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himself when he created the world, every day looked over his own works. Surely God had no need to examine his works that were so exact and perfect ; but 'cis wriccen for our instru. {tion, that we should do so likewise. Therefore for the keeping thy Conscience clear from guile, it will be very requisice, thou shouldst take thy self in private, before chou liest down to sleep, and cousider chy whole carriage and behaviour thac day; that so thou maist by a serious humiliation, retract and undo whatever has been amise, and maist make all streight between God and thy soul. If thou findest out thy sins, when chey are bue a day old, before they become customary, and have taken root, they will be more easily removed, by serious and speedy repentance, and applying thy self to Chrift for pardon. Buc for want of this frequent self-examining, and soul-purging, the heart becomes hardned, fingecs root, the devil gecs poffeffion, and the soul is more and more alienated from God.

To conclude this head of Watchfulnesse. Lec ic be cky serious and fixed purpose every morning (chrough the assistance of Grace) nos willingly or knowinglý co commit any fin, or to do any thing thy Conscience Thill tell thee is dispicasing to God. Buc if (contrary to thy ferious intention) through infirmity, sudden furprizal, violence of temptation, incogitancy, thou

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dost at any cime fall; homble thy soul before the Lord, bewail and confesse thy fault with sorrow and grief, and speedily recover thy felt by a serious repentance, and flying to the blood of Christ for pardon. When thy peace is broken with God at any time, by fin; rest not, till it be made up again: And rise from thy fall with a greater detestation of sin, a stronger refolation against it, with a greater love to Christ, and thankfulnesse for his pardoning Grace. And begging help from God, be more watchful for the future.

Matth.25.13. Watch therefore, for ge know nei

ther the day nor the honr wherein the Sox of man

cometh. Match.26.41. Watch an:

pray
that

ye enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but

the flesh is weak. March 13.35. Watch ye therefore (for ye know

not when the master of the house comeih, at even,or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in

the morning) V. 36. Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleep

ing. V.37. And what I say unto you, I say snto alls

Watch. Luke 12. 37. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord

when he cometh, shall find watching Luke 21.34. Take beed to your felves, left at any.

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hearts be overcharged with surfeting
and drunkennesse and the cares of this life, and
so that day come upon you unawares.
V.36. Watch ye therefore and pray alwaies, that
ge may be accounted worthy to escape all these
things that shall come to passe, and io stand be-

fore the son of man. 1 Cor. 15. 34. Awake to rigbteousnesse, and fin

not. Rom.13.11. And knowing the time, that now it

is high time to amake out of sleep, for now is our

salvation nearer than when we believed. 2 Tim.4.5. Watch then in all things, endure af

flictions, do the work of an Evangelist, make full proof of thy Ministry: i Pec.4.7. The end of all things is at hand; be ye

therefore sober, and watch unte prayer. 1 Pet. 5. 8. Be sober, be vigilant, because your

adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. V.9. Whom refift, stedfast in the Faith1 Cor.16.13. Watch ye, 'ftand fast in the Faith,

quit your selves like men, be strong. Col.4.2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the

(ame, with thanksgiving. 1 Thes.5.6. Let us not peep, as dg others, but let

us watch and be sober. Rev.3.2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things

which remain, that are ready to die, for i have not found thy works perfect before God.

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on thee.

V.3. Remember therefore how thou haft received,

and heard, and hold fast, and repent; if thou fhalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief,

and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upRev.16.15. Behold 1 come as a thief ; Blessed is he

that watchesh, and keepeth his garments, Eph.6.10. Finally my Brethren, be strong in the

Lord, and in the power of his might, V.11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the de. vil. V:12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, 4. gainst the rulers of the darkneß of this world, against spiritual wickednesle in high places. V.13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the

evil day, and having done all to stand. V.14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breafi-plate of right coufneje. V.15. And your feet shod with the preparation

of the Gospel of peace. V.16. above all things taking the shield of

Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all

the firy darts of the wicked. V.17. And take the helmet of salvation, and ibe Sword of ibe Spirit which is the Word of God. 7.1%. Praying alwaies with all prayer and [up

plication,

plication, in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, &c.

C H A P. VI.
CArefully make use of all good means God

hach appointed for the begetting, and in. creafing saving Knowledge and Grace in thee. ! Under chis head I shall treat of these five Parti. culars.

1. The observation of the Lords day.
2. Hearing the Word.
3. Singing Psalmes.
4. Religious Conference,
5. Retired holy Meditations,
1. Concerning the observalion of the Lords day.

Be careful religiously co observe the Lords dag, the Christian Sabbath.

The Law of Nature dictaces co us that chere ought to be a due proportion of time set apart for Gods solemn Worship and Service. God hath in

his Word appointed one day in seaven to be kepe -; holy co him ; which was the last day of the week,

from the beginning of the world to the refurrection of Christ; and the first day of the week

ever since, and so to concinue to che end of the i world; which is the Christian Sabball, and in

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