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What an excellent frame of Spirit was there in holy David, who professeth, Psal 16.8. I have set the Lord alwaies before me. Did we bac keep this one common Principle warm upon our hearts, that God sees; how would ic keep us fixcere and upright? How would ic deter us from beart fons, and the closest bypocrisie, and from warping into any finful practise ? This was chat which kept Foseph so uprighe, Gen.39.g. How can I do this great wickednejle, and fin ag aing God: Ask chy self therefore often this question, Will this be pleasing to God'that I am now going bout? If credit or shame will restrain thee from fin, how much more should Gods eie? Nothing more feeds, maintains, and preserves Piery, chan à constant awe of God. David gives the reason the wicked are so bad, They have not fet God before them, Pfil.86.14. Abraham was 2fraid of himself in Gerar Gen.20.11. And what was the reason ? why saies he, the fear of God is not in this place. Men durft as well run their heads into a hot flaming oven, as sin against God, so impudently as they do, if they thoughc he saw them, and would call them to an account,

The fear of God is a Grace of continual ose ; If thac be not before our eies, we are exceeding apt to grow carelese and fecure. We cannot be alwaies praying unio God, 'nor praising of him,

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: nor worshipping of him, nor emploied in Acts of Special communion with him. Yet we ought to

be alwaies in his fear, and co remember, that we - are alwaies under his eie. Be thou in the fear of

the Lord all the day long ; 'cis Solomons advice, - Prov. 23.17. Right thoughts of God are the fewel

that maintaines the life of Religion, which oso

therwise would be soon excinguished. Remember therefore Gods Omnipresence, and that will make chee upright, and careful to approve thy hearc unco him. Sincerity, 'cis the life of all our Graces, and pucs life into all our ducies. Faith unfeigned, Love without diffimulation, plain Spirit in which there is no guile, these are Gods delight.

The clearer therefore thou ftandest in thy owa choughes, concerning the uprightnes of thy heart, in the tenure of thy Chriftian course, incomparably the more joy and comfort chou wilt have. Le integrity and uprightnes preserve me, was Davids praier, Psal.25.21. Keep thing inte; grity; and thy integrity will keep thee: A good

man, next to his care that he give not God ang Gi occasion against him, will take care that he give

not his Conscience any occasion against him. Be afraid therefore of giving thy Conscience any juft occasion to reproach, and rebuke thee ; Consciexce, 'cis Gods Magistrate within, that is appointed to be a terrour not to good works, but to the evil. Wouldp tbon then not be afraid of this

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pomer? do that wbich is good, and thou (balt have praise of the same ; to allude to that in Rom.13. O!'ic is exceeding sweet, (no man knowes how sweet but he chac has it) co have che testimony of a good conscience, upon good grounds. Á good Conscience, 'tis the best pillom to sleep upon, the best dish to feed upon ; a dish faid I ? nay, 'cis

A continual feaft, Prov 15.15. Wouldst chou fare delicioufly every day, keep a good comfrience. Heb.4.13. Neither is there any Creature that is

Hot manifest in his fight, but all things are waked, ana' opened unto the eies of him with whom

we have to do. Pfal.119.168. I have kept thy precepts and they

testimonies for all my waies are before thee. Pr1.139.3. Thou compasest my path, and my ly

ing down, and art acquainted with all my waits, Pfal.16.8. I have set the Lord alwaies before me,

becanse he is at my right hand I shall not be mo

ved. Gen.5.24. And Enoch walked with God, and he

was not, for God took him, Heb.11.5. By Faith Enoch was translated that he

should not fee death, and was not found, because God had translated bim, for before his translati.

on he had this teftimony that he pleased God. Gen.6.9. Noah was a just man, and upright in his generation, and Noah walked with God,

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- Prov.s.20. And why wilt thou my son be ravi

shed with a strange woman, and embrace tbe boSome of a stranger ? V 21. For the waies of a man are before the cies

of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. * Gen.39.9. There is none greater in this house

than 1, neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife, how then can I do this great wickedness, and fon against

God? Gen.42 18. And Foseph said unto them the third

day, this do and live, for I fear God. Job 34.21. For his eies are upon the waies of man,

and he sees all his goings, V.22. There is no darknesse, nor shadow of death,

where the workers of iniquity may hide shem

selves. Job 27.6. My righteousnesse I hold faf, and will

not let it go, mig heart shall not reproach me so

long as I live. ", Ifa.38.3. And Hezekiah said, remember nov o

Lord i beseech thee, how I have walked before shee in truth, and with a perfect beart, and have done that which is good in thy fight, and

Hezekiab wept fore. i John 3.20. For if pur heart condemin us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. V.21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us nof,

then have we confidence towards.God. 2 Cor.1.12. For our rejoycing is this, the teftimos

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ny of our conscience, that in fimplicity, and Godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdome, but by the Grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, but more abundantly to you-wards

. Psal. 32.2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord : imputeth not iniquity, and in whole spirit there

is no guile. Psal.78.34. When he flew them, then they fought

him, and they returned, and enquired early af! V:35. And they remembred that God was their

Rock, and the high God their Redeemer. V.36. Nevertheles they flattered him with their

mouth, and they lied to him with their : tongues. V.37. For their heart was not right with him,

neither were they stedfast in his Covenant. Cen, 17.1* And when Abraham was ninety yeares

old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abraham, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God,

walk before me and be thon perfect. Eph.6.24. Grace be with all them that love os

Lord Felow Christ in fincerity. Amen.

¿Fifthly, Labour daily co live by Faich.

Having given up and commicted thy penitenc Soule inco che hands of Christ, co have thy pardon and peace procur’d by his merits and interceffion; learn also daily to truft, and depend

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