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High

Trials,

ope.r

of

Chrifl.

I

I. Every

Chriliian

as

a

Pried unto

God

mull

I.

Daily

labour in his

owne

mortification

:.

Every

day

kill

force

beaff

or

other,

force

luff

or

other

that

as

wilde beans

are

untamed

and

dangerous

to

the

foule.

2.

Morning

and

evening

dreffe

his

lights, and

looke

to

the

clearing

of

his lamps

fetting

hitnfelfe

a

tasks

of

dai-

ly

reading the

Scriptures for

the

clearing

of

his

judge-

ment,

and

the

informing

of

his

minde,

and

for the refor-

ming

of

his

heart

and

life,

that

bee

may

(nine every

day

more

clearly

then other

in

holy

converfation.

,.

Eve

-

ry

day burne incenfe

before the Lord, upon the

Altar

of

fweet

perfume

both,morning

and evening. Every

Chri-

(Han,

morning

and

evening

muLi

offer

up

dayly prayers

and praifes

as

a

fweet

finell

unto

God.

That

as

the

fmoke

offweet

incenfe

goeth upward

and

difperfeth

it

felfe

abroad

in the

aire:

fo

the

incenfe

of

prayer

afcen-

ding

may

difperfe

it

felfe

abroad

for

the

benefit

of

the

perfon, family,

Church, at home

and abroad.

What

elfe

calls

the Apofile

for,

fay

ing

:

Pray

contins:gally,

in

411

things

give

thanks,

but

that

the Lord fhould

fmell

the

fweet

odours

of

our

morning and

evening

prayer,

efpe-

cially

when

wee

rife and

goe

to

ref}

?

How

this

duty

is

negleted,

and

with

manife{f

contempt

and

lofiè,

every

mans

confcience

can

tell

him.

Now

in

offering

this

in-.

cenfe,

f.

See

no

firange incenfe be offered,

that

is,

no

prayer

without

faith.

2.

None but upon the

Altar

of

incenfe, none

but

in

the Name

of'

Chrifl.

4.

Every

weeke on

the

Sabbath day

(as

the

Prief}s

in

the

Law

)

provide

himfelfe of'

Phew-

bread,

to ferve

for his

provi-

fion

all

the weeke,

that

is,

make fuch confcionable ure

of

the

holy

Minifkery,`

as

hee may

preferve

life

of

grace,

and

E}rength

of

grace,

which

falls

to confumption in the

foule

except it be continually

repayred,

even

as

the

böc'i`

waf}eth

without

naturali

food.

S.

Every yeare

fet

apart

a

day

ofexpiation, to

make

an

atonement

for

him-

felfe,

for

his

houfe,

and all

the

people.

This

proportion

L

3

fhewes

Pfe

For

the people.

i

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