Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.3

[ 140 J SERMON VI. LONG- LIFE,RICHES, and HONOUR, the Fruits of WISDOM. PROVERBS III. i6. Length of days is in her right -hand, and in her left-hand riches and honour. SE R M. VI. ANY and great are the advantages which Solomon attributeth to wifdom or religious virtue, thereby recommending it to our choice. It must be acknowledged that thofe mentioned in the text are of the loweft kind, and fo they will always appear to a mind well inftruäed, and which hath a true tafte of real excellence. The pleat fures of felf- approbation, the inward trave quillity of foul, which arifeth from the teíli- mony of an unreproaching heart, fupporting it in all events, and a fenfe of the favour of God, are enjoyments of a far fuperior na= ture, as well as more durable, than the longest, and molt profperous, and honour- able life which can be hoped for in this 3 world,