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that precious art of chimistry, that will exe: act gold out of any thing. Thou wilt be able in fome measure with blessed Paul to say, i have learned in all estates to be content. O labour and chou maist atrain unco it, be especially careful to secure thy interest in his favour, who is the great Governour of the world, and disposer of all events ; What a strong consolacion will ic be to thee, if this God be thy God, thy reconciled Father in Chrift? thou maist then be offered all things shall work together for thy good. Let

the wind blow from what point of the compasse ic will, ic hall blow thee on towards thy haven. Thou needft not fear the biccereft potion, ifit come from the hand of a loving Father. The Cup that my Father hath given me, shall i not drink it? 'faies our Saviour, Fohn 18.11. What my Father prescribes, I have no reason to fear any hurt from. If God be thy Father, and thou his adopted child, th: u maist comford thy self with this, that whatever he cakes from thee, or deprives thee of, he will supply to thee again (as one saics) eicher in kind, or in kindnesje; some way or other, he will make it up to thee. Kindneffe is Gods fure pay to his children: if he takes all and gives himself to thee, he makes thee an abundant amends. 'Tis want of Faith chat we cannot find all in God. And as this confideration will exceedingly be


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calm chy mind in afflictions, fo when God difpenses himself in a way of mercy co thee, ic will exceedingly raise and quicken thy heart to thankfulnes. Thou wilt give God the Glory of all his mercies. Thou wilt not sacrifice to thine oson net, to thine owa wit, wisdom, industry, friends, or any second cause, (much lessé to chance, forcuac, or good luck, as ignorant people speak) but thou wilc cast the Crown of all thy mercies at his feet, humbly ascribing all Honour and Glory unto him. He will be owned and acknowledged by thee as thy chief Lord. Thou will look upon thy self, as holding all from him, and to be but his tenant at will, and therefore obliged to pay him his rent duly and faithfully. And what is the rent he requires of chee ? but only to give him the Glory of all his mercies, and to honour him, and magnifie him, in the use of them. In a word, to love him, and thank him, to serve him, and obey him, and to walk bumbly before him all thy daies. Pfal.135.6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that

did be in Heaven, and in Earth, in the Seas,

and in all deep places. Isa.5.12. And the harp, and the viol, the tabret

and the pipe, and wine are in their feasts, but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither

consider the operation of his hands. Pfal.10,4, The wicked through the pride of his


Courtenance will not seek after God, God is not

in all his thoughts. Mar. 10.29. Are not- two Sparrowes sold for a far

thing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. V.30. But the


haires of your head are all numbred. V.31. Fear ge not therefore, ye are of more va

lue than many Sparrowes. Prov.16,33. The lot is caft into the lap, but the

whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Prov.21.1. The Kings heart is in the hand of the

Lord, as the rivers of water, he turneth it

whither soever he will. Jer.10,23. O Lord, I know that the way of man is

net in himself, it is not in man that walketh to

direct his steps. Hab.1.16. Therefore they sacrifice unto their net,

and burn incense unto their drag; because by

them their portion is fat, and their meat plenLam.3.37. Who is be that faith, and it cometh to

, paß, when the Lord commandeth it not ? Ifa.45.7. I form light, and create darknesse,

I make peace, and create evil, I the Lord do al

these things. Amos 3.6. Shall a Trumpet be blown in the City,

and the people not be afraid? Shall there be e

vil in the City, and the Lord hath not done it? Plal.46,11. The Lord of Hofts is with us, the God



of Facob is our refuge. Selah. Pral 39.9. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth

because thou didst it. Micah 7.9. I will bear the indignation of the

Lord, because I have sinned against him : untill he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me, he will bring me forth to the light, and

1 shall be hold his righteousnesse. i Sam.3.18. And Samuel told him every whit,

and hid nothing from him, and he said it is the

Lord, let him do what seemeth him good. Job 1.21. And Fob said, naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked

shall I return thither : the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away,

blessed be the Name of the Lord. 2 Sam.16.10. Andthe King said, what have I to do

with you, ye lon's of Zerviah?. fo let him curse, because the Lord bathsaid unto him, curse Dai vid, who shall then say, wherefore hast thou

done fo? 2 Sam.15.25. And the King said unto Zadok,

carry back the Ark of God into the City : if I ball find favour in the eies of the Lord, he will bring me again, and fhem me both it, and his

habitation. V.26. But if he thus say, I have no delight in

thee, behold here am I,' let him do to me as see

meth good unto him. Deuc.8.10. When thou haft eaten, and art full, then thou shalt blefse the Lord thy God for the


good land which he hath given thee. V.11. Beware that thou forget not the Lordoby God, in not keeping his commandements, and his Fudgments, and his Statutes, which I come

mand i hee this day. V.12, Left when thou haft eaten, and art full,

and haft built goodly houses, and haft dwelt théreix, V.13. And when tby heards and thy flocks mul.

tiply, and thy filver and thygold is multiplied, and all that thou haft is multiplied, V.14. Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, (which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house

of bondage. V.15. Who led thee through that great & terrible

wildernese, wherein were fiery Serpents, and Scorpions, and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of Aint. V.16. who fed thee in the wildernes with Manna, which thy Fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end,) V.17. And thou say in thine heart, my power, and the might of mine hand hath gotten me

this wealth. V.18. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy

God, for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may eftablisho his Covenant

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