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The Agent, who is spoken of as lead. Holy Spirit. Third person in the Trinity. Omniscient. Omnipresent. Omnipotent. Eternal. Creator.
How does He lead? By the written word— —Preached word —By his influence on the mind.— —His Church.—
From whence does the [Spirit?] lead? —Or where does he find those whome He leads? In sin. — [???] Under Satan's yoke.
VERSO In particular: Found Levi — [Zacheus?]— Saul. — Infidelity of various kind. Imorality; Mary Magdaelene Living in the pleasures of this world. — Self-righteousness. — Procrastination. — Busied up in the pursuits of this world. — From these + a multitude of other dangerous [???] he leads those, wh[o] are willing to follow him.
IV Where does he lead. The troubled [???]. to the [Cross?] of Christ, [Zach 12:50.?]
Leads into trust. Into engagement of the Love of God — Rom. 5: Into the exercise of the [???] Christian graces. Gal. 5:
RECTO Into the family of God. Rom. 8:15-17. Leads to Heaven. 1 Cor. 2:
V Who does He lead? the Sons, or Children of God. By adoption. By Regeneration.
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Remark, How desireable to be led by such a glorious Agent? Let us attend to those ways, by which the Holy Spirit lead.
How deangerous to [???]- ple with the Holy Spirit? To resist + grieve.
How cheerfully, then, should we [???] to the Leading of the Holy Spirit. —
No such thing as being child of God, without we are led by the spirit of God.
Matt. 6:14. Does not mean to prohibit suitable provision for food } 1 Tim. 5:8. Raments } 2 Thess. 3:10. Sickness Benevolence Heb. 13:16. Residence Heb. 13:2. 1 Let. 2:9,10. " It forbids out laying
of our plans for vast riches in this world. -- This prohibition will commend itself to our understanding, and approval from the following. 1th. Treasures of this world apt to engross our affections. -- Where your treasure2nd. Undue desire for them, lays strong temptations to get them dishonestly. They that will be richJames 5:21. 1 Tim. 5:9. 3rd. The possession of them often leads to the pleasures of sin. [illegible] Luke 12: 16: Nabath also 4th Rich men are often infidels. Prov. 30:8. 1 Tim. 6:10. 5th. Keeps death out of sight. Luke 12: 6th. A strong hindrance to our antrance into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 19: 7th sometimes the means of ruining souls. 1 Tim. 6:9. 8th. Make men presumptuous. James 4:13. 5:3. 9th. [illegible] while we live. Math a must, a thieves Fine clothes. & MothEustahler; & [illegible] Money. & Thieves, or James 5:3. Wings -- 10th. Uselessness in death. Pr. 219: Luke 12:20
Remarks. 1th. Let us moderate our desires for the wealth of this world. 1 Tim. 6:8 2nd. If, by the blessing of God an industry, and honesty, riches increase, Let us not set our hearts on it. -- 3rd. In such a case, we have a distinguish part to act. -- 4th. Subjects warns us to seek after a [mase?] enduring[illegible] than what this world effords. Matt. 6:20. As Christ gave good caution in the preceeding verse, so he in this gives good counsel. The nature of these treasures. Not temporal, but spiritual. Hope of fortune glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lay upon secure and interest in Christ. Repent -- Believe -- Now this councel of the Lord Jesus, commends itself to us, from the following considerations. 1th. If in heaven, our affections will be placed there. 2nd. Riches treasures in the universe. Pr. 73: Lam. 3: 3rd. Beyond the reach of lepredation. T -- 1 Pet. 1: