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0 Moses in effect declareth the things, which are here chiefly to be considered: First, that the worlde & all things therein were created by God, & that man being placed in this great tabernacle of the worlde to beholde Gods wonderful workes, & to praise his name for the infinite graces, wherewith he had endued him, fel willingly from God through disobedience: who yet for his owne mercies sake restored him to life, & confirmed him in the same by his promes of Christ to come, by whome he shulde ouercome Satan, death, and hel. Secondly, that the wicked, vnmindeful of Gods most excellent benefites, remained stil in their wickednes, & so falling moste horribly from sinne to sinne, prouoked God (who by his preachers called them continually to repentance) at length to destroye the whole worlde. Thirdly, he assureth vs by the examples of Abraham, Izhak, Jaakob & the rest of the Patriarkes, that his mercies neuer faile them, whome he chuseth to be his Church, and to professe his name in earth, but in all their afflictions and persecutions he euer assisteth them, sendeth conforte, and deliuereth them. And because the beginning, increase, preservacion and success thereof might be onely attributed to God, Moses sheweth by the examples of Kain, Ishmael, Esau and others, which were noble in mans judgement, that this Church dependeth not on the estimacion and nobilitie of the worlde: and also by the fewness of them, which haue at all times worshiped him purely according to his worde, that it standeth not in the multitude, but in the poore and despised, in the smale flocke and little nomber, that man in his wisdome might be confounded, & the Name of God euer more praised.