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The great advantages of the public offices
England to raise the at-
SE R M O N IX.
Vocal and instrumental harmony useful to
of our devotion, viz.
2, It not only removes impediments to
our devotion, but supplies us with
advantages towards performing it ;
And by raising in the soul all the devout
IV. An Exhortation to make our devotion
exemplary in proportion to those advan-
S E R M O N X,
vailing opinions of the Jews at that
II. The folly of too great anxiety, 1. It makes us feel afflictions which will
never overtake us, and multiplies
those which certainly will : 160 2. It takes away from us the power either to escape or bear them.
161 3. An anxious concern for futurity robs
us of all the ease and advantages which might arise from a proper and discreet use of the present moment.
-163 4. The presence of evils often suggests
better expedients and wiser counsels, than all our wisdom and foresight
165 5. By our tormenting cares we forfeit
our interest in the divine providence and protection.
166 An exhortation to trust in God.
SERMON XI. The Wretchedness of living in a
wavering State of Mind.
GEN. xlix. 4. Unstable as Water, thou falt not excel. 169 The occasion of the words.