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that neither they of themselves are able to sustain usk, nor we to merit', or by our own industry to procure them m but prone to desire", get', and use them unlawfully P: we pray for ourselves and others, that both they and we, waiting upon the providence of God from day to day in the use of lawful means, may, of his free gift, and as to his fatherly wisdom shall seem best, enjoy a competent portion of them?; and have the same continued and blessed unto us



the same in hope : Ver. 21. Because m Deut. viii. 17. And thou say the creature itself also shall be de- in chine heart, My power and the livered from the bondage of corrup- might of my hand hath gotten me tion into the glorious liberty of the this wealth. Ver. 18. But thou children of God. Ver. 22. For we shalt remember the Lord thy God; know that the whole creation groan

for it is he that giveth thee power to eth, and travaileth in pain together get wealth, that he may establish his until now,

Jer. v. 25, Your ini- covenant, which he sware unto thy quities have turned away these fathers, as it is this day. things, and your sins have with- n Jer. vi. 13. For from the least of holden good things from you. Deut. them even unto the greatest of them, xxviii. from Ver. 15. to the end of the every one is given to covetousness : Chapter. Ver. 15. But it shall come and from the prophet even unto the to pass, if thou wilt not hearken un

priest, every one dealeth falsely. to the voice of the Lord thy God, to Mark vii. 21. For from within, out observe to do all his commandments of the heart of men, proceed evil and his statutes, which I command thoughts, adulteries, fornications, thee this day, that all these curses murders, Ver. 22. Thefts, covetousshall come upon thee, and overtake ness, wickedness, deceit. thee. Ver. 16. Cursed shalt thou be °Hos. xii. 7. He is a merchant, in the city, and cursed shalt thou be the balances of deceit are in his in the field. Ver. 17. Cursed shall hand: he loveth to oppress. be thy basket and thy store, &c. P James iv. 3. Ye ask, and receive k Deut. viii. 3. And he humbled

not, because ye ask amiss, that ye thee, and suffered thee to hunger, may consume it upon your lusts. and fed thee with manna, which 9 Gen. xliii. 12. And take double thou knewest not, neither did thy noney


and the fathers know, that he might make money that was brought again in thee know that man doth not live the mouth of your sacks, carry it by bread only, but by every word again in your hand; peradventure that proceedeth out of the mouth of it was an oversight. Ver. 13. Take the Lord doth man live.

also your brother, and arise, go 1 Gen. xxxii, 10. I am not worthy again unto the man. Ver. 14. And of the least of all the mercies, and God Almighty give you miercy beof all the truth, which thou hast fore the man. -Gen. xxviii. 20. shewed unto thy servant:

And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,

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in our holy and comfortable use of them', and contentment in them, and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort

Q. 194. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?

A. In the fifth petition, (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors (,) acknowledging, that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God; and that neither we, nor any other creature, can make the least satisfaction for that debt w: we pray for ourselves and others, that God of



If God will be with me, and will world, and it is certain we keep me in this way that I go, and carry nothing out. Ver. 8. And will give me bread to eat, and rai- having food and raiment, let us be. ment to put on. Eph. iv. 28. Let there with content. him that stole steal no more ; but

t Prov. XXX. 8. Remove far from rather let him labour, working with me vanity and lies; give me neither his hands the thing which is good, poverty nor riches ; feed me with that he may have to give to him food convenient for me : Ver. 9. that needeth. 2 Thess. ii. 11. For Lest I be full, and deny thee, and we hear that there are some which say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be walk among you disorderly, work- poor, and steal, and take the name ing not at all, but are busy-bodies. of my God in vain. Ver. 12. Now them that are such 194. u Mat. vi. 12.

น we command and exhort by our w Rom. iii. from Verse 9. to 22. Lord Jesus Christ, that with quiet. Ver. 9. What then? are we better ness they work, and eat their own than they? No, in no wise: for we bread. Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for have before proved both Jews and nothing: but in every thing by Gentiles, that they are all under sin ; prayer and supplication, with thanks- Ver. 10. As it is written, There is giving, let your requests be made none righteous, no, not one: Ver. 11. known unto God.

