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On the Misfortunes of Men being chargeable on themselves.
PROVERBS, XIX. 3. The foolishness of man perverteth his way,
and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
On Integrity as the Guide of Life.
PROVERBS, xi. 3. The integrity of the upright shall guide
On Submission to the Divine Will.
JOB, ii. 10. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and
shall we not receive evil?
On the Conduct to be held with regard to Future Events.
PROVERBS, Xxvii. 1.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou
knowest not what a day may bring forth.
On following the Multitude to do Evil.
EXODUS, Xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do
visible, the only wise God, be honour, and glory, for ever and
On the Compassion and Beneficence of the Deity.
[Preached before the Society for the Benefit of the Sons of the Clergy of
the Established Church of Scotland, 20th May, 1796.]
JEREMIAH, xlix. 11. Leave thy fatherless children; Iwill pre-
serve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
On Hopes and Disappointments.
PROVERBS, X. 28. The hope of the Righteous shall be glad-
ness; but the expectation of the Wicked shall perish.
On the proper Disposition of the Heart towards God.
ACTS, xvii. 28. In him we live, and move, and have our
PROVERBS, Xviii. 14.
The spirit of a man will sustain his in-
firmity: but a wounded spirit who can bear?
On all Things working together for Good to the Righteous.
ROMANS, viii. 28. We know that all Things work together for
Good to them that love God, to them who are the Called
according to his purpose.
* Originally the first Sermon of the Fifth Volume.
On the Love of our Country.
[Preached 18th April, 1793, on the Day of a National Fast appointed by
Government, on occasion of the War with the French Republic.]
PSALM CXxii. 6, 7, 8, 9. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem;
they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and
companions' sake, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Be-
cause of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek thy
On a contented Mind.
2 KINGS, 4. 13. Say now unto her, "Behold thou hast been
"careful for us with all his care; what is to be done for
"thee? Wouldst thou be spoken for to the King, or to the
"Captain of the Host?" And she answered, "I dwell among
"mine own people."
On drawing near to God.
[Preached at the Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.]
PSALM lxxiii. 28. It is good for me to draw near to God. 281
On Wisdom in Religious Conduct.
PSALM ci. 2. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. 295
On the Immortality of the Soul, and a Future State.
2 CORINTHIANS, v. 1. For we know, that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 310
On overcoming Evil with Good.
Be not overcome of evil; but overcome evil
Romans, xii. 21.
On a Life of Dissipation and Pleasure.
PROVERBS, xiv. 13. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
On the Conscience void of Offence.
ACTS, xxiv. 16. Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a
Conscience void of offence toward God and toward men.
On the Ascension of Christ.
[Preached in the Evening after the Celebration of the Sacrament of the
LUKE, xxiv. 50, 51. And he led them out as far as to
Bethany; and he lift up his hands and blessed them: And
it came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into Heaven.
On a Peaceable Disposition.
ROMANS, xii. 18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you,
live peaceably with all men.
On Religious Joy, as giving Strength and Support to Virtue.
NEHEMIAH, viii. 10.
The joy of the Lord is your
On the Folly of the Wisdom of the World.
1 CORINTH. iii. 19. The wisdom of this world is foolishness
On the Government of Human Affairs by Providence.
PROVERBS, XVI. 9. A man's heart deviseth his way; but the
Lord directeth his steps.
2 CORINTH. V. 10. For we must all appear before the judg-
ment-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things
done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it
be good or bad.