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Either by the Sick Person himself, (which he may be able to do, in Consumptive lingring Distempers) or else by those who Attend him. And so much may be Read at one time, as the Strength, or other Circumstances of the Sick Person may admit. But as the most Sovereign Remedy against Impatience, let the Sick Person attend to the Holy Scriptures. Some Portions of which may be frequently read to him.
Scriptures concerning Patience.
Whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning; that we through Patience and Comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now the God of Patience and Consolation, grant you to be so minded. Rom. r 5". 4,5-;
In your Patience possess your Soul. Luk. xi. 19.
For ye have need of Patience; that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the Promise. Heb. 10.36.
And let us not be 'weary hi webldoing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Gal.. 6, 9.
It is good that a man should loth hope, and quietly wait for the Salvation of the Lord. Lain. 3. z6.
Why dofl thou, strive against <jod? for he giveth not account of any of his matters. Job 33. 13.
It is the Lord: let him do what .seemeth him good. I Sam. 3. r8.
Thy will he done in Earth as it is in Heaven. Matth. 6. 10.
0 my Father, if it be posthle, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless , not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matth. z6. 39.
/ was dumb , I opened not my mouth, because thou didst it. Plal.
Shall we receive good at tioe
hand of God, and shall we not re
. ie'roe evil? Job z. 10. . .
"The Lord gave , and the-Lord \h#th taken awav: blessed he the .name of the Lord. Job i. %%•._,-,«..
Furthermore , irf /vre/f had fathers of our flesh<, which corrected Iu, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather le in subjection unto the Father of spiritst and live i Heb. n. 9,10.
Humble your selves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. 1 Pet. 5:. 6,7.
Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man, for the punishment of his fins? Lam. 3. 39.
0 remember not against me former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent me : for I am troughs very low. Psal. 79. 8.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, flow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide .neither will he keep his anger for ever. For he knoweth our frame: *..:." D x he
he rememhreth that we are Dust. Like as a father pitietb his Children; so the Lord pitieth them that sear him. Psal. 103. 8, 9,
For our light afflittiony which is hut for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, z Cor. 4. 17.
Why art thou cast down, 0 my foul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance ■and my God. Psal. 4Z. n.
When I am weak , then am J strong, z Cor. iz. 10. And though the outward man perish, yet the inward man Is renewed day 'My day. Whilst we look not at the things which are seen, hut at the things which are not seen: For the ikinqs which are seen are temporail, hut. the Things which,are. mt seen are Sternal, z Cor. 4, 16, 18.
. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage , and he (hall strengthen thine heart: wait, I fay, on the Lord. Pfal. 27. 14.
But when we are judged', H><r. are chastened of the Lord, that we jhould not be condemned with the world, r Cor. ir. 32.
Blessed is the man that endureth Temptation: for when he is tried, he /hall receive the Crown of lifey which the Lord hath promised to' them that love him. Jam. 1. 12.
And behold we account them happy which endure. Te have heard of the Patience of Job, and have seen the end\of the Lord: *, that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. Jam. j. 11. , * It is good for me that. J have been afflicled; that I may learn thy Statutes. I know , 6 Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness haft afflicled me. Psal. 119. 71, 75.
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