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Iíaac

a

type

of

°rill.

have

a

fpirit

fubduing

his

will unto

the will

of

God.

Let

God

fpeake

(

as

bee

did to

Abraham

)

to

a

m

r

un-

converted

:

Offer

me up

now,

not

thy

forme,

but thy

fin,

thy

Beare lulls

;

thy Willy, thy

revenge,

fwearing,Iying,

thy

Herodias,

thy Dalilah,

thy darling,

thy pride

;

take

the

knife

into

thy

hand, and

with

thine

owne

hands

kill

it,

facrifice

it,

let

out

the

life

blood

of

it

:

Oh

what

grutching,gainfaying,rifing

up

againft

the word,and

him

by

whom God

comrnandeth

?

Every

naturals mans

fin

is

his

If;aac,his

childe,his

heft

beloved,his

joy

and laugh-

ter,

flee

cannot fpare

him,

hee

cannot part

with him.

Though

the Lord

bee

in

never

fo

great

hafte

and earneft,

they bee

not

fo

hafty

as

to

rife up

with

Abraham,

early

in

the

morning to

offer up

their

firms;

a

plaine evidence

that

as

yet

their

nature was

never

changed,

but they

are

in

their

Gives.

Rule

II.

In

dangerous,

and difficult,

or

coftly

corn

mandements, propp

up

thy

faith

with

confideration

of

Gods

power

and

truth.

So

did

Abraham

in

this

difficult

commandement

;

when

hee

might

have

confidered

of

a

thoufand ftrong

hinderances,he ftrengthened his faith

by

this,

Heb.

i

1.19. hee confidered

that

God

was

able

to

raife

him

up

even

from the dead, whence

after

a

fort

hee

received him. Thus

he

fupported

bis

faith

in

that

word

of

promife, Rom.4.zo,z

r

.

hee

confidered not

Sarah;

dead

body,

bast

was

fully attired that

God

(

whom

hee

beleeved,

who

quickeneth

the dead, ve;

fe

I7.)

who

had

promifed,

was alto able to

doe

it.

Thefe

two

props

upheld

him,even

the

full

aflurance

of

Gods

truth

in

promifes,

and

power

in performing

them.

In

duties

of

apparant

danger, the

cafting

an eye on

Gods

truth

and

power

will bring them

forward,

elfe

they

never

come

on,

Dan.3.17.

Our

God

is

able

to

deliver

us,

and

hee

will

;

but

if

not,

&c.

So

in

the

time

of

danger and deepe

diflreffe, call

thy

felfe

on

the

might

and

truth

of

God,

who

quickneth the dead, who

can fay

to the dead, live,

and

they

fhall live. In

duties

chargeable,