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3. Beafts. The Egyptians, Te iuxens a Θεός ἐδόξασαν, Laert.

So Plutarch, Lucian, Strabo, Alian.

So alfo the Syrians, Theffalians, Samjans.
Εξεθείασιν ὁ Τάαυτος, Sanchoniathon.

4. Sun, Moon, and Stars: As the Indians, Phrygians, Athenians, Zabeans, Perfians, Romans, Grecians, Old Saracens, Fer. vii. 18.

5. Images, Exod. xx. 4. They are referred by Eutychius to Ebers, by Epiphanius to Abraham and Terab's Time.

4. The true God was pleafed to reveal himfelf to Abraham, Gen. xii. 1.

5. Of all the Gods that are worshipped, we are to chufe this Jehovah to be our God.

III. Why should we have Jehovah for our God?

1. He is the Living, 1 Theff. i. 9.

2. True, Jer. x. 10.

3. Only God, Deut. iv. 34. Ifa. xlv. 5. IV. What kind of Worship should we perform to this God?

1. Inward, fob. iv. 24.

1. In our Understandings, 1 Cor. xiv. 15.
2. Wills. Prov. iii. I.

3. Affections.

2. Outward.

1. In our Bodies, Rom. xii. 1. Pfal. xcv. 6. 2. Lives.

3. Actions, 1 Cor. x. 31.


1. Blefs the Lord for revealing himself to you.

2. Beware of Idols, i Job. v. 21.

1. Idol Honours.

2. Idol Pleasures, Phil. iii. 19.

3. Idol Riches, Col. iii. 5. Eph. v. 5.

4. Idol


Idol Relations, Matt. X. 37. 5. Idol Self, Luk. xiv. 26.

3. Take the Lord for your God.

1. Confider, He will be your God,Heb. viii. 10. I. He is all.


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1. An All-merciful God to pardon, Exod: xxxiv. 6. Jer. xxxi. 34. Mich. vii. 18. Pfal. xxxii. 1. 2. An All-wife God to direct, 1 Tim. i. 17. Ifa. xlv. 13.

3. An All-powerful God, Matt. xix 26. And fo,

1. Can protect them from,

2. Give them Victory over, their Enemies, 1. Spiritual.

I. Sin.

2. Satan.

3. The World, 1 Job. v. 4.

2. Temporal.

4. An Omniprefent God, Pfal. cxxxix. 7.
So that he can every where,

1. Help, Ifa. xli. 10, 13, 14. Pfal. xlvi. 1. 2. Comfort us, Ifa. 51. 12. 2 Cor. i. 3,4. 5. An All-faithful God to his Promises. IL. He bath all, Pfal. xxiv. 1.

1. Grace to make us holy,Ezek. xxxvi. 25,26. 2. Comforts to make us chearful, Job xvi. 2. 3. Glory to make us happy.

III. He doth all.

1. By his ordinary Providence, Rom. viii. 28. 2. Or by his extraordinary Power; as in JoSeph, the Three Children, Daniel, Peter.

2. Confider the Happiness of those that have the Lord to be their God. Pfal. cxliv. 15. 1. It is he alone that made you.

2. That preferves you, Acts xvii. 28.
3. That can fatisfie your Souls, Ifa. lv. 2.



Let us examine, Whether the Lord be our God?

I. Do we fear him as God?

1. Only, Pfal. lxxvi. 11. 870 Matt. K. `28. 2. Conftantly.

II. Do we love him as God?

1. Wholly, Deut. vi. 5. Matt. xxii. 37.
2. Only, Pfal. lxxiii. 25.

3. Continually.

III. Do we truft in him as God?

1. With all our Hearts, Prov. iii. 5. Pfal. lxii. 5, 6, 7.

2. At all Times, Pfal. Ixii. 8.

IV. Do we efteem and honour him as God? 1. As the only true God, John xvii. 3, 15. Pfal. CXXXV. 5.

2. As the high and mighty God, 1 Tim.i. 17. V. Do we ferve and worship him as God? 1. Reverently, Heb. xii. 28.

2. Sincerely, 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. John iv. 22.
3. Obedientially, 1 Sam. xii. 14.
4. Chearfully, I Chron. xxviii. 9.
5. Only, Matt. iv. 10.

6. Continually, Luke i. 74, 75.

LEVIT. xi. 44.

And ye shall be holy, for I am holy.

HEY that have the Lord Jehovah for their
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I. What is it to be fanctified?

1. To be fanctified, in Scripture Senfe, implies to be feparated and fet apart from common Ufe. Exod. xl. 10.

So fhould we,

1. From Sin, Ifa. i. 16. 1 Thef. v. 22.

2. The World, Fac. i. 27.

2. To be dedicated to the Service of God, Pfa. iv. 3.

1. Wholly.

2. To all God's Service.

3. With all their Might.

1. In Soul, 1 Cor. vi. 20.

2. Body.

3. Conftantly.

3. To be prepared for great Works, Ifa. xiii. 3.

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1. For the conquering our Spiritual Enemies, Sin, Satan, the World.

2. The worshipping of God.

3. The glorifying his great Name:

4. To fanctify, is to ufe all Things that be long to God with Reverence, Ifa. viii, 13. Deut. xxviii. 58.

1. His Name, Ifa. xxix. 23. ile öpnor.
2. His Word.

3. His Ordinances.

5. To be fanctified, is to have the Principles of Holiness implanted in the Soul.

They that worship Jehovah, fhould be an holy People.

II. What is it to be holy?

1. Internal Holiness is the Conformity of the Will of Man to the Will of God.

1. What is the Will of Man?

A Faculty of the Rational Soul, whereby it chufes or refufes what the Understanding judges good or evil.

2: What is the Will of God, viz. his natu ral Will?

An effential Property in God, whereby he approves or disapproves of all Things, as they are agreeable or contrary to his Nature.

3. What is it for the Will of Man to be conformable to the Will and Nature of God? 1 Pet. i. 15.

That we place our Wills,

1. Upon the fame Objects.

2. In the fame Manner as he doth.

1. He wills himself as his chief End and Good, Prov. xvi. 4.

2. He wills Mercy, 6. Matt.ix. 13. Exod. xxxiv. 6.

3. Juftice:

4. The Salvation and Happiness of Man, 1. Tim. ii. 4: Ezek. xxxiii. 11.

III. What

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