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baur committed againf GOD, their Neighbour, and Themselves. But upon the following heads, enquiry is only to be made as they Jall agree with every one's particular circumstances and relations in life.
The duty of a child to the parent.*
rents; obey'd their lawful commands, and attended to their wise counsels and instructions, and that for conscience-fake?
Dost thou fhew all love and gratitude to them for | thy being and education?
Dostthou heartily wish and pray for their life and prosperity?
Hast thou, according to thy ability, made a coinfortable provision for them, if reduced to want?
Dost thou dutifully conceal and excuse their fáil. ings and infirmities?
Haft thou been disobedient to them; dishonoured them in thy mind, or carried thyself rudely and irreverently in thy behaviour towards them?
Haft thou mocked, or spoken evil of them?
Haft thou not been stubborn and obstinate towards them, and endeavoured to castoffthy subjec: tion to them?
Doft thou not secretly wish the death of thy parents, out of impatience to be delivered from their government, or poffeffed of their estate?
Didst thou dispose of thyself in marriage, without their advice or confent?
Tbe * This duty may be found explained at large in the shem WHOLE DUTY OF MAN, Sunday 8. Sections V. and VI
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of a parent to the child. RT thou diligentinthycalling, to enable thy : Haft thoudiligently preferred theeternalinterest of thy children before their temporal?
Haft thou taught them, as they were capable of learning, to know, fear, love and worship God with a perfect heart, and a willing mind?
Haft thou taught them how to govern their pasfions, and to moderate their affections to worldly things; and encouraged them, by thy own example, to follow that which is good?
Dost thou watch over their behaviour, and see that they practise what they have been taught?
Haft thou not been too fond and indulgent to them; suffering them to go on in their follies and fins, without such correction and reproof, as in duty thou wast bound to give them?
Art thou any ways accessary to the sins of thy children, by any ill example set them? or by giving them such an education, as would naturally lead them into pride and vanity?
Haft thou done thy part to provide what was neceffary and convenient for their living, and comfortable subsistence and being in the world?
Dost thou blefs them, and commend them to the favour and guidance of God?
duty may be found explained at large in the bo UTY OF MAN, Sunday 8. Sections VII. and VIII.
The duty of brethren and sisters. *
and a compassionate concern for thy brethren and sisters, endeavouring to promote their good, both spiritual and temporal?
Doft thou always strive to keep up brotherly love and unity in the family?
Doft thou notsecretly wish their deathordisgrace, to make thy own fortune the more plentiful?
Haft thou commended them to God in thy prayers? Or,
Hast thou been unconcerned for their welfare, and deftitute of natural affection towards them?
The duty of a wife to her husband.+ FAST thou refused to comply with those com
mands, in which God requires thee to obey and serve, to love and honour thy husband?
Art thou loving to him, and desirous to render his life as ealy and comfortable as thou canst ?
Haft thou provoked him, orpublished his faults?
Hast thou given him 'cause of jealousy, or been unfaithful to his bed?
Haft thou been frugal in the management of thy expences, with respect to the circumstances and condition of thy husband ?
Hast This duty may be found explained at large in the Neto WHOLE DUTY OF Man, Sunday 9. Section I.
t. This duty may be found explained at large in the nebo Whoug DUTY OF Man, Sunday 9. Section II, Gi
Hast thou squandered away thy husband's substance ? tl Halt thou kept thyfélf within those bounds, which both reason, religion, and the condition of thy husband require? Or, 41
Hast thou been indifferent and careless in thy carriage towards hiin, not forecasting to do what thou didstormightest know would oblige and please kim?
Halt thou been unconcerned in his joys and forrows?
Hast thou neglected to recommend him to the grace and protection of God in tly prayers?!:
The duty of a husband to his wife.*
Handengagement made in the prefence of God,
at the entering upon the state of matriinony?
Dost thou love thy wife, and shew it in a kind, tender, and gentle behaviour towards her?
Art thou faithful to her bed?
Haft thou neglected to defend and protect thy wife, to maintain and provide for her?
Haft thou been peremptory, rigorous, and magifterial in thy commands?
Haft thou omitted to pray for her, and to share with her in all her reasonable joys and sorrows?
* This duty may be found explained at large in the peto Włole Duty of Man, Sunday 9, Sections IV. and V.
I be duty of a servant to his master or mistress.*
AST thou been faithful and industrious in serving thy master and mistress?
bied Doft thou obey them in all lawful commands chearfully, and in obedience to God, whose providence hath set thein over thee?
Haft thou purloined, or stole, or any way defrauded them of their goods, or been careless and wasteful of them?
Dost thou not take the advantage of their abfence, to be idle, or unjust to them?
Hast thou any ways injured them in their reputation ?
Hast thou as much as in thee lay, lived quietly and peaceably with thy fellow-fervants ?
Haftthou not been spiteful'and malicious against them?
Hast thou exercised that tendernefs to the children in the family, that was justly and reasonably expected from thee?,
Hast thou prayed for thy master and mistress, and the rest of the family, in thy private prayers ? The duty of a master or mistress to a fervant. +
TAST thou treated thy fervants as a christian,
and like one who believes that he has a master in heaven, to whom he must render an account?
* This duty may be found explained at large in the New WHOLE DUTY OF MAN, Sunday 9. Section VIII.
+ This duty may be found explained at large in the set Whole DUTY OF MAŃ, Sunday 9. Section IX.