

was

God

himfelfe,

who

deviled it

and pre

-

fcribed it

to

tlefes,for

God

will

Pave

onely in

his

owne

X

.z

meanes.

The

remedy

of

that

difcafe.

I.

God

appoints

the meanes

of

health to

foule

and body.