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&c. I will delight myself in thy seeing evil; he shall dwell on high, statutes, &c. Thy testimonies are my &c.- Isa. xxxiii. 15, 16. delight and my counsellor, &c. .. I am I remember, &c. the love of thine a companion of all them that fear espousals, when thou wentest after thee and keep thy precepts, &c. O me in the wilderness, &c.— Jer. ii. 2. how I love thy law! it is medita When the king asked Daniel thus : tion all the day, &c. Better to me Art thou able to make known unto me than thousands of gold, &c. How the dream which I have seen, and the sweet are thy words! &c.--Ps. cxix. interpretation thereof? Daniel an 14. 16. 20. 24. 63. 72. 97. 103. swered in the presence of the king, 172. 174.
and said, The secret which the king I was glad when they said unto hath demanded, cannot the wise men, me, Let us go into the house of the &c. shew unto the king? But there Lord.-Ps. cxxii. 1.
is a God in heaven that revealeth seIf I forget thee, O Jerusalem, &c. crets, and maketh known to the king, If I do not remember thee, let my &c.Dan. ii. 26–28. tongue cleave to the roof of my Then they that feared the Lord, mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem spake often one to another; and the above my chief joy.-Ps. cxxxvii. 5, Lord hearkened and heard, &c.-Mal. 6. lxxiv. 1, &c. cxxii. 6.
iii. 16. Matt. xiii. 51, 52. I hate them that hate thee; am Blessed are the poor in spirit, for not I grieved with those that rise up theirs is the kingdom of heaven. against thee ?-Ps. cxxxix. 21, 22. Blessed are they that mourn, for they exix. 53. 126. 136. 158.
shall be comforted. Blessed are the I will speak of the glorious honour meek, &c. Blessed are they which of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous do hunger and thirst after righteousworks ; and men shall speak of the ness, for they shall be filled. Blessed inight of thy terrible acts, and I will are the merciful, for they shall obtain declare thy greatness. They shall mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, abundantly utter the memory of thy for they shall see God. Blessed are great goodness; and shall sing of thy the peace-makers, for they shall be righteousness, &c. Thy saints shall called the children of God. Blessed bless thee; they shall speak of the are they which are persecuted for glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy righteousness sake, for theirs is the power ; to make known to the sons kingdom of heaven.—Matt. v. 3-10. of men his mighty acts, and the glo- John xvi. 20. Prov. xxvii. 7. rious majesty of his kingdom.--Ps. He that loveth father or mother cxlv. 5-7. 10-12.
more than me, is not worthy of me: . The path of the just is as the and he that loveth son or daughter shining light, that shineth more and more than me, is not worthy of me: more unto the perfect day.-Prov, and he that taketh not-bis cross, and iv. 18.
followeth after me, is not worthy of The fear of the Lord is to hate mę. Matt. x. 37, 38. xvi. 24. Luke evil, pride, and arrogancy, and the xiv. 33. Ps. xlv. 10, 11. evil way.--Prov. viii. 13.
He that is not with me, is against A righteous man regardeth the life me : and he that gathereth not with of his beast.-Prov. xii. 10. : me, scattereth abroad. Matt. xii. 30.
He that walketh righteously, and The kingdom of heaven is like unto speaketh uprightly, he that despiseth a treasure hid in a field, the which the gain of oppression, that shaketh when a man hath found, he hideth, his hands from holding of bribes; that and for joy thereof, goeth and selleth stoppeth his ears from hearing of all that he hath, and buyeth that field. blood, and shutteth his eyes from--Matt. xüi. 44. Luke x. 39. 42.
Verily 1 say unto you, Except ye sheep follow him, for they know his be converted, and become as little voice; and a stranger they will not children, ye shall not enter into the follow, but will flee from him, for they kingdom of heaven. Matt. xviii. 3, 4. know not the voice of strangers, &c.
Zacharias was righteous before God, I know my sheep, and am known of walking in all the commandments of mine, &c. My sheep hear my voice, the Lord blameless.- Luke i. 5, 6. &c. and they follow me.-John x. 3.
The woman to whom much was 5. 14. 27. forgiven, loved Christ much. Luke Jesus said, If I wash thee not, thou vii. 37, 38. 45-47.
hast no part with me. Simon Peter If I have taken any thing from any saith unto him, Lord, not my feet man by false accusation, I restore him only, but also my hands and my head, fourfold.Luke xix. 3.
&c. By this shall all men know that When Andrew had found Christ ye are my disciples, if ye have love himself, he tells his brother Simon, one to another. ---John xiii. 8. 35. and brings him to Jesus; Philip tells If ye love me, keep my commandNathanael and leads him to Jesus.- ments, &c. He that hath my com. John i. 40_45. iv. 28, 29.
mandments, and keepeth them, he it Jesus answered and said unto him, is that loveth me, &c. If a man love Verily, verily I say unto thee, except me, he will keep my words. John a man be born again (or from above) xiv. 15. 21. 23. xv. 14. he cannot see the kingdom of God, Every branch in me that beareth &c. Except a man be born of water, not fruit, he taketh away, and every and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth the kingdom of God. That which is it, that it may bring forth more fruit, born of the flesh, is flesh; and that &c. If ye were of the world, the which is born of the Spirit is spirit, world would love his own: but be&c. Every one that doeth evil, hateth cause ye are not of the world, but I the light, &c. But he that doeth have chosen you out of the world, truth, cometh unto the light, that his therefore the world hateth you.- John deeds may be made manifest that they xv. 2. 16. 18, 19. are wronght in God.-John iii, 3.5, 6. The world hath hated them, because 20, 21.
they are not of the world, even as I, John was a burning and a shining &c. John xvii. 14, light, &c. Ye have not his word Ye shall weep and lament, but the abiding in
for whom he hath world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sent, him ye believe not-John v. sorrowful, &c.-John xvi. 20. 35. 38.
Every one that is of the truth, Simon Peter answered him, Lord, heareth my voice.-John xviii. 37. to whom shall we go? Thou hast the viii. 37. 47. words of eternal life.
John vi. 68. They were pricked in their heart, If ye continue in my word, then are and said, Men and brethren, What ye my disciples indeed, &c. If ye were shall we do?--Acts ii. 37. xvi. 30. Abraham's children, you would do the When they saw the boldness of works of Abraham, &c. If God were Peter and John, and perceived that your Father, ye would love me; for they were unlearned and ignorant
proceeded forth and came from God, men, they marvelled; and took know&c. He that is of God, heareth God's ledge of them, that they had been words ; ye therefore hear them not, with Jesus. We cannot but speak because ye are not of God. John the things which we have seen and viii. 31. 39. 42. 47. 1 John ii. 24. heard.--Acts iv. 13. 20. 2 John 9.
Saul, when Christ came to him, The sheep hear his voice, &c. The and converted him, said, Lord, what
wilt thou have me to do?-Acts t. 6. ing that tribulation worketh patience, ü. 37, &c. xvi. 30, &c.
&c. The love of God is shed abroad God is no respecter of persons; but in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.-in every nation, he that feareth him, Rom. v. 3.-5. and worketh righteousness, is accept | How shall we that are dead to sin, ed with him.-Acts. X. 34, 35. live any longer therein ? &u. Ye were
When the priest of Jupiter would the servants of sin; but ye have obeyhave done sacrifice to the apostles, ed from the heart that form of doctrine Barnabas and Paul, they rent their which was delivered you: being made clothes, and ran in among the people, free from sin, ye became the servants crying out, and saying, Širs, Why do of righteousness. Rom. vi. 2. 17, 18. ye these things ?"We also are men That which I do, I allow not: what of like passions with you; and preach I would, that I do not; but what I unto you, that ye should turn from hate, that do I, &c. I consent unto these vanities, unto the living God. the law, that it is good now then, Acts xiv. 13-15. iii. 12, 13.
it is no more I that do it, but sin that · Apollos, that eloquent man, was dwelleth in me, &c. To will. is precontent to learn the way of God more sent with me, &c. The good that I perfectly of Aquila and Priscilla, tent would, I do not, &c. I find then a makers.-Acts xyiii. 24-26. law, that when I would do good, evil
Many that believed, came and con- is present with me: for. I delight in fessed, and shewed their deeds. Many the law of God, after the inward man; also of them which used curious arts, but I see another law, in my members, brought their books together, and warring against the law of my miud, burned them; and they counted the &c. o wretched man that I am! price of them, and found it fifty thou- Who shall deliver me? &c. I thank sand pieces of silver.-Acts xix. 18,19. God, through Jesus, &c. So, then,
None of these things move me: with my mind I myself serve the law peither count I my life dear urto my- of God: but with the Aesh, the law self, so that I might finish my course of sin.-Rom. vii. 15–25. with joy, and the ministry which I There is therefore no condemnation have received.--Acts xx. 24.
