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3$

O,

dered,and

how.

rfe

3:

Comfort

by

Chrift

our

fa-

.íep

manifold.

Jofeph

a

type

of

Ghrtfl.

1

level

gathered themfelves

together,

to

doe whatfoever

thy hand

and

counfell had

determined.

Let

not

tis

looke

fo

much at

mens

malice

as

at

Gods

decree.

So

did David

when

he

Paid; Shianei

curfeth

becaufe

the Lord bath bid

bim

curie

David,t. Sam.i6.i

o.

It

for

brethren

wee find

enemies,let

us

fay as Iofeph;

it

was

not

you,

God

hath

an

hand in

it.

2.

Our

fitffrings

are

ordered

by

God.

i

.

For

their meafure,as in

the

type; Come,

fay

they,let

us

kill the drearner,but

they could

not

: So

in the truth;

come

let

us

kill

the beire

,

and then

the

inheritance

fhall

be

ours;

let

us bury

him,

and

lay

(tones, and

watch

and

feale,

yet

with

all

thefe they could

not

keepe

him under.

Feare

not

ev

ill

men,

they

'Shall

not

doe

as

much

as

they

will,

but

asGod

will.

2.

For

the

end, they cannot

fruftrate the

counfell

ofGod,

nor

his

dreames. Neither

Gods

glory

nor

Zofe

pbs

preferment

can

be

prevented

;

So

the jewes,Let

us

put this

fakeer

to death,and we

(hall

well

íhifc

our

hands

of

him,

what will

become

of

his

dotrine,of

his Difciples

:

But

all

turned

to

his greater

exaltation,as

fofephs.

Conclude hence,that

all

the

hatred

of

evill

men,

unjaft

accu[átions,

faafe,

fentences,

cruel

executions

'hall

not

hurt, but

one way

or other

fet for

ward

our

trueft

good.

As

both

Iofeph.

and

Chrifts

turne

to

their

greateft

advancement,

both

their

innocencies

breake

out

as

the

light.

And

innocency

is

innocency,and

will

be

fo

knowne,

and

'hall

be

as

the

Sunne

at

none

day.

I

I

1.

A

angular

comfort.

Is

Chrift

the

true

Iofeph

oar brother:

?H.ee

will

i.

know

us

when

we

know not

him,

as

Iefepb.

He will love

us

before

we

can

Iove

him,

he

will

love

us

when we

(hall

not

know

it,

his

bowels

will

carne

within

him towards

us,

z

Cor.

6.9.

as

un-

known, andyet

knowne.

He

is a

(tone

ofrefuge to

all

his

brethren,

and

though

he

be rough for

a

while

and try

us

with

temptations and affligions

of

fundry forts

as

Iofeph

did,

yet

he will at length make

himfelfe

knowne to

bee

Iofeph;