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SERMON XVIII. : The Character of false Prophets.
Matt. vii. 15,16. Beware of false Prophets, which come to
you in Sheeps-Cloathing, but inwardly
they are ravening Wolves. . Ye hall know them by their Fruits :
SÉR MON 1. . Of Trust in GOD.
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that obeyeth the Voice of his Ser-
IN these words there are these three Sermi 1 Things observable,
I. I. Here is the Character of a good Man,
he is one who feareth the Lord, and obey
eth the Voice of his Servant.
Name of the Lord, and to stay upon his
SERM. III. The Time when he is more parI. ticularly to exercise this Duty of trust
i ng in God, in a Time of Amiction, or when he lies under any Calamity or Distress; it is when he walketh in Darkness, and bath no Light.
1. Here is the Character of a good Man; he is described to be one who feareth the Lord, and obeyeth the Voice of bis Servant. .
1. First. He is one who fears God. that is to say, one who has such an awful Regard of God, such a due Sense of his Divine Attributes, his Goodness, his Juftice, his Knowledge, his Power, as keeps
him from offending him ; this, the wise Prov.xvi. Man tells us, By the Fear of the Lord, Men
depart from Evil. And, none can be be truly said to fear God, that are not hereby restrained from sinful Practices;
and, therefore, wicked Men are described, Job xv. 4. by casting of this Fear : He casteth off Fear,
and restraineth Prayer before God. Now
From the Confideration of his Mercy :
mayest be feared, i. e. That Man who is truly sensible, how good and merciful a