What it is to be righteous overmuch. The question answered,
Whether all virtue be in the middle ? And whether we can
love or serve God too much ?.
All overdoing in God's work is undoing. The devil is most
zealous in overdoing
A sad instance how much the devil hath got by overdoing
1. In doctrine, against heretics, by adding to the creed, and
forsaking Scripture phrase..
2. h discipline
3. In government, or church power
4. In worship
5. In reformation, especially of late
The devil goes beyond Christ in all these, when he once falls
Direct. 27. When God hath discovered your sincerity to you,
fix it in your memory, that it may be useful for the time to
come; and leave not your soul open to new apprehensions ;
except in case of notable declinings or gross sinning.
Proved, that in these excepted cases, even the justified may
question their sincerity and justification..
Direct. 28. Beware of perplexing misinterpretations of,
And be willing that ministers should preach most searchingly
and rousingly for the good of others, without misapplying
it to yourself....
Direct. 29. Distinguish carefully between causes of doubting,
and causes of mere humiliation and amendment: God call-
you very often to humiliation, when he calleth you not
Twenty ordinary doubts resolved :
1. About knowing the time and manner of conversion.. 220
2. About humiliation
3. Of receiving religion hy education...
4. About deadness, hardheartedness, and not weeping for sin 229
5. About backwardness to duty, and not delighting in it.. 234
6. About doing all out of slavish fear..
hy. Not able to believe
8. Strangeness to the witness of the Spirit, joy in the Holy
Ghost, and communion with God
9. Want of the spirit of
10. Unprofitableness through want of gifts
11. Greatness of sin and unworthiness
A twofold worthiness and righteousness
12. Want of a deep hatred to sin : fear lest stronger temp-
tation would overthrow us
13. Fear of committing the unpardonable sin against the
14. Lest it be too late and the time of grace be past. Time
of grace past in a double sense