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Brazen

ent,4

type

of

Chri%ße

Set

p

32,1

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Every

thought

to

the

obedience

of

Chrift. Thefe reafo-

nitigs

and cogitations

(

the froth

of

humane

reafon

)

mull

bee

refifted, yea

removed. Thou

mu

ft

become

a

Foote,

to

be

wife.

As

a

full

vef-feil

cannot

hold

any

more,

and

no

wife

man

will

offer

to powre

any

thing into

it,

if

hee

would

not

{pill

it

:

So

an

heart

filled

with

carnall

wifedome,

is

an

encapabieveffell

for

the

Lord to

powre

his

wifedome

into. He

fill

the empty

veflel,

and teach

-

eth the humble.

Obey

without

reafoning or difputing

,

though

the

commandement bee never iö

drtrbcult,

or

feeme unree(o-

nable.

Abraham

left

his

owne

countrey, and

went

hee

knew

not

whither

at

Gods commandment. One would

have

thought

that this had

been

folly

in

him,but

that

the

Scripture

acquits

him,

and

faith, bee

did

it

by

faith,Heb.

11.8.

And in

a

more

difficult

commandement hee

rote

early

to

flay

his fonne,

not

reafoning

the

cafe

with

him

-

felfe,

nor

with

Sarah,

nor his fonne, nor

his

fervants.

The

difciples

when

Chrif} bade

them

leave

all

and

fol-

low him,

did

fo

prefently.

Here let

us

confider

:

I.

How

reafoning

with

flefh

,tlMotivei.

refills

the

commandement. 2.King.

5

.I

2.

IV

aaman

be-

ing

commanded

to

wafh

feven times

in

Iordan, growes

angry, and

falls

into

compariCon

of

the

waters

of

Ifrael

and

Damafeus;Are

not

Arbana

&

Pharphar,bctter

then

al

the

"raters

in

lfrael, &c.

But

had

not

his

fervants been

wifer then

hee

to

perfwade him

to

fo fmall

a

thing,

his

reafon

had returned

him

without

kris

errand, The

}tong

i

man

that

came fo

hai}ily

to

Chrift

hearing

a

commande-

ment, goe

fell

all, and

give ro

the

poore

;

went

and con

-

kilted

with

hinafelfe,

but

Chrift

hares

no

more

of

him.

i

a.

To

follow

reafon

is

to

follow

a

crocked

rule.

But

admit it were

ftraight, yet

is

it

defetive

and

too fhort

for

myfteries

above

reafon. And

if

it

we

re

ftraight,

and

large

enough,yet

it

is a

party,

and fo unfit

to

be

a

judge

in

cafes

between

God

and man.

And

therefore

there

is

no

Y