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DOMESTIC DUTIES,

BY

SAMUEL STENNETT, D. D.

I WILL WALK WITHIN MY HOUSE WITH A PERFECT HEART,

DAVID.

EDINBURGH :

PRINTED BY J. RITCHIE,

FOR J. OGLE, PARLIAMENT-SQUARE ; M. OGLE, GLASGOW;

AND R. OGLE, LONDON.

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as unto Chris : not with eye-tervice, as men pleasers, but as
the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men :

knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doth, the fame

fhall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. p. 242

DISCOURSE VIII.

Duties of Masters to Servants.

Eph. vi. 9.

And

ye masters do tlıe same things unto them, forbearing threats

ening : knowing that your master also is in heaven, neither is

there respect of persons with him.

P. 293

DISCOURSE IX.

Domestic Friendship.

PsALм сxxxiii.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell

together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the

head, that ray down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, that

went down to the skirts of his garments. As the dew of Her-

mon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of

for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life

for ever more.

P. 326.

DISCOURSE X.

Hospitality.

I Pet. iv. 9.

Use hospitality one to another, without grudging. p. 377

DISCOURSE XI.

Convivial Intercourse.

Job i. 4, 5.

And his sons went and feasted in their liouses, every one his day;

and lent and called for their three fifters, to eat and to drink

with them, And it was so, when the days of their feasting

were gone about, that Job sent and fanctified them, and rose

up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according

to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my

fons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did

Job continually.

p. 413

DISCOURSE XII.

Heaven considered as a Family.

John xiv. 2.

In my Father's house are many manfions; if it were not so, I

would baye told you : I go to prepare a place for you. p. 446

DISCOURSE I.

INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE.

THE DUTIES OF BENEVOLENCE CON

SIDERED AND ENFORCED.

Phil. ii. 4. Look not every man on his own things, but every

man also on the things of others.

AS

S man was made for society, it is the duty and

interest of every one to contribute what lies in his power to the general good. This is a plain dictate of nature, and is abundantly confirmed and enforced by scripture. Whoever considers the divine benevolence which breathes through the gospel, and which shone so illuftriously in the countenance of its great author, the Lord Jesus Christ, must clearly fee that it is impossible for a man to be a genuine Christian, without feeling, in a degree at least, that generous warmth which a public spirit inspires. When the Son of righteousness first arose upon this miserably cold and benighted world, the balmy influence of his grace diffused itself through the breasts of thousands. B

Men

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