After the Sermon, reade some of these sentences of Scripture, exhorting to the diligent obseruing and following of Gods word beard.
Deuteronomie. 28, verse 1.
IF thou shalt obeie diligentlie the voice of the Lord thy God, walke in his ordinances, and ob∣serue, keepe, and doo all his commandements, which I command thee this daie; then all these blessings shall come on thee, and ouertake thee. Blessed shalt thou be in the citie, and blessed in the field, &c. But and if thou wilt not obeie the voice of the Lord thy God, to keepe and doo all his commandements and his ordinances, which I command thee this daie, then all these curses shall come vpon thee, and ouertake thee. Curssed shalt thou be in the citie, and curssed in the field, &c. as in the whole Chapter.
WHO so keepeth the lawe, bringeth offrings inough: he that holdeth fast the commandements, offereth an offering of saluation.
WHO soeuer heareth of me (saieth Christ) these words, and doth the same, I will liken him to a wise man, which hath builded his house on a rocke, &c. But whosoeuer heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be likened vnto a foolish man, which hath builded his house vpon the sands, &c.
BLessed are they that heare the word of God, and keepe it.
THE seruant that knoweth his maisters will, and doth it not, shall be beaten with manie stripes.
THE hearers of the lawe are not righteous before God, but the dooers of the lawe shall be iustified.
WHerefore, be yee dooers of the word, and not hearers onelie, deceiuing your owne selues. For if anie heare the word, and doo it not, he is like vnto a man that behol∣deth his naturall face in a glasse. For when he hath consi∣dered himselfe, he goeth awaie, and forgetteth immediat∣lie what manner of one he was. But who so looketh in the perfect lawe of libertie, and continueth therein, he not bee∣ing a forgetfull hearer, but a dooer of the worke, shall bee blessed in his deed.
NOw are yee cleane, through the word which I haue spoken vnto you. Abide in me, and I in you, &c. I am the vine, yee are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth foorth much fruit. For without me can ye doo nothing. If yee abide in me, and my word a∣bide in you, aske what yee will, and it shall be done vnto you.
FOR he that ouercommeth, and keepeth my words vnto the end, to him will I giue power ouer nations.
REmember therefore how thou hast heard and recei∣ued, and hold fast and repent. Hold that, I saie, which thou hast, that no man take thy crowne; and watch.