to them which are in Christ Jesus; I am ready, not to be bound only, who walk not after the flesh, but but also to die for the name of the after the Spirit, &c. For they that Lord Jesus.-Acts xxi. 13.
are after the flesh, do mind the things I wist not that he was the high of the flesh: but they that are after the priest: for it is written, Thou shalt Spirit, the things of the Spirit, &c. not speak evil of the ruler, &c.-Acts If any man have not the Spirit of xxiii. 4, 5.
Christ, he is none of his :: and if Paul confesseth freely thus: I verily Christ. be in you, the body is dead thought with myself, that I ought to because of sini, but the Spirit is life do many things contrary to the name because of righteousness, &c. As of Jesus. :Which thing I also did in many as are led by the Spirit of God, Jerusalem ; and many of the saints are the sons of God: for ye have not did I shut up in prison, &c. and being received the spirit of bondage again exceeding mad against them, I per- to fear, but ye have received the sécuted them, &c. I would to God, Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry that not only thou, but also all that Abba, Father, &c. We ourselves hear me, &c. were both almost, and groan within ourselves, waiting for altogether such as I am, except these the adoption; the redemption of our bonds.-Acts xxvi. 9–11. 29. Gal. i. body, &c.Rom. viii. 1.5. 9, 10, 14, 13. Aets xxii. 19. 22.
. 15. 23. • We glory in tribulations also, know- I have great heaviness, and con.
tinual sorrow in my heart, &c. for my may be accepted of him, &c. Knowbrethren, my kinsmen according to ing therefore the terror of the Lord, the flesh, &c.—Rom. ix. 2, 3. x. 1. i we persuade men, &c. The love of
The kingdom of God is not meat Christ constraineth us, &c. If any and drink, but righteousness, and man be in Christ, he is a new creapeace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ture: old things are passed away; For he that in these things serveth behold, all things are become new.Christ, is acceptable to God, and, &c. 2 Cor. v. 2. 4. 8. 9. 11. 14. 17. Phil. Rom. xiv. 17, 18.
i. 21. 23. ..The preaching of the cross, is to : Jesus Christ is in you, except ye them that perish, foolishness : but be reprobates, &c. We can do nothing unto us, which are saved, it is the against the truth, but for the truth. power of God, &c. Christ crucified, 2 Cor. xiii. 5. 8. onto the Jews a stumbling-block, &c. When it pleased Gọd, &c. to reveal but unto them which are called, both his Son in me, that I might preach Jews and Greeks, Christ the power him, &c. immediately I conferred not of God, and the wisdom of God. with flesh and blood.-Gal. i. 15, 16. I Cor. i. 18. 23, 24.
I am crucified with Christ; neverSuch were some of you, but ye are theless, I live: yet not I, but Christ washed, but ye are sanctified, &c. liveth in me.Gal. ii. 20. 1 Cor. vi. 11.
The works of the flesh are manifest, That no man can say that Jesus is which are these, adultery, &c. But the the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.- fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, I Cor. xii. 3.
