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a diligent hand 339

a grace that makes the soul rich 344

a new creation 225

a powerful grace 344

a receiving grace 343

a strengthening grace 344

a working grace 344

abilities 383

ability 124

able to serve God, but do not 80

absolute devotedness to God 324

abstract theology 351

abundant grace 344

abuse of His kindness 146

according to your work 191

account of your stewardship 358

accounts receivable 335

acquired understanding 133

action 245, 347

active hope 399

affection 168, 186

affections 126, 179, 259

affections on the things above 248

affections to things above 226

afflicting providences 309

affliction 16, 229, 368

afflictions 38, 67, 296, 300

aggravation of sin 202

all His people are tempted 364

all to God 128

all-sufficient grace 171

Alpha 373

always be ready 409

angels 191

angels’ work 188

annoyances 242

antidotes against sin 223

anxiety 242

apostasy 85, 110

appointed means 221, 226

apprentices 14

approaching devastation 111

approaching trouble 262

appropriate time limits 235

assurance 396

assurance of glory 47

assurance of salvation 161, 178

atheism 21

attainments in grace 34

attend on God 198

attractive things 250

backslidden traders 302

backslide 305, 331

backslider 33, 302, 305

backsliders 30

backsliding 30, 85, 108, 160, 166, 206, 245, 288, 289, 302, 305, 306, 307, 309, 312, 344

bad company 317

bad employment 116

bankruptcy 317, 319

bankrupted your business 288

barren professing Christians 179

Bartholomew Ashwood 22

battle in your own strength against sin 214

be dead to the world 243

be kind to the just and unjust 228

be thankful 240

bear all the burdens 133

beg as well as work 242

begin every day and work with God 234

believe in Christ’s fullness 182

believe the promises 344

believing 184

beloved sin 34

best investment 51

best trade 46

better bargain 46

better hope 396

Biography 22

blasting 291

bless God for good trading 327

blessing 64

blessing of Go 342

blind opinion 181

blood of Christ 263

body of sin 221

bondage to Satan 115

born again 126

breach between God and your soul 296

break their promises 319

break union between heart and sin 215

bring in heavenly goods 170

broken vows 319

business affairs 297

Business people 29

but commit your way to the Lord 242

callings 230, 270

calm and quiet spirit 238

careless 212

cares of this world 292

carnal affections 139, 147, 215

carnal delights 180

carnal desires 317

carnal heart 96

carnal joys 180

carnal lusts 144

carnal mind 140

carnal mindedness 270

carnal pleasures 318

carnal reason 404

carnal security 212

carnal sports 232

carnal trust 104

cast your anxiety on God 241

casualness of spirit 325

causes that throw back professors of Christianity 314

cesspit 204

chance 277, 287

changeable spirit 132

changes in an unsteady world 238

characters 383

charge God foolishly 309

charitable giving 385, 386

charity 101, 386, 387

cheating 270, 294

cheerfulness 271

cherished sin 349

Cherished sin 19

cherishing sin 308

chief good 196

children of light 219

choice 100

Christ 43, 59, 60, 61

Christ is desirable to obtain for himself 353

Christ is willing to help you 182

Christ’s death and resurrection 397

Christ’s factor 321

Christ’s faithfulness 61

Christ’s instructions 324

Christ’s property tag 325

Christ’s refined gold 327

Christ’s willingness to give 185

Christ’s yoke 143

Christian duties 333

Christian worship 387

church demographic 22

Church-fellowship 130

citizens of Heaven 129

citizenship is in Heaven 400

civil law 20

clear of debt 333

close with Christ 137

comfort 227, 333

Comforter 191

comforts 38

coming to Christ 184

commands of God 44

commerce 230

commerce as a metaphor 14

common grace 314, 352

common light 353

communion with the Father and Son and Holy Spirit 47

communion with the Father of Spirits 148

companions 190

compassion 386

complaining 271

completely destroy sin 223

concubine 158

conscience 29, 83, 92, 99, 108, 114, 118, 203, 224, 228, 232, 233, 254, 255, 264, 316, 318, 319, 325, 332, 338, 348, 351, 352, 357, 371, 404, 407, 408, 409

