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{use, ye know not if ever you will get another offer; “ for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goeft.” This day's delay may be an eternal loss, for you may be in eternity before another day. A new refusal is dangerous ; God may take you at your word.

6. Our Lord is content yet to invite you to his work, notwithstanding your former refusals; you will ftill be accepted : « Him that cometh unto me,” says Jefus, " I will in nowise cast out.”

7. Whatever hardships may be in the work of religion, it is not long ere you shall be freed from them all; you shall be made more than conquerors : “ You shall rest from your labours, and your works Mall follow you."

Lastly, If you will not, then remember death will make you change your mind, and you will get a long eternity to repent that ye did not repent in zime. But such a change can then be of no avail, but to increase your misery. Infinitely better, then, will it be for you if this change take place at preTent"; “ for now is the accepted time, and now is the day of salvation.”

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THE NATURE AND EFFECTS OF A WEANED

DISPOSITION OF SOUL, *

SERMON. IV.

Pfal. cxxxi. 2. My foul is even as a weaned child.

THIS Pfalm is David's profession of piety,

wherein he discovers what was the habitual bent of his heart, and course of his life. The oce casion of it seems to have been the injury done him by Saul and his courtiets, who reproached him as a proud, ambitious, and turbulent man. His comfort is the testimony of his own conscience, which witnessed, 1. The humility of his heart. This kept him from an aspiring temper, and within the bounds of his station. 2. His easiness in any condition with which the Lord was pleased to tryft him. God had promised him the kingdom, yet kept him from it long, and that in very hard circumstances; but yet he was easy under it; he was far from that restless itching after a crown, of which his enemies accused him. In the text, he points out the spring of this easia. F3.

ness :: * Delivered Sabbath afternoon, August 1. 1714.

ness: My soul is even as a weaned child : That is, his heart was loosed from those things to which the hearts of men naturally are glewed. There is here, 1. Something supposed, namely, that the day was, when he was sucking the breasts which fallen Adam led all his children to, as well as others; that he was even as fond of them, and could as ill want them, as a child the breast. 2. Something expressed; that now there was a change, the child was weaned, set to another way of living, and could want the breasts. God had taken off his heart from those things on which naturally it was fet, and now he fed at God's hand, instead of creatures. He does not speak of willingly forsaking these breasts of his own accord, but he was weaned by the power of grace. Now, this is his comfort against the aspersions of his enemies. From this subject I take this

DOCTRINE, That grace makes a weaned foul.

In discoursing which, I shall inquire,
I. From what does grace wean the soul ?
II. How is the soul weaned from these things ?

III. What are the effects of a weaned difpofition of soul ?

IV. Make some practical improvement.

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I AM to inquire, I. From what does grace wean the soul ? Grace jeans the soul, i. From the dry breasts. of the world. One part of pure religion, and undefiled, before God and the Father, is to keep ourselves unfpotted from the world, James, i. 27. For says John, if Ep. ii. 16. « All that is in the world, the luft of the flesh, the luft of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."

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