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practice, that there are any who have no access io honour God in the world. Though some are placed in higher and more extensive spheres of activity for God, yet there is no station so low in the world, but it is a sphere wherein people may honour God, if they have a heart for it. This you may see verified in the parable of the talents, Matth. xxv. 14. 15. The kingdom of heaven is as . a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods : and unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to every man according to his several ability, and straightway took his journey. If one is in life, though never so low, according to the text, he may hunour God. If one is a magistrate, or a church-officer, he has access to honour God among those over whom he is set. Though he be neither, if he is a person of weight: and consideration in the place where he lives ; as far as that weight goes, lo far goes the sphere of
his activity for God, which he is to fill up by ho. 1 aouring of God. If he is a master of a family,
there is a sphere of activity for God he is put in. If he is a single member of a family, he has a sphere of activity among other single members of it. To this purpose speaks the Apostle, 1 Cor. vii. 24. Brethren, let cvery man wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
2. It is the honouring of God in our several stations that is the true honouring of him, I Cor. vii. 24. just now cited. That we cannot do for
the honour of God what does not belong to our • Itation, is so far from being our sin, that it would
be a dishonouring of him to attempt it. The
though he be among those ticer, he has one is a