consciences 179

consolations of the Holy Spirit 180

constant searching and observing the heart 201

constant warfare 223

consuming lusts 205

contending with God 296

content with present attainments 361

contentment 147, 238, 243

continuing in sin 111

contrite 60

contrite spirit 309

conversation with God 198

conversations 229, 230

converse with God 275

conversion of sinners 385

convictions 317

corpse 170

corroding anxieties 242

corrupt communications 147

corrupt His worship 290

corrupt worship 290

corruption 213, 365

corruptions 317, 338

cost and pain 46

counsel from God 348

counting the cost 55

covenant 69, 127

covenant of works 310

covenant-surrender 128

cover their weaknesses 230

covet 36

covetous 107, 386

covetous man 101

covetous people 101

covetous practices 107

covetousness 106, 107, 110, 270, 291

COVID-19 90

cravings 106

crooked ways 110

crop diseases 291

cross 30

Cross of Christ 106

crucified to the world 243

cruel times 369

cruelty 295

cursed 107

cursed nature of sin 218

cursory 80

cursory reading 29

daily bread 318

daily care to please God 335

daily done 196

daily growth in grace 225

daily interaction with the Father of Spirits 198

damnation 112, 293

danger 137

dangerous enemy 136

dangerous state 95

dangerous symptoms 309

dangers that come with your work 270

daring sinfulness 211

daring wickedness 111

David 50

dead to the world 398

dead to this present world 132

deal justly 228, 294

dealings with people 230

death 117, 259

death of Christ 221

death of sin 222

debt 114, 117

decaying 305

deceitful 294

deceitful weights 293

deceitfulness 270

deceitfulness of heart 153

deceitfulness of riches 292

deceitfulness of the world 269

decline in commerce 24

decline of worship of God 289

decrepit age 261

deeper into Hell 404

deeply in debt 114

defraud 294

defraud of their wages 295

dejection 227

delay 136

delight 17, 99, 104, 196

delight in approaching God 82

delight in God 142

delight in heavenly things 140, 142, 247

delight in sin 308

delight in the Lord 18

delightful thoughts 249

deny the Lord 310

deny yourself 169

depart from sin and self 127

dependence 104

depressed commerce 79

depression 111

desire for glory 401

desire for God 317

desire to be rich 291

desires 17, 19, 95, 104, 142, 224, 248

desires and hopes of sin 210

desires and longs for heavenly things 248

desires for grace 308

desires for the world 291

desires of our temptations 223

despair 19, 211

despondency 227

destroy your corruptions 222

devil 115, 153

devil’s artillery 365

devil’s lure 145

devouring worm 297

difficult discipline 143

dignities 20

diligence 236, 316, 325

diligently do your work on earth 408

disappointments 291

disaster 298

disasters 293, 300

discern good and evil 82

discern heavenly things 140

discipline 19

discourage you from resisting 372

discouragement 37, 394

discouragements 286

discourse 257

disgrace on Christianity 388

dishonor to God 388

displeasing 303

disruptions 286

distressing calamities 368

divine rebukes 298

do good to all 228

do not defraud 230

do not make peace with a corruption 339

doers of the Word 266, 351

down payment 329, 397

driving power of the soul 249

dung 132

duties 186, 227, 333

duties concerning hopes of glory 154

duties that concern others 228

duties you owe to each other 229

duty 255, 259

duty of charity 386

duty to begin the heavenly trade 124

duty to begin this great employment 124

earnest 397

earthliness 270

earthly assets 384

earthly comforts 101, 110, 337

earthly concerns 101

earthly estate 288

earthly goals 252

earthly ruins 297

earthly talk 256

earthly things 95, 111, 145, 231

earthly things danger to heart 238

earthly trades 286

earthly work 245

earthly-mindedness 93

economic hardship 286

edification 180, 345

edification of saints 385

effectual calling 306

emotional attachment to worldly things 99

emotional response 18

emotional state 147

emotions 16, 142

employments 270

emptiness of the world 269

endurance 71, 176

enemies 228

engage God to be with you 350

enjoy Christ 48

enjoy heavenly things 170

enjoyment and experience of God 317

enlarge your trade 356

enlargement in every grace 225

Enoch 198

ensure glory 253

entanglements around the feet 132

entangling affairs 318

entangling affairs of this life 300

entertainment 233

entire will of God 126

entirely the Lord’s 128

errors of good people 273

estate in Heaven 360

estrangement 87

eternal doom 370

eternal life 137, 397

eternal returns 380

eternal treasures 305

eternity 337

evaluate the heart 201

everlasting covenant 127

everlasting kingdom 227

every grace 181

every idle word 232

every secret thing 253

evidence of salvation 227

evidence of truth 252

evidence of your right to glory 388

evil company 272

evil conscience 264

evil in sin 353

evils of good people 273

examine our ways 288

examine the providences of God 267

exceeding sinfulness and evil of sin 218

excellence and holiness of Christ 217

excellence of heavenly trades 287

excellence of the knowledge of Christ 353

excellent work 188

excess of labor 270

excessive labors 236

exercise of grace 325

exercise your grace 228

exercising grace 226

expectations of future glory 219

eye salve 141

factors 321

failure to reprove sin of others 273

faith 96, 148, 171, 174, 175, 177, 186, 196, 208, 221, 222, 226, 241, 265, 270, 308, 333, 343, 371, 386, 397, 407

