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Hebr. i. 14.
2. Which is most Glorious and Honour
able, Isa. xliii. 4.
Rev. xii. 10.
ever and ever, S. Luk. i. 33.
1. Get thyself convinced of Sin, and the heinous Nature of it, Ašt. ii. 37.
and of thy Misery by it, not, withstanding all thy temporal Enjoyments.
3. Repent, Act. ii. 38.
4. Depend on Christ only for Pardon and Reconciliation, A&t. xvi. 30, 31,
5. Be constant in Prayer.
6. Be frequent in Reading, Hearing and Meditating
7. Live always as one that is seeking a Kingdom.
8. Endeavour to make all thy Thoughts, Words and Actions, subfervient to this thy great and truly Christian Design.
S. MATT. vi. 34:
Μή, όν, μεριμνήσητε εις την αρμον:
1. W in this
cominand of our Saviour ?
in this Command of our Saviour ? 1. Negatively 1. Not that we should never think of future
Things. 2. Nor as if we should not have a prudent
Care of our Subsistence. For, 1. We are to follow our proper and law
ful Callings,. I Cor. vii. 20, 24. i Thes).
- to be diligent, in them, Prov.
to provide by them for our selves and Dependents, 1 Tim. v. 8. S. Fab. xii. 6. and xiii. 29. Gen. xli.
35, 48. Prov. vi. 6. and xXx: 25. But here observe, 1. To follow your Calling from a right
Principle of Conscience, Col. iii. 23. 2. Pray to God for His Blessing, Prov.x.
22. Deut. viii. 18. Pfal.cxxvii. 1,2. 3. Trust only on Him for Success, Psal.
Xxxvii. 3, 5. 2. Positively. 1. That we should not have high Thoughts, Prov. xxvii. 1. S. Jam. iv. 13.
Not knowing but a Day may bring forth
1. Sin, S. Jam. i. 15.
5. Death, S. Fam. iv. 14. 2. That we should not have carking, tormento ing Thoughts at what may happen, S. Luk. xxi. 34.
Such are, 1. Vain, S. Matt. vi. 27. 2. Foolish. For, 1. Hereby we anticipate our Sorrows, “ kao
ría, 1797. 2. Aggravate them. 3. Create new ones to ourselves. 4. Make ourselves more unable to bear 'em.
not diftruftful Thoughts. For, 1. This will hinder our Service of God,
S. Matt. vi. 24.
for us. For,
1. These do not work as we do, v. 28.
2. Nor last and continue as we do, v.30. 5. He gives us better Things, v. 33. Rom. 3. Our distrustful Thoughts may make us
miserable, but cannot help us, v. 27. 4. This is like the Heathens, V. 32. 5. God knows we need these Things, ibid. 6. If we seek His Kingdom and Righteousness, , these Things shall be added, v. 33.
7. Sufficient unto the Day is the Evil theres
of, v. 34.
1. Set not yoạr Hearts on this World, Color üi. 2.
-unconstant, Prov. xxiii. š.
3. Reft fully sacisfied with the Providence of God, i Sam. iii. 18. Fob i. 21, 22. and ii. 10. Lament. iii. 39.
4. Trust and depend only upon Him, even. for the Things of this World also. For,
1. He is Omniscient, S. Matt. vi. 32.
5. Let your great Care be for your poor Souls.
S. MATT. vii. 1.
Μη κρίνετε, ίνα μή κριθήη. .
1. Not as if the Civil or Ecclefiaftical Magia strate might not judge Malefactors and Offenders, as the Anabaptifts think, and wrest these Words to countenance their Error. For, 1. They receive Commission from God to
judge and punish Criminals and Delin
quents, 2 Chron. xix. 6. Rom. xiij. 1, 2. 2. Our Saviour Himself hath given His
Church the Keys or Power of Binding
relyes átér wo 'eoorlou ăxuesi, Chryfoft. Kad
3. Without this power of judging, all Things
would be brought into Confufion. Εί τατο κρατήσειεν, άπανία οιχήσέlαι και τα αν και όχι
κλησίας, και τα έν ή πόλεσι, και τα ν ξ οίο
xícus, Chryfoft. 2. Nor that we hould not reprozé others.
For, 1. It is absolutely commanded, Levit. xix. 17.
S. Matt. xviii, 15. 2: It is necessary for ourselves and others.