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OUR DEAREST INTERESTS TO BE PARTED WITH RATHER
THAN ENDANGER OUR DUTY.
Matthew v. 29.
If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy mem-
bers should perish, and not that thy whole body should
be cast into hell
A SENSE OF SIN TO BE KEPT UP IN OUR MINDS.
Psalm xl. 15.
For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins
have taken such hold upon me that I am not able to
look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of
my head, and my heart hath failed me
USE AND ABUSE OF THE MERCY OF GOD IN THE REDEMP-
TION OF MANKIND BY CHRIST.
Eccles. v. 5, 6.
Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin
unto sin; and say not, his mercy is great, and he will
be pacified for the multitude of my sins; for mercy
and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth
THE EFFICACY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST.
Hebrews ix. 26.
Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to
put away sin by the sacrifice of himself
Romans vi. 1.
What shall we say then? shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound? God forbid
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that
MISAPPREHENSION OF THE NATURAL EFFICACY OF RE-
RELIGION NOT A MERE FEELING BUT AN ACTIVE PRIN-
Matt. vii. 21.
Not every one that sayeth unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in heaven
THE FORGIVENESS OF INJURIES.
Matt. vi. 15.
If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses
RECONCILEMENT OF DISPUTES.
Proverbs xvii. 14.
The beginning of strife is, as when one letteth out water.
Therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with
Hebrews vi. 16.
For men verily swear by the greater; and an oath for con-
firmation is to them an end of all strife
Exodus xx. 7.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain,
for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his
name in vain
Romans xiii. 13.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
LICENTIOUSNESS AND DEBAUCHERY.
Ephesians v. 6.
Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because of
these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children
Hebrews xiii. 4.
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled; but
whoremongers and adulterers God will judge
1 Tim. vi. 6, 7, 8.
Godliness with contentment is great gain-for we brought
nothing into the world, and it is certain we can carry
nothing out—and having food and raiment, let us be
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not fol-
lowed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and got him home
to his house, to his city, and put his house in order, and
hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the se-
pulchre of his father
THE LAW OF HONOUR.
Luke xvi. 15.
For that which is highly esteemed amongst men is abo-
mination in the sight of God
Proverbs xx. 7.
The just man walketh in his integrity
PRUDENCE IN THE CONDUCT OF OUR TEMPORAL CONCERNS.
Proverbs xxx. 8, 9.
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food
convenient for me, lest I should be full and deny thee,
say who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal
THE MISAPPLICATION OF EXAMPLE.
1 Cor. xv. 33.
Evil communications corrupt good manners