faith in the promises 222

faithful 230

fall 236

falling while in the way 305

false 294

falsely full 182

familiarity with holy things 151

family of Christ 129

fatherly displeasure 147

favor of God 47

favorable providences 267

fear 333

fear and trembling 265

fear of death 227

fear of God 42, 294, 333

fear of the Lord 44

fear your mercies 267

fearful to venture out for God 296

fears sin 353

fellow-citizens 129

fellowship with God 149

few buyers of wisdom’s wares 78

few look to God 286, 287

fewness of heavenly traders 53

fiery darts 343

finish your course 137

fire and brimstone 152

firm reliance on divine faithfulness 323

first and second causes 287

first cause 139

first motion of sin 223

fitness for glory 259

flees from sin 353

fleshly lusts 147

follow the counsel of God 351

folly 74, 75, 108, 345

fool 393

foolish talking 318

foolish thoughts 253

foolishness 108, 110

for all things 358

for His glory 252

forfeits his soul 75

forget God 319

forgetful hearers 266

form of godliness 40

form of godliness without the power of it 314

formal 80

formalists 361

formality 226, 292, 317

fortune 277, 287

foundation 310

free grace 322

free mercy to sinners, as sinners 184

freely offered 63

freely receive 174

frequent in exercising grace 226

from God 87

frowning providences 267

fruitful 45

fruitfulness 166

fruitless 319

fruits of righteousness 173

full instituted worship 130

full of wickedness 294

future trouble 261

gain 40, 67, 108

gain that comes from godliness 42

gainful trade 28

gains the whole world 75

gambling 232

gather 375

general relation to Him 157

gentleness 177

get rich 105

get wisdom 315

gifts 383

gifts and graces of God 185

gifts from Christ 173

give freely 174

give the Holy Spirit 126

gladness of heart 271

glorious riches 141

glory 65, 67, 225

God appears to desert you 367

God crowns His own gifts 361

God does not love that person 386

God is greatly glorified by duties of charity 388

god of this world 106

God of vengeance 294

God promised to give you work 188

God's good pleasure to permit temptations 364

God’s all-seeing eye 252

God’s goodness 60

God’s threatenings 223

God’s work 124

God’s workmanship 124

God’s worship 228

godliness 108, 120, 123

godly wisdom 42

good bargain 25

good from company 271

good from good people 274

good from occasional things and events 277

good heavenly trading 329

good things of this life 104, 262

good work 186

good works 45, 70, 386

goodness 177

goods you lose for Christ 404

Gospel 111, 141, 177, 265

Gospel truths 178

grace 15, 127, 142, 153, 170, 171, 172, 175, 181, 184, 194, 225

grace and the things of earth 328

grace become weaker 82

grace to loosen the heart from the world 300

grace to stand 271

graces 151, 177, 259, 333, 383

graces exercised 333

graces of the Holy Spirit 47

graces that promote thriving 343

gracious 15

gracious presence of God 350

gracious souls 15

great affliction 368

great duty of charity 386

great hopes 141

great mistake 375

Great News 21

great returns 67

great work 187

greater quantity of wares 333

greatest losers of all 304

greatness of God’s power 364

greed 93, 291

greedy desires for the world 291

grieving the Spirit 146

grow in heavenly trading 356

grow up into Him 225

growth in grace and holiness 180

growth of the soul 300

guidance of the flesh 139

guilt 67, 112

guilty conscience 370, 409

hard heart 264

hard times 369

hard-hearted 386

hardest times 120

harmful company 272

He is able to enrich you 182

health 260

hear attentively 265

hear Him 134

heart 17, 143, 153, 167, 168, 169, 179, 200, 203, 204, 206, 213, 245

heart is deceitful 201

heart to do good 359

heart to give 386

heart work 200

heart-searching work 201

heartless in prayer 307

hearts are far from Him 292

Heaven 67, 75, 150, 392

heavenly accounts receivable 335

heavenly actions 151

heavenly advantage 258

heavenly city 246

heavenly company 191

heavenly conversations 256

heavenly country 150

heavenly eye 246

heavenly goals 252

heavenly goods 48

heavenly heart 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251

heavenly ideas 250

heavenly impulses 149

heavenly influence 169

heavenly investment 25

heavenly light 140

heavenly longings 333

heavenly manner 231, 245, 252

heavenly meditation 254

heavenly Originator and Foundation [God], 195

heavenly projects 249

heavenly purpose 195

heavenly rule 195

heavenly rules 231, 251

heavenly spirit 139, 140, 143, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151

heavenly things 152, 169

heavenly things are priceless 54

heavenly things are transcendent 55

heavenly thoughts 249, 253

heavenly trade 14, 24, 46, 47, 65, 66, 138, 142, 152, 170, 186, 230, 231, 253, 256, 258

