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The Life

if

GOD

irikindled within, and awakened unto

the

fenfe and relifh of fpiritual things.

There

is a JPirit in

man,

and

the

injpir&tion

of

the Almighty giveth

this underflanding.

The power and life of religion tnay be

better expreffed ic actions than in words; ·

becaufe actions are. n1ore

lively things,

and do better reprefent the inward prin–

ciple whence they proceed: and therefore

we may take the beft meafure of thofe .

graciouS' endown1ents ·from the deport–

ment of thofe in whom they refide; efpe–

cially as they are perfectly exe1nplified in

the holy life of our bleffed Saviour; a main

part of whofe bufinefs in this world, was,

to teach by his practice what he did re·

quire of others, and to n1ake his own

convcrfation an exact refemblance of thofe

unparallelled rules which he prefcribed:

fo that if ever true goodnefs was vifible to

mortal eyes,

it was then- when his pre–

fence did ·beautify andi llufirate this lower

world.

I

That

fincere

and

devout

i)ffeetion

D . .

1

wherewith his bleffed foul did,

tvme

ove

exemplified

confiantly burn

towards his·

in our Savi-

heavenly Father, did

exprefs.

o~r.

itfelf in an entire rcfignation to

his

'will.

It was this was his

very tneat,

to .do

the will, and

ji1ti}h

the work

of

him

-

that