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A YOUNG MAN.
ON THE HABITUAL REMEMBRANCE OF GOD.
My young friend, You are now just entering a world, where you will be exposed to many temptations, to which your natural appetites and passions will too often dispose you to yield. As the most effectual preservation from these temptations, let me beg of you to comply with the advice of Scripture, and always to YOUTH". Try to maintain constantly in your heart a deep sense of the relation which you bear to God, and of the duties which you consequently owe to him: Try to keep the principal truths and obligations of religion deeply impressed upon your mind.
Remember God as your Creator. Consider that you were made by him, and that you owe to him, not only your life, but every comfort which you enjoy:
. You cannot but acknowledge, that he has a clear and undoubted right to the services of that being which he has himself made. You belong to him; and consequently are in justice bound to make his will, his precepts and commandments, the rule, the governing principle, of your conduct.
a Eccles, xii. 1.