heavenly trade, decline in 76

heavenly trade, personal application 74

heavenly treasures 47, 181

heavenly wares 172

heavenly work 124, 186, 190, 191, 195, 231, 410

heed how you hear 265

Hell 42, 47, 67, 75, 112, 113, 116, 117, 126, 136, 152, 233, 284

help strengthen sin 210

here 16

hereafter 16

hidden fruit 354

hidden riches 396

hide your sin 308

highest purpose 196

hinders their reaping 291

His body 130

His Father had forsaken Him 367

holiness 154, 171, 207, 225, 338, 361

holiness is owed 193

holy 45

holy affection 265

holy ambition 357

holy as He is holy 397

holy conversation 333

holy emotions 19

holy fear 177

holy plots 249

holy reverence 333

Holy Spirit 70

Holy Spirit of grace 222

Holy Spirit’s assistance 264

holy undertakings 128

holy walking 45

honest 230

honor 345, 359

honor God 169

honorable 123

honorable work 375

hope 176, 177, 189, 196, 333, 371, 407

hope for spiritual blessings 170

hopes of Heaven 395

house built on the sand 365

house in Heaven 337

house of God 129

human wisdom 28

humble 228

humble boldness 227

humble heart 309

humble souls 226

humility 35, 37, 177, 225, 226, 333, 345

hungry desire for the Word 226

hypocrisy 201, 292, 371

hypocrite 314, 352

hypocrites 20, 179, 292

idle actions 232

idle in the marketplace 79

idle word 257

idleness 236, 270

idols 110, 169, 291, 296

impatience 355, 394

imperishable inheritance 135

implicit faith 223

improve mercy 253

in the end 16

inborn talents 260

incorruptible crown 135

indicator 17

indict the heart 202

indulging in sin 208

infinite worth 246

infirmity 305

infused understanding 133

inheritance 189, 335, 410

inheritance above 168

inherited lies 232

iniquity in your heart 227

injurious to others 294

inner motives 227

inordinate 94, 95

inordinate pursuit 93

inquiring of God 242

insensitivity of spirit 90

instincts 19

instituted worship of God 385

instruction 64

integrity of heart 315

intellectual abilities 260

interest 14

interest-bearing note 375

interpersonal relationships 228

invisible things 141

involuntary emotions 18

inward work of sanctification 224

irritable 242

Jesus Christ 43

journey’s end 337

joy 147

joy in the Holy Spirit 47, 314

joys of the Holy Spirit 180

judge yourself unworthy 309

judgment 254

judgment on a nation 89

just 230

just a little Christianity 80

justice to the Holy Spirit 193

keep proper priority of earthly things 234

kennel 204

king of terrors 370

kingdom of God 48

know enough already 78

know that heavenly treasures are yours 155, 167, 168, 169

know the Lord 134, 142

knowledge 42, 44, 141, 177

knowledge of Christ 82

knowledge of Jesus Christ as your Lord 34

labor 186

labors for heaven 399

labors of love 186

lack of diligence 316

lack of employment 79

lack of mortification 145

lack of watchfulness 317, 338

large expenses 317

larger measures of grace 225

Last Adam 44

last enemy 372

last times 40, 369

law of creation 117

law of God 114

lawful employments 232

lawful way to earthly employments 234

lay out for God 372, 373

lay out your time for God 377

lay up all the treasures you can to increase glory 402

lay up for glory 392

lay up for Heaven 337

lay up sound hopes for Heaven 393

lay up treasure in Heaven 337

laying out for God is a proof of your love for God 376

lazy 296

learned preference for sweetness 301

least compliance with sin of others 273

lend to the needy 386

letting down watching 212

liberty 262

life of grace 224

light into the soul 299

little light 318

little time 187

live by faith 173, 241

live in Christ 173

lives off heavenly things 251

living beyond one's means 317

loathes sin 353

longing for Heaven and glory 284

look at your purposes 227

loose lives 25

Lord’s Day 316

loss of earthly things 299

loss of past time 378

losses of spiritual mercies 317

lost their first love 302

love 177, 196, 226, 308, 333, 407

love for Christ 161

love for Jesus Christ 407

love Him when He corrects you 334

love of God 243

love of the world 300

love the truth 265

love to God 308, 344

lovely truths 168

loving 229

lowly of spirit 60

lust 85, 211, 223, 233, 339, 349, 353

lusts 67, 75, 80, 106, 144, 145, 147, 169, 205, 210, 212, 223, 252, 262, 293, 317, 318

