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keep it unstained as far as may be; and what spots are daily contracted, be daily washing out, John xii. 10.

4. Be always busy in your generation work, for the honour of God, and the good of others, as ye have access; that the Master coming find you not idle, Luke

“ Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh, shall find so doing."

Lastly, Live in expectation of the better world, and your removal into it, Job xiv. 14. “ All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come.” 2 Tim. iv.7,8.“ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, Henceforth there is laid up for me a.crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.” Look for the day of your removal, as a day that will be your redemption-day, your marriageday your home going day, the day better than that of

your birth.

Upon the whole that has been said touching the other world, I make these two concluding reflections.

1. We will all at length be in that world, of which we have so long had the report; and we will see in it, what we have heard about it, however foreign it appears to us now. Some of our brethren and fifters have been carried off into it in the time that we have been on this fubje&t; and certainly it is not for nought that it has so long founded in our ears.

2. However we may now lightly pass, and make very little reflection on what has been said thereon: I doubt not, we will all have our relections upon it, when we come there; particularly, whether we land in the upper or lower part of it, looking back on what we have heard of it, we will have this reflection, That the half has not been told. What others we will there have, the day will declare.

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