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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 Chrift, 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 juftified.
Gal. iii. 5, Egc. 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 Righteoufness. Know ye therefore, that they which are of Faith, the same are the Children of Abraham. And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Heathen through Faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall 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. Buc that no Man is justified by the Law in the Sight of God, it is evident: For, The Juft 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 say he hath Faith, and have not Works? Can Faith save him? If a Brother or Şifter 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 doth it profit ? Even so Faith, if it hath not Works, is dead, being alone.
Yes, a Man may fay, Thou hast Faith' and have Works: Shew me thy Faith without thy Works, and I will shew thee my. Faith 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 faid,
Texts of Knowledge, Wisdom and
Roverbs iii. 13,-18. - Happy is the Man that:
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 comparid 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 hapPY. 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 hall keep thee.
Prov. ix.. 9, 12, Give Instruction to a wise Man, and he will be yet wiser : Teach a juf Man and
he will encrease in Learning. If thou be wife, thou shalt be wise for thy felf; but if thou scornet, thou alone shalt bear.it.
Job xxviii. 28. And unto Man he said, Behold the Fear. of the Lord; that is: Wisdom; and i to depart from Evil is Understanding.
Prov. xix. 8. He that getteth Wisdom lovethhis own Soul : He that keepeth Understanding Mall find good.
Psalm cxi. 19. The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom: A good Understanding have all they that do his Commandments : His Praise endureth for ever.
Ecclefiaftic. i. 26, 27. If thou desire Wisdom keep the Commandments, and the Lord Mhall give her unto thee; for the Fear of the Lord is Wif. 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 Jack and fuffer Hunger ; but they chat leek the Lord fhall not want any good thing.
Pjalm Ixxxiv. 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
i Chron. xxviij. 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,
Texts which jew the Advantage of an
early Piety. Cclefiaftes xii. 1. Remember now thy Creator
in the Days of thy Youth, while the evil Days come not, nor the Years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no Pleasure in them.
Psalm 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. Ixiii. 1. O God, thou art my God; early will [ 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 fuiiake 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. jii. 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
Texts which shew that all Children
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 cheea
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 ;