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Polyander was professor of theology at Leiden.
The sermon, originally preached in Latin, appears in Dutch in the "Acts" of the Synod. The sermon as published here is severely abridged. The translator is Marjorie Kamps. I assure myself that you, according to your special favor and friendliness to me, wherewith the good, almighty God has adorned you with so many excellent gifts, will approve of this my purpose and public testimony of my obedience.
Trusting this before I begin my sermon, I will request the help of the Lord, who has made the heavens and the earth, with this my prayer, earnestly imploring that with the mouth leading in prayer you will be able to follow me with outstretched hearts. Pay attention with me to God's Word, with proper reverence and humbleness of hearts, as proclaimed and described aforetime by the prophet Isaiah in the 52nd chapter, verse 7, of his prophecy.
That which is generally said of renowned sciences and excellent offices, that is, that things which are beautiful are also heavy, may be especially applied to the service of the churches. Experience itself, as well as the Holy Scriptures, abundantly expresses this. If we look at the Holy Scriptures, the apostle Paul teaches, "If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work I Tim.
Preaching is a work because of the difficulty of the service; it is excellent because of its dignity. If we look at experience, it is proved by various examples from all times that the administration of the divine Word, by which, with a man's tongue, the whole multitude of people are gently attended to and preserved in the common bond of holy religion and in the mutual love of the truth and peace, is no less hard and laborious than it is praiseworthy and honorable.
Upon perceiving this, the prophet Isaiah rightly exclaims, "How beautiful," etc.
The occasion of this outcry everyone will notice with me shortly in the preceding verses. There, Isaiah has wished to portray the promise of God of redemption through the coming Messiah and the mission of His forerunners, with the picture of the deliverance of the church of old out of Babylonian servitude.
Isaiah is praising preachers for three things, namely, their dignity, their diligence, and the loveliness of their doctrine. He points out their dignity by a figurative manner of speaking, taken from the sincerity and beauty of the lovely feet.
By their feet, he signifies both their distinguished mission and their honorable association among the people, so that they are able to be distinguished from the false prophets, not so much by the appearance and the confession of their mouths, as by their lawful calling and the beauty of their manners.
He describes their diligence, not only from the old manners of the prophets sent of God to the Jews, who in former times used to climb up the mountains of Palestine and preach to the people from there so that they would be louder and more clearly heard by all, but also through a resemblance to either the shepherds, as some think, or of the watchmen on the mountains, as others prefer to think.
The former were diligent in leading the sheep to graze on the mountains where they walked. The latter, keeping watch from the only elevated place, warned their neighbors in advance either of the enemies or of the robbers.
We are of the opinion that both of the likenesses are able to be applied to the preachers of the gospel. We continue with the loveliness of their doctrine.
Their doctrine is called here a gospel, which is to say, a good, glad, and blessed message from God the Father, reconciled with us in Christ, the Immanuel, born and given to us of the Father, so that He is to us our all in all: The fruits of this lovely doctrine are four, as stated here by the prophet.
They are peace, goodness, salvation, and the kingdom of God. These fruits are bound to each other with an unbreakable bond. For where through the single blessing of God the seed of the gospel is sown, there peace blooms.
Where peace blooms, it is there that goodness, the salvation of souls, and the kingdom of God grow and blossom. Under the name of this peace the prophet understands blessings of all sorts, as much bodily as spiritual, which all men receiving the gospel with the obedience of faith are promised in the Holy Scriptures.
These blessings of God indicated by the name of peace are of utmost importance, as well in the mutual association of God with us in Christ and of us with our neighbor for Christ's sake, as in the quietness of the conscience arising in our hearts out of both of those unions, and increasing more and more.Richard J.
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