lying 270

madmen 404

madness 74, 109, 111

main duties of a Christian 138

maintain nearness to God 198

make very wise 134

make your promises good 230

many shoppers, but few buyers 78

marks of a saved soul 154

maturity 406

means of grace 19, 36, 178, 186, 226

measure the heart 201

mediator 184

medicine 221

meditation 148, 254, 259

meek 229

members of His body 397

mental work 18

mercies on your commerce 297

mercy 373

metaphor 29

metaphor of trading 77

mind on earthly things 107

ministers 385

mire 109

miserable 154

misery 112

money bags 110

money bags that do not grow old 337

morally good company 273

morning and evening 197

mortification 145, 207, 209, 259

mortification work 207

mortify 144

Moses 50

most important work 200

most pure gold 46

motion to sin 223

motion toward God 351

motives 250

much work 187

multitude of words 271

mysterious 133

mystery 178

narrow and difficult gate 340

nation becomes poorer 286

natural emotions 349

natural light 310

natural privileges 260

natural state 125

nature’s treasure 260

Nearness to God 148

necessary work 187

neglected obedience 89

neglected work 408

negligence 325

new Christians 225

new heart 126

no chance to repent 75

no more one’s own 128

no worse cheater 201

not be because of your work 191

not of debt 194

not their own 102

nothing in our own eyes 226

obedience 196, 308

obedience to God 252

obedience to the Word 266

obligation of perfect obedience 118

obligations you have 263

obtaining better treasures 299

occasion of sin 232, 317

occasions of evil 213

occasions of sin 212, 271, 338

occupations 230

offensive 303

offer of grace to all sinners 183

often with God 198

old age 261

old heart 310

old manner of life 127

old self 127

Omega 373

opportunity 212, 224

opportunity for eternity 136

oppress 294

oppression of the poor 295

ordinances 147, 263

out of order than the human heart 200

outward duties 314

overturning times 369

own strength 214

own works 310

painful labor 236

pardon of sin 47

past experiences of God’s goodness to you 368

paths that lead to prosperity 343

patience 71, 176

patient expectation 394

Paul 51

payment of debt 184

peace 296, 314

peace of conscience 232

peace with God 47

peace with God through Christ 320

peaceable 229

pearl of great price 43

people glory in wealth 295

perfunctory holy duty 80

perilous times 40, 369

perish 397

perishing trifles 30

persecution 22

perseverance 176

personal virtues 215

personalities 383

Pharisees 181

Philippian jailer 51

piety 123, 133

pilgrims 244

play-acting 124

pleasing work 374

pleasurably fantasizing sin 210

pleasurably imagining sin 210

pleasure 99

pleasures of this world 180

pollution 204

poor 88, 90, 112, 113, 117, 270, 294, 386, 387

poor in spirit 226, 309

possessions 384, 386

poverty 112, 181, 290, 293

poverty in heavenly trade 338

poverty of soul 90, 309, 359

poverty of traders 81

poverty with distress 300

practical instruction in meditation 256

practice 151

practice of grace 325

praises 334

pray 228

pray like angels 349

pray well 348

prayer 208, 242, 264, 308, 348

prayer closet 82, 275

prayer is too long 98

prayers 333

preaching tedious 98

precepts 79

precious promises 267

precious time 317

preferments 20

prejudice 26

preparations for glory 405

prepare before you hear 264

prepare for another world 337

prepare for ordinances 264

prepared 338

prescribed road of holy duties 234

presumption 211

prevailing lust 208, 339

pride 203

pride in earthly things 270

principles and rules 133

private prayer 148

private space 275

privileges 260, 261, 262

procrastination 136

prodigals 317

proficient in the trade. 133

profit 40, 46, 93, 375

profitable trade 66

profitable work 375

profits 46

