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In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke xxi. 19.
Sins to which Rich men are inclined.
To trust in riches, Charge them that are rich in and to be puffed up
this world, that they be 'not therewith.
high-minded, nor trust in un
certain riches. 1 Tim. vi. 17. Not assisting our
Whoso hath this world's poorer brethren.
good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in
him? 1 John iii. 17. To be proud.
Him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I
suffer. Psalm ci. 5. To make an os- Let not the rich man glory tentatious display of in his riches. Jer. ix. 23. our wealth.
Toaspire to higher Mind not high things, but distinction and de- condescend to men of low esspise our humbler
tate. Rom. xii. 16.
brethren,ora meaner walk in life for ourselves.
Not to assist our From him that would borrow poor neighbour by of thee turn not thou away. lending what is rea- Matt. v. 42. sonable.
Sins to which the
Poor are liable.
To mistrust God's providence concerning us.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. Luke xii. 28-30.
Be content with such things
To murmur and
be discontented at as ye have: for he hath said, our low condition. I will never leave thee, nor for
sake thee. Heb. xiii. 5. To desire to be They that will be rich fall rich.
into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows. 1 Tim. vi. 9, 10. To be envious of Where envying and strife is, those who are more
there is confusion and every prosperous in the
evil work. James üi. 16. world than ourselves.
Tostealour neigh- Do not steal. Mark x. 19. bour's goods.
To neglect the re- Bring them up in the nurture ligious education of and admonition of the Lord. the children whom Eph. vi. 4. God has given.
Some sins not included in the foregoing, and to which all sorts and conditions of men are by nature inclined. To presume upon
Shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound? Rom. vi. 1. Not walking ac
Know ye not, that so many cording to our bap- of us as were baptized into Jesus tismal profession Christ were baptized into his
death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom. vi. 3, 4. Neglecting to com- For as often as ye eat this memorate the death bread, and drink this cup, ye of Christ in the do shew the Lord's death till Lord's Supper.
1 Cor. xi. 26. Not doing to Whatsoever ye would that others as we would men should do to you, do ye be done by.
even so to them. Matt. vii. 12. To return evil for
Recompense to no man evil evil.
for evil. Rom. xii. 17.
Not endeavouring If it be possible, as much as to live peaceably lieth in you, live peaceably with with all men.
Rom. xii. 18. Not loving our Love your enemies. Matt. enemies. Not overcoming Be not overcome
evil, but evil with good.
overcome evil with good. Rom.
xii. 21. Not forgiving And be
kind one to anothose who have in- ther, tender-hearted, forgiving jured us.
one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephes. iv. 32. Not living upon
Be sober, be vigilant; because our guard against your adversary, the devil, as a the temptations of roaring lion, walketh about, the devil.
seeking whom he may devour, whom resist stedfast in the
faith. · 1 Pet. v. 8, 9. Speaking too con- Go to now, ye that say, Tofidently of what we day or to-morrow we will go intend to do for the
into such a city, and continue future, as if we were there a year, and buy and sell certain of then being and get gain : whereas ye know