First place in your thoughts

(Brooks, "The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures")

Friends, these things must have first place in your thoughts:

1. Your sins葉o humble you and abase you before God.

2. God's free and rich and sovereign grace葉o soften and
    melt you down into submission to His holy will.

3. The Lord Jesus Christ葉o assist, help, strengthen, and
    influence you in all your duties and services.

4. The blessed Scriptures葉o guide you and lead you, "and
    to be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your paths."

5. The afflictions of the godly葉o draw out your charity,
    mercy, pity, sympathy and compassion to men in misery.

6. The glory and happiness of the eternal world葉o arm you
    and steel you against all your sins, snares and temptations.