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2. It is a great Sin, because we have so many
3. The Want of Love to GOD, turös every
IV. Who are guilty of this Sin?
that think not of Him, Pfake cxix. 97.
that rejoice not in Him.
6. that love not His; 1 S. Joh. iv. 12. and
7. that do not constantly endeavour to be reconcil'd to Him.
8. They do not love GOD, who do not obey Him, S. Fob. xiv. 15.
MOTIVE S to love GOD.
1. It is the first and great Command, S. Matt. xxii. 38.
2. We can perform no Duty aright without it, I Cor. xiii. 1.
3. This will make all other Duties easy and
4. Consider how infinitely GOD deserves our
5. It is He alone that sanctifies us.
Heaven for us. 6. If we love GOD, all Things shall work together for Good unto us, Rom. viii. 28.
5. It is our Interest, as well as Duty.
in I Heaven, it is for them that love Him, i Cor. ii. 9.
9. This therefore will be a fure and infallible Evidence of our Title to the Crown of Glory, S. Joh. xxi. 15, 16, 17.
io. Consider that you have not heard, that it is your Duty to love GOD; He hath sent me on purpose to tell you it.
S. JOH. vi. 27.
but for that Meat which endureth unto
First, a Prohibition; the Second, an affirmative Command.
1. The Prohibition ; Labour not for the Meat sohich perisheth. In Explaining which, obserye
1. What is here understood by Meat and that is, all temporal Enjoyments ; as,
1. Carnal Pleasures.
Call'd here Meat,
fought for, ver. 26. 2. Because all Things of this World as
mount really to nothing else. 3. To persuade them, by this Notion of
earthly Things, not to labour fo
much for them, Ecclef. v. 11.
1. Because we can enjoy it but a while.
Care about earthly Things; because, 1. It is commanded, Gen. iii. 19. 2 Thess. iii.
10, 12. 2. Otherwise we should be worse than Infi
dels, 1 Tim. v. 8. 3. We have Bodies to look after. 4. To take no Care, is to presume upon
I Cor. xvi. 2.
World, fer. xlv. 5. Isa. v. 8.
i Thell. iv. 6. 3. Not with carking Care, and Mistrust of
GOD's Providence, Psal. xxxvii. 5,6,
S. Matt. vi. 25. 4. Not for earthly Things, only for them
selves, but for the Glory of GOD,
Prov. iii. 9. 5. Nor for them more than heavenly ,
S. Matt. vi. 33. 6. Not so as to set our Affections on them;
not as for Things really good in themselves, or such as can make us happy,
Colof. iii. 2. 3. Why are we not thus to labour for these Things?
1. Because they perish.
may justly deny them to us, Prov. X. 22. 3. Or curse them to us, when we have them,
Mal. ii. 2.
4. GOD will give them without this fin
ful Labouring for them, S. Matt. vi. 33. 5. By Labouring too much for these Things,
we lose better.
1. How uncertain they are, 1 Tim. vi. 17.
them, S. Matt. vi. 27.
them, Prov. xxiii. 5.
Psal. cvi. 15. and lxxviii. 30, 31.
improve them, S. Luk. xii. 20.
1. As to the Senses, Ecclef. i. 8. and ív.8.
2. Much more to the Soul, Eccles. v. 10.
I Tim. vi. 9.
S. Luk. xxi. 34
5. And throw us into Hell, S. Mait. xix.
23, 24, 25, 26.
II. The affirmative Command : But labour for that Meat which endureth unto everlasting Life. Whereia consider,