Chapter IX.—Examples of the saints.
Wherefore, let us yield obedience to His
excellent and glorious will; and imploring His mercy and loving-kindness,
while we forsake all fruitless labours,4343 and strife, and envy, which leads to
death, let us turn and have recourse to His compassions. Let us
stedfastly contemplate those who have perfectly ministered to His
excellent glory. Let us take (for instance)
Enoch, who, being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and death
was never known to happen to him.4444
Noah, being found faithful, preached regeneration to the world
through his ministry; and the Lord saved by him the animals which, with
one accord, entered into the ark.