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VIII.
Enjoins

Prohibits An honest and prudent. Prodigality, and waste care for the improvement of property; and neglect of possessions; and the of opportunities of addiligent exercise of law. | vantage. ful calling.

Faithful and disinte- Theft and dishonesty rested anxiety for the ad- of all descriptions. vantage of others, and justice and liberality in all dealings.

The employment of all Every desire, associafair means to benefit our tion, or inducement which neighbour and ourselves.

may lead to the being disa

honest, or may make 1 others so.

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Gravity and propriety | Levity, talkativeness ; of conversation, and care and carelessness of our of our own good name. I own reputation.

Sound evidence, truth, Judicial false-witness, sincerity, and preserva- detraction, falsehood, intion of our neighbour's sincerity, vanity, and incharacter.

dulgence of evil reports. All qualities of the All attempts to depremind which conduce to preciate our neighbour, thinking and speaking and all feelings which well of others.

give rise to them.

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Of the Moral Law.

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VIII.
Enjoins

Prohibits An honest and prudent. Prodigality, and waste are for the improvement of property; and neglect s possessions; and the of opportunities of adiligent exercise of lawal calling.

Faithful and disinte- | Theft and dishonesty ested anxiety for the ad- of all descriptions. antage of others, and ustice and liberality in Il dealings.

The employment of all Every desire, associair means to benefit our tion, or inducement which ighbour and ourselves. may lead to the being disa

honest, or may make

Enjoins

Prohibits Contentment.

Discontentment

our own lot or static Charity, benevolence, Desire of other : and the repression of all goods, uncharitable sordid and irregular de- parsimony, covetous sires.

Avoiding all tempta. | The allowance o tions to covetousness and !

couragement of all v envy.

which cannot be gra but at the expence neighbour.

others so.

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of our neighbour's sincerity, vanity, and inracter.

dulgence of evil reports. Ell qualities of the All attempts to depre. | which conduce to preciate our neighbour, xing and speaking and all feelings which of others.

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Psal. xix. 7. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple Eccles. xij. 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter ; fear God and keep his commandments : for this is the whole duty of man. Prov. Yi. 23. Keep tky heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Matt. vii. 12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them : for this is the law and the prophets. Rom. xii. 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Micah vi. 8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ? Matt, xxii. 35--40. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law ? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commundments hang all the law and the prophets. Rom. vii. 23. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Heb. X. 16. This is the covenant that I will make with them

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after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws in their hearts, and in their minds will I write them. Rom, i 14, 15. 25. For when the. Gentiles which have not th law, these du by nature the things contained in the las having not the law, are a law unto themselves; whic shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their com science also bearing witness, and their thoughts th mean while accusing, or excusing one another; for ci cumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law; but thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is mac uncircumcision. John i. 17. For the law was given Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Job vii. 19. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me Rom. viii. 7. What shall we say then? Is the lar sin God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the lav for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thc

SECTION 1.

- Psal. xix. 7. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple Ecoles. xii. 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter ; fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Prov. vi. 23. Keep thy Feart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. latt. vii. 12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would nat men should do to you, do ye even so to them : for is is the law and the prophets. Rom. xii. 1. I beseech

u therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye resent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable nto God, which is your reasonable service. Micah vi. 8. e hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth e Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love ercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ? Matt. xxii.

--40. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked im a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which

the great commandment in the law ? Jesus said unto m, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,

d with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the st and great commandment. And the second is like to it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On se two commundments hang all the law and the prophets. m. vii. 23. But I see another law in my members, irring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into Otivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Heb.

shalt not covet. Rom. iïi. 27. Where is boasting ther. It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay; but the law of faith. 1 Cor, ix. 20, 21. And unto the Jews became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them th are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain the that are under the law; to them that are without law, without law, (being not without law to God, but und the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are wit out law. 1 Tim, i. 5-11. Now the end of the comman ment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good ca science, and of faith, unfeigned: From which some bavi swerved, have turned aside to vain jangling ; Desiring be teachers of the law ; understanding neither what th say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the T is good, if a man use it lawfully ; Knowing this, that t law is not made for a righteous man, but for the law] and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for holy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murder of mothers, for manslayers. For whoremongers, for th: that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other ty

16. This is the covenant that I will make with them

that is contrary to sound doctrine ; According to the glo. rious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. Deut. xi. 26, 27, 28. Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse : A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day; And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. Heb. v. 9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. 2 Thess. i. 7-9. And to you who are troubled, rest with us; when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and thut obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from tbe presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

SECTION II.

Rom. vi. 14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Rom. viii. 1. There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Matt. xi. 30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Gal iii. 10-13. 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. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith : but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Heb. x. 1. For the law, having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. Gal. iii. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might

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