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God's glory man's fupreme end and happiness.
1. CORINTHIANS X. 31.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye
do, do all to the glory of God.
Special encouragement to early seeking.
PROVERBS vüi. 17.
Those that seek me early Mall find me.
ROMANS vi. 13.
Yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive
from the dead.
EPHESIANS vi. 18.
Praying always with all prayer.-
The observation of the Lord's day.
REVELATION i. 10.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.-
The excellence of religion.
PROVERBS xii. 26.
The righteous man is more excellent than his neigh.
bour; but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
The happiness of life.
PSALM xxxiv, 8.
O taste and see that the Lord is good : Blessed is the
man that trusteth in him.
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of
them that keep thy precepts.
Caution against bad company.
PSALM 1. I.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of
the ungodly, nor ftandeth in the way of sinners, nor
fitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Caution against bad books.
PROVERBS xix. 27.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction which causeth
to err from the words of knowledge.
JOHN vi. 12.
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gath-
er up the fragments that remain, that nothing be
2. TIMOTHY iii. 4.
-Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. 269
The instability of life.
JAMES iv, 13, 14, 15.
Go to now, ye that say, To-day, or to-morrow, we
into such a city, and continue there a year,
and buy, and fell, and get gain : Whereas ye know
not what shall be on the morrow : For what is
life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a lit-
tle time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye
ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and
do this or that.
-For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 333
ECCLESIASTES xi. 9.
-But know thou, that for all these things God will
bring thee into judgment.
The person and character of the Judge.
JOHN v. 27.
And hath given him authority to execute judgment al-
fo, because he is the Son of man.
The state of those who die in their fins.
JOHN viii. 24.
I said therefore unto you, that ye fall die in your
fins : For if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall
die in your fins.
The future blessedness of the righteous.
1. THESSALONIANS, iv. 14.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even
so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou hittest in thy
house, and when thou walkest by the way, and
when thou lieft down, and when thou risest up. 431
II. Answer to the objection, that education in re-
ligion shackles the mind.
PROVERBS xxii. 6.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
he is old, he will not depart from it.
III. Reflections of the aged on the early choice
PSALM Ixxi. 16, 17, 18.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will
make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine
only. O God, thou hast taught me from my youth;
and bitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God,
forsake me not; until I have thewed thy strength
unto this generation, and thy power to every one
that is to come.
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