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S. Matt. xi. 29.
And learn of me.
1. From His Precepts.
xxviii. 19. 2. In His Incarnation, S. Job. i. 4. 3. Satisfaction for the Sins of Men,
i Tim. i. 15
His Resurrection and ours, 1 Cor.
XV. I 2.
S. Interceffion, Hebr. vii. 25.
1. Repent, S. Matt. iv. 17.
should do unto us, S. Matt. vii. 12. 4. To fear none but GOD, S. Matt. X. 28. 3. How to pray, S. Matt. vi. 9. S. Luk. xi. 2. 1. To seek GOD's Glory first, I Cor.
X. 31. 2. Spiritual Things before Temporal. 3. To desire but Food and Raiment con
venient, Prov. xxx. 8. 1 Tim. vi. 8. 4. To have a sense of GOD's Greatness
and Mercy, when we come before
Him. 5. To praise Him for Mercies receiv'd.
[See the Exposition on S. Matt. vi. 9, 10, 11,&c.]
1. From His Practice.
Love Him in universal Goodness. [ See
this more largely explain'd upon S. Matt.
Trust in GOD, S.Matt. xxvii:46.
S. Luk. xxiii. 46. II. Reasons of this Command, or why we are to learn of Christ.
1. He is our Master, S. Joh. xiii 13.
2. This was one End of His Conversing so long amongst Men. UI. Arguments to enforce the Practice of it.
Consider, 1. What a Mercy it is, that He hath vouchfafed to teach us, s. Matt. xi. 25.
2. We may be certain, that what He said and did was good, and therefore most fit and necessary for us to do and follow, S. Joh. vii. 48.
3. The Disciples always follow'd Him, i Cor. xi. I.
4. This is the only Mark of our being His Disciples.
5. Learn of Him, and live with Him.
S. MATT. xi. 29.
I. HRIST's Disciples should be,
In the right ordering of the Passion of Anger ; that we be not angry,
1. Without a just Cause, S. Matt. V. 22.
3. Not too long, Ephes. iv. 26.
5. Nor so as to utter Folly, Psal. cvi. 33.
1. Consider the Nature of Anger, Prov.
the Effects of it. 1. It hinders all Good, S.Fam. i. 20. 1 Tim.
ii. 8. 2. It darkens the Understanding, Gen.
xxxiv. 25: 1 Sam. XXV. 13, 22. Ουδος μετ' οργής ασφαλώς βολεύεται. Μenand. 3. It confounds the Thoughts. An est
quicquam fimilius insania quàm ira?
Cicero. 4. It stifles all Virtues, Justice, Mercy,
S. Fam. ii. 13. Meekness, Patience,
Hebr. X. 36. 5. Raises Strifes and Contentions. 3. Anger is giving way to Satan, Ephef. iv. 27.
4. The wise Man advises not to make
Friendship with the Angry, Prov. xxii.
24. Whereas, Meekness 5. Is the Fruit of the Spirit, Gal. v. 22, 23. 6.
the Sign of Wisdom, S. Jam. jii. 13. 7:
- an Argument of Valour, Prov. xvi.32. 8. It allays Strife, Prov. xv. I. 9. Brings a Blessing, S. Matt. v. s. Pfal.
Xxxvii. 11. 10. God will teach the Meek, Pfal. xxv. 9.
and establish them, Psal. cxlvii. 6. and
save them, Psal. cxlix. 4. II. Our Saviour was fo. 2. What is it to be lowly? This implies, 1. Humility towards GOD. Consisting, 1. In the Acknowledgment of our Imper
fe£tions in Respect of Him, Ifa. xl. 6. Job xlii. 6.
of our Sins and Guilt, Rom. iii. 19. S. Luk. xviii. 1'1. 3. In Submission to His Judgments, i Sam
iii. 18. Job i. 21. 4. Admiring His Ways, Rom. xi. 33, 345. Reverence in His Presence, Gen. xviii.
27. Ecclef. v. 1, 2, 3. Rev. iv. 10. 6. Thinking nothing too low for us to do for Him, Phil. ii. 8. S. Joh. xiii. 14.
towards Men ; as, 1. Not to think ourselves wifer, Prov. xxvi. 12.
nor better than others, Phil. ii. 3. Rom. xii. 10. I Tim. i. 15. 3. Not affect Honour and Preeminence, S. Matt. xxiii. 6, 7,
8. 4. Nor to carry ourselves beyond our
5. To bear Contempt patiently, 2 Cor.
11. MOTIVE's to be meek and lowly. Conkider,
1. The Majesty of GOD, 1 Pet. v. 6.
Accepts of us for it, Pfal. li. 19.
the Mother of all Virtues, i Pet.
3. The Promises made to it; as,
give them Grace, S. Jam. iv. 6.
give them all good Things, Prov. 5. There is nothing that we have, that we
can be proud of, but we have cause to be humble for all Things.