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IntpeniteN&J

, ·

,of

ufe

it,and therefore the reafon

why

thop

4o!l:

·not, is

becau~e

thou

wilt

n9t ;

Go~

hath

give~

thee one

talenr

of p,ow_er

at the

l~afi

;

why aoft

tho·u

not put

it

out to the

merchandi.z:..crs

.and

/

:Occupy

Wit~

it?

-plA«,TO,

~·~is-lfcf~J«~'f,fays

Chr-Jf.:

'

ip~

power that God path vouchfafed thee

i~

"ProY.I7·

thy

talent.

Wpy

didfi

npt~~ou i~ploy

ittothe

f .~·

· ·

ut

m.

oil:?

~very ~ermpn

gives thee

a

new power,

,

an~~ pr~~·e?

'(o every · good counfel gives

thee .

.

I

a

fl~W, po~·er

;

~what

art

thOU

better? fVery

ple'ffing

thou hail: had, gives ·thee a

·new

p'ower:~

, wherein art thou

purer?

does God give thee

but

eye~!

ibou

haq: more power to glorifie

h~rri

·t:hari he that

harp

p.one, &c. Every

mercy

~elps th~e

-with

new power

; ·

but wherein do{\

'tf•ou ufe it? God bath given

thee

good memo:–

ry'

how hail: thou

fiuft

it

?

'~eans

and main:

· tenan~e,

how hail: thou ho.noured

G9d?

why,'

&c. thine own

confci~Qce

accufeth thee, thou

hail:

~aH:ed ~is

goods,

wafted

rhem upori

b~lly

and back,

w_hi~h hav.~

devoured

~ore thought~

than ever

h1~

worfiup could have ; thou

haft

YJafted

rhein upon

thy

credit iti

tpe

World,

and

thy

pleaJure,

and

thy

lufls,

a~d

thy

flefh..:

ly

defir'es: ·

How'

i~

it

that

I

hear

t~is

of thee?

, 'Thou

fhalt

~ear on~

day

of this difmal

watch~ ,

ivord,

give .account

of

~hy

StewtZrdjhip, for

thou

~ult~

¥6/2

·may~ft

be

no longer St(ward.

What'

do~il:

thou

'I

,

talking

-of thy want of power

?·· I

could

.not;do

this,

arid

I

could not do -tq.at ;

wher~

ar_e

~y

goods

t~at

I

l~nt

tpee? give account

t~r

thy

me~mory:

· Lord,

I

remerp.ber

this

a~.d

-thatTale·, this and that bawbie·; thou evill

and

· ' '

!~~~l;?'o,fit~ble /t'r1!a~:t ~hou

, and

why·

~euldtt

, ·

.,

·

- thou·

·a

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