Robert Hill on the admiration of God’s majesty

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But as Augustine was swallowed up, by the admiration of God’s Majesty: so am I with the consideration of this mercy; I say of this mercy, which is given us by the father, purchased by the son, assured by the holy ghost, offered in the word, sealed in the sacraments, apprehended by faith, tried by tribulation, and, though not deserved by us, yet reserved for us in the highest heavens.

Is God our father? behold our dignity, are we his children? learn we our duty. The consideration of this dignity, made Theodosius to thank God more, that he was a Christian then a King, Moses to refuse the crown of Aegypt, David to desire the place of God’s doorkeeper, and Paul to make a base account of all things in this world.

The consideration of this duty made Abel to sacrifice his sheep, Abraham to sacrifice his son, and the Romans to sacrifice themselves, Joseph to flee adultery, the three children to flee idolatry, Nehemiah to fly tyranny, and all God’s children to abandon impiety. Now then, If we call him father, which without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, let us pass the time of our dwelling here in fear, knowing that we were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from our vain conversation, received by the tradition of the fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb undefiled, and without spot. …

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