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of God that giveth to all men liberaliy, and up.

braideth not, and it shall be given him. V.6. But let him ask in Faith, nothing waves


7. Daily trust in him to be protected, and preserved from dangers, evils, and mischiefes (as far forth as he shall see is good for thee) and that his holy Angels may have charge over thee, and may perform all those good offices for thee

, which he bath appointed them to do for those who shall be heirs of Salvation,

Heb.1.14. Are they not all ministring Spirits, fent

forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of

Salvation? Pfal. 34.7. The Angel of the Lord encampeth round

about them that fear him, and delivereth

them. Mac.18.10.Take heed that ye despise not one of these · little ones, for I say unto you, that in Heaven

their Angels do alwaies behold'ihe face of my Fa.

ther which is in Heaven. Psal.9!.1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of

the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. V.4. He shall cover thee with his Feathers, and

under bis Wings shalt thou trust. V.:0. There shall no evil befall thee, neither Mall any q lazue come nigh thy dwelling.

V.11. For be shall give his. Angels charge over

thee, to keep thee in all thy waies. V.12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, left thou dash thy foot against a stone,

8. Trust in him to be blessed and made suce ceffeful in all thy lawful endeavours. For though man do his endeavour, yec successe is only his to give.

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· Pfal.37.5. Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust

also in him, and he shall bring it to passe. Pfal.62.5. My Soul wait thou only upon God, for

my expectation is from him. Psal. 127.1. Except the Lord build the house, they

labour in vain i hat build it : except the Lord keep the City, the watchman waketh but in

vain. V.2. It is in vain for you to rise up early, and to fat up late, to eat ibe bread of forromes; for so he giveth his beloved fleep. 9. Look up to him, and humbly depend on him, co have all lawful enjoyments and possessi. ons sanctified co chee ; thac they may be sweetned to thee, with a sense of his love and favour in Christ, and then they will be blessings indeed, Prov.10.22. The blessing of the Lord it maket! rich, and he addeth'no sorrow with it.


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Psal 37.16. A little that a righteous mar hath, is

better than the riches of many wicked. Prov.15.16. Better is a little with the fear of the

Lord, than great treasure and trouble's bercivith. Heb.13.5. Let your conversation be without cove

tokineffe, and be content with such things as ye have, for he hath said, I will never leave thee, por forsake thee. 10. Humbly truk in him for the affiftance of his holy Spirit, to enable thee daily to grow in Grace, and to persevere and hold out in the waies of truth, and bolinelle, till thcu actainest the end of thy Faith, even the salvation of thy foal.

7 Pet. 1.5. And befides this, giving al diligence,

adde to your Faith, vertue, and to vertse, knowledge, V.6. And to knowledge, temperance; and ta temperance, parience, and to patience, Godli.

V.7. And to Godlinese, brotherly kindnesse, and

to brotherly kindnesse charity.
Pec.3.3't. But grow in Grace, and in the knowo-
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Fefus Christ, te

bim be Glory both now and for ever, Amen. ! Cor.10.12. Wherefore let him that thinketh he

Bandetb tako heed kef he fall. Rom.!4.4. Who art show that judgeft another

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mans servant, to bis own Mafter he ftandeth or falleth: yea, he shall be bolden up, for God is

able to make him fland. Jude 24. Now unto him that is able to keep you

from falling, and present you faultlesse before the presence of his Glory, with exceeding joy, V.25. To the only wise God, ony Saviour, be glory, and majesty, dominion, and power , How

and ever, Amen. 1 Cor.1.8. Who shall also confirm you, unto the

end, that ye may be blamelesse in the day of our Lord Felius Chrift V.9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his son, Fesus Christ our

Lord. 1 Pet.1.5. Who are kept by the power of God,

through Faith unto Salvation. Luke 22.32. But I bave prated for thee, that thy

Faith fail not, and when thou art converted,

strengthen thy Brethren. Jer.32.40. And I will make an everlasting Cove

nant with them, that I will not turn away from them to do them good, but I will put my fear in

their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Heb.12.2. Looking unto Fesus the ant bour, and

finisher of our Faith,&c. John 17:24. Father, I will

, that they also whom thou hast giver me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my Glory which thou haft given me : for thou lovedit" me before the


founda. foundation of the world.

And that thou maist che better practise this excellent lesson of living by Faith, take these farther Directions.

Direction 1. Labour to strengthen thy asseng to the crìch of the word of God. Unbeliet ir is a mother fin. There was a faulering of affent in our first parents to the truth of Gods commination concerning eating of the forbidden tree, else they had not fallen so sadly: and still Pris the ground of all miscarriages, of hardness of beart, and apostacy, Heb.3.12,13, Take heed, Brethren, left there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. But exbort one another daily, while it is called to day, left any of you be hardened through the deceitfulnessc of fin,

He that beleeyeth not the judgments, and threatnings of the it ord will not stick to do any cvil: aud he that doch not believe the promises, · will not be forward to any good: All neglect, and coldnesse in holy dulies, cometh from the weaknesle of our Faith: there is a decay at the root. Did we firmly believe the Glory of Heaven, and the happinesse of the lifeco come, we would be earnest and zealous for the obraining of ir,

Direction 2. Labour to be well-acquainted with the promises of God, and learn to stay thy soul upon them: If an able pocent friend pro

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