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V 7. To them who by patient continuance in welldoing, seek for Glory,and Honour and immorta
lity, eternal Life. V.8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the Truth, but obey unrighteousneß ; indignation, and wrath, V.9. Tribulation, and anguish, upon every soul
of man that doth evil, of the Fero forft, and
alfo of the Gentile. Mat.16.24. Then said Fesus uøte bis Disciples,
if any man will come after me, let him dený himself; and take up his crose, and follow
me. i Sam.2.30. Them that honour me, I will honour,
and they that despise me, shall be lightly effee
med. 2 Cor.1.12. For our rejoycing is this, the Testi.
mony of our Gonscience, that in fimplicity and Godly sincerity, not with felbly wisdom, but by the Grace of God, we have badour Conversation
in the world, and more abundantly to you-wards. Ifa.38.3. And said, remember nowo, o Lord, I
beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and have done
that which is good in thy fight: And Hezekiah Acts 24.16. And herein do I exercise myself, 10
have alwaies, a Conscience void of offence toWard God, and toward men.
Tic.2.11. For the Grace of God, that bringeth
salvation, bath appeared to all men. V.12. Teaching us, that denying ungodlinese,
and worldly lufts, we should live feberly, righ. teously, and godly in ibis present world. V.13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Gád, and our Saviour Fesus Christ. V. 14. who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purifie unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good
. Tit.3.8. This is a faithful saying, and these things
I will that thou affirm conftantly, that they which have believed in God, mighi be careful to maintain good works: these tbings are good and
profitable unto men. Mat.5.17. Think not, that I am come to destroy
the Lam and the Prophets, I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfill. Mar.22 36. Master, which is the great com
mandement of the Law ? V.37. Felus faid unte him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all soul, and with all thy mind. V.38. This is the firĄ and great CommandeV.39. And the second is like unto it, thon fhaalt
love t by neighbour as thy self. V.40. On these two Commandements bang all the Law and the Propbets.
Mark 12.32. And the Scribe said unto him, well
Master, thou hast said she truth: for there is oné God, and there is none other but hệ. V.33. And to love him with all the heart, and
with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole
burnt offering and sacrifice. Rom. 3.31. Do we then make void the Law
through Faith? God forbid, yea, we eftablish
of Communion with God.
Abour to maintain a daily close Commu
nion with God, in chele particulars following,
1. Awake with God in the morning.
2 Forget not to poúre forth thy Joul in secret prayer, and praise before him.
3. Read the Scriptures.
4. Live continually as in the fight and view of God.
5. Live by Faith
6. obferve all the passages of kis Providence towards thee, 7. Be continually watchful.
First, First, Awake with God in the morning:When I awake, I am still with thee, sais holy David, Pfal.139.8. The morning is an embleme of the Resurrection, when our bodies shall awake from the sleep of death, and that long day (hall arise upon us, that shall never have any nighe, O how shouldst thou then, when sleep fals from chine ,
eyes, lift up thy soul in praises and thanksgivings to the Lord, for his gracious Providence over thee in the night season. Had not he been exceeding gracious, thou mightft have slept the sleep of death, and from the darknesle of the night been sent away into outer darknesle. Leč not the commonnefje of this mercy diminish, but the continualneß of it rather encrease chy chankfulnesse. O when thy body awakens, how shouldlt thou awaken and stirre up thy soul also, to some holy and pious Ejacelations; such as che sweet Singer of Israel, used to send up to God; O Lord, thou art my God, early will I seek thee. I laid me down and pepi, and thos hajt sustained me. I have been
safe under the phadoro of thy wings, thy faithfulnejle, and truth have been my shield and buckler, And now Lord, lift sp the Light of the Countenance upon me, instruct me in the way wherein I should go, and quid me with thine eye.
Teach me thy way, 0 Lørd, and I will walk in'rby Truth, o knit my
heart to thee, that I may fear thy Name. And hold up my goings in thy paths, shat my footfteps flip not. Let me walk circumfpe&tly this day, redeeming the time, Let my soul put on the Lord Pelus, and be clothed with the white robe of his righteousneffe, and adorn me with the saving Graces of thy holy Spirit, dc.
After come such pious ejaculations sent up to the Throne of Grace, labour to get thy heart poffeffed, with deep, strong, and powerful apprehensions and impressions, of Gods holinesle, Majesty, Omni-prelence, Omniscience: Consider with reverence, and humbly admire, and adore his glorious wisdome, bis almighty power, his gracious Providence, his truth and faichtalneffe, and especially his tender love and mercy in Christ Jesus. And it such choughts as these make strong and deep impresions in chy mind, in the morning, thou art the more like to be in the fear of God all the day after, and to have thy mind possessed both with reverencial and delightful thoughts of his Majefty. Pfal.139.18.--- When I awake, I am ftill with Job 7.17. What is man that show fhouldeft magnifie him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart
V.18. And that thou shouldf visit him every morning, and try him every moment ?