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A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
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Again, Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time.
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And if you would glorify God, or answer his just expectations from you, and make your own soul happy in this and the coming world, observe these few directions; though not from a father, yet from a brother who is touched with a tender concern for your present and future happiness.
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Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him.
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As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
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As to my success here I cannot say much as yet: the Indians seem generally kind, and well-disposed towards me, and are mostly very attentive to my instructions, and seem willing to be taught further.
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But let me tell you, my brother, eternity is another thing than we ordinarily take it to be in a healthful state.
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First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety.
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Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
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I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now.
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I am more weary of life, I think, than ever I was.
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I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
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I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
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I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.
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I feel, in general, different from what I did when I saw you last; at least more crucified to all the enjoyments of life.
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I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
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I have now no hopes of prosecuting my journey into New England this winter; my present state of health will by no means admit of it.
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I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.
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I long to see you, that I may say much more to you than I now can for your benefit and welfare; but I desire to commit you to, and leave you with, the Father of mercies, and God of all grace; praying that you may be directed safely through an evil world to God's heavenly kingdom.
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I love to be a pilgrim and stranger in this wilderness: it seems most fit for such a poor ignorant, worthless, despised creature as I.
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If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.
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Most men seem to live to themselves, without much regard to the glory of God, or the good of their fellow-creatures.
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My diet consists mostly of hasty pudding, boiled corn, and bread baked in the ashes and sometimes a little meat and butter.
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My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
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Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
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Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace.
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Set yourself, my brother, to crush all appearances of this nature among the Indians, and never encourage any degrees of heat without light.
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The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
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The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
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Two or three, I hope, are under some convictions: but there seems to be little of the special workings of the divine Spirit among them yet; which gives me many a heart-sinking hour.
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We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
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We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
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When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.
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Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
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