Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Concern, or Anxiety of mind arising from the uncertainty of something future, or the oppression of the present calamity. Caution, attention to a particular subject; regard and support, when followed with the particle of. Prudence signifies wisdom applied to practice; discretion is the effect of prudence, and means a knowledge to govern or direct one's self; by care we understand heed in order to preservation; caution implies a greater degree of wariness. Care is lawful when it consists in a serious thought and earnest endeavour to please God; to embrace his Son, obey his commands, submit to his providence, to promote our neighbours' temporal or spiritual advantage, and to gain the goods of this life so far as necessary for our health, family, comfort, and usefulness. It is sinful, when it leads us to immoderate concern about earthly things, to be discontented with our lot, or to make use of unlawful means to obtain worldly good; or when exercised in a way of vain curiosity, John 21:22 .
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Care'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/care.html. 1802.