their love of the world;
their love of ease;
their fear of man;
their distrust of God's providence.
they despised the world, and its flattering allurements;
they took up the cross, and denied themselves;
they boldly confessed Christ, and suffered for His sake;
they trusted God for all things, and so took joyfully the the confiscation of your property.
They abounded in consolation;
they grew in grace;
they shone as lights in the world;
they felt joy and peace in believing.
languid in their graces,
timid in their confession,
afraid of consequences,
and fearful of trusting God.