progress in the narrow and difficult way that leads to life 340

promises 79, 222, 223, 323, 368

promises to God 319

proportion 67

prosper in godliness 345

prosper in your sanctification 212

prosper the work of your hand 199

prospering graces 347

prosperity 295, 342

prosperity feeds pride 295

prosperity in Christianity 138

prosperity in this heavenly merchandising 338

prosperous trade in godliness 31

prosperous ways 347

proud 212

proud heart of humans 203

proud of humility 345

proven character 176

provide for their own 238

providences 267

provident care 242, 338

providential afflictions 293

providential privileges 261

provisions for their future state 337

provisions for winter 262

prudence 315

prudent 338

pure gold 46

pure knowledge of God 133

purpose of His death 221

pursuit of happiness 16

pursuit of holiness 42

put more labor into your work 340

quenching or grieving the Spirit 227

quenching the Spirit 149

quick returns 71

quiet waiting 394

rational pleas 201

readers 29

reading 29, 148

reading the Scriptures 148

real solitude 275

real subjection to all God’s terms 184

reasonable work 373

rebukes from God 30

receive Christ 397

receive His doctrine 132

receive the Word 265

receiving grace 175

recover from wasting decays 314

recovery 309

recreation 233

recreations 232

redeem time 378

refresh 232

refusal to repent of sin 213

regeneration 127

reinvest 356

rejoice in each other’s graces and good 230

religious conformity 20

religious duties 197

religious services 293

remembering former sins with delight 210

rendering to God again 334

renewed mind 126

renewed minds 170

renovation in grace 224

repent 127, 304

repent for eternity 75

requests 173

resist the Holy Spirit 144, 293

resolve 214

rest to your lusts 224

restless 307

restless labor 98

restless labors 104

retain what you hear 266

return praise to God 243

returns on your time 380

reveal corruptions 222

revelation 178

reverential fear 196

reward 67, 189

rich 81

rich in good works 360

rich in grace 360

rich in promises 335

rich in wisdom 345

righteousness 171, 307, 314

road to Emmaus 272

roaring lion 364

rob God 236

root and spring of a person 201

ruin 111, 117

rule and government of the Holy Spirit 139

rule of faith 310

ruling iniquity 127

run into soul-ruining dangers 318

Sabbath keeping 237

saint’s corruptions 364

saints 228

salvation 43, 46, 171, 187, 230, 233, 265

sanctification 224, 228, 334

sanctified straits 300

Satan 115

Satan’s rage 364

satisfaction 99

save for Heaven 337

savers 331

saving energy 126

saving grace 153

saving knowledge 177

saving knowledge of God 44

saving light 353

saving union with the Lord Jesus 396

scales of truth 255

scatter 375

scatter for God 291

Scripture 99

Scriptures 263

seal 397

second causes 139

second table 357

secret chambers of the heart 201

secret degeneracy 85

secret duties of piety 341

secret lust 349

secret prayer 264

secret trade 342

secret trade of holiness 341

secure returns 380

seducing spirits 310

see God in your afflictions 287

see sins 298

see the hand of God that strikes you 288

see their own vileness 365

seed of God 398

seek God for counsel 242

seek the salvation of sinners 228

seeking to devour 364

seeming grace 153

seeming integrity 201

sees heavenly things 246

self 85, 207

self examination 347

self-denial 177, 212, 225, 271

self-improvement 310

self-indulgence 212

self-love 212, 290

self-pleasing 211

selfish spirit 212

selfishness 270

sense of God’s love 179

sense of need 184

sense of the shameful fruit of sin 218

sense of your own needs 181

sensual passions 147

sermons 82, 263, 333

servant 14

set a guard around your hearts 238

set prayer to work 264

shadows 74

shallow reading 29

