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Psalm lxiji. 7.
Have I not remembered thee in my bed; and thought
upon thee when I was waking ?
WHY MEN RESIST AND PUT ASIDE THE THOUGHTS OF RELIGION.
St. John iii. 19, 20.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his
deeds should be reproved
Deut. xxxii. 29.
Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that
they would consider their latter end
THIS LIFE A STATE OF PROBATION.
Psalm cxix. 71.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might
learn thy statutes
OUR DEAREST INTERESTS TO BE PARTED WITH RATHER
THAN ENDANGER OUR DUTY.
Matthew v. 29.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee : for it is profitable for thee that one of thy mem-
bers should perish, and not that thy whole body should
be cast into hell
THE TERRORS OF THE LORD,
Matt. xvi. 26.
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul ? or what shall a man give in ex-
change for his soul ?
Be ye, therefore, sober, and watch unto prayer
John iv. 23, 24.
But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the
Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit;
and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit
and in truth
PRAYER IN IMITATION OF CHRIST.
Luke v. 16.
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed
THE STIRRING OF CONSCIENCE.
Ephesians ii. 1.
And you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses
ON INSENSIBILITY TO OFFENCES.
Psalm xix. 12, 13.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth ? O cleanse thou me
from my secret faults. Keep thy servant also from pre-
sumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me
A SENSE OF SIN TO BE KEPT UP IN OUR MINDS.
Psalm sl. 15.
For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins
have taken such hold upon me that I am not able to
look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of
heart hath failed me
my head, and
TO THINK LESS OF OUR VIRTUES, AND MORE OF OUR SINS.
Psalm li. 3.
My sin is ever before me
SALVATION FOR PENITENT SINNERS.
Luke vii. 47.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are
forgiven ; for she loved much
USE AND ABUSE OF THE MERCY OF GOD IN THE REDEMP-
TION OF MANKIND BY CHRIST.
Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin
unto sin ; and say not, his
mercy is great, and he will
be pacified for the multitude of my sins; for mercy
and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth
OF THE DOCTRINE OF CONVERSION.
Matthew ix. 13.
I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to re-