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Matt. vi. 16, 17, 18.
a fad countenance : for they disfigure their faces,
thieves do not breaķ through and steal.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
also. The light of the body is the eye : if therefore thine eye.
be single, thy whole body fall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body fall be full
of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee
be darkness, haw great is that darkness? No man can serve two masters; for either he will
bate the one, and love the other; or else he will bold to the one, and despise the other. Te cannot
Ye serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your
life, what ye fall eat, or what ye hall drink nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on; is not the life more than meat, and the body than rai
ment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they fow not, nei
ther do they reap, nor gather into barns ; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much
better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit un
to his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment ? Consider the
lillies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all
bis glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field,
which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven; shall be not much more clothe you, O Je of
, ye little faith? Therefore take 10 thought, Saying, What Mall we
eat ? or what shall we drink? or wherewithal Jall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for
Jour heavenly Father knoweth that ye bave need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righte
ousness, and all these things mall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow fall take thought for the things of it self: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. P. 302,
CH A P. XX.
Of CENSURE and of REPROOF.
Matt. vii. 1, 2, 3, 45, 6. Judge not, that
be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy bro
ther's eye, but confidereft not the beam that is in
thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother,, Let me pull
out the mote out of thine eye, and behold a beam is
in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thing own eye, and then halt thou see clearly to caft out
the mote out of thy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye
your pearls before swine, left they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rent you,
CHA P. XXII.