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of Faith. Therefore we conclude, that a Man is justified by Faith without the 'Deeds' of the Law.

Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a Man is not justified by the Works of the Law, but by the Faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the Faith of Christ, and not by the Works of the Law; for by the Works of the Law shall no Flesh be justified.

Gal. iii. 5, &c. He therefore that miniftreth to you the Spirit, and worketh Miracles among you, doth be it by the Works of the Law, or by the hearing of Faith? Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for Righteousness. Know ye therefore, that they which are of Faith, the same are the Children of Abrabam. And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Heathen through Faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee fall all Nations be blessed. So then they which be of Faith, are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the Works of the Law, are under the Curse: For it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the Book of the Law to do them. But that no Man is justified by the Law in the Sight of God, it is evident: For, The Just shall live by Faith.

Rom. xi. 6. And if by Grace, then it is no more of Works: Otherwise Grace is no more Grace. But if it be of Works, then is it no more Grace.

James ii. 14, &c. What doth it profit, my Brethren, though a Man fay he hath Faith, and have not Works? Can Faith fave him? If a Brother or Sister be naked, and destitute of daily Food; and one of you say unto him, Depart in Peace, be you warmed and filled : Notwithstanding ye give them not those Things which are needfut to the Body; what doch it profit ? Even so Faith, if it hath not Works, is dead, being alone.

Yea, Year a Man may say, Thou hast Faith' and I have Works: Shew me thy Faith without thy Works, and I will shew chee my. Kaith by my Works. For: as the Body without the Spirit is dead, fo Faith. without Works is dead allo. Read allo Hebrows the.xth, xith, and xiith Chapters.

If we observe what by: St. James is said,
Faith which doth not produce good Works is,

dead :
For the Body which is left by th' Spirit,
In a few Days Corruption must inherit;
So if good Works ben't to our Faith united,
Our glorious God with us won't be delighted.

Texts of Knowledge, Wisdom and


findeth Wisdom, and the Man that getreth: Understanding ; for the Merchandize of it i bet ter than the Merchandize of Silver; and the Gain; thereof, than fine Gold. She is more precious than Rubies; and all the things thou can't defire: cannot be compar'd unto her. Length of Days is in her Right-Hand, and in her Left Hand, Riches: and Honour,

Her Ways are Ways of Pleasant-.ness, and all her Paths are Peace. She is a Tree of Life to them that lay hold upon her; and hapPX. is every one that retaineth her.

Prov, ii. 10, 11. When Wisdom entereth into thine Heart,' and Knowledge is pleasant unto thy Soul, Discretion shall preserve thee: Understand. ing mall keep thee.

Prov. ix. 9, 12, Give Instruction to a wise Man, and he will be yet wiser. Teach a juft Man and

he will encrease in Learning. If thou be wife, thou shalt be wise for thy self; but if thou scorncít, thou alone shalt. bear. it.

Job xxviii. 28. And unto Man ke faid, Behold the Fear. of the Lord; that is. Wisdom; and to depart from Evil is Understanding.

Prov. xix. 8. He that getteth Wisdom lovethhis own Soul : He that keepeth Upderstanding fall find good.

Psalm cxi. 19. The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom: A good Understanding have all shey that do his Commandments : His Praise endureth for ever.

Ecclefiaflic. i. 26, 27. If thou desire Wisdom keep the Commandments, and the Lord tall give her unto thee ; for the Fear of the Lord is Wir: dom, and Instruction, and Faith, and Meekness, are his Delight.

Psalm xxxiv. 9, 10. O fear the Lord, all ye his Saints ! for there is no want to them that fear him.. The young Lions do lack and suffer Hunger ; but they chat seek the Lord Shall not want any good thing.

Pjalm lxxxiv. 11. For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield: The Lord will give Grace, and Glory : No good thing will he with bold from them that walk uprightly

1 Chron. xxviii. 9. And thou, Solomon my.con, know thou the God of thy Father, and serve him with a perfect Heart, and with a willing Mind : For the Lord searcheth all Hearts, and understand, eth all the Imaginations of the 7 houghts: If thou feek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will caft thee off for ever.

1 Sam. xvi. 7. For the Lord feeth not as Man feeth ;, for Man looketh on the outward Appear. ance ; but the Lord looketh on the Heart.


In these preceding Texts we plainly see,
How happy sure that Man is certainly,
Who Virtue loves, and Knowledge greatly

prize :
Then who would not ftudy for to be wise.

Texts which few the Advantage of an

early Piety.

in the Days of thy Youth, while the evil Days come not, nor the Years draw nigh, when thou shalt fay, I have no Pleasure in them.

Pfalm cxix. 9. Wherewith shall a young Man cleanse his Way? By taking heed thereto according to thy Word, Prov. xxii. 6. Train

up a

Child in the Way he fhould go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Pfalm. lxiii. 1. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee.

Ecelef. xi. 9. Rejoice, young Man, in thy Youth, and let thy Heart cheer thee in the Days of thy Youth, and walk in the Ways of thy Heart, and in the Sight of thine Eyes : But know thou, that for all these Things God will bring thee into. Judgment.

Ecclefiaftic. v. 7. Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from Day to Day: For suddenly shall the Wrath of the Lord come forth, and in thy Security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the Day of Vengeance.

EccleGoffic. xvii. 25. Return unto the Lord, and fuitake thy Sins : Make thy Prayer before his Face, and offend less.

Psalm xxvii. 14. Wait on the Lord: Be of good Courage, and he shall strengthen thine Heart.


Matt. vi. 33. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

I Tim.iv. 9. But Godliness is profitable unto all things, having the Promise of the Life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1 Tim. iii. 16. And without Controversy, great is the Mystery of Godliness : God was manifest in the Flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the World, received up into Glory.

We should remember in our youthful Spring Our great Creator gives us ev'ry thing : Then why should we ungrateful to him prove, Who doth to us greatly extend his Love?

Texts which few that all Children Mould bear a dutiful Respect to their Parents.


in the Lord : For this is right. Honour thy Father and Mother (which is the first Commandment with Promise) that it may be well with. thee, and thou mayest live long on the Earth.

Matth. v. 14. For God commanded, saying, Honour thy Father and thy Mother : And he that curseth Father or Mother, let him die the Death.

Exod. xx. 12. Honour thy Father and thy Mother, that thy Days may be long in the Land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Levit. xix. 3. Ye fhail fear every Man his Mother and his Facher, and keep my Sabbaths : I am the Lord

God. Deut. v. 16. Honour thy Father and thy Mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee ;



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