Two treatises of Mr. Jeremiah Burroughs. The first of earthly-mindedness, wherein is shewed, 1. What earthly-mindedness is. ... 6. Directions how to get our hearts free from earthly-mindedness. The second treatise. Of conversing in heaven, and walking with God. Wherein is shewed, 1. How the Saints have their conversation in heaven. ... 9. Rules for our walking with God. The fourth volumn [sic] published by Thomas Goodwyn. William Greenhil. Sydrach Simpson. Philip Nye. William Bridge. John Yates. William Adderley.
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646., Goodwin, Thomas, 1600-1680.
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THE CONTENTS Of the ensuing TREATISE OF WALKING with GOD.

    GENESIS, 45. 24.
  • CHAP. I.
    TEXT opened Page 261
  • CHAP. II.
    Doctrine. 'Tis the Excellency of a Christian to walk with God 265
  • CHAP. III.
    How the soul is brought to walk with God
    • 1 Every one by nature goes astray from God 268
    • 2 The Lord manifesteth to the soul the way of life ibid
    • 3 The Lord makes peace between himself and a sinner. 269
    • 4 God renders himself lovely to the soul 270
    • 5 God sends his Holy Spirit to guide him 271
    • 6 Christ takes the soul and brings it to God the Father 271
  • CHAP. IV
    What walking with God is.
    • 1 It causeth the soul to eye God 272
    • 2 It causeth a man to carry himself as in Gods presence
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    • Page  [unnumbered]3 He makes Gods will the rule of his will Page 274
    • 4 The soul hath the same ends that God hath 275
    • 5 It suits the soul to the administrations of God 276
    • 6 To have a holy dependance upon God
      • 1 For Direction 277
      • 2 For Protection 278
      • 3 For Assistance ibid
      • 4 For a Blessing upon all it doth ibid
    • 7 It makes a man free and ready in the waies of God 279
    • 8 It consists in communion with God 280
    • 9 It causeth the soule to follow God more as he reveals himself more 282
  • CHAP. V
    Excellencies of walking with God
    • Excellency 1
      It makes the waies of God easie 286
    • Excellency 2
      It is most honorable 287
    • Excellency 3
      The soul hath blessed satisfaction in it 288
    • Excellency 4
      It is a special part of the Covenant of God on our parts 290
    • Excellency 5
      There is a blessed safety in walking with God 292
    • Excellency 6
      Hence the soul enjoys sweet familiarity with God 293
    • Excellency 7
      To them God communicates his secrets 294
    • Excellency 8
      They find favor in Gods eyes for granting their petitions. 295
    • Excellency 9
      There is a glory put upon the soul 296
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      Excellency 10
      Gods presence doth mightily draw forth every grace Page 297
    • Excellency 11
      The presence of God shall never be terrible to the soul, nei∣ther at death nor judgment 298
    • Excellency 12
      It will be blessedness in the end 299
  • CHAP. VII
    Ʋses of Exhortation
    • Ʋse 1
      Blesse God that he will be pleased to walk thus with his poor creatures 300
    • Ʋse 2
      What strangers the world are to this walking with God 301
    • Ʋse 3
      What vile hearts are ours that we are so backward to walk with God 302
    • Ʋse 4
      Let us keep close to God in our walking wtih him 303
    • Ʋse 5
      If there be so much excellency in walking with God here, what will there be in heaven 304
  • CHAP. VIII
    Evidence of our walking with God 306
    • Evidence 1
      He depends not much upon sence and reason in the course of his life 307
    • Evidence 2
      He is the same in private that he is in publick 307
    • Evidence 3
      He hath a serious spirit 309
    • Evidence 4
      They walk in newness of life 310
    • Evidence 5
      When he hath to do with the creature he doth quickly Page  [unnumbered] passe through the creature unto God 311
    • Evidence 6
      He loves to be much retired from the world 312
    • Evidence 7
      He is careful to make even his accounts with God 315
    • Evidence 8
      The more spiritual any Truth, or Ordinance or any com∣pany is, the more the soul delights in it 314
    • Evidence 9
      He walk in all the Commandements of God 315
    • Evidence 10
      See how the Scripture describes it
      • 1 It is a walk of humility 316
      • 2 It is a walk of uprightness ibid
      • 3 It is a walk in the fear of God 317
      • 4 The comfort of the holy Ghost is joyned with it 318
      • 5 It is a walk above 319
      • 6 They endeavour to walk as Christ walked ibid
  • CHAP. IX
    Rules of Direction for walking with God
    • Rule 1
      Be sure there be no way of fin in thee 320
    • Rule 2
      Labor to withdraw thy heart from earthly and sensual things 321
    • Rule 3
      Evermore take Christ with thee 322
    • Rule 4
      Be careful to beautifie thy soul 323
    • Rule 5
      Take heed of halting 325
    • Rule 6
      Take heed of formality in holy duties 326
    • Rule 7
      Take heed of secres slidings away from the Truths of God
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      Rule 8
      Labor to keep such a tenderness of spirit as to be sensible of the beginnings of declining 329
    • Rule 9
      Labor to be spiritual in thy solitary times 330
    • Rule 11
      Go on with a resolution in holy duties though thou see nothing come of them for the present 331
    • Rule 12
      Make good interpretation of all Gods dealings with thee 332
  • CHAP. X
    An objection of Gods hiding his face Answered
    • 1 It is a good sign when thou art sensible of his withdra∣wings 333
    • 2 Examine whether thou hast not some times shut out God from thee ibid
    • 3 It is better God withdraw than that we withdraw 336
    • 4 Gods withdrawing his comfort is not alwaies the with∣drawing his presence ibid
    • 5 If thou canst not see Gods face, hearken to hear his voice 337
    • 6 Keep thy self in a waiting frame for God 338