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A44565 One hundred select sermons upon several texts fifty upon the Old Testament, and fifty on the new / by ... Tho. Horton ...; Sermons. Selections Horton, Thomas, d. 1673. 1679 (1679) Wing H2877; ESTC R22001 1,660,634 806

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this_o mercy_n and_o that_o we_o be_v enable_v so_o to_o do_v it_o be_v that_o which_o every_o one_o can_v do_v even_o there_o where_o there_o be_v mercy_n fit_v and_o prepare_v and_o provide_v for_o he_o go_v praise_n god_n for_o that_o three_o that_o god_n accept_v of_o this_o hope_n from_o we_o and_o be_v so_o well_o please_v with_o it_o in_o we_o we_o have_v cause_n to_o praise_v he_o likewise_o for_o this_o to_o say_v the_o lord_n be_v magnify_v as_o who_o rejoice_v in_o the_o prosperity_n so_o take_v pleasure_n in_o the_o grace_n of_o his_o servant_n and_o that_o even_o at_o such_o time_n as_o he_o neglect_v the_o great_a thin_n of_o the_o world_n and_o in_o a_o sort_n despise_v they_o that_o the_o bone_n of_o the_o mighty_a be_v oftentimes_o break_v while_o they_o that_o stumble_v be_v gird_v with_o strength_n as_o hannah_n in_o her_o song_n express_v it_o 1_o samuel_n 2.4_o and_o so_o i_o have_v do_v with_o these_o word_n as_o in_o their_o absolute_a consideration_n so_o in_o their_o comparative_a and_o so_o with_o the_o whole_a text_n itself_o the_o lord_n take_v pleasure_n in_o they_o that_o fear_v he_o in_o those_o that_o hope_v in_o his_o mercy_n sermon_n xxix_o prov._n 3.17_o her_o way_n be_v way_n of_o pleasantness_n and_o all_o her_o path_n be_v peace_n it_o be_v the_o nature_n and_o disposition_n of_o artist_n and_o those_o which_o be_v of_o any_o mystery_n or_o profession_n as_o much_o as_o they_o can_v to_o extol_v and_o advance_v that_o profession_n which_o they_o be_v off_o and_o to_o commend_v it_o to_o the_o consideration_n of_o other_o as_o paul_n of_o the_o ministry_n of_o the_o gentile_n i_o magnify_v my_o own_o office_n rom._n 11.13_o every_o one_o be_v ready_a to_o magnify_v that_o way_n which_o he_o take_v up_o to_o himself_o above_o all_o other_o whatsoever_o and_o this_o as_o it_o be_v observable_a in_o other_o thing_n so_o among_o the_o rest_n especial_o in_o religion_n and_o the_o way_n of_o godliness_n those_o which_o be_v the_o 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of_o pleasantness_n second_o from_o its_o tranquillity_n and_o quiet_a and_o all_o her_o path_n be_v peace_n we_o begin_v first_o of_o all_o with_o the_o former_a to_o wit_v the_o description_n of_o godliness_n from_o the_o pleasure_n and_o delight_n which_o be_v in_o it_o the_o way_n of_o godliness_n and_o religion_n be_v exceed_o please_a and_o delightful_a way_n they_o carry_v a_o great_a deal_n of_o sweetness_n and_o contentment_n and_o pleasantness_n in_o they_o this_o be_v the_o point_n which_o be_v here_o exhibit_v unto_o we_o and_o it_o d●●●_n appear_v out_o of_o other_o place_n of_o scripture_n likewise_o as_o psal_n 36.8_o david_n speak_v of_o the_o church_n and_o member_n of_o it_o say_v that_o they_o shall_v be_v abundant_o satisfy_v with_o the_o fatness_n of_o god_n house_n and_o that_o he_o will_v make_v they_o to_o drink_v of_o the_o river_n of_o his_o pleasure_n and_o psal_n 118.15_o the_o voice_n of_o joy_n and_o salvaton_n be_v say_v to_o be_v in_o the_o tabernacle_n of_o the_o righteousness_n so_o psal_n 97.11_o light_n be_v sow_o for_o the_o righteous_a and_o gladness_n for_o the_o upright_o in_o heart_n esay_n 51.11_o the_o redeem_v of_o the_o