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Prov. xix. 16. He that keepeth the commandments, keepeth his

own soul.

xxix. 18. He that keepeth the law happy is he.

Isa. xlviii. 18. Thus saith the Lord, O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments, then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.

Jer. vi. 16. Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

vii. 23. This thing commanded I your fathers, saying, obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people, walk ye in all my ways that it may be well with


xxvi. 13. Obey the voice of the Lord your God, and he will repent him of the evil, that he hath pronounced against you.

Ezek. xviii. 5. If a man be just and do that which is right,

Ver. 9. And hath walked in my statutes, and kept my judgments, he shall surely live. Ver. 18, 19. Ch. xxxvii. 24.

Matt. vii. 22. Jesus said, not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

xii. 50. Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

xix. 17 If thou wilt enter into life keep the commandments. Luke xi. 28. Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it. John ix. 31. If any man be a worshipper of God and doth his will, him he heareth.

xiii. 17. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. Rom. ii. 13. Not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

1 John ii. 17. He that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. iii. 22. Whatsoever things we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Rev. xxii. 14. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


LXVIII. Threats against the disobedient. Deut. xxvii. 15. If thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments and his statutes, all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee.

Ver. 16, Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Ver. 17. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Ver. 18. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, and the jncrease of thy kine and the flocks of thy sheep.

Ver. 19. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

Ver. 20. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou

be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly, because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. See to the end of this Chap. also the parallel place, Levit. xxvi. 14 to 40. containing threatenings of many dreadful calamities. See also the following scriptures, wherein the disobedient are threatened with the evils of war, famine, pestilence, sickness, death, &c. &c. Neh. ix. 26. Isa. xxiv. 1 to 13.-xliii. 27, 28.—lxv. 12. Jer. vi. 19, 22, 23.—xxv. 4 to 9.-xxvi. 4, 6.xxix. 17.

Eph. ii. 2. The prince of the power of the air worketh in the children of disobedience.

v. 6. The wrath of God cometh upon the children of disobedience. Col. iii. 6.

1 Tim. i. 9. The law is made for the lawless and disobedient.

1 Pet. ii. 7. To them which be disobedient, Christ is a stone of stumbling anda rock of offence. See the threatenings against the wicked, ungodly, and other sins mentioned.


LXIX Obedience to Christ's command. Matt. xxviii. 19. Go ye and teach all nations, ver. 20. to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo I am with you alway, unto the end of the world.

John xiv. 15. If ye love me keep my commandments. Ver. 21, 23. Ver. 24. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings. xv. 14. Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you. Ver. 10.

1 Cor. ix. 21. Being under the law to Christ.

James i. 22. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only. Ch. ii. 8, 12, 17.

1 John ii. 3. Hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Ver. 4. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a lier, and the truth is not in him.

Ver. 5. But whoso keepeth his word, verily in him is the love of God perfected.

John viii. 31. If ye continue in my word then are ye my disciples indeed.

LXX. Promises to them that obey Christ. Matt. vii. 24. Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock :

Ver. 25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the wind blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.

John viii. 51. If a man keep my sayings he shall never see death. xii. 26. If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am there shall also my servant be. If any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Heb. v. 9. Christ became the author of eternal salvation to them that obey him.

Rev. ii. 26. He that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.

Ver. 28. I will give him the morning star, Ver. 17.

Rev. xi. 18 The time is come that thou shouldst give a reward unto thy servants the prophets, &c.

LXXI. Promises to them that overcome temptations in the obedience of Christ.

Rev. ii. 7. He shall eat of the tree of life.

Ver. 11. Shall not be hurt of the second death.

Ver. 17. Hidden manna and a white stone and new name shall be given him.

Ver. 26. Power over the nations given to him.

iii. 5. Shall be cloathed in white.

Ver. 12. Shall be a pillar in Christ's temple. Ver. 21. Shall sit with Christ in his throne. xxi. 7. Shall inherit all things.


LXXII. Disobedience to Christ. Threats. Matt. vii. 26. Every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the sand, and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.

