There are two rules whereby we are to walk one towards Beijing Map another: Justice and Mercy. These are always distinguished in their act and in their object, Beijing Map yet may they both concurre in the same subject in eache respect; as sometimes there may be an occasion of showing mercy to a rich man in some sudden danger or distresse, and alsoe doeing of meere justice to a poor man in regard of some perticular contract &c.
There is likewise a double Lawe by which wee are regulated in our conversation towardes another; in both the former respects, the lawe of nature and the lawe of grace, or the morrall lawe or the lawe of the gospell, to omitt the rule of justice as not propperly belonging to this purpose otherwise than it may fall into consideration in some perticular cases. By the first of these lawes man as he was enabled soe withall is commanded to love his neighbour as himself.
Upon this ground stands all the precepts of the morrall lawe, which concernes our dealings with men.
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To apply this to the works of mercy; this lawe requires two things.
First that every man afford his help to another in every want or distresse.
Secondly, that hee performe this out of the same affection which makes him carefull of his owne goods, according to that of our Savior, Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you (Math.). This was practised by Abraham and Lot in entertaining the angells and the old man of Gibea.