long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, ! Thongh I speak with the tongues of faith, meekness, temperance: and men, and of angels, and have not cha- they that are Christ's have crucified rity, I am become as sounding brass, the flesh, with the affections (or or a tinkling cymbal : and though I passions) and lusts. Gal. v. 19-24. have the gift of prophecy, and under- God forbid that I should glory, stand all mysteries, and all knowledge; save in the cross of our Lord Jesus and though I have all faith, so that i Christ, by whom (or whereby) the could remove mountains, and have not world is crucified unto me, and I unto charity, I am nothing: and though I the world : for in Christ Jesus neither bestow all my goods to feed the poor, circumcision availeth any thing, and though I give my body to be &c. but a new creature. Gal. vi. burned, and have not charity, it pro- 14, 15. fiteth me nothing -- Cor. xiii. 1-3. This I say therefore, and testify
We beholding, &c. the glory of the in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk Lord, are changed nto the same not as other Gentiles walk, in the image, &c. by the Spirit.--2 Cor. iii. 18. vanity of their minds, &c. But ye
We having the same Spirit of faith, have not so learned Christ: if so be according as it is written, I believed, that ye have heard him, and have been and therefore have I spoken: we also taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus. believe, and therefore speak.—2 Cor. -Eph. iv. 17–21.1 iv. 13. Ps. cxvi. 10. Acts iv. 20. For ye were sometimes darkness,
In this we groan earnestly desir- but now are ye light in the Lord: ing to be clothed upon with our walk as children of light, for the fruit house from heaven, &c. that mor- of the Spirit is in all goodness, rightetality might be swallowed up of life. ousness, and truth.-Eph. v. 8, 9. We are willing' rather to be absent Some preach Christ out of envy from the body, and to be present and strife, &c. What then ? notwith the Lord: wherefore we la- withstanding, every way, whether bour, that whether present, &c. Iwe in prétence, or in truth, Christ is
preached; and I therein do rejoice, God. For our gospel' came not unto yea, and will rejoice.-Phil. i. 15-18. you in word only, but also in power,
We are the circumcision, which &c. and ye became followers of us, worship God in the Spirit, and re- and of the Lord, having received the joice in Christ Jesus, and have no con- word in much affliction,
&c. ye turned fidence in the flesh, &c. What things to God, to serve the living and true were gain to me, those I counted loss God, and to wait for his Son.for Christ : yea doubtless, and I 1 Thess. i. 3-6.9, 10. count all things but loss, for the ex- . The word of God, which effectually cellency of the knowledge of Christ worketh also in you that believe : for. Jesus, my Lord, &c. that I may know ye, brethren, became followers of the him, and the power of his resurrecó churches of God, which in Judea are tion, being made conformable unto in Christ Jesus : for ye, also have his death, if by any' means I might suffered like things of your own counattain unto the resurrection of the trymen.- 1 Thess. ii. 13, 14. dead: not as though I had already Ye, brethren, are not in darkness, attained, either were already perfect'; that that day should overtake you as but I follow after, &c. but this one a thief : ye are all the children of the thing I do, forgetting those things light, &c.—1 Thess. v. 4,5. which are behind, and reaching forth I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who unto those things which are before, I hath enabled me,,&c. who was before press toward the mark, &c. Let us a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and therefore, as many as be perfect, be injurious ; but I obtained mercy, &c. thus minded, &c. Our conversation Christ Jesus esme into the world to is in heaven, from whence also we save sinners, of whom I am the chief. look for the Saviour, &c.Phil. iii. -1 Tim. i. 12, 13. 15. 3.7, 8. 10-15.20.
Let every one that nameth the name I have learned in whatsoever estate of Christ, depart from iniquity. I am, therewith to be content. I 2 Tim. ii. 19. know both how to be abased, and I · A peculiar people, zealous of good know how to abound : every where; works.-Titus ii. 14. Eph. ii. 10. and in all things I am instructed, both He that is entered into his' rest; to be full and to be hungry; both to hath ceased from his own works. abound, and suffer need : I can do Heb. iv. 10. all things through Christ who strength They who believe, desire a better eneth me.-Phil. iv. 11–13.
country ; that is, an heavenly, &c. And bringeth forth fruits, as it doth Moses, &c. choosing rather to suffer also in you, since the day ye heard of affliction with the people of God, than it, and knew the grace of God in truth. to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a -Col. i. 6.
season ; esteeming the reproach of If ye be risen with Christ, seek Christ greater riches than the treathose things which are above, &c. sures of Egypt, &c. Heb. xi. 16. Set your affections on things above, 24-26. not on things on the earth, &c. See- Follow peace with all men, and ing that ye have put off the old man, holiness, without which, no man shall with his deeds; and have put on the see the Lord.—Heb. xii. 14. new man, which is' renewed in know- We trust we have a good conscience ledge, after the image of him that in all things, willing to live honestly. created him.- Col. ij. 1, 2.9, 10. -Heb. xii, 18. • Remembering without ceasing your If any man among you seem to be work of faith, and labour of love, &c. religious, and bridleth not his tongue, knowing, beloved, 'your election of but deceiveth his own heart, this