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Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? If any Man defile the Temple of God, hiin hall God destroy : For the Temple of God is holy, which Temple ye are.

a Keep thee from the evil Woman, from the Flattery of the Tongue of a strange Woman : Luft not after her Beauty in thine Heart, neither let her take thee with her Eye-lids. Can a Man take Fire in his Bofom, and his Clothes not be burnt ?

b Remove thy Way far from a strange Woman, and come not nigh the Door of her House; left thou give thine Honour unto others ; left Strangers be filled with thy Wealth ; and thou mourn at the last, when thy Flesh and thy Body are consumed, and say, How have I hated Inftruction, and despised Reproof?

cLet not thine Heart decline to her Ways.; for ber House is the Way to Hell. Thou goeft after her, as an Ox goeth to the Siaughter, till a Dart strike through thy Liver; as a Bird hafteth to the Snare, and knoweth not that it is for his Life.

d If mine Heart hath been deceived by a WCman, or, if I have laid wait at my Neighbour's Door; this is an heinous Crime, yea, it is an Iniquity to be punished by the Judges: For it is a Fire that consumeth to Destruction, and would root out all mine Increase.

e Whosoever looketh on a Woman to ļust after her, hath committed-Adultery with her already in his Heart

i Cor. 6. 1.9. I Cor. 3. 17. a Prov. 6, 24, 25, 27. Prov. S. 8, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

« Pro to 7. 259 21, 22, 23, Job 31. 9, 11, 12.

• Mat. s. 28.

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CONTENTMENT.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where, and in all things, I am instructed, both to be full, and to be hungiy, both to abound, and to suffer need. I have learnt, in whatsoever State I am, therewith to be content.

6 Let every Man abide in the fame Calling wherein he was called. Art thou called, being a Servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

c Seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye Thail drink: be careful for nothing; neither be ye of doubtful Mind : But rather seek ye the Kingdom of God, and all these things, which your Father knoweth that ye have need of, shall be added unto you.

d Ask not Riches, Wealth, or Honour, nor the Lifc of thine Enemies, neither yet long Life; but ask Wisdom and Knowledge for thy self: and God shall supply all thy Need, according to his Riches in Glory.

e Take heed to your selves, lest at any time your Hearts be overcharged with the Cares of this Life.

f I would have you without Carefulness: that they which weep, may be as tho they wept not; and they that rejoice, as tho' they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as tho' they possessed not; and they that use this World, as not

Phil 4e 12,181 1

bi Cor. 7.120, 21, į
• Luke 12. 29. Phil. 4. 6. Luke 12. 29, 31, 30, 31.
d 2 Chr. 1. II. Phil. 4. 19.

Luke 21. 34
J.Cor. 7, 32, 30, 31.

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abusing it: For the Fashion of this World pafseth away.

a Say not thou, What is the cause that the former Days were better than these? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

b Let us not envy one another.

c The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to Envy; but Charity envieth not.

d Let not thine Heart envy Sinners; but be thou in the Fear of the Lord all the Day long : For surely there is an end, and thine Expectation fhall not be cut off.

e Be nor thou afraid when one is made rich, when the Glory of his House is increased : For, tho' while he lived he blessed his soul; yet when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his Glory shall not descend after him.

f A found Heart is the Life of the Flesh; but Envy the Rottenness of the Bones.

& Let your Conversation be without Covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: For God hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

h Take heed, and beware of Covetousness: For a Man's Life confifteth not in the abundance of the things which he podeffeth.

i Thou shalt not covet any thing which is thy Neighbour's.

k Labour not to be rich; but, having Food and Raiment, let us be therewith content: For they that will be rich fall into Temptation, and

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1 Cor. 7. 31.

a Eccl. 7. 10.

bo Gal. s. 26.

a Prov. 23, 17, 18. Jam. 4. 5. 1 Cor. 13.4 e Pr. 49. 16, 18, 17.

Prov. 14. 30.

& Heb. 13.50 Luke 12, 15.

· Ex. 20. 17.

** Prov. 23:40 1 Tim. 6:8, 9s

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a Snare, and into many foolish and hurtful Lufts, which drown. Men in Destruction, and Perdition.

a The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil; which, while some have coveted after, they have erred from the Faith, and pierced themselves through with many Sorrows: But thou, O Man of God, flee these things.

6 Lay not up for your selves Treasures upon Earth, where Moth and Rust doth corrupt, and where Thieves break through and steal : but lay up for your selyes Treasures in Heaven, where neither Moth nor Rust doth corrupt, and where Thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your Treasure is, there will your Heart be allo.

c Rejoice not because thy Wealth is great, and because thine Hand hath gotten much. Will God esteem thy Riches? No, not Gold, nor all the Forces of Strength.

dGodliness, with Contentment, is great Gain : For we brought nothing into this World; and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

e A little that a righteous Man hath is better than the Riches of many wicked.

f Better is a little with the Fear of the Lord, than great Treasure and Trouble therewith.

8 He that is greedy of Gain troubleth his own House.

h He that maketh hafte to be rich shall not be innocent.

I Tim. 6.9.1 1 Tim. 6. 10, II. • Mat. 6. 19, 20, 21,

Job 31. 25. Job 36. 19. di Tim. 6. 6, 7. • Pl. 37. 16.

Prov, 15. 16. & Prov. 15. 27. Prov. 28. 20.

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a An Inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning ; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

b Woe to himn that ladeth himself with thick Clay.

c Woe unto you that are rich; for ye have received your Consolation.

d No covetous Man, who is an Idolater, hath any Inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ. And how hard is it for them that trust in Riches to enter into the Kingdom of God !

e Woe unto them that joyn House to House, that lay Field to Field, till there be no place; that they may be placed alone in the midst of the Earth.

fWoe to him that coveteth, that he may fet his Nest on high; that he may be delivered from the Power of Evil.

8 Cursed Children are they, who have an Heart exercised with covetous practices.

h Give me, O Lord, neither Poverty nor Riches; feed me with Food convenient for me: left I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or left I be poor, and steal, and take the Name of my God in vain.

SELF-DENIAL, and MOR TIFICATION.

i Thus faith our Saviour, If any Man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his Cross daily, and follow me.

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Prov. 20. 21.

bHab. 2. 6.

• Luke 6. 24.

cif. s. 8. Hab. 2. Se & Eph. s. s. Mar. 10. 24. & 2 Pet. 2. 14.

Prov. 30. 8, 9.
Luke 9. 23.

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