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* the Abundance of the Things which he
* possesseth, Matt. x. 31.
* Godliness with Contentment is great
* Gain. For we brought nothing into this 'World, and it is certain we shall carry 'nothing out. And having; Food and 'Raiment, let us be therewith content;
* but they that will be rich fall into 'Temptation, and a Snare, and into many
* foolish and hurtful Lusts, which drown
* Men in Destruction and Perdition, 1
* Tim. vi. 6,.7, 8, 9.
* But thou, O Man of Gad, flee these
* Things, and follow after Righteousness, 'Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience, Meek
* ness. Charge them that are rich in this 'World, that they be not high-minded,
* nor trust in uncertain Riches, bu*t in the
* living God, who giveth us all Things 'richly to enjoy. That they do good;
* that they be rich in good Works; laying 'up in Store for themselves a good Foun'dation against the Time to come, that
* they may lay hold on eternal Life, 1 Tim. 'vi. 17, 18, 19.
* Here we have no continuing City, but
* seek one to come, Heb. xiii. 14.
* Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth,
* Heb. xi. 12.
* What is your Life? It is a Vapour,
* that appeareth a little Time, and then 'vanistieth away, James iv. 14.
* It is appointed unto Men once to die,
* but after this the Judgment, Heb. ix. 27.
4 Now, I fay, Brethren, it remains that 'both they that have Wives, be as though 'they had none; and they that weep, as
* though they wept not; and they that re
* joice, as though they rejoiced not; and
* they that buy, as though they possessed
* not; and they that use this World, as not abusing it; for the Fashion of this
< World passeth away, 1 Cor. vii. 29, 30, K31.
'Our rejoicing is this, the Testimony
* of our Conscience, that in Simplicity and 'godly Sincerity, by the Grace of God we 'have had our Conversation in the World,
* 2 Cor. i. 12.
'And herein do I exercise mvfelf, to 1 have always a Conscience void of Offence,
* towards God, and towards Men, Acls
* xxiv. 16.
'If our Hearts condemn us not, then 4 have we Considence towards God, 1 John
* iii. 21.
* Let him that thinketh he standeth (or
* Jfialljland) take heed lest he fall, 1 Cor. 'x. 12.
'Thou standest by Faith. Be not high 'minded but fear, Rom. xi. 20.
'Watch and pray, that ye enter not into 'Temptation. The Spirit indeed is willing, 'but the Flesh is weak, Matt. xxvi. 41.
'God is faithful, who will not suffer you
* to be tempted above what you are able; 'but will, with the Temptation, make a
* Way to escape, that ye may be able to 'bear it, 1 Cer. x. 13.
'For though we walk in the Flesh, we
* do not war after the Flesh: for the Wea'pons of our Warefare are not carnal, but 'mighty through God to the pulling down 'of strong Holds : Casting down Imagina'tions, and every high Thing that exalteth 'itself against the Knowledge of God, and
* bringing into Captivity every Thought to 'the Obedience of Christ, 2 Cor. x. 3, 4, 5.
* Let your Loins be girded about, and 'your Lights burning; and ye yourselves
* like unto Men that wait for the Lord, 'Luke xii. 35.
'The Hour is coming, in the which all 'that are in the Grave shall hear his 'Voice, and shall come forth: They that
* have done Good unto the Resurrection
of 'of Life, and they that have done Evil,
* unto the Resurrection of Damnation,
* John v. 28.
4 Take Heed to yourselves, lest at any
* Time your Hearts be over-charged with
* Surfeiting and Drukenness, and Cares 'of this Life; and so that Day come upon 4 you unawares, Luke xxi. 34.
'The Cares of this World, and the Dt4 ceitfulness of Riches, and the Lusts of 'other Things entering in, choke the Word,
* and it becomethunfruitful, Mark iv. 19.
* In this is my Father glorisied, that ye
* bear much Fruit, John xv. -8.
* Every Tree that bringeth not forth 4 good Fruit, is hewn down and cast into
* the Fire, Matt. vii. 19. .
* Every Branch in me that beareth not
* Fruit, he taketh away: and every Branch 4 that beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that it 4 may bring forth more Fruit, Johnny. 2.
4 Judge nothing before the Time, until 4 the Lord come; who will bring to Light 4 the hidden Things of Darkness, and will 'make manifest the Counsels of the Heart, 4 1 Cor. iv. 5.
4 All the Churches shall know that I 4 am He who searcheth the Reins and 4 Heart; and I will give to every one of
'yoa according to your Works, Rev. ii; '23.
4 If ye love me, keep my Command
* ments. He that hath my Command
* ments, and keepeth them, he it is that
* loveth me; and he that loveth me, (hall
* be loved.of my Father, and I will love 1 him, and manifest myself to him. If a 'Man love me he will keep my Words.
* He that loveth me not, keepeth not my 'Sayings. Ye are my Friends, if ye do
* whatsoever I command you, John xiv. 4 15, 21, 23, 24, and xv. 14.
'One comes to him, and asks him,
* faying, Master, what shall I do to inherit
* eternal life? Jesus said unto him, if thou 'wilt enter into Life, keep the Command'ments, Matt. xix. 16, 17.
'This is my Commandment, thatve 'love one another, as I have loved you. 'These things I command, that ye love
* one another, John xv. 12, 17.
* And when he had called the People 'unto him, with his Disciples also, he laid
* unto them, Whosoever will come after 4 me, let him deny himself, and take up
* his Cross, and follow me, Mark viii. ^3
'If any Man will come after me, let