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Of the Love of God.
S É R M O N I.
Of Trust in GOD.
that obeyeth the Voice of his Ser-
I Things obfervable,
N these Words there are these three Serm.
I. HERE is the Character of a good Man, he is one who
feareth the Lord, and obeye
Name of the Lord, and to stay upon his
SERM. III. The Time when he is more parI. ticularly to exercise this Duty of trust
ing in God, in a Time of AMiction, or when he lies under any Calamity or Distress; it is when he walketh in Darknejš, and bath no Light.
1. Here is the Character of a good Man; he is described to be one who feareth the Lord, and obeyeth the Voice of bis Servant.
1. First, He is one who fears God, that is to say, one who has such an awful Regard of God, such a due Sense of his Divine Attributes, his Goodness, his Jus. tice, his Knowledge, his Power, as keeps
him from offending him ; this, the wise Prov.xvi
. Man tells us, By the Fear of the Lord, Men 6.
depart from Evil. And, none can be be truly said to fear God, that are not hereby restrained from sinful Practices ;
and, therefore, wicked Men are described, Job xv. 4. by casting off this Fear : He casteth off Fear,
and restraineth Prayer before God. Now this Fear arises, either from the Confideration of God's Mercy or his Justice. First,
From the Confideration of his Mercy : Pfa. cxxx. There is Mercy with thee, that thou
mavest be feared, i. e. That Man who is truly sensible, how good and merciful a