Sunday, September 18 1757

My whole family at church in the morning; that is, myself, wife, maid and 2 boys. The text in Matthew 7:24-5: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”

We dined on a piece of boiled beef, a currant suet pudding and carrots. My whole family at church in the afternoon; the text Psalms 4:6: “There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.” We have had I think two extreme good sermons this day preached unto us; that in the morning to teach us that he is only wise who fears the Lord and walks in the commandments of his God; this in the afternoon to show us there can be no pleasure but in obeying God. For what the voluptuous and sinful falsely call pleasure is even in this world but trouble, and the consequence attending it must be eternal misery in the world to come.

Thomas Davy at our house in the evening, to whom, and in the day, my wife and self read three of Tillotson’s sermons.

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