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“He that is appointed to minister in holy things must not suffer secular affairs and sordid arts to eat up great portions of his employment.”

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“So long as idleness is quite shut out from our lives, all the sins of wantonness, softness, and efemminacy, are prevented, and there is but little room left for temptation; and therefore, to a busy man, temptation is fain to climb up together with his businesses, and sin creeps upon him only by accidents and occasions, whereas, to an idle person, they come in a full body, and with open violence, and the impudence of a restless importunity.”

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“…the time, which we spend in our idle talking and unprofitable discourses, that time, which might and ought to have been employed to spiritual and useful purposes; that it to be accounted for.”

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As every man is wholly God’s own portion by the title of creation, so all our labours and care, all our powers and faculties, must be wholly employed in the service of God, and even all the days of our life; that, this life being ended, we may live with him forever.”

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“He that gives alms does best not always to consider the minutes and strict measures of his ability, but to give freely, incuriously, and abundantly.”

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