One to indulged sin is as decisive up against all of us as the 100

One to indulged sin is as decisive up against all of us as the 100

3. No recognized sin need to be spoilt. One such Achan fostered in our camp, will prove that we have not only no intimacy with God, but no acquaintance with him. “Whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

He will surely tune in to the fresh new whines of the many, (should it be Judas or perhaps be they Peter,) whom look for Your for the entire heart

4. Unnecessary worldly affections and cares should be omitted. Those affections for the world are undue which are not constantly subjected to the love of God; that is, are not ready, at all times, cheerfully to submit to the rules which he has made to regulate our use and management of the world, and to any sacrifices which His providence may extort from us or require at our hands. And those cares are undue which, from their number or pressure, seduce the heart from God. Every worldly care necessarily draws the attention from God for a season, as we cannot fixedly attend to two things at once. But if the heart is not enticed away, the thoughts and affections will spontaneously return to Him at every interval of care and with ever fresh delight. Those affections and cares which, according ?????to these definitions, are undue, obstruct our communion with God and abate our intimacy with Him. These are the things to be studiously avoided. And now.

1. We have to promptly and you can actively attend to the the mode and you will ordinances regarding God’s conference. Any read the full info here neglect or irregularity or carelessness in this attendance, will cut the sinews of our spirituality, and diminish our strength to achieve victories and resist temptations in the future. Separate yourselves from means, and you may as well separate your fields from culture, and even from the rain and dews of heaven. All our light and grace come through the medium of means. This in general; but to be more particular,

It strong count on from inside the God’s information could be exercised whatever doubts we have of one’s god or election

2. We have to pray the newest prayer from faith and you will “hope as opposed to ceasing.” Prayer is the Christian’s life. Though every other ordinance be attended to, yet if this one be neglected, all is in vain. It is as impossible for the soul to be spiritually alive and active without a punctual course of fervent and believing prayer, as for the body to be alive and active without breath. Prayer has more influence on the sanctification of the soul than all other ordinances. It is going directly to God to receive the life-giving Spirit according to an absolute and often repeated promise. “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it shall be opened. If ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the holy Spirit to them that ask Him.” The promise is absolute, and there must be an unwavering belief in the promise in order to give the application success. “If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without reproach, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering; for he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.” But the faith instilled is not a belief that I shall receive, but that I shall receive if I ask aright. It is not a belief in my goodness, but in God’s truth. If we are troubled on these points it ought not to keep us back. We may leave them to be decided afterwards, and go right to God with unlimited confidence in His truth and consequent willingness to hear the cries of all who sincerely seek Him. This ought to be the strong confidence of every man, whatever opinion he may have of his own character or destiny. There is a full chance then for doubting Christians to exercise this sweet and successful confidence in God. The only faith demanded is to “believe” in God, “that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him,” whoever they are.

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