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which he (ware unto thy Fathers, as it is shis

day. Prov.10.23. The blessing of the Lord it maketh

rich, and he addeth no forrow with it. Pfal.75.5. Lift not up your horn on high, peak

not with a ftiff neck.
V.6. For promotion cometh neither from the

East, nor from the West, nor from the south.
V.. But God is the Fudge, he putteth. down

one, and setteth up another.
Deut.8.3. And he humbled thee, and suffered

thee to hunger, und fed thee with Manna, which thou kneweft not, neither did thy Fabers know : that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread onely, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mourb of the Lord

doib inan live, Prov. 16.9. A mans heart deviseth his way, but

the Lord directeth his steps. - Jam.4.13. Go to now, ye that say, to day, or to

morrow we will go into fuch a city, and conti-
nue there a year, and buy, and fell, and get
V.14. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the
i Cor.4.19. But I will come to you shortly if the

Lord will,&c.
Pfal.127.1. Except the Lord build the house, they

labour in vain that build it, except the Lord
keep the City the watchman waketha but in vain.


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V.2, it is in vain for you to rise upen,

up late, to eat the bread of forrowes, foi
giveth his beloved seep.
Pfàl.37.5. Commit thy way unto the Lord, a
also in him, and he shall bring it to pali

V.6. And he shall bring forth thy riglene
:' as the light, and tby judgment as ik e

V.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patics

him, fret not thy self because of him wiki
pereth in his way, because of the man shr
geth wicked devices to paffe

V.16. A little that a righteous man bei

better than the riches of many wicked,
V.23. The steps of a good man are orders
Lord, and he delighteth in his way

V.24. Though he fall, he shall not be site
down, for the Lord upholdeth him on

V.25. I have been

have I not seen the righteous forsaken

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seed begging bread.
V.35. I have seen the wicked in great you

and spreading himself like a green bay-th
V.36. Yet he passed away, and Lo, he most
yea I fought him but he could not be found

. V.37. Mark the perfect man,

rupright, for the end of that man is peast. 1 Sam.2.6. The Lord killeth, and makette

he bringeth down to the grave, and brinca

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V.7. The Lord maketh


and makethrich, he bringeth low, and lifteth up. V.&. Heraileth up the poor out of the dust, and

the beggar from the dung hill, to set them among Princes, and to make them inherit the Throne of Glory, for the pillars of the earth are the Lords, and he hath set the world upon

them. V.9. He will keep the feet of his Saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness, for by

strength shall no man prevail. Phil.4.11. Not that I speak in respect of want,

for I have learned in whatsoever ft ate I am, therewith to be content. V.12. I know both how to be abased, and I know

how to abound: every where, and in all things I am instructed, both to be full, and to be bun , gry, both to abound, and to suffer deed.

Seventhly, Charge upon thy felf with all feriousnesse, chat great and necessary duty of daily watchfulnesse.

Be not like those whose manner is to spend a liccle time in praier in the morning, and then to take their leave (as it were) of God, for all the day after ; but unco earnest and fervent prajer adde serious watchfulnesse.

And for thy better direction herein, I shall here first give thee a short draught, or scheme


of the several particulars I treat of under this head.

First, There are foure things thou must watch over; Namely,

1. Thy Thoughts.
2. Thy Affections.
3. Thy Words,

4. Thy Actions. Secondly, Six things thou must watch againjt ; Namely,

1. Against those fins thou art most inclined to. by temper, and natural constitution,

2. Against the fins thou art most obnoxious to, by reason of thy particular calling, condition, ftate, and course of life.

3. Against the fons of the times and places wherein thon livest.

4. Against all occasions and temptations, that thou foreseeft are likely to endanger oby Joule.

5. Against dishonouring God in the wfe of lawful things.

6. Against Errour and seduction of mind. Thirdly, one thing thou must watch for ; Namely,

For opportunities to glorific God; to do good to others; and to receive good to thy owne foule.

The Motives to quicken thee to this duty are these three.

1. Most of the fins we commit, we fall into through carelefresse, and want of watchfulnesje.

2. The Devil the tempter is alwaies watchfull to betray us.

3. The necessity of perseverance, whereunto a concurrence of our care and diligence is required.

First, The first thing I would advise thee carefully to watch over is thy thoughts. Be very careful, not to lodge, or entercain any finfall thoughes in thy mind: Sinful thoughts are the Reubens, the first-born of originall fin, and the beginning of its strength. They exceedingly defile che soul, and are the first movers co evil, and very abominable in the fight of God. Oh what reason have we to be humbled for the vain, wanton, foolish, proud, wrathful, covetous, blafphemous, idle; wfeleß, unconcerning thoughts chac do many times annoy us.

Let us cherefore confider of loine remedies against finfull thoughts.

1. Seccle in thy mind a ftrong and deep apprehension of Gods Onant-prefence, science; and over-awe thy thoughts , chat they are all seen, and observed, and taken notice of by him.

2. Remember, that though in the worlds wicked proverb, thoughts are free ; becauso man cancior discern them, nor punid them, yec they are 'not free from Gods observation, not from his Law, which being spiritual, bindes



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