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Tfe.

.

Matter

of

fweet

confolation.

!Ye.

4.

Look

e

for

help,

though the

cafe

be

defperate.

Luke

i4.

Gen,.a.

Detts

p,ovidebit.

Ifaa,c

ope

of

(hrfl.

trio(}

miferable,

vole

19.

'I

I.

A

fweet

confolation.

God

watched every

motion

in

both

there

/limes

offering

;

how

farre

Abra-

ham

fhould

got,

how

long,

to

the lifting

up

of

the

knife;

and

where

he

fhould

flay

;

and

when

was fit

to fay,

doe

the

boy no

hurt

:

So

bee

watch

d the executioners,

the

crucifiers,

how

farre

they fhould

proceed

wich

Chrift,

but

flayed

them from

breaking

his

bones, and

kept

him

from

feting

corruption.

So

when

Gods time

and

terme

is

come,

the affliction and

affliéer

(hall

goe

no

farther;

a

voice

at

length

(hall

come, and

fay

:

Stay

thy hand, doe

him no hurt.

I

V.

Both were delivered,but not

till

the

third

day;

the

one

when the

knife

was up,

the other being dead

and hopeleffe,

at

haft

in

the

account

of

men,

as

appeared

by

the words

of

the

difciples

which

were

going

to L"m-

maws.

Hence wee learne

to

make

this

ufe

for

the

firengthening

of

our faith

:

Then

to looke

for

helpe and

deliverance

when

the

cafe

is

defperate,

and

in

humane

fence

we

are gone.

There

is

life in

this

comfort,which

affureth

us

of

life, even

in

death,

as

Hof. 6.2.

After

two

dayes he

will revive

us,

and

in

the

third

day

he

will

raife us

rip,

and

wee

(hall

live

in

ht fight.

In

all

wants

and

ex-

tremities

let

Abrahams voice

to

Ifaae comfort thee

:

god will

provide.

If

Ifaac

fee e,4braahams

fword

in

the

one hand,

and fire in the

other

ready

to

deuoure

him,yet

a

little while and the

fword

(hall

bee

put

up ,

and the

fire

(hall

take

another

objea.

So

the

faithfull

fonnes

of

1I6raham,

feeing

God

the Fathers

fword

of

jufkice

drawne

agaiaff

them,

and

the

fire

of

his fury

ready

to

confame

them,

yet at length

(Bail

fee by

Chrift

the

fword put

up, and

the

fire

of'

wrath

turned

againe

into

a,

flame

of

love and

grace.

Faith

bath

a

cheerefull

voice

:

God

will prouide.

Unbeleefe

is

full

of

repinings

and

murmurings

:.

Oh how

fhould

I

be

prouided

for,

in

this

or

that

?

I

fee

no

meanes,&c.

Here

the

difference

holds

which