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knows the obligations of every relation in life: He fees, in their
full light, the reciprocal duties of parents and children, of
hufbands and wives, of neighbours and fellow-fervants. He knows the
aggravated guilt of every offence againft thefe ties of fociety,
however we may be difpofed to treat them as trifles: and every
piece of ftubbornnefs and pride, of ill humour and paffion, of
anger and re- fentment, of fullennefs and perverfe- nefs, expofes
us to His juft indignation. MONDAT. ( 9 ) MONDAY. BLESSED ARE THEY
THAT DO HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS. R Lord and Suviour
has pronounced this blefiednefs, and through his Grace, I hope to
partake of it. Hunger and Thirft, naturally prompt us to feek,
without delay, the means of iatisfying them. What then is the food
of the mind? Wholefome in- ftruclion, and religious meditation. If,
then, I fincerely do hunger and thirft after Righteoufnefs, I Cull
be frequently feeding my mind with pious books and thoughts; I
fhall make the returns of thefe meals as A 5 reguregular as I can,
and feldom fliall I find any neceffity ftrong enough to make me
mifs them a whole day together. But then it ought to be remembered
too, that even thefe, the beft hours of my life, ought never to
encroach upon the duties and employment of my Ration, whatever they
may be. Am 1 in a fuperior ftation in life ? My duty then probably
takes in a large compafs; and I am accountable to my Maker for all
thofe talents entrufted with me by him, for the benefit of my
fellow- creatures. I nmft not think of living to myfelf alone, or
devoting that time to imitate the employment of Angels, which was
given me for the fcrvice of men. Religion muft be my chief end, and
my beft delight: It muft regulate all I think, or do, MONDAY. . .
II but whatever m...
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