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32.6

Obfervation.3.

What

isto'bee

done,to

bee

cu-

red fpiritually.

I.

Wee mull

fee

our

fclves

flung

and

wounded.'

As

with

deadly

poyron:in4.

1

thi

rg>.

Brazen

Serpent,

a

type

of

Chr

ift,

fuch rules

as

would

make

them

as

defpifed

as

himfelfe

is.

Alas

that

the wifdome of'God

fliall

be

a

rule

onely

for

our

judgements; but reafon

muft

guide our

praetife

2.

Ordinary

hearers thinke

theyhave

reafon,

to

profeffe

religion

fofarre

as

they

may

thrive

by,

ir, and profper

in

the world;whofe.godlinefï'e

is

pine

:

To;truf}

God

fo

farre

as

they fee him

in

fame fort,

elfé'not

To favour

religion

and

religious perfons ;when

,times

do;

elfe

not.

To avoid

pernicious.and dangerous

finneswhichlaw

re-

vengeth,as murder,adultery,

theft;but not covetóuf

3cffe,

not ufury,

not

fwearing,

not

uncleane

tufts.

Herod

will

not

part

with

his

Ilerodsa4. Ahab

path

no

reafon

to re-

fpeft Micah when

he

prophecies

evill

to

him.

3.

Trade'

:men, oppreffe,

corn,

lye,deceive,

&c,

becaufe

they have

:reafon

to makethe belt

of

theirowne:

'

What

reafon

but they

may

ferve Cuftomer

upon

the

Sabbath

, fo

they

come

to

Church?

They

have reafon

to

flip

all

op-

k'ortunitiec

ofgrace

all

the weeke,

becaufe

they'

xnuf}

rwaikedifigentiy in

their

callings

the

fixe

dayes.

Thus

rearm'

fiepsin

and

thrufs aide

the

prahife,Qf

that

which

men

in

judgement hold not

for good and

necef

-

fary;and

like

Evah't

11

longing

after

forbidden

fruit.

Thusofthe

fecondjobfervation.

:i

'zrt,

l,rá:

1

H.

Seeing

all

ads

in

this

.wildeineffe

Are

ftung

with

the

.old

Serpent,

wjaar

art

.we

to

doe

to

be.cured

Anfw.

we

are

to doe

five

things.

z.

We

muff

feele

out

felves.f}uog

with

our

finnes,

and

confeffe

our

felves

fl

ang;for

fo

muft the Ifraelite

be=

fore

he could

be cared.

We

muff

feele

the

poyfon and

paine

offinne;

and Firft,

that

this

poyfon hath not

fea=

red

it

felfe

in

one

place,

but

}tath

crept

and

diffufed

it

felfe

through

all

our,parts.

For therefòre

it

is

called

venen

ir,