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The Nature of Peaceableness, with the Foundation and
Extent of its Obligations.
ROM. xii. 18.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably
with all men
The Duty of loving our Neighbour as Ourselves, ex-
MATTHEW xxii. 39.
The second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
The Nature and Kinds of Self-love explained and distin-
guished; and the Boundaries of an innocent and cul-
pable Self-love limited and ascertained.
2 TIM. iii. 1, 2.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
come: for men shall be lovers of their own selves
The Duty of keeping the Heart; and the Importance of
it illustrated, from the Dependance of our religious Con-
duct, in Faith and Practice, on the inward Frame and
Disposition of the Mind.
PROV. iv. 23.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life
Wicked Men, the providential Instruments of Good.
PROV. xvi. 4.
The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the
wicked for the day of evil
The Case of passing Judgment concerning Calamities ex-
amined: what Kind of Judgment on such Occasions is
innocent and just ascertained; and the culpable extremes
noted and censured.
LUKE xiii. 2, 3.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, because
they suffered such things?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
The Nature and Kinds of Sins of Infirmity.
MATTH. xxvi. 41.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak
MATTH. XXVI. 41.
The Nature and Danger of presumptuous Sins,
PSALM XIX. 13.
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let
them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright,
and I shall be innocent from the great transgression 147
The Misery, Causes, and Remedies of a dejected Mind.
PROV. Xviii. 14.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wound-
ed spirit who can bear?
The true Nature of Charity; its Value, Measures, and
Proportions stated, from the Gospel Account of the
poor Widow's Offering.
MARK Xii. 43, 44.
And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast
more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury :
For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her
want did cast in all that she had, even all her living 172
Shame and Contempt the End of Pride.
PROV. xvi. 18.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before
a fall 183
The Wisdom of true Simplicity of Mind and Integrity of
JOHN i. 47.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Be-
hold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 194
The Joy in Heaven over one repenting Sinner, more than
over ninety and nine just Men, explained.
LUKE XV. 7.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one
sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just
persons, which need no repentance 206
Charity and kind Offices, the best Conquest over an
ROM. xii. 21.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good 215
The Nature and Purport of our Lord's Parable of the
Publican and Pharisee.
LUKE Xviii. 14.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall
be abused; and he that humbleth himself shall be ex-
The general Rule of God's Dealing with Mankind; and