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Han

4

type

o

brt

.

9

and

extoll

it

felfe againíf

the knowledge

of

God,

bring

it

captive

into the obedience

of

Chrift,

a.

Corinth. 10.5

.

4. Obey

in

fuffering,

as

well

as in

doing

;

dayly

take

up

our

croffe

(

as

both

they

carried the

wood

of

their

of-

fering

)

and

not repine

nor reply.

We

rauft not

thinke

that

by

carrying our croffe

wee

can

performe

the

worke

of

our

redemption

,

for

to that

cod

it

was

carried

by

Chrift

onely

;

yet

we

muff

carry

it

fo

Farre

forth

as

he

is

a

patterne

for

our

imitation,

yea

that

we

may be

confor-

mable

to

the image

of

Chrift,

Rom.

S.z9.

s.

For

the

meafure,

faicke

not

at heavy

eroffes

and

burthens,

they

cart

ied

heavy loads

of

wood. Wee

muff

not love

our;

lives

to

the

death,

if

God

call

us

therto.

For both they

were

obedient unto

the

death,Phi/.z.g.

Such

a

teflimo-

ny

is

given

of

the

Saints,

Revel,

i

z.

t

t

.

they

loved

not

their

lives unto the death.

Now

thus to frame our obedience

are

required

two

rules.

I.

A

change

and

renovation

of

our crooked

and

corrupt

nature,

which

is

ever

rebelling

again

fl

the

law

of

the

minde.

Nothing

(

wee

fay

)

is

hard

ro

good

will

:

But this

good

will

is

not to

bee found but

in

filet

as

arc regenerate

by

the

Spirit

of

God, who

bath

made

it

of

an

unwilling,

a

willing

will.

And

till

this

change

be made every

commandement

is

impoffible,

and an

in-

tolerable

yoke.

Let

Chriff give

the fame commande-

ment to

the

young man,

and to

the

difcipleá,

of

leaving

all

and

following

him, it

is

an

impoffible taske

to

the

one,

yet

in

his naturall e(tate,

but

an

eafïe

yoke

to

the

o-

ther, who with

the commandement

receive

fome

fecret

power

to

draw

them to

obedience.

Let

the

word

com-

mand

an

augry,fiirious,naturall

man

to

forgive

his neigh-

bour

that wrongs him,

and

bleffe

him

that

curfeth

him,

and

dot

good for evil], and

recompence love

for

hatred:

Oh

this

is

an

impof

ible

commandement, and

flefli

and

blood

cannot

poflbly brooke

it

;

and

indeed he mutt be

more

then

lien]

and

blood

that

can

heare

it,

bee

Ind/

have

N

ost

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ficChrißiP.J

tantü:

tarnen quoad

mtvÿ,d'c-lyux,

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propte;

avp,v,op¢iav.

Two

rules

for

our obedience.