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Hast thou exercised a daily care and watchfulness over thy deceitful heart, refisting its importunities and lusts? .
Hast thou contented thyself with only the form and outside of religion and godliness, neglecting the life and power thereof?
Hast thou earnestly implored the affıstance of the Holy Spirit of God, to renew and sanctify thee?
Doft thou study to attain a true humility, and to become sensible of thy own follies and frailties?
Dost thou resist the first risings of pride, andan immoderate opinion of thy own understanding, and study to improve it to God's glory, and the good of mankind ?
Doft thou endeavour after a meek and quiet fpirit ?
Haft thou not behaved with pride and haughtiness in conversation and carriage ?
Hast thou not been angry without caule, or above just caufe ?
Haft thou not been pettish and froward in little things, and upon mere mistakes, and involuntary errors of others, for want of reviewing things in their just nature, weight and measure ?
Art thou contented with the condition which God hath allotted theein this world?
Hast thou not been immoderately concerned and anxious about present things?
Halt thou not been too covetous of the world, its riches, honours, and pleasüres?
Hast thou not fought to gain, or to keep thern by sinful means?
Doft thou not envy others, because their condition is more plentiful and prosperous than thy own?
Halt thou been diligent in doing thy own business, and to provide those things that are needful and expedient for thyself ani. family, and such as depend upon thee :
Hait thou endeavoured to make thyself useful in the world, and charitable to thy fellow creatures ?
Hait thou restrained thy appetites? haft thou not committed excefs in eating and drinking, in sleep, or recreations ?
Dort thou spend more time in feeping and recreations than is a neceilary and convenient refreshment?
Dost thou choose and defire fuch recreations only as are honest and innocent ?
Dost thou fast and pray for the subduing and mortifying of thy lústs?
Haft thou never been guilty of adultery, fornication, or any other actual pollution and uncleanness, and been careful to avoid all such objects and discouries as are apt to excite filthy desires in thy beart?
Haft thou not had an impure heart, or
unclean affections, or offended by any unchaste thoughts, words, or actions ?
Doft thou use moderation in thy apparel, suitable to thy condition and abilities?
Directions. N. B. Thus far, all persons of what age, ser, or condition sorrer, are concerned to examine themseles distinctly in relation to the sins they hate cummitted against GOD, their neighbour, und them elves. But upon the following heads inquiry is only to be made as they shall agree with every one particular circumstance and relation in life.
The duty of a child to the parent*. AST thou reverenced and honoured parents, obeyed their
lawful commands, and attended to their wise counsels and initructions, and that for conscience fake?
Dost thou show all love and gratitude to them for thy being and education ? Dost thou heartily wish and pray
for their life and prosperity ?
Halt thou, according to thy ability, made a comfortable provision for them, if reduced to want?
Dost thou dutifully conceal and excuse their failings and infirmities?
Halt thou been disobedient to them; Jilhonoured them in thy mind, or carried thyself rudely and irreverently in thy behaviour towards them ? Hafthou mocked, crfpokenevilofthem?
*This duty may be found explaineri at large in the New WHOLE LUTY OF MAN, unday 8. Sections V. and VI.
Haft thou not been stubborn and obftinate towards them, and endeavoured to cait off thy fubjection to them?
Doft thou not fecretly with the death of thy parents, out of impatience to be delivered from their government, or possessed of their citate?
Didst thou dispose of thyfelfin marriage, without their advice or consent?
The duty of a parent to the child*.
enable thyself to nourish and sultain thy children?
Haft thou diligently preferred the eternal interest of thy children before their temporal?
Haft thou taught them as they were capable of learning, to know, fear, love, and worship God with a perfect heart, and a willing mind!
Hait thou taught them how to govern their passions, and to moderate their affec. rions to wordly things; and encouraged them, by thy oin example, to follow that which is good?
Dost thou watch over their behaviour, and see that they practile what they have been taught?
/ * This du yinar be found explained at larg in the New Hole Duty of Man, Sund'ın 8. Sccions CI!. and Iti.
Hast thou not been too fond and indul. gent to them ; suffering them to go on in their follies and fins, without such correction and reproof, as in duty thou wast bound to give them ?
Art thou any ways accessary to the fins of thy children, by any ill example set them? or by giving them such an education, as would naturally lead them into pride and vanity?
Haít thou done thy part to provide whatwas neceffary and convenient for their 1.ving, and comfortable sublistence and being in the world?
Doli thou bless them, and commend them to the favour and guidance of God?
The duty of brethren and sisters*.
a compassionate concern for thy brethren and Gifters, endeavouring to promote their good, both fpiritual and temporal ?
Dot thou always strive to keep up brotherly love and unity in the family?
Do ft thou not fecretly wish their death or disgrace, to znake thy own fortune the mcre plentiful?
Taft thou commended them to God in thy prayers ? Or,
* This duty may be found explained at large in the Now WHOLE DUTY OF MAN, Sunday 9. Section 1.