Before the Sermon or Homilie, read some of these sentences of Scripture, exhorting to the atten∣tiue hearing of the word.
THE Lord said to Moses, I will raise them vp a Pro∣phet from among their breethren, like vnto thee; and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speake vnto them all that I shall command him: vnto him shall yee harken. And whosoeuer will not harken vnto myPage 520 words, which he shall speake in my name, I will require it of him.
GReat is the peace they haue, which loue thy lawe, and they are not offended at it.
BLessed is that man or woman that heareth me, wat∣ching dailie at my gates, and giuing attendance at the posts of my doores. For he that findeth me, findeth life; and shall obteine fauour of the Lord: but he that sinneth against me, hurteth his owne soule, and all that hate me loue death.
HE that turneth awaie his eare from hearing the lawe, e∣uen his praiers shall be abhominable.
WHo so despiseth wisdome & discipline, is miserable; and their hope is vaine, and their labours are foo∣lish, and their works vnprofitable, and their wiues are vndis∣creet, their children wicked, and their of-spring is accursed.
BE humble to heare the word of God, that thou maist vn∣derstand it, and make a true answere with wisdome.
Be swift to heare good things, and followe the word of peace and righteousnesse.
THE Queene of the South shall rise in iudgement with the men and women of this generation, and shall con∣demne them. For she came from the vttermost parts of the earth, to heare the wisdome of Salomon: and behold (saith Christ of himselfe) a greater than Salomon is heere (spea∣king vnto you.
HE that is of God, heareth Gods word. Yee therefore heare them not, because ye are not of God.
LET him that hath an eare, heare what the spirit saith to the Churches, or congregation, &c.