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24

The

Life

of

G-OD

not defigned for the good and advantage

of fon1e one o-r other.

All his

n1iraculous

works were inftances of

his

goodnefs, as

well as of his power; and they benefited

thofe on whom they were wrought,

as .

well as they atnazed, the beholders. His

charity was not confined to his kindred or

rdations ; nor was all his kindnefs fwal...

lowed up in the endeannents of that pe–

culiar friendfhip which he carried towards

the beloved difciple, but every one was his

friend

who obeyed his

holy commands, John

xv.

14.;

and

whoflever did the will

of

his

Father,

the fame was to

hin1

as

his brother,

and fiJler, and mother.

Never was any unwelcome to him who

came with an hondt intention; nor

did

he deny any requeft which tended

to

the

good of thofe that aiked

it.

So that what

was fpoken of the

Roman

En1peror, whon1

for his goodnefs they called the

darling

of

mankind,

was realy perforn1ed by

htm;

that never any departed from

hirn

with

a

heavy countenance, except that rich youth,

M ark

x.

who was fi)rry to hear that the

kingdon1

of

heaven fiood at fo high a rate,

and that he could not fave

his

foul

and

his n1oney too. And certainly

it

troubled

our Saviour, to fee that when a price was

in his hand to

get

wifdon1,

yet

he

had no

heart