lord_n shall_v return_v and_o come_v with_o sing_v unto_o zion_n and_o everlasting_a joy_n shall_v be_v upon_o their_o head_n they_o shall_v obtain_v gladness_n and_o joy_n and_o sorrow_n and_o mourn_a shall_v flee_v away_o esay_n 64.5_o thou_o meet_v he_o that_o rejoice_v and_o work_v righteousness_n where_o you_o see_v they_o be_v both_o join_v together_o and_o galat._n 5.22_o the_o fruit_n of_o the_o spirit_n be_v joy_n now_o this_o truth_n it_o may_v be_v further_o amplify_v and_o make_v good_a to_o we_o in_o sundry_a particular_n which_o do_v prove_v and_o confirm_v it_o unto_o we_o there_o be_v a_o great_a deal_n of_o pleasure_n in_o religion_n in_o sundry_a respect_n we_o will_v take_v they_o in_o that_o order_n as_o they_o do_v offer_v and_o present_v themselves_o to_o our_o thought_n as_o first_o of_o all_o in_o the_o work_n of_o grace_n and_o regeneration_n wrought_v in_o the_o heart_n all_o the_o several_a grace_n of_o the_o spirit_n and_o the_o habit_n of_o sanctification_n which_o be_v in_o we_o they_o do_v reflect_v very_o sweet_o upon_o we_o and_o there_o be_v a_o great_a deal_n of_o delight_n and_o contentment_n to_o the_o soul_n which_o do_v see_v they_o in_o itself_o take_v a_o man_n which_o be_v full_a of_o lust_n and_o corruption_n which_o bear_v sway_n in_o he_o and_o he_o be_v a_o loathsome_a and_o abominable_a creature_n sometime_o even_o in_o his_o own_o apprehension_n a_o wicked_a and_o ungodly_a man_n he_o be_v in_o some_o manner_n odious_a to_o himself_o and_o be_v overcome_v as_o i_o may_v say_v now_o and_o then_o even_o with_o his_o own_o stench_n like_o a_o man_n which_o be_v in_o filthy_a rag_n and_o tear_v and_o uncomely_a garment_n he_o do_v not_o like_o himself_o in_o they_o but_o now_o on_o the_o otherside_n a_o good_a christian_a which_o have_v the_o grace_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n in_o he_o and_o the_o work_n of_o the_o new_a creature_n in_o his_o soul_n he_o be_v so_o far_o forth_o please_v to_o himself_o grace_n be_v a_o very_a sweet_a and_o odoriferous_a qualification_n as_o it_o cast_v a_o sweet_a savour_n into_o the_o nostril_n of_o all_o other_o that_o stand_v by_o it_o so_o especial_o as_o i_o may_v say_v into_o the_o nostril_n of_o all_o those_o that_o partake_v of_o it_o that_o soul_n which_o be_v endue_v with_o it_o be_v like_o one_o that_o have_v roll_v himself_o in_o a_o bed_n of_o spice_n who_o be_v all_o over_o sweet_a and_o delightful_a i_o may_v set_v it_o forth_o to_o you_o in_o all_o the_o resemblance_n of_o comfort_n and_o contentment_n look_v whatever_o it_o be_v which_o in_o the_o discovery_n and_o discern_v of_o it_o do_v usual_o afford_v delight_n to_o ourselves_o the_o same_o may_v be_v apply_v to_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n spirit_n and_o the_o sanctify_a quality_n which_o be_v in_o we_o not_o only_o as_o odour_n and_o sweet_a spice_n to_o the_o smell_n it_o be_v please_a to_o be_v sensible_a of_o they_o but_o likewise_o further_o as_o treasure_n of_o gold_n and_o silver_n there_o be_v many_o which_o much_o delight_n in_o they_o the_o rich_a man_n when_o he_o look_v in_o to_o his_o coffer_n how_o much_o contentment_n do_v he_o take_v in_o they_o even_o there_o where_o other_o deride_v he_o and_o laugh_v at_o he_o populus_fw-la mei_fw-la sibilat_fw-la etc._n etc._n yea_o but_o now_o a_o godly_a man_n recount_v the_o grace_n which_o be_v in_o he_o have_v more_o true_a comfort_n and_o content_v by_o far_o and_o that_o be_v the_o first_o particular_a wherein_o godliness_n prove_v so_o