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Saturday, December 6, 2008

"The Consistent Christian" Part 3

PRINCIPLES which a believer should walk by:

1. That whatever is transacted by men on earth—is eyed by the Lord in heaven.
2. That after all his present receivings—he will be brought to his future reckonings.
3. That God bears a greater respect to his heart—than to his works.
4. That there is more final bitterness in reflecting on sin—than there can be present sweetness in the commission of sin.
5. That there is the greatest vanity—in all created excellency.
6. That duties can never have too much attention paid to them—nor too little confidence placed in them.
7. That those precious promises, which are given to insure his happiness—do not supersede those directions which are laid down for him to seek after happiness.
8. That it is dangerous to dress himself for another world—at the looking-glass of this world.
9. That where sin proves hateful—it shall not prove hurtful.
10. That inward purity is the ready road—to outward plenty.
11. That all the time which God allows him—is but enough for the work which he allots him.
12. That there can never he too great an estrangement from defilement.
13. That whatever is temporarily enjoyed—should he spiritually improved.
14. That he should speak well of God—whatever trials he receives from God.
15. That the longer God forbears with the unrelenting sinner in life—the sorer he strikes him in the judgment-day.
16. That there is no judging of the inward conditions of men—by the outward dispensations of God.
17. That it is safest to cleave to that good which is the choicest.
18. That no present worldly business—should interrupt his pursuit of future blessedness.
19. That gospel integrity towards God—is the best security against wicked men.
20. That the richness of the crown which shall be received—shall more than compensate for the bitterness of the cross which may here be endured.

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