A posing question, put by the wise man, viz. Solomon, to the wisest men concerning making a judgment of the temporal conditions : wherein you have the ignorance of man (in knowing, what is good, or evil, for man in this life) discovered, together, with the mistakes that flow from it : and the great question resolved, viz. whether the knowledg of, what is good for a man in this life, be so hid from man, that no man can attain it
Baxter, Benjamin, Preacher of the Gospel., Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691.


2. Question, Whether it be lawful to pray for the things of this life? Since we know not but they may be for evil to us.

  • 1. Generally.
  • 2. Particularly.
  • 1. In General, shewed it is lawful in 6. things.
  • 2. Particularly, Not to pray for them
    • Absolutely.
    • Vltimately.

God's Glory chiefly to be eyed, in praying for outward things.

How a man may know, he eyes the Glory of God in praying for outward things; shewed in 4. Particulars.

3. Question, Whether man's Ignorance, of what is good or evil for him in this life, doth warrant him to ad∣venture upon businesses, hand over head,

  • Consideration.
  • Circumspection.
Answered in 6. Particulars.