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dred-fold, and the Benefit abundantly exceed thy Labour. But this is the Misery of Man's Nature; though every Man naturally hates Sorrow, and loves the moft merry and joyful Life, yet few love the Way to Joy, or will endure the Pains by which it is obtained; they will take the next that comes to Hand, and content themselves with earthly Pleasures, rather than they will ascend to Heayen to seek it; and yet when all is done, they must have it there, or be without it.
66. (4) A Heart in Heaven will be a most excellent Preservative againfi Temptations to Sin.- -It will keep the Heart will employed. When we are idle, we ieruipe the Devil to tempo us; as careless Persons. make Thieves. A Heart in Heaven can reply to the
Tempter, as Nehemiah did, I am doing a great Work, so that I cannot come. It hath no Leisure to be luftful. or wanton, ambitious or worldly. If you were but busy in your lawful Callings, you would not be fo: ready to hearken to Temptations; much less if you were also bury above with God. Would a Judge be persuaded to rie from the Bench, when he is sitting upon Life and Death, to go and play with Children in t'ie Sireeis? No more will a Chinian, when he is taking a Survey of bis Eternal Reft, give Ear to the alluring Charms of Satan. The Children of that Kingdom should never have Time for Trifles, especially when they are employed in the Affairs of the Kingdom; and this Employment is one of the Saint's chief Prelervatives from Temptations.
$7.-- A heavenly Mird is the freeft from Sin, because it hath truer and livelier Apprehensions of spiritual Things. He hath so deep an Insight into the Evil of Sin, the Vanity of the Creature, the Brutishness of fleshly sensual Delights, that Temptations have little Power over him. In vain the Net is spread, says Solo