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and all these Things Mall be added unto you.
the Wicked shall be cast into a Furnace of Fire, and the Righteous shine forth as the Sun in the Kingdom of their Father.
Thus, you fee, Reason, Experience, and Scripture, all consenting to teach us not to 'look for the Reward of our Labour in this World, but to wait with Patience God's
appointed Time, when the Great Judge of the World will do righteously, and recompense to every Man the Things which he has done.
Let us look back then to the Text, and take from thence the proper Exhortation arising from this Conclusion: Since we plainly see, that this World is no Place of Rewards and Punishments, let us not be so foolish as to look for our Reward here, and be discouraged if we receive it not. If we raise in ourselves such idle Expectations, and imagine that to be good is a certain Way to be rich, great, or prosperous, we lay a Foundation for great Disappointments, and shall be in danger of growing sick of our Work, when our Hopes forsake us. look to the appointed Time of Reward, and give ourselves up contentedly to the Providence of God in this World, and to that Lot,
But if we
be it what it will, which he has provided for us, our Hopes will never fail; we shall be stedfast and unmoveable, knowing that our Labour, however difficult here, shall not be in vain in the Lord: For in due Seafon we all reap, if we
MATTHEW xiii. 29. But he said, Nay; left, while ye gather up the Tares, ye root up also the Wheat with them.
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look back as far as the twentyT fourth Verse of this Chapter,
where our Saviour puts forth a
Parable, comparing the Kingdom of Heaven to a Man who fowed good Seed in his Field; but while Men Nept, his Enemy came and fowed Tares among the Wheat. When they both sprung up and appeared in the Field, the Servarits, under a Surprize at the Disappointment, report it to their Master;