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Ch. 12. Wait for Chhrifl. St. Lu 24. Confider the ravens : for they neither fow nor reap ; which neither have flore-houle nor barn ; and God feedeth them : Ilow much more are ye better then the fowls ? 25. And which of you with taking thought can add to his fìature one cubit ? a6. If ye then he not able to do that thing which is leaf}, why take ye thought for the ref} ? 27. Con- fider the lilies how theygrow : They toyl not, they fpin not : and yet I fay unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of thefe. 28. If then God fo clothe the grafs which is to day in the field, and to morrow is can into the oven : howmuch more will heclothe you, O ye of little faith ? 24, 25, 26, 27.28. Note; All this is againft diftruftful care and trouble, and not diligent labour in a Calling ; or prudentcare to do your work, and avoid evil. See Meath. 6. 29. And Peek not ye what ye fhall eat, or what ye fhall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 3o. For all thefe things do the nations of the world feek after : and your father know eth, that ye have need of thefe things. 29, go. Be not anxious or troubled. Note. t. The faithful mull live quite above the life of worldlings. 2. It Mould quiet a ChildofGod, that his fatherknoweth all his wants. 3 I. But rather feek the kingdom of God, and all thefe things {hall be added unto you. t. Seek first. &c. 3 2. Feax not, little flock ; for it is your Father'sgood pleafirteto give you the kingdom. 32. Note r. Chrift's Flock was thenlittle, and will be fo comparatively on Earth, but not in Heaven. 2. They Mall have a Kingdom. 3. By the gift of God's good plcafure. h. They eh-srihall have the kingdomof Heaven, Mould be above diftrufiful fear on Earth. 33. Sell that ye have, and give alms : provide your felves bags which wax not old, a treafure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth , neither moth corrupteuh. ké. The goodSteward. Ch. 1i. 3 3. See Matth. 6. a 9, 2o, The wifdom of Faith is to do all we can in this World, in preparation for another , and at any rate, to make furs: of Salvation. 34. For where your treafure is, there will your heart be alto. 34. Either by Delre, if you are uncertain to obtain it, or by Delight, if you have ,Afferanoe or ftrong hope ; or in full Joy when you poi- fiefs it. Note; Aman's Treafnre is that which he be- lieveth will make himmolt happy, and loved' and feeketh it accordingly. A dreadful Word to worldly men, whole harts are not onHeaven. 35. Let your loyns be girded a- bout , and your lights burning ; 36. And ye your felves like unto men that wait for their Lord when he will return from the wedding, that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immedi- ately. 35, 36. Live in contrant prepared waiting for my corning, and your change ; and let nut your preparation be to make at loft. 37. Bleffed are thofe fervants whom the Lord when he cometh (hall find watching : verily I fay un- to you, that he lhall gird himfelf and make them to fit down to meat, and will come forth and ferve them. 37. Christ will do more for them, than if he were aServant to them. 38. And if he fhall come in the fecond watch, or come in the third watch, and find them fo, bleffed are thofe fervants. See Math. 24. 25. 39. And this know, that if the good man of the houle had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have fuffered his houle to be broken through. 1.0. Beye therefore ready alfo : for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 39, 40. Every one would be awaked juft at the time, if they foreknew the hour. But God will conceal it, that ye may be alwajs ready. 41. Then Peter Paid unto him, Lord, fpeakefl: thou this parable un- to us, or even to all ? 42. And the Lord faid, Who then is that faith- ful diemisinfir