Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.4

[ti SERMON I. TEMPTATIONS t0 EVIL, not from GOD. JAMES I. 13, 14. Let no man fay when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own la jI and enticed. AS we are here in a ftate of trial and S E R M. infirmity, having indeed an eternal L happinefs in profped, but our way to it be -, fet with difficulties from without, betides the difcoúragement which arifeth from our own .kveaknefs, nothing is more reafonable and fit for us then ferioufly to confider thofe diffi- culties, and all the difzvantagesof every kind which necef arily attend our prefent condi- tion ; and likewife, on the other hand, the en- couragements whereby we are animated to a perfevering zeal in a Religious courfe, that we may know how to maintain our integrity, V o 1,; IV. B and