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THE SECOND VOLUME.
THE GRAND DIRECTION AND PROMISE OF THE GOSPEL.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
ACTS, xvi. 31.
THE MERCY AND JUSTICE OF GOD.
EZEKIEL, Xxxiii. . As I live, saith the Lord
God, I have no pleasure in the death of the Wicked: but that the Wicked turn from his way
and live. Turn Turn ye, Turn ye from your evil ways: for why will ye die?
THE PRESENT TIME THE MOST CONVENIENT FOR REPENTANCE.
ACTS, xxiv. 25. Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season I will call for thee.
DESCRIPTION AND DANGER OF CONVICTION WHEN NOT FOLLOWED BY CONVERSION.
LUKE, xi. 24, 25, 26. When the Unclean Spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest: and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out: and when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. 96
THE BROKEN HEART, AN ACCEPTABLE
PSALM, li. 17. The Sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
DANGER OF INTEMPERANCE AND WORLDLYMINDEDNESS.
LUKE, xxi. 24. Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life; and so that day come upon you unawares.
REBECCA'S IMPOSITION ON ISAAC,
GENESIS, Xxvii. 13. And his Mother said unto Him, Upon me be thy curse, my Son; only obey my voice.
ST. PAUL, A PATTERN OF THE LONG-
1 TIMOTHY, i. 16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy: that in me first, Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them, which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
THE CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD WISER THAN THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT.
LUKE, xvi. 8. For the Children of this world are in their generation wiser than the Children of light.
TENDENCY OF CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES TO PRODUCE TRUE CONTENTMENT.
PHILIPPIANS, iv. 11, 12. I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content. 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 hungry, both to abound and to suffer need: