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eves me also, O my Father. i Mac.15.4. For God commanded saying, Honour
thy Father and Mother, and he that carseth Fa
ther or Mother, let him die the death. ng Prov.39.17. The eye that mockeih at his Father,
and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of
the valley shall pick it out, and the young Eagle *** fhall eat it. is Lev.20.9. For every one that curseth his Father
or his mother, shall surely be pat to death; he bath cursed his Father or his Mother, his blood shall be upon him, Exod.21.15. And be that smiteth his father or
his mother, fhall be furely pist to death. Prov.20.20. Whoso curseih his Father or his mo.'
ther, this Lampfhall be put ont, in obscure dark
neßo i Prov.13.1. A reife for heareth his fathers instru
Etion, but a fcorper heareth not rebuke. i Sam. 2.25. - Notwithstanding they bearkened
not unto the voyce of their Faiber, because the.
Lord would say them. Gen.47.12. And Foseph nourished his Father and : his Brethren, and all his Fatbers borshold with
bread, according to their Families.. 1 Tim.5.4. But if any widow have children or ne
Rhense: let them learn forft to fhiwo Piety at bome, and're requite their parents, for that is good
and:accepiable before God. Mar.15.5. But ye fay, whofoever shall say, to his
Father, or bis Mother, it is a gift, by whatfoe
ver thon mightest be profited by me, V.6. And honour not his Father or Mother, be Shall be free, thus have ye made the Commandments of God of none effe&t by your Traditio
Ofche Duties of such as arc in office, and of 18
feriours. LL these that are in sleding Office or place of
publicktruft ought to be very careful co discharge che duties of their respective places faith fully, diligently, and patiently, with an uprighe heart, and a right tempered Zeal, aiming at the Glory of God, and endeavouring chac Piery, F# stice, and peace may be preserved and maintained among men. They should consider how much more easie it is to bear the anger and dipleafare of men for the constionable discharge, "chan che wrath of God for che unconscionable' neglet of their Duties,
Exod. 18.21. Moreover, thou shalt provide our of
all the people able men, fuch as fear God, men of Trutb haring Coveloufseffe, and place fach over them, tebe Rulers of Thousands, and Rus
lers lers of Hundreds, and Rulers of Fiftios, and
Rulers of Tens. 2 Sam.23.3. The God of Israel said, the Rock of
Israel pake to me, he that ruletb over men must
bejest, ruling in the fear of God. Deut.1.13. Take ye wise mer, and understand
ing, and known among your Tribes, and I will
make them Rulers over you. Rom. 12.8. --He that ruleth with diligence Rom.13.3. For Rulers are not a terrour to good
works, but to the evil, wilt thou then not be a fraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the fame. V.4. For he is the Minister of God to thee for good; but if shox do that which is evil, bé 4fraid, for he beareth not the sword in vain, for he is the Minister of God, a revenger to execute
wratb upon him that doth evil. 1 Sam.2.3o.--Them that honour me, I will ho
nour, and they that dopise me, shall be lightly eftermed.
The Duties of inferiours. Inferiours ought to geild all due subjection to those Magistrates and Governours God hath set over them ; remembring that Magistracy is Gods Ordinance, and none but Libertines think that Religion freeth them from Subjection thereuna fe. They aro to consader how sharply the Apostle
in 2 Pet.2.10. Reproves those that despise Govern. ment, that are presumptuous, self-will'd, that are 'not afraid to speak evil of Dignities. Subjection tis a hard duty to corrupt Nature. Man naturally is like the wild Aßes Colt, as Zophar (peaks, Fob 11. 12. And that both for the rudeneß of his mind, and urtame dneß of his Affections
. He would fain be free and yokelesse : Beiog proud, he loves not the Saperiority of others: And being licentious, loves not to be restrained by others He would neither have his heart subject to God, por his actions to man. He would have none to be Lord over him, as 'cis, Pfal.12.3. Buc chis de spising of Dominions is fatly against the injuncti. ons of Gods Word, Rom, 13.1, Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, for there is no per. er but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God. Tit. 3. 1. Put them in mind to be subje&t un. to Principalities, and Powers, to obey Magistrates, to be ready to every good work. And'cis a trespase against the common good of humane Societies
. Let all Inferiours therefore in ebedience to God, for the honour of true Religion, and for the pro serving Order and good Government in the world, make-Corscience of these three Duties, 4,1. To pray for Magistrates.
2. To honour their perfons.
Jude v.8. Likewise also these filthy dreamers de
file the flesh, depije Dominion, peak cvil of
bute to whom tribute is due, castom to whom C4-
nour, 1 Pet.2.1;. Submit your felves toevery Ordinance
of man for the Lords fake, whether it be to the King as Supream. V:14.. Or. unto Governours, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil do ers, and for the praise of them that do well
. 1 Tim.2.1. 1 exhort therefore, that forft of all
Supplications, Prayers, Interceffsons, and giving of shanks be made for all men, V.2. For Kings, and for all that are in Authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all Godlines and Honesty. Exod.22.28. Thou shalt not rovile the Gods, nor
curse the Ruler of thing, people. Acts 23.5. Then said Paid, I wißt not Brethren
that he was the Higb Priest, for it is written, thon shalt not speak evilof the Raler of thy peas ple.
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