shameful ignorance 27

short measure 293

sight 96

silly ideas 27

sin 19, 42, 112, 221

sin and holiness 127

sin of this age 300

sin that cries out loud 294

sin’s repugnance to God 203

sin’s slaves 127

sincere choice of God 306

sincere heart 308

sincerity 37, 227, 333

sinful conduct 293

sinful habits 213

sinful thoughts 253

sinful waste of time 237

sinners 74, 112

sinning people 296

sins 284, 288

sins that usually prove destructive 288

sit in heavenly places 189

six days of labor 237

skill 64

skill to do the work 315

slack off 228

slavery 115, 116

slighting His counsels 147

sloth 85, 237, 317, 339, 358

slothful in spirit 80

slothful in spiritual business 79

slothfulness 84, 316

sluggard 325

smooth excuses 201

Smyrna 296

snares that come with your work 270

solitude 275

Solomon 49

something wrong with the follower 314

soul 15

soul poverty 81, 82, 83, 84, 88

soul-darkness 27

soul-prospering grace 344

souls out of Christ 129

souls you help to Heaven 404

sound believers 129

sound repentance 264, 297

sow to the Spirit 287, 329

spare time 262

speak the truth in all your bargaining 230

speaking metaphorically of spiritual things 14

special acquaintance with Christ 159

special grace 171

special revelation 178

special service of heavenly work 124

speech for edification 257

spendthrifts 317

spirit 15

spirit of bondage 108

Spirit of grace 224

spiritual blessings 47

spiritual decline 306

spiritual desires 248

spiritual duties 314

spiritual eye 141, 142

spiritual good 169

spiritual growth 225

spiritual joy 180

spiritual knowledge 178

spiritual liquid assets 337

spiritual mind 142

spiritual nourishment 190

spiritual privileges 262

spiritual senses 143

spiritual sloth 325

spiritual source of power 124

spiritual things 142

spiritually minded 139

spiritually poor 81, 112, 348

stamp of glory 169

stamp of Heaven on the heart 248

stars 287

starvelings 361

steadfast toward God 132

stimulus-response testing 17

stinginess 388

storehouse 262

stores of wisdom’s wares 170

strange country 337

strange stupidity 90

stranger to spiritual thriving 338

stranger to the heavenly trade 30

strangers 244

strangers and pilgrims 150

strength 169, 260

strength of your firmness 215

strength that is inferior to sin 214

strong Christians 336, 337

structures of your own construction 310

submit to all the instructions 133

substance 169, 384

suffering 16

suffering for God 107

suffering times 369

sufferings of the Lord Jesus 216

suitable work 188

supernatural work 188

supreme sovereign 196

sure hopes for glory 396, 397, 398, 399, 400

sure hopes for Heaven 399

surety 69

surrender of yourself 320

surrender of yourselves 128

suspicion of spiritual unsoundness 153

sweet sinful morsel 339

swift to hear 274

swinish pleasures 75

take pains 339

taking providences 268

temperance 177

temporary truce with your corruptions 209

temptation 363

temptation to give up 394

temptations 314, 317, 338, 364

testament 69

thankfulness 271

thanksgiving 262

the hand of a holy God 287

the heavenly trade enriches 287

the Mediator 320

the things of earth 132

the world 85, 132

their own fault 316

they question His willingness 183

they restrain their prayers 307

things above 96

things of greatest worth 47

things of Heaven 170

things of this life 101

think they are spiritually full 78

thorough reformation 297

thoroughly furnished for all good works 173

those in need 386

those who prosper now 286

thoughts 96, 104, 253

thoughts of Heaven 150

threatenings 79

thrives in godliness 336

thriving 347, 373

thriving Christians 336

thriving soul 31, 345

time 36, 136, 137, 169, 233, 235, 236, 317, 377

time for you to die 244

time is not yours 378

time is the Lord’s 378

time of death 370