delightful_a in_o the_o work_n of_o regeneration_n and_o the_o habit_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n in_o we_o second_o as_o there_o be_v a_o sweetness_n in_o reflect_v upon_o grace_n in_o the_o have_v of_o it_o so_o especial_o in_o the_o exercise_n of_o it_o every_o grace_n the_o more_o it_o be_v improveed_o carry_v a_o delight_n and_o pleasurableness_n in_o it_o in_o what_o kind_n soever_o therefore_o the_o psalmist_n tell_v we_o that_o in_o keep_v of_o god_n commandment_n there_o be_v great_a reward_n mark_v not_o only_o for_o the_o keep_n but_o in_o the_o keep_n be-shomran_a psal_n 19.11_o there_o be_v praemium_fw-la ante_fw-la praemium_fw-la a_o reward_n before_o the_o reward_n even_o in_o the_o thing_n itself_o suitable_a to_o the_o nature_n of_o the_o grace_n be_v the_o exhibition_n of_o the_o comfort_n yea_o the_o very_a heathen_a and_o moralist_n themselves_o so_o far_o forth_o as_o they_o exercise_v virtue_n and_o practise_v that_o natural_a goodness_n which_o be_v in_o they_o they_o have_v some_o kind_n of_o comfort_n and_o contentment_n
dispensation_n towards_o the_o son_n of_o man_n and_o especial_o to_o his_o own_o people_n we_o have_v here_o intimate_v to_o we_o in_o this_o passage_n that_o care_n which_o god_n take_v of_o his_o church_n which_o he_o sometime_o call_v his_o vineyard_n to_o provide_v all_o thing_n necessary_a for_o it_o especial_o as_o be_v essential_a to_o it_o and_o within_o the_o compass_n of_o itself_o mean_n of_o illumination_n and_o instruction_n and_o mean_n of_o fructification_n and_o increase_n and_o oftentimes_o do_v wonderful_o work_v in_o his_o providence_n for_o it_o keep_v it_o and_o defend_v it_o from_o enemy_n and_o preserve_v it_o from_o outward_a danger_n and_o destruction_n that_o so_o this_o expression_n in_o the_o text_n may_v be_v in_o a_o manner_n all_o one_o with_o that_o in_o another_o place_n isa_n 5.4_o what_o can_v i_o have_v do_v more_o unto_o my_o vineyard_n that_o i_o have_v not_o do_v unto_o it_o and_o it_o agree_v also_o with_o that_o in_o another_o in_o isa_n 27.22_o in_o that_o day_n sing_v you_o unto_o she_o a_o vineyard_n of_o red_a wine_n i_o the_o lord_n do_v keep_v it_o i_o will_v water_v it_o every_o moment_n lest_o any_o hurt_n it_o i_o will_v keep_v it_o night_n and_o day_n and_o so_o of_o zion_n which_o be_v all_o one_o i_o will_v abundant_o bless_v her_o provision_n i_o will_v satisfy_v her_o poor_a with_o bread_n i_o will_v also_o clothe_v her_o priest_n with_o salvation_n and_o her_o saint_n shall_v shout_v aloud_o for_o joy_n in_o psal_n 132.15_o 16._o as_o for_o israel_n which_o his_o here_o mention_v in_o the_o text_n that_o particular_a people_n and_o nation_n the_o scripture_n do_v sufficient_o inform_v we_o of_o the_o overflowing_n of_o god_n kindness_n towards_o they_o in_o all_o kind_n of_o blessing_n this_o be_v a_o point_n so_o far_o to_o be_v emprove_v as_o the_o truth_n of_o it_o be_v to_o be_v observe_v and_o take_v notice_n of_o by_o all_o those_o who_o have_v a_o share_n in_o it_o in_o a_o way_n of_o due_a thankfulness_n and_o acknowledgement_n the_o more_o that_o god_n do_v for_o any_o people_n the_o more_o do_v he_o expect_v from_o they_o in_o a_o way_n of_o retribution_n to_o he_o their_o thankfulness_n be_v to_o be_v answerable_a to_o his_o mercy_n and_o their_o obedience_n be_v to_o be_v answerable_a to_o their_o thankfulness_n and_o a_o expression_n of_o it_o it_o be_v that_o which_o god_n expect_v from_o they_o and_o according_o they_o be_v not_o to_o be_v fail_v or_o