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Proverbs xxx. 8. Give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me.
Proverbs xxx. 9.
who is the Lord? Or, left I be poor and steal, and
take the name of my God in vain.
Proverbs xxx. 9.
On the Religious Education of Children.
Mark x. 13, 14, 15, 16. And they brought young chil-
dren unto him, that he should touch them, and his
difciples rebuked thofe that brought them. But when
Jefus faw it, he was much difpleased, and faid unto
them, Suffer the little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not: for of fuch is the kingdom of
God. Verily I fay unto you, Whofoever fhall not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall
not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms,
Pfalm cxvi. 16. Oh Lord, truly I am thy fervant; I
am thy fervant, and the fon of thine handmaid: thou
The Righteous fcarcely Saved, and the Wicked.
Peter iv. 18. And if the righteous fcarcely be faved,
Matthew xi. 30. For my yoke is eafy, and my burden
Pfalm lxxii. 17. His name fhall endure forever: his
name fhall be continued as long as the fun and men
fhall be bleffed in him; all nations fhall call him
The Petitions of the Infincere unavailing.
Pfalm Ixvi. 18. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the
The abfolute neceflity of Salvation through Christ.
Acts iv. 12. Neither is there falvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given
among men whereby we must be faved.
An Inquiry into the Scripture meaning of Charity.
The Trial of Religious Truth by its Moral In-
Matthew vii. 20. Wherefore, by their fruits ye fhall
Ifaiah li. 9. Awake, awake, put on ftrength, O arm
of the LORD: Awake as in the ancient days in the
generations of old. Art not thou it that hath cut
Seafonable Advice to Young Perfons.
Pfalm i. 1. Bleffed is the man that walketh not in the
counfel of the ungodly, nor ftandeth in the way of
Acts xx. 26, 27. Wherefore I take you to record this
day, that I am pure from the blood of all men for
I have not hunned to declare unto you all the coun-
Minifterial character and duty.
2 Cor. iv. 13.-We alfo believe, and therefore speak.
The Succefs of the Gofpel entirely of God.
1 Cor. iii. 5, 6, 7. Who then is Paul, and who is
Apollos, but minifters by whom ye believed, even as
the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos
watered; but God gave the increafe. So then, nei-
ther is he that planteth any thing, neither he that wa-
THE OBJECT OF A CHRISTIAN'S DESIRE IN
EXODUS XXxiii. 18.
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy Glory.
HESE are the words of an Old Teftament Saint; of that Moses, who, as a fervant, was faithful over all the house of God. True piety is the same in substance in all ages, and points at one thing as its centre and its reft, the knowledge and enjoyment of God. In the preceding verfes, Mofes had been employed in earnest prayer and interceffion for the people of Ifrael. He had met with fuccefs and acceptance in thefe requests; for it is faid, in the 14th verfe, " My prefence fhall go with thee, and I "will give thee reft." And in the 17th, " And the Lord "faid unto Mofes, I will do this thing alfo that thou haft spoken; for thou haft found grace in my fight, and I know thee by name." The condefcenfion of a gracious God, though it fatisfies, does not extinguish the defires of his faints, but rather makes them more ardent and importunate; for he immediately adds, in the words of the text, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. It is highly probable, from what follows, that this defire included more than was proper for the prefent ftate; yet fuch a discovery as was poffible, or could be ufeful to him, is graciously