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others to suffer for the sake of God. But in the present fallen state of human nature it is his blessed will, that we should learn to bear one another's burdens: and as no one is free from some burden of sin or sorrow—as no one has strength and wisdom sufficient for all the purposes of life and duty—the necessity of mutual forbearance, mutual support, mutual consolation, instruction, and advice, is founded upon our mutual imperfections, troubles, and wants.”-A KEMPIS.

JANUARY 6.

“For all things are yours; whether Paul, or

Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come : all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.”—1 Cor. iii. 21-23; 2 Cor. iv. 15.

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Storms, under the guidance of our infallible Pilot, will but waft us more speedily into port. He who calleth those things that be not as though they wereHe to whom are known all things before the foundation of the world—foresees every rock, every quicksand, and the still more dangerous calm, and

says things to come are ours.”—Miss PlumpTRE's Letters, p. 5.

JANUARY 7.

“ Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue.”

2 Pet. i. 5.

“Sin is at first deadly wounded, but not at once killed; and when we pursue not our advantage against it, it recovers some strength, and rages, and is exasperated more than when it was never touched.” - CARMICHAEL.

JANUARY 8.

“Repentance toward God, and faith toward our

Lord Jesus Christ."-Acts xx. 21.

“ Faith is a sacrifice of the understand. ing to God; repentance sacrifices the whole will: that gives the knowing—this gives up all the desiring faculties: that makes us disciples—this makes us servants of the holy Jesus. Nothing else was preached by the apostles, nothing else was enjoined as the duty of man, nothing else did build up the body of the Christian religion.”—JEREMY TAYLOR.

JANUARY 9.

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God;

for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."-Rom. viii. 7.

“Au enemy may be reconciled, but enmity cannot. The ground of this enmity the apostle states to be “the law of God.” The enmity of the carnal heart is against God as the moral governor of the universe.”_WINSLOW.

JANUARY 10.

“God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to

bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities."-Acts iii. 26.

“Now he turns not only from, but against sin.

By converting grace, he turns from sin; by exciting and assisting grace, he promotes in us the death of sin. They have most of Christ, and are the best Christians, who have their corruptions most mortified. Value this more than talking, more than a plausible way of praying, yea, more than raptures.”CARMICHAEL.

JANUARY 11.

“ Blessed is the man that endureth temptation,

for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”—James i. 12.

“Many, by endeavouring to fly from temptations, have fallen precipitately into them; for it is not by flight, but by patience and humility, that we must become superior to all our enemies. He who only declines the outward occasion, and strives not to pluck up the inward principle by the root, is so far from conquest, that the temptation will recur the sooner, and with greater violence, and he will feel the conflict still more severe." -A KEMPIS.

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