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not fay fo in words merely, but în ac tions; teaching equally by example and by precept, that they confider all knowledge whatever, without the knowledge of God, as of no value, and that the induftry, which has not for its object the melioration of life, is laborious trifling.
Wifdom is the principal thing: therefore, get wif
Then Jefus, beholding him, loved him; and faid
unto him, one thing thou lackest go thy way,
fell whatfoever thou haft, and give to the poor;
and thou fhalt have treasure in heaven; and come,
take up the cross, and follow me.. And he was
fad at that faying, and went away grieved; for
he had great poffeffions....... Mark x. 21, 22.
Let them firft learn to fhew piety at home, and to
requite their parents: for that is good and ac-
Obfervation of early virtue a fource
I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in the truth, as we have received a commandment from the father........2 John, v. 4.
Importance of an early knowledge of the fcriptures.
And that from a child, thou hast known the holy fcriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto falvation, through faith which is in Chrift Fefus. 2 Tim. iii. 15.
Reverence of the fcriptures a corrective of youthful follies. 118 Wherewithal fhall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Pfalm cxix. 9
Our Creator to be remembered in
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw aigh, when thou shalt fay, I have no pleasure in them........Ecclef. xii. 1.
Obligations to piety arifing from a religious education.
Know thou the God of thy father; and ferve him
Obedience to God the best method
of fecuring the favour of men. 176 And Fefus increafed in wisdom, and ftature, and in favour with God and man.......Luke ii. 52.
Titus ii. 6.
Character of Daniel recommended to the imitation of youth.
Daniel, a man greatly beloved......Dan. x. 11.
Means by which the young may avoid contempt.
Let no man defpife thy youth.......I Tim. iv. 12.
Advantages of good, and difadvantages of evil, company.
He that walketh with wife men shall be wife; but a companion of fools fhall be destroyed.
Prov. xiii. 20.
The corrupting influence of evil dif
1 Cor. xv. 33.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.