There is none that understandeth, ri Tim. iv. 3. Forbidding to there is none that seeketh after God: marry, and commanding to abstain Ver. 12. They are all gone out of the from meats, which God hath creat- way, they are together become uned to be received with thanksgiving profitable; there is none that doeth of them which believe and know the good, no, not one, 54. Ver. 19.truth. Ver. 4. For every creature That every mouth may be stopped, of God is good, and nothing to be and all the world may become guilty refused, if it be received with thanks- before God, &c. Mat. xvii. 24. giving : Ver. 5. For it is sanctified And when he had begun to reckon, by the word of God and prayer. one was brought unto him which

si Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with owed him ten thousand talents. contentment is great gain. Ver. 7. Ver. 25. But forasmuch as he had not l'or we brought nothing into this to pay, his lord commanded him to




his free grace would, through the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, apprehended and applied by faith, acquit us both from the guilt and punishment of sin*, accept us in his Beloved » ; continue his avour and grace to us?, pardon our daily failings, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more assurance of forgiveness b; which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offences

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be sold, and his wife, and his chil. to him, Take away all iniquity, and dren, and all thathe had, and payment receive us graciously : so will we rento be made. Psal. cxxx. 3. If thou, der the calves of our lips. Jer. xiv. 7. Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O O Lord, though our iniquities testiLord, who shall-stand? Ver. 4. But fy against us, do thou it for thy name's there is forgiveness with thee, that sake: for our backslidings are mairy, thou mayest be feared.

we have sinned against thee. * Rom. iii. 24. Being justified free- b Rom. XV. 13. Now the God of ly by his grace, through the redemp- hope fill you with all joy and peace tion that is in Jesus Christ : Ver. 25. in believing, that ye may abound in Whom God hath set forth to be a hope through the power of the Holy propitiation through faith in his blood, Ghost. Psal. li. 7. Purge me with to declare his righteousness for the re- hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash mission of sins that are past, through me, and I shall be whiter than snow. the forbearance of God; Ver. 26. To Ver. 8. Make me to hear joy and gladdeclare, I say, at this time his righte- ness : that the bones which thou hast. ousness: that he might be just, and broken may rejoice. Ver. 9. Hide the justifier of him which believeth in thy face from my sins; and blot out all Jesus. Heb. ix. 22. And almost all mine iniquities. Ver. 10. Create in me things are by the law purged with a clean heart, O God; and renew a blood; and without shedding of blood right spirit within me. Ver. 12. Reis no remission.

store unto me the joy of thy salvation; Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the and uphold me with thy free Spirit. glory of his grace, wherein he hath c Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our made us accepted in the Beloved : sins; for we also forgive every one Ver. 7. In whom we have redemption that is indebted to us.-Mat. vi. 14. through his blood, the forgiveness of For if ye forgive men their trespasses, sins, according to the riches of his your heavenly Father will also forgrace.

give you. Ver. 15. But if ye forgive 2 2 Pet. i. 2. Grace and peace be not men their trespasses, neither will multiplied unto you through the your Father forgive your trespasses. knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Mat, xviii. 35. So likewise shall my Lord.

heavenly Father do also unto you, if a Hosea xiv. 2. Take with you ye from your hearts forgive not every words, and turn to the Lord, say un- one his brother their trespasses.

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Q. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?

A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil",) acknowledging, that the most wise, righteous, and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations ° ; that Satan', the worlds, and the flesh, are ready powerfully to draw us aside, and ensnare us"; and that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruption', weakness, and want of watchfulness", are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations', but also of


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the spirit indeed is willing, but the € 2 Chronk xxxii. 31. Howbeit, in flesh is weak. the business of the ambassadors of the 1 Mat. xxvi. 69. Now Peter sat princes of Babylon, who sent_unto without in the palace; and a damsel him to enquire of the wonder that came unto him, saying, Thou also was done in the land, God left him wast with Jesus of Galilee. Ver. 70. to try him, that he might know all But he denied before them all, saythat was in his heart.

