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be discontented at as ye have: for he hath said, our low condition. I will never leave thee, nor for
sake thee. Heb. xiii. 5. To desire to be They that will be rich fall rich.
into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows. 1 Tim. vi. 9, 10. To be envious of
Where envying and strife is, those who are more
there is confusion and every prosperous in the
evil work. James iii. 16. world than ourselves.
Tostealour neigh- Do not steal. Mark x. 19. bour's goods.
To neglect the re- Bring them up in the nurture ligious education of and admonition of the Lord. the children whom Eph. vi. 4. God has given.
Some sins not included in the foregoing, and to which all sorts and conditions of men are by nature inclined. To presume upon
Shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound? Rom. vi. 1. Not walking ac
Know ye not, that so many cording to our bap- of us as were baptized into Jesus tismal profession Christ were baptized into his
death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom. vi. 3, 4. Neglecting to com- For as often as ye eat this memorate the death bread, and drink this cup, ye of Christ in the do shew the Lord's death till Lord's Supper.
he come. 1 Cor. xi. 26. Not doing to Whatsoever ye would that others as we would men should do to you, do ye be done by.
even so to them. Matt. vii. 12. To return evil for
Recompense to no man evil evil.
for evil. Rom. xii. 17.
Not endeavouring If it be possible, as much as to live peaceably lieth in you, live peaceably with with all men.
Rom. xii. 18. Not loving our Love your enemies. Matt. enemies.
Not overcoming Be not overcome of evil, but evil with good.
overcome evil with good. Rom.
xii. 21. Not forgiving And be ye kind one to anothose who have in- ther, tender-hearted, forgiving jured us.
one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephes. iv. 32. Not living upon
Be sober, be vigilant; because our guard against your adversary, the devil, as a the temptations of roaring lion, walketh about, the devil.
seeking whom he may devour, whom resist stedfast in the
faith. · 1 Pet. v. 8, 9. Speaking too con- Go to now, ye that say, Tofidently of what we day or to-morrow we will go intend to do for the into such a city, and continue future, as if we were there a year, and buy and sell certain of then being and get gain; whereas ye
alive on earth. not what shall be on the mor
row. Jam. iv. 13, 14. Not making the Search the Scriptures. John holy Scriptures our
v. 39. study.
Not asking in Ask, and it shall be given prayer for the as- you. Luke xi. 9. sistance of God's Holy Spirit.
Not loving God Thou shalt love the Lord thy above all things. God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all
thy mind. Matt. xxii. 37. Loving this sinful
Love not the world, neither world.
the things that are in the world.
1 John ii. 15. Not endeavouring Keep thy heart with all dilito
gence; for out of it are the thought and impu- issues of life. Prov. iv. 23. rity from our hearts. Not being truly
Giving thanks always for all thankful for all the things unto God and the Father mercies, temporal in the name of our Lord Jesus and spiritual vouch- Christ. Ephes. v. 20. safed unto us.
The Duties that we owe to God, as comprehended in the
First Table of the Decalogue, in transgressing any of which we sin against Him. 1. Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me and keep my commandments.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.
4. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made