Luke vi. 46. Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I say.

xix. 27. Those mine enemies that would not that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay before me.

Rom. x. 16. They have not all obeyed the gospel. Isa. liii. 1. xvi. 18. Some serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly. Gal. iii. 1. Who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth.

2 Thess. i. 7. The Lord Jesus Christ shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

Ver. 8. In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ver. 9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

Ver. 10. When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and admired in all them that believe.

1 Pet. iv. 17. What shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel? See Ps. ii. 12. Deut. xviii. 18, 19. Rev. xii. 5.-xix. 15. See Christ's kingly office.


LXXIII. God will render to mankind according to their works, good or bad.

Job xxxiv. 10. Far be it from God that he should do wickedness. Ver. 11. For the work of a man will he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his work.

Ps. Ixii. 12. The Lord rendereth unto every man according to his work.

Eccl. xii. 4. God will bring every man's work into judgment. 1 Cor. xiii. 3. Every man's works shall be made manifest.

Isa. iii. 10. Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Isa. iii. 11. Wo unto the wicked, it shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Jer. xvii. 10. I the Lord search the heart and try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Prov. xxiv. 12.

xxxii. 19. Thine eyes are upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Matt. xvi. 27. The Son of man shall come in his glory with his angels, and then shall he reward every man according to his works. Rom. ii. 6. God will render to every man according to his works. 2 Cor. v. 10. We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Gal. vi. 7. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Eph. vi. 8. Whatsoever good things any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.

1 Pet. i. 17. God without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work.

Rev. ii. 23. All the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts, and I will give unto every one of you according unto your works.

Rev. xx. 12. I saw the dead small and great stand before God, and the books were opened, and another book was opened which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works.

xxii. 12. Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his works shall be. See this reward prayed for, against the wicked. Neh. vi. 14. Ps. xxviii. 4. 2 Tim. iv. 14. Threatened against the wicked. Jer. xxi. 14.-xxv. 14. Ezek. vii. 27.-xxiv. 14. Mic. vii. 13. 2 Cor. xi. 15.

LXXIV. Good works commanded. Matt. v. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 1 Pet. ii. 12, 15.

Col. i. 10. Walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work. John xv. 8. Herein, saith Christ, is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples.

1 Tim. ii. 8. I will that women adorn themselves with good works.

v. 10. Let a widow be taken into the number, having followed every good work.

2 Tim. ii. 21. If a man purge himself from these sins, he shall be a vessel sanctified unto honour, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

Tit. ii. 7. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works. iii. 1. Put them in mind to be ready to every good work.

Ver. 8. These things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works, these things are good and profitable unto men.

Ver. 14. Let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses.

Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works. See Jam. iii. 13.

LXXV. Ability for performing good works, promised. Isa. xxvi. 21. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us, for thou hast wrought all our works in us. 2 Cor. v. 5.

lxi. 8. I will direct their work in truth, saith the Lord.

2 Cor. ix. 8. God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work.

Eph. ii. 10. We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

iii. 20. His power worketh in us. Eph. i. 19.

Phil. i. 6. He that hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Christ.

Phil. ii. 12. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God that worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good plea


2 Thess. ii. 17. Our Lord Jesus Christ, and God even our Father, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

2 Tim. iii.16. The scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness.

Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Tim. iv. 18. The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me to his heavenly kingdom.

Tit. ii. 14. Christ gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.

Heb. ix. 14. The blood of Christ shall purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

xiii. 20. Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant;

Ver. 21. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you, that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, for ever and ever. Amen. See ability for obedience. Also see, God doth strengthen, lead, guide, &c.

LXXVI. Promises to the performance of good works. Heb. vi. 10. God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love.

Rom. ii. 10. Glory, honour and peace to every one that worketh


Gal. vi. 4. Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself, and not in another.

James i. 25. A doer of the work shall be blessed in his deed.

ii. 17. Faith without works is dead. See this Ch. from ver. 14 to


Rev. xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, they rest

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