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'the Abundance of the Things which he 'poffeffeth, Matt. x. 31.
• Godliness with Contentment is great 'Gain. For we brought nothing into this • World, and it is certain we fhall 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 Lufts, which drown • Men in Deftruction and Perdition, I • Tim. vi. 6, 7, 8, 9.
But thou, O Man of God, flee thefe Things, and follow after Righteousness, 'Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience, Meeknefs. Charge them that are rich in this • World, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain Riches, but 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 Foundation 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 'feek one to come, Heb. xiii. 14.
Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth, • Heb. xi. 13.
What is your Life? It is a Vapour, that appeareth a little Time, and then vanifheth away, James iv. 14.
It is appointed unto Men once to die, • but after this the Judgment, Heb. ix. 27. 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 rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they poffeffed not; and they that ufe this World, as not abufing it; for the Fathion of this • World paffeth away, 1 Cor. vii. 29, 30, 631.
Our rejoicing is this, the Testimony ❝ of our Confcience, 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 exercife myself, to • have always a Confcience void of Offence, towards God, and towards Men, Acts xxiv. 16.
'If our Hearts condemn us not, then "have we Confidence towards God, 1 John iii. 21.
Let him that thinketh he ftandeth (or
'fhall ftand) take heed left he fall, 1 Cor.
6 X. 12.
Thou ftandeft 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 Flefh is weak, Matt. xxvi. 41.
"God is faithful, who will not fuffer 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, I Cor. 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 : Cafting down Imaginations, and every high Thing that exalteth ⚫ itself against the Knowledge of God, and bringing into Captivity every Thought to the Obedience of Chrift, 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 fhall hear his • Voice, and fhall come forth: They that ' have done Good unto the Refurrection
' of Life, and they that have done Evil, unto the Refurrection of Damnation, • John v. 28.
Take Heed to yourselves, left at any Time your Hearts be over-charged with Surfeiting and Drukennefs, and Cares of this Life; and fo that Day come upon you unawares, Luke xxi. 34.
The Cares of this World, and the De'ceitfulness of Riches, and the Lufts of ⚫ other Things entering in, choke the Word, • and it becometh unfruitful, Mark iv. 19. • In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much Fruit, John xv. 8.
Every Tree that bringeth not forth good Fruit, is hewn down and caft into the Fire, Matt. vii. 19.
Every Branch in me that beareth not Fruit, he taketh away: and every Branch that beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more Fruit, John xv. 2. Judge nothing before the Time, until the Lord come; who will bring to Light ⚫ the hidden Things of Darkness, and will 'make manifeft the Counfels of the Heart,
1 Cor. iv. 5.
6 All the Churches fhall know that I 6 am He who fearcheth the Reins and ‹ Heart; and I will give to every one of
you according to your Works, Rev. ii.
If ye love me, keep my Commandments. He that hath my Commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me, fhall ⚫ be loved of my Father, and I will love • him, and manifeft 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. 15, 21, 23, 24, and xv. 14.
One comes to him, and asks him, faying, Mafter, what fhall I do to inherit 'eternal life? Jefus faid unto him, if thou 'wilt enter into Life, keep the Command'ments, Matt. xix. 16, 17.
This is my Commandment, that ye 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 Difciples alfo, he faid
' unto them, Whofoever will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up
his Crofs, and follow me, Mark viii. 33.
"If Man will come after me, let