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to send them upon wicked Men, Ezra ix. 13. Joly
1. GOD's Goodness to us, 1/4. lvii. 11,
Hebr. ii. 1. 2. Our Sins against Him, Ezek. xx. 43, 7. Formality in our Dutįes, not perform
ing them, 1. With that Feryency, Rom. xii. 11.
that Sincerity, Isa. 29. 13. 3.
that Faith, S. Jam. i. 6.
that Delight, Ifa.lviii. 13. 5.
that Constancy, as we should. 8. Imperfections in all our Graceș, 2 S.Pet.
iii. 18. VSE SI Hence we may learn, 1. The fad Effects of the first Sin, Rom. v. 19.
2. That we have no Reason to complain of any of GOD's Judgments to us, Lam. iii. 39.
3. That no Salvation can be expected from qurselves, Gal. ii. 16. and iii. 10.
4. That it highly concerns us to search our pwn Hearts, and view our Lives, to find out our Sins. 5.
and endeavour to be trựly sensible of them.
and to pass Şentence upon, and condemn ourselves for them. For,
II. Sin is the Cause of GOD's Judgments, 1. What are Judgments ?
The Effe&ts of GOD's Anger, in Soul, Body, Estate, Name, Relations.
2. How are Sins the Cause of GOD's Judg:
They are the meritorious, the procuring Cause of Judgments, which move and occasion GOD xi. 6. Pfal. cvii, 17. Lam 1. 5, 8. and v. 16.
3. How does it appear, that Sins are thus the Caufe of judgments ? 1. Sin brought Misery in general upon Man
kind, at first, Gen. iii. 16,17,18,19. for,
yet was He mutable, and liable to
He was created in.
dience, threaten'd him with Death,
if he finned, Gen. ii. 17.
but in Justice infli&t the Punishment
threaten'd, Gen. xviii. 25.
all the Judgments of GOD.
cular Judgments; as appears,
2. From Reason; for,
fended GOD, Lam. i. 12.
dom, &c. being remarkable Instances
hereof. U SÉS.
Į. Wherefore, in time of Adversity consider,
1. Our Sinfulness against GOD.
Xxiii, 13, 14.
3. The Danger of incurring His Displea
4. Tbe sad Effects of Sin in the World. 2. Rent your Hearts, and turn unto the Lord, Focl ii. 12; 13.
1. Rent your Hearts.
1. For Sin, 1 S. Pet. V. 6.
2. From Sin.
1. By Prayer.
3. By Obedience and a Holy Life. III. How we are to behave ourselves, when we are deliver'd from any Judgment.
1. We are presently to refort to the publick Ordinances.
1. To make públick Confession,
vii. 13, 14
Thankfulness to GOD; 1, For His Power,
2. For His Mercy, in delivering us, Lam. ģ. To make our publick Prayers to GOD; 1. For the Pardon of those Sins, whereby
we have deserv'd His Judgments. 2. For a Blessing upon His Judgments to
wards us. 3. For Grace to live like those who have
been under the Rod. 2. It must be our greatest Study and Endeavour to fou no more.
1. How sin no more? 1. Not with Love to fin, nor Delight in
it, Psal. cxix. 113. Rom. vii. 22. 2. Nor with Allowance of it. 3. But do our utmost to avoid the Com
million of it. 2. What must we do to keep ourselves from
1. Vain Thoughts.
Sins, that seldom go alone ; as,
and xii. 42, 43
Fudgment, Heaven and Hell, and the fad 'Effects and Consequences of Sin.
MOTIVES against Sin. 1. The odious Nature of it. 2. The dreadful Consequences of it. 3. The Obligations we have against it. 1. GOD hath affrighted us with Judge
allur'd us with Mercies. I. In laying temporal, and noţeternal Judg. ments upon us.
2. In affording us longer time to repent
in, Isa. V. 3, 4. 4. It is not long, but we must answer for every Sin, 2 Cor. V. 10.
5. We have finned too long already. 6. Sin no more, lest a worse Thing come. For,
IV. GOD hath yet worse Judgments in store for us, if we still go on in Sinning, Levit. xxvi. 15, 16. 1. Temporal ; and those either
2. A worse Fire, Gen, xix. 24.
1. A Civil-War, Levit. xxvi. 37. Judg. vii,
1, 2, 3
Or else Personal ; for,
Mal. ii, 2.
mm or deprive us of them. 3.
or send a languishing, tormente
ing Disease upon us, Fob ii. 7, 8. At. 2. Spiritual Judgments. 1. He can remove His Ordinances, Rev.it. s.
Or withdraw His Blessings, Matt. xxi. 19. 3. Or blind our Eyes, Ifa. vi. 9, 10, 4. Or suffer us to be led into Heresies,
2 Theff. ii. 11. 5. Or with-hold His reftraining Grace, Rom. i. 24, 25, 26, 27,