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SER. IV.
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ON THE HEART.

Jeremiah, xvii. 1, it is submitted, determine all these points in the affirmative.

"Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life.——And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." Deut. vi. 1, 2. 6-9.

"Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in

your heart, and in your soul." Deut. xi. 18, 20.

"Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law." Deut. xxxii. 46.

"The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide." Ps. xxxvii. 31.

"I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart." Ps. xl. 8.

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Ps. cxix. 11.

"O, how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me." Ps. cxix. 97, 98.

"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table