that we went un feignedly this her to give Him poffefliion of ours, and here again we confirm the gift. Let Him com. mand what He pleases, and we will obey it; let Him bring his Cross along with Him, we will submit unto it. Come poverty, come reproaches, come imprisonment, come painsand torments, cone death it self, rather than be fo mi serable as to Depart from the living God. Every one of us will say, Hather depart from me, ye evil doers; for I will keep the commandments of my God. Pfal. 1 19.115. I will walk with in my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the workof them that tum aside, it shall not cleave to me. PS, 101. 2. 3. All my Jelight is upon the saints that are in the earth: and upon such as excel invirtue. And that we may preserve these good purposes, our hearts shall be often there where they were conceived and made, though our bo. dies cannot; and we will look often back upon the table of the Lord, and fay witb the same holy Psalmiit, when shall we come and appear again before God? Pf. 42.2. God, Thou art my God, early will I Seek Thee, my soul thirteth for Thee, my Alesh langeth for Thee, in adry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see the power and thy glory, so as I have seen Thee in the Sanc.

Suary. Because thy loving kindnessis better than life, my lips shall praise Thee.Thus will I bless Thee wile I live: I will lift up my hands in thy Name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fat. nejsi and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips. P/. 63: į AND to furnish our Souls with greater plenty of good thoughts, we may often reflect upon th'example which Chrift has fet us in his death, as well as in his life: and particularly refolve to spend this month in Meditating every day upon his great CHARITY, For ye know the grace of our Lord Jelus Christ, that though He wasrich. yet for your Jakes He became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 2 Cor. 8.9. God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet finners, Cbrist died forus. Rom.5.8. Greater love hath no man than this, ihat a man lay down his life for his friends.s. John 15. 13. IDhen we were enemiet, we were reconciled to Goid by the dea: h of his son: much more being reconciled, we shall be faved by his life Rom. 5. 10. Ler us excite in our felves hereby a great and compassiu. nate Love to Mankind:especially to our Brethren, with whom we are knit in one Body: that we may be strongly inclin'dito do good, as occasion is offered; to refresh the bowels of the


poor and needy; to comfort and support the feeble minded ; to live with all io Unity & Peace ; till our Christian friendthip be perfected in endless love in this other world. We must remember that God is the God of peace , and Christ is the Lord of peace; and often meditate on the Words of our Lord, that it is more blessed to give than to receive : acts 20. 35.and upon these words of a good man,

har He is the best Merchant who lays out his time upan God, and his money uponthe poor.

S. 4. MARCH NOW we may lay as the people did when they beheld the sick man, at our Savior's word, take up his bed and walk, D. Lulie 5. 26. We have seen strange things to day, We have seen the marvellous love of Heaven to us finful duft and alhes. We have seen how the Son of God died for the love of us; how the Blessed Jesus was hanged, and bled upon a Cross for our Salvation. We have beheld Him presenting Himself unto us; and offering to make us par.

takers of all his benefits. With what affections did we i meet and receive his strange Love? Did not our hearts burn

within us when he opened the counsels of his heart to us did they not melt and dissolve into love, when He showed us how passionately He loved us? Did we not offer our selves both Soul and Body to Him, and promise to be his faithful Servants? Did we not remember that we were his

already, and reuew our Vows to cleave unto Him in loyal i obedience? O what a transforming light was it to see

Jesus, who was made a little lower than the Angels, for the Suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor. Heb. 2. 9. and promising by putient continuance in well doing to lift us up also at last unto glory? LORO, whut is man thut Thou tão kest knowledge of him? or the son of man that Thou makest account of him Ps, 144. 3. How is it possible to forget this Love, or our own ingagements? For what pleasures shall we leave these of communion with God, and our gracious

Master Chrift fefus? You offer too little, all ye fartering 5 Temptations upon earth, that would draw our affections į from so great a Happiness. There can be nothing com

parable to being beloved of th' undoubted Lord of heaven and earth. One thing bare I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of ihe LORDÀI shee days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and


To inquire in his Temple Pfal. 27.4. This is sufficient to indear an holy Life unto us, that we may be alwaies fit to be his Guests, to fealt with Him at his Table , co be filled with his comforts, and to live io hope to live with Him in endless joys. And could we but fee what things He has prepared for them that love Him, the height of his glory, th' attendance of his Ministers, the pleasures that are at his righthand, there, would be no more spirit-in us. This little that we have seen makes us say, Wappp are these thy servants, which standen tinually befere Thee, I Kings 10. 8. Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest , anil causest to approach unto Thee , that he muy dwell in thy house. Pl. 65.5. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : they will be ftill praising Thee Ps. 84.4 We will never forger the beginning of his Bliss, For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand (elsewhere: ] I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Gol, than to dwell in the tents ef wickedmets. For the LORD God is a fun and a shield : the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He with bold from them Want walk uprightly. OʻLORD of hosts, blessed is the man that Irusteth in Thee, Pf. 84. 10,11, 12. And here it will be fir to remember how every deliberate sin after such fresh experiences of God's goodness, new obligations from Him, and new Refolutions and vows to Him, will be of a more crim. fon die, and a bloudy nature : and therefore we must be sober and watch unto prayer, iS. Pet. 4.7. ani remember withal, on th'other lide, that every good action will be the more acceptable, when it proceeds out of meer love to our Master Fesus, who has 'loved us so much; and always indeavor to quicken tb'one by reflecting on th'other.

