January 1, 1769

1769 January 1 (Sunday).  Through the Goodness of God we not only begin another Year, but begin it with a Sabbath.  I do not read publickly during these winter Seasons.  I preached upon Eph. 1.14.  For since all Earthly Things are transitory, we need to Secure a Lot in the heavenly and Eternal Inheritance.  I prepared largely for one Exercise; but I could not well divide it.  I thought it best to deliver the whole a.m. and chose for p.m. the Discourse on Rom. 2.4, latter part.  May God bless these Exercises for our highest Good!  Master Jameson and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  At Eve read in Dr. Taylors Contemplations on the state of Man.