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

nece/ary to the attaining of it. 139 Thefe confiderations fnew, that as we S E R M. have the greateft encouragements and ad- VII. vantages for attaining to wifdom, that is, to true and fincere religion, with the happy fruits of it by the chriftian difpenfation, and fince God worketh in us, both to will and to do of his good pleafare, we ought to ufe all diligence in humble and affectionate concurrence with him. And, on the other hand, our remiffnefs, and our continuance in folly, will be alto- gether inexcufable. Since God bath put fuch a price in our hands to get wifdom, no other account can be given of our coming fhort of it, but that we have no heart to it, Prov. xvii. 16. 1 SER-