MORE particularly we may Resolve to Meditate all the Month following upon the great MEEKNESS of the Lord Jesus. Vc was oppreffed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not his mouth : He is brought as a lamb to the slaught er, and as a sheep before his shearers is dumb, so He opened not his mouth. Tsai. 53.7. Who when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him thar judgeth righteously. I S. Pet. 2. 23. and folabour to tread in his steps, and to imitate Him in this love ly grace. To speak evil of no man to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. For we our felves also were somtimes foolish, di obedient, deceived, serving divers lufts, And pleasures, living in malice and enzy, bateful, and having


one another. Tit. 3. 2, 3. Thris verrue th' Apostles, there and in other places, require us to exercise, especially towards Rulers and Governors. And S. Peter recommends this to

wives as the most handfome and becoming attire ; even the e ornament of a.meek and quiet spirit, which is in the fight of God ofgreat price. 1S. Pet. 3.4.

. 5: EASTER-DAY. TAE stone which the buildersrefafell is becomethe head stone in the corner.

This is the LURD's doing , is is marvellons in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord hath made ; we will rejoyce and be glad in it. Pf. 118. 22. to 24. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom we flew and hanged on a Tree. Hin bath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince avoid

Savior, for to give repentance to Ifrael, and forgiveness of fans. by Azt. 5. 30, 31. God is the LORD, which bath showed us

light, bind the facrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the , altar. Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee , Thou are

my God, I will exalt Thee. O give thanks anto the LORD, for He is good : for his mercy iudureth for ever. Pf. 118. 27 to 29. Could we ever ceafe to rejoyce if we heard for certain that a dead friend, the dearest in the world, was alive again ; ar.d not only alive, but preferred to the high. eft dignity and honor? O our dulness! that we rejoyce no more in God our Savior ! for that Jefus, whom we have now seen crucified before our eyes, is alive from the dead. That Jesus , who was fuch a friend that He died and hung on a Gibbet for us, is revived again, and fils on the Throre of Glory. Without all doubt He lives, and reigns for us allo: and Bad commendetb his love towardsus, in that, while we were yet finners, Christ died for m. Much more then, being now Justified by his bloud, we shall be faved from wrath througlo Him. Rom. 5. 8,9. For Bob baving raised up his Son Jesus fent Him to bless us, in turning every of us from bis iniquitjes. * Ads 3.26. co ferze she living and true God, And to wait for bus son from heaven, whom Heraised from the dead, even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come, i Thef. 8.9, 10. Who is the first begotten of the dead, saying unto us, Fear not ;

I am He that liveth, and was daad; and behold, I am alive y forevermore, Amen ; and have tbe keys of hell and of death. che Rev, 1.5, 18, 19. mPho shall change oxi vile body, that it may

be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby He isable even to fubdue allihings unto Himself. Pbil. 3.

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. 4. 14. Lord what a bleffe i hope is this? Seeing we look for such things, what manner of persons ought we to be in all holy con versation and godliness? how diligent should we be that we may be found of Him in peace, wichout spot, and blameless. 2 S. Pet. 3. 11,17. What can be more disagreeing than a crucified Chrift, anda carnal Christian? What more contrary than a Savior despising the world, and one that profeffes friend ship to Hiin, loving it above God Himself? A liberal Savior, and a Coverous Disciple? A Savior that indureth pain, and anguish, and lorrow, and a servant that will live in nothing but ease and pleasure? A Savior weeping and bleeding, and a man acquaiuted with grief, and a worid that nothing but laughs, and sports, and makes me :cy? A Savior that suffer. ed all things; and a world that will suffer nothing, no not the mortifying of unreasonable lusts and desires ? A humble and lowly Savior, and a proud, vain glorions,{self conceited people that profefs Him? A meek aud patient Savior, anda pallionate, angry and revengeful generation that pretend to be his followers? A Savior that was ever thinking of our good, and Men that call themselves his Lovers, who neve er to any purpose remember his love ? A gracious Lord that did us the most real coortefies and benefits, and servants that only compliment with Him, and call Him, Lord, Lord, but do not the things which He faith ? A Matter that never quarrelled with any of God's Commands, no, tho' it werç to dy, and luch Scholars that count all his Commendments grievous, murmur at all his Lessons, and say that it is imporlible to obey'em? O! how unlike is a diffident, distruftful Christian, to a Savior that laid down his very life in hope? How ill-favorably do these two found together, a Conquering Christ and a Christian that is a Nave? Jesus that has conquered Death, and a Christiao that can't conquer himself! in Head that is in Heaven, and a Member of his that only Jooks at things on Earth? God for bid that having profeffed our selves so often to be dead to fin, we should live any longer therein. nae are buried with Him by Baptism into death' : that Like us Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, by pariaking of his broken Body, and his Bloud that was lhed; we shall be


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