ing, I know not what thou sayest. fi Chron. xxi. 1. And Satan stood Ver. 71. And when he was gone out up against Israel, and provoked Da- into the porch, another maid saw vid to number Israel.

him, and said unto them that were 8 Luke xxi, 34. And take heed to there, This fellow was also with Je. yourselves, lest at any time your sus of Nazareth. Ver. 72. And again hearts be overcharged with surfeit- he denied with an oath, I do not ing, and drunkenness, and cares of know the man. Gal. ii. ll. But this life, and so that day come upon when Peter was come to Antioch, I you unawares. Mark iv. 19. And withstood him to his face, because he the cares of this world, and the de- was to be blamed. Ver. 12. For beceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of fore that certain came from James, other things entering in, choke the he did eat with the Gentiles; but word, and it becometh unfruit- when they were come, he withdrew, ful.

and separated himself, fearing them h James i. 14. But every man is which were of the circumcision. tempted, when he is drawn away of Ver. 13. And the other Jews dissemhis own lust, and enticed.

bled likewise with him; insomuch i Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lusteth that Barnabas also was carried away against the Spirit, and the Spirit with their dissimulation. Ver. 14. against the flesh: and these are con- But when I saw that they walked not trary the one to the other; so that uprightly, according to the truth of ye cannot do the things that ye would. the gospel, I said unto Peter

k Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, 2 Chron. xviii. 3. And Ahab king of that ye enter not into temptation : Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of



ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, to recover out of them, and to improve them."; and worthy to be left under the power of them": we pray, that God would so over-rule the world and all in ito, subdue the flesh ?, and restrain Satan?,


Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ra-" him, Because thou hast relied on the moth-gilead? And he answered him, king of Syria, and not relied on the I am as thou art, and my people as Lord thy God, therefore is the host thy people, and we will be with thee in of the king of Syria escaped out of the war.

Compared with 2 Chron. thine hand. Ver. 8. Were not the xix. 2. And Jehu, the son of Hanani Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge the seer, went out to meet him, and host, with very many chariots and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest horsemen? yet, because thou didst thou help the ungodly, and love them rely on the Lord, he delivered them that hate the Lord ? therefore is into thine hand, Ver. 9. For the wrath upon thee from before the eyes of the Lord run to and fro Lord.

throughout the whole earth, to shew m Rom. vii. 23. But I see another himself

strong in the behalf of them law in my members warring against whose heart is perfect towards him. the law of my mind, and bringing Herein thou hast done foolishly; me into captivity to the law of sin, therefore from henceforth thou shalt which is in my members. Ver. 24.

have wars.

Ver, 10. Then Asa was O wretched man that I am, who wroth with the seer, and put him in shall deliver me from the body of a prison-house ; for he was in a rage this death! 1 Chron. xxi. 1. And with him because of this thing : and - Satan stood up against Israel, and Asa oppressed some of the people provoked David to number Israel. the same time. Ver. 2. And David said to Joab, and n Psal. lxxxi. 11. But my people to the rulers of the people, Go, num. would not hearken to my voice; and ber Israel, from Beer-sheba even to Israel would none of me. Ver. 12. Dan; and bring the number of them So I gave them up unto their own that I may

know it. Ver. 3. hearts' lust: and they walked in their And Joab answered, The Lord make own counsels. his people an hundred times so many • John xvii. 15. I pray not that more as they be: but, my lord the thou shouldest take them out of the king, are they not all my lord's ser- world, but that thou shouldest keep vants? why then doth my lord re- them from the evil. quire this thing ? why will he be a P Psal. li. 10, Create in me a clean cause of trespass to Israel? Ver. 4. heart, O God; and renew a right spia Nevertheless, the king's word pre

rit within me. Psal. cxix. 133. Orvailed against Joab: wherefore Joab der my steps in thy word: and let not departed.--2 Chron. xvi. 7. And at any iniquity have dominion over me, that time Hanani the seer came to 9 2 Cor. xii. 7. And lest I should Asa king of Judah, and said unto be exalted above measure through

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