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of Ihy Truth, I entirely resign and capti understanding.

Thy words, O Lord, are Spirit and Life; O make my

Faith be quick and active. Shall I go back and forsake my God, because He bumbles Himself to approach towards me?? Mall I refuse to learn of my Master, becaufe His LeBons exalt me above my nature ? * Thy words

Lesson 122. After these things JESUS walked into Galilee : for, he would not go into Jury, because the Jews fought to kill Him. Then assemble together to Him the Pbs risees and certain of the Scribes, who came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of His Disciples eat Bread with common (that is, unwalho) hands; they found fault. Eor, the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they often washi their hands, eat not, holding the Tradition of the Elders.. And, when they come from the Market, except they wash they eat not: And many other things there be which were delivered them to observe; as, the walhing of Cups and Pots, brazen Vessels, and of Beds. Then the Pbarisees and Scribes askt Him saying,


Why do. Thy Disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders? for, they, wash not their hands when they cat Bread. But He answering, said to them, why do you also tranfgress the Commandment of God for your tradition? For, God commanded, saying, Honour thy Father and thy Mother'; and he that curses Father or Mother let him dye the death. But, you say, If a man say to his Father or Mother, It is Corban, that is, a Gift, whatever procceds from Me shall profit thec. · And you suffer him no more to do ought for his Father or Mother : but have made void the commandment of God for your tradition. And many such things you do. Hypocrites ! - well-did Ejay Prophefie of you, faying; :This Peopledraw nigh me with their Mouth, and honours ible with their Lips : but, their Heart is far from me. - In vain do they worship Me," teaching the Doctrinesand Commandmeits of Men. Resp. Let me »Hot To apply my mind, O

Lord; to any trivial observances, that I begin to omit my more serious duties : let me not so attend to the inventions of Men, that I grow to transgress the .com


mands of my God. *0 guid me, graci. 04s Lord, in Thine Own safe way, and thofe folid exercises which really improve me ; and make my. Heart, as well as Lips, dram nigh Thee. Those Blefjed Trurbs wbieb Thy self at first reveal’d, and Iby. Church has always deliver’d; may those alone be my principal rnle, and every other Docirine bon to their *0 guide

Lesson 123

And, having called the people again together, He laid to them, Hear Me, all of you, and understand ; There is nothing without a man that, entring into him, can defile him: but, the thirgs ithat proceed from him, those are they that dcfile him. If any have ears to hear, 'let him hear. Then came His Disciples and said to Him, Knoweft Thou that the Pbarisees were offended after they heard this saying? But He answering, said, Every Plant which My Heavenly Father has not Planted shall be rooted Lip. Let them alone : blind they are, and leaders of the blind. Now, if the blind be a guide to the blind, both fall into the Ditch. And, when He was entred into


the house from the people, His Disciples askt Him concerning the Parable: And Peter said to Him, Expound to us this Parable. And JESUS said, Are you also so unskilful? do you not yet understand, that whatever from without enters into a man cannot defile him ; because it passes not into his heart, but goes into the belly, and is caft out into the draught, purging all meats. But, the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they denile a : man. For, from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil Thoughts, Adulteries, Fornications

Fornications, Murders, Thefts, Covetousness, False-witness, Wickedness, Deceit, Lasciviousness, an evil Eye, Blasphemy, Pride, Foolishness. All these evil things come from within; and these are they which defile a man: but to eat with unwasht hands dcfiles not a man. Refp. Now Thou haft taught me, O Lord,

i plai-ly see that notbing imports me 'brit the right difpofition of my heart. * Ali things without are in themselves indifferent, and become good or bad as they make me fo. 0, do Thou make me too,


* All things

indifferent to all things without, and
in no respect concern my self , but this,
How wiselyest to use them to the im.
provement of my mind.

Leßon 124. Then JESUS departed into the Coasts of Tyre and Sidon ; and, entring into a house, He would have no man know it; but could not be hid. For, a Woman of Canaan, whose Daughter had an unclean Spirit, being come out of those parts, soon as the heard of Him, cryed out, laying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David; my Daughter is grievously vexed with a Devil. But, He answered her not a word. And, His Disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away for she cries out after us. But, He answering, said, I am not fent but to the loft Sheep of the house of ilrael. Then came Therand fell down at His Feet ( for, she was a Gentile, a Syrophenician born) and adored Him, saying, Lord help me. And sheybe sought Him to cast the Devil out of her Daughter. Bı!t, He said, Let the Children first be. filled; for, 'tis not meet to take the


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