defective_a in_o it_o whenever_o they_o prove_v to_o be_v so_o they_o walk_v unsuitable_o to_o his_o deal_n with_o they_o that_o be_v the_o second_o emphasis_n also_o of_o this_o expression_n as_o it_o have_v with_o it_o the_o force_n of_o a_o remembrance_n or_o sensible_a intimation_n the_o three_o be_v as_o it_o have_v the_o force_n of_o a_o secret_a gird_n or_o exprobration_n have_v i_o be_v a_o wilderness_n unto_o israel_n that_o be_v have_v not_o israel_n be_v rather_o a_o wilderness_n to_o i_o and_o so_o it_o serve_v to_o represent_v to_o we_o the_o unfruitfulness_n oftentimes_o of_o god_n people_n notwithstanding_o his_o manifold_a watering_n and_o irrigation_n of_o they_o and_o expectation_n from_o they_o as_o not_o make_v answerable_a return_n to_o his_o goodness_n towards_o they_o this_o be_v that_o which_o the_o lord_n often_o complain_v of_o as_o we_o shall_v ●ind_v if_o we_o look_v into_o scripture_n thus_o in_o ver_fw-la 21_o of_o this_o present_a chapter_n i_o have_v plant_v thou_o a_o noble_a vine_n whole_o a_o right_a seed_n how_o be_v thou_o turn_v into_o the_o degenerate_a plant_n of_o a_o strange_a vine_n unto_o i_o and_o so_o isa_n 5.4_o wherefore_o when_o i_o look_v that_o my_o vineyard_n shall_v bring_v forth_o grape_n bring_v it_o forth_o wild_a grape_n i_o look_v for_o judgement_n but_o behold_v oppression_n for_o righteousness_n but_o behold_v a_o cry_n this_o be_v that_o which_o oftentimes_o fall_v out_o thus_o to_o be_v from_o whence_o we_o may_v observe_v thus_o much_o that_o god_n people_n be_v still_o behindhand_o in_o their_o observance_n of_o he_o it_o be_v not_o he_o that_o be_v obnoxious_a to_o they_o but_o they_o rather_o to_o he_o it_o be_v be_v not_o he_o that_o be_v chargeable_a with_o unfruitfulness_n or_o unprofitableness_n but_o rather_o they_o therefore_o let_v they_o according_o reflect_v and_o enter_v into_o themselves_o and_o consider_v how_o it_o be_v with_o they_o and_o be_v confound_v and_o trouble_v for_o it_o it_o be_v the_o reason_n why_o god_n be_v please_v to_o use_v such_o expression_n as_o these_o to_o they_o that_o so_o thereby_o he_o may_v the_o better_o affect_v they_o and_o work_v upon_o they_o and_o convince_v they_o of_o their_o uneven_a carriage_n and_o behaviour_n towards_o he_o that_o while_o he_o load_v they_o with_o mercy_n they_o load_v he_o with_o provocation_n make_v he_o to_o serve_v with_o their_o sin_n and_o weary_v he_o with_o their_o iniquity_n isa_n 43.24_o there_o be_v three_o thing_n especial_o which_o do_v much_o aggravate_v the_o unfruitfulness_n of_o god_n people_n first_o the_o mercy_n which_o they_o enjoy_v second_o the_o mean_n which_o they_o partake_v of_o three_o the_o expectation_n which_o be_v upon_o they_o and_o that_o even_o from_o god_n himself_o first_o the_o mercy_n which_o they_o enjoy_v this_o be_v that_o which_o god_n do_v very_o much_o stand_v upon_o and_o frequent_o urge_v all-along_a in_o scripture_n that_o he_o have_v do_v thus_o and_o thus_o for_o they_o and_o yet_o they_o have_v make_v no_o more_o answerable_a return_n unto_o he_o but_o rather_o the_o contrary_n this_o be_v a_o very_a great_a evil_n and_o so_o to_o be_v account_v for_o if_o mercy_n and_o kindness_n will_v not_o work_v upon_o we_o what_o will_v despise_v thou_o the_o riches_n of_o god_n goodness_n etc._n etc._n say_v the_o apostle_n rom._n 2.4_o second_o the_o mean_n they_o partake_v of_o there_o be_v very_o much_o also_o in_o that_o see_v god_n have_v not_o be_v a_o wilderness_n to_o 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