time of youth 261

times of abounding iniquity 369

times of destruction 369

times of temptation 363

title to mercy 169

tittle 62

tongue 256

too much business 318

trade about divine things 42

trade for Heaven 138

trade in the best interests of Christ 325

trade with demons 75

trading 373

transcendent excellence of this heavenly trade 286

transform the mind 148

translation 20

treasure 103, 167

trials 364

tribulation 180

tribulations 227, 368

true grace 353, 397

true holiness 45

true knowledge 134

true prosperity 199

true thriving 338

true wisdom 44

trust and dependence on earthly things 103

trust Christ’s Word 323

trusting in earthly things 271

truth 178, 179, 227, 255

truth in the inner person 227

truth of your grace 398

turn back to the Lord 288

turn wastrels 317

ugly 303

ugly as a pig’s snout 219

ultimate goal of all God’s works 252

unbelief 211, 290, 344

uncertain things 298

uncertainty 297

unchanged nature 124

uncover the heart 201

understanding 44, 142, 315

unfaithful 319

unfaithfulness 236, 293

unfaithfulness to God 325

unfaithfulness to others 325

unholy conversation 317

unholy self 127

union and communion with Christ 219

union with Christ 189, 396, 397

union with God in Christ 148

unmortified affections 144

unprofitable duties 318

unprofitable servants 67

unquestioning faith in people 273

unregenerate state 124

unsanctified soul 124

unsanctified tongue 256

unsanctified work 252

unsearchable riches of Christ 173

unsuitable walking 147

unthankful 147, 319

unthankfulness 271, 334

useful 359

useless conversations 318

uselessly taking up space 303

vain company 318

vain conversations 271

vain philosophies 27

vain thoughts 318

vanity 109, 297

vanity of the world 269

venture into temptations 318

vexation of spirit 298

vexing care 242

violence 293

vital elements of Christianity 41

vomit 109

wages for all eternity 191

wait for God 38

wait on Him 183

walk before God 308

walk by rule 324

walk humbly with God 294

Walk in the Spirit 224

walk in the truth 351

walk with God 38, 271

walk with God daily 408

walk worthy of God 335

walking with God 47

wares of this lower world 298

warnings 79

waste 98, 318

waste of resources 317

wasted 304

watchful against evil 271

watchfulness 317

watching 80

way 16

way of life 230

way of temptation 213

weak Christians 337

weaken the heart’s union with sin 215

wealth 384

weary in well-doing 291

well-pleasing thoughts 249

when charity fades 290

when you pray 275

whole armor of God 365

whoring after the world 80

wicked company 272

wicked scales 293

wildfires 90

wiles of the world 269

will 126, 224

wisdom 42, 44, 64, 315

wisdom’s gold 81

wisdom’s profits 46

withholding from God 290

woe 75

woeful 95

Word 147

Word of God 43

Word of grace 226

Word of truth 310

work 36, 138, 270

work for increase of grace 406

work in view of death, judgment, and eternity 244

work of salvation 227

work out salvation 138

workers that need not be ashamed 339

working the work of God 188

workmanship of Christ 225

works of darkness 219, 318, 353

world 95, 392

world is an enemy 269

world’s bitterness 301

world’s delicacies 301

worldly wealth 101

worldly-minded people 293

worldly-mindedness 292

worm 152

worse than unbelievers 238

worship 196, 387

worthies of old 150

yokes of bondage 262

you can do nothing 214

you need God’s eye and hand 234

you rob Him 373

you will give an account of your time to God 380

young 136

your failings 280

your falls 280

your glory is increased by grace put to good use 403

your mercies are His property 373

your own salvation 200

your words 257

youth 260

youthful pleasures 261

zeal 177

zeal for the Lord of Hosts 357

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