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that precious are of chimistry, that will exc: act gold out of any thing. Thou wilt be able in some measure with blessed Paul to say, i have learned in all estates to be content. O labour and pray for this happy posture of Spirit ; and that thou maist attain unto it, be especially careful to secure thy interest in his favour, who is the great Governour of the world, and disposer of all events ; What a strong confolation will it be to thee, if this God be thy God, thy reconciled Father in Chrift? thou maist chen' be affured all things shall work together for thy good. Let the wind blow from what point of the compasse ic will, ic Thall blow chee on towards thy haven. Thou needft not fear che biccereft potion, ifit come from the hand of a loving Father. The Cup that my Father hath given me; fhall i not drink it? faies our Saviour, Fohn 18.11. What my Father prescribes, I have no reason to fear any hurt from. If God be thy Father, and thou his adopted child, th: u maist comforc thy self with this, that wharever he cakes from thee, or deprives thee of, he will supply to thee again (as one saics) either in kind, or in kindneffe ; some way or other, he will make it up to thee. Kindnesfe is Gods sure pay to his children: if he cakes all and gives himself to thee, he makes thee an abundant amends. 'Tis want of Faith chat we cannot find all in God. And as this confideration will exceedingly be


calm thy mind in afflictions, fowhen God difpenses himself in a way of mercy to thee, ic will exceedingly raise and quicken thy hearc to thankfulnes. Thou wilt give God the Glory of all his mercies. Thou wilt not sacrifice to thine omon net, to thine own wit, wisdom, industry, friends, or any second cause, (much lessé to chance, forcuoc, or good luck, as ignorant people speak) but thou wilt cast the Crown of all thy mercies at his feet, hurably ascribing all Honour and Glory unto him. He will be owned and acknowledged by thee as thy chief Lord. Thou wilt look upon thy self, as holding all from him, and to be but his tenant at will, and therefore obliged to pay him his rent duly and faithfully. And what is the rent he requires of thee? but only to give him the Glory of all his mercies, and to honour him, and magnifie him, in the use of them. In a word, to love him, and thank him, to serve him, and obey him, and to walk bumbly before him allchy daies. Pfal.135.6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that

did be in Heaven, and in Earth, in the Seas,

and in all deep places. Ifa.5.12. And the harp, and the viol, the tabret

and the pipe, and wine are in their feasts, but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither

consider the operation of his hands. Pfal.10.9, The wicked through the pride of his


courtenance will not seek after God, God is not

in all his thoughts. Mar. 10.29. Are net- two Sparrowes sold for a far

thing and one of them shall not fall on the ground

withont your Father, V.30. But the very haires of your head are all

numbred. V.31. Fear ge not therefore, ye are of more vai

Lue than many Sparrowes. Prov.16,33: The lot is cast into the lap, but the

whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Prov.21.1. The Rings beart is in the hand of the

Lord, as the rivers of water, he turneth it

whithersoever he will. Jer.10.23. O Lord, I know that the way of man is

not in himself, it is not in man that walketh to

direct his steps. Hab.1.16. Therefore they sacrifice unto their pet,

and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat pler


Lam.3.37. Who is be that faith, and it cometh to

paß, when the Lord commandeth it not ? Ifa.45.7. 1 form light, and create darknesse,

I make peace, and create evil, I the Lord do all

these things. Amos 3.6. Shall a Trumpet be blown in the city,

and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in the City, and the Lord hath not done it?? Plal.46.11. The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God


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of Facob is our refage. Selah. Pral 39.9. I was dumb, I opened not my month

because thou didst it. Micah 7.9. I will bear the indignation of the

Lord, because I have signed against him : untill he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me, he will bring me forth to the lighi, and

1 shall behold his righteousnesse. i Sam.3.18. And Samuel told him every whit,

and bid nothing from him, and he said it is the

Lord, let him do what seemeth him good,
Job 1.21. And Fob said, naked came I out of my

mothers womb, and naked shall I return thither:
the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away,

blessed be the Name of the Lord. 2 Sam.16.10. And the King said, what have I to do

with you, ye fons of Zerviah?. fo let him curse, because the Lord hathsaid unto him, curse Da vid, who shall then say, wherefore hast thou

done fo? 1 Sam.15.25. And the King said unto Zadok, carry

back the Ark of God into the City : if I sball find favour in the eies of the Lord, he will bring me again, and them me both it, and his

habitation. V.26. But if he thus say, I have no delight in

thee, behold here am í, let him do to me as see

mèth good unto him. Deuc.8.10, when thou haft eaten, and art full, then thou shalt blefse the Lord thy God for the


geod land which he hath given thee. V.11. Beware that thou forget not the Lord oby God, in not keeping his Commandements, and his Fudgments, and his Statutes, which i com

mand i hee this day. V.12, Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full,

and haft built goodly houses, and haft dwelt therein, V.13. And when thy heards and thy flocks mul.

siply, and thy filver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou haft is multiplied, V.14. Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, (which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. V.15. Who led thee through that great & terrible wildernesje, wherein were fierg Serpents, and Scorpions, and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of Aint. V.16. Who fed thee in the wilderness with Manna, which thy Fathers knew not, that he might hamble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end,) V.17. And thou say in thine heart, my power, and the might of mine band hath gotten me

this wealth. V.18. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy

God, for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establijte bis Covenant

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