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Ps. xc. 13. Let it repent thee, concerning thy servants. Ps. cxxxv. 14. Deut. xxxii. 36.

Ver. 16. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.


LVIII. Not serving God. Threats. Deut. xxviii. 47. Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things,

Ver. 48. Therefore shall thou serve thine enemies, in hunger and thirst, and nakedness and want of all things. Jer. xvii. 1 to 5. Neh. ix. 35, 36.

Mal. iii. 14. Ye have said, it is vain to serve God : and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances?

Ver. 18. Ye shall discern between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not. Job xxi. 15.

Matt. xxiv. 40. The Lord of the wicked servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour, when he is not


Ver. 41. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion, with hypocrites, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

xxv. 30. Cast the wicked and unprofitable servant into utter darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. See Ver. 26.

Luke xii. 47. That servant which knew his Lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Rom. i. 25. They served the creature more than the Creator. Ver. 26. For this cause God gave them up to vile affections, &c. See omission of good works.


LIX. Commanded. Eccl. xii. 13. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Jer. vii. 23. This thing commanded I your fathers, saying, obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people. Lev. xix. 37. 1 Sam. xv. 22. Jer. xi. 4. Deut. vi. 24, 25.—vii. 12.

Ezek. xx. 19. I am the Lord your God, walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments and do them. Ch. xxxvii. 24.

1 Cor. vii. 19. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God. Ps. cxix. 4.

LX. Universal obedience required. Deut. xxviii. 14. Thou shalt not go aside, from any of the words which I commanded thee this day, to the right hand or to the left.

Jos. i. 7. Observe to do according to all the law, turn not from it to the right hand, or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

1 Chron. xxviii. 8. Keep, and seek for all the Commandments of the Lord your God.

Ps. cxix. 1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way.

Ps. cxix. 6. I shall not be ashamed when I have respect unta all thy commandments.

Matt, v. 19. Whosoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven.

Gal. iii. 10. It is written in the law, cursed is every one that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them. Deut. vii. 26. Jer. xi. 3:

Col. iv. 12 I pray that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 1 Pet. iv. 2.

James ii. 10. "Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, is guilty of all.

LXI. With an high esteem of God's law. Ps. cxix. 128. I esteem all thy precepts right. (Prov. iii. 17.) Ways of pleasantness and paths of peace. 1 John iii. 5. Not grievous.

Ver. 173 I have chosen thy precepts.

Ver. 111. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. See rejoicing in God, in his word. Ver. 97. O how I love thy law. Ver. 159. See love to God.

cxix. 20. My soul breaketh for the longing it hath unto thy testimonies at all times. Ver. 40. See longing for God and the things of God.

Ver. H. Thy law have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.

Ver. 15. I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. See Meditation.

Ver. 83. I did not forget thy statutes. Ver. 55, 93. Ps. xviii. 22. Rom. vii. 22. I delight in the law of God, after the inward man. Ps. i. 2. xl. 8-cxix. 16, 70, 72, 77, 92, 147, 174. See Delight.

LXI. With resolution of heart, Jos. xxiv. 15. Joshua said, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

Ver. 24. The people said, the Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

Ps. cxix. 57. O Lord, I have said that I would keep thy word. Ver. 69. I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Ver. 106. I have sworn and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments,

Ver. 12. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes. Ver. 117. I will have respect unto thy statutes continually, Ver. 145. See 2 Kings xxiii. 3. 2 Chron. xv. 12, 15.-xxxiv. 31. Where the king and the people enter into a covenant, an oath and curse to seek God.

LXIII. Ability for obedience promised. Deut. xxx. 6. The Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul.

Ver. 8. And thou shalt obey the voice of the Lord to do all his commandments.

2 Chron. xxx. 12. The hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment by the word of the Lord.

Ps. cx. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power. Isa. ii. 3. He will teach us of his ways, and we shall walk in his paths. Mic. iv. 2.

Ezek. xi. 19. I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and I will give them an heart of flesh.

Ver. 20. That they may walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments and do them, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. Ch. xxxvi. 26, 27. Jer. xxiv. 7—xxxi. 33. xxxii. 39.

Zeph. iii. 9. I will turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one con


John xv. 5. Jesus said, without me ye can do nothing.

Acts v. 32. The Holy Ghost God hath given to them that obey him.

2 Cor. xii. 9. The Lord said to Paul, my grace is sufficient för thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Phil. ii. 13. God worketh in you, both to will, and to do of his good pleasure. 1 Pet. iv. 1. The ability God giveth.

LXIV. Ability prayed for. 1 Kings viii. 57. Solomon prayed, the Lord our God be with us.

Ver. 58. That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep all his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments. Ver. 61.

1 Chron. xxii. 1. David prayed, the Lord be with thee, my son. Ch. xxix. 19.

Ver. 12. And give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord. 1 Kings iii. 9.


xxix. 13. David said, our God, we thank thee and praise thy glorious name.

Ver. 14. For all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. See ver. 11, 12.

Ver. 18. Keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the hearts of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee.

Ver. 19. To keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy


Ps. lx. 12. Through God we shall do valiantly. Ps. cviii. 15. cxix. 5. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes. Ver. 32. I will run the ways of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

Ver. 33. Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it.

Ver. 34. Give me understanding, so shall I keep thy law.
Ver. 36. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies. Ver. 43, 44.
Ver. 80. Let my heart be sound in thy statutes.

Ver. 88. Quicken me, so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth. cxliii. 10. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God.

2 Thess. ii. 16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.

Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. Col. i. 9. 2 Thess. i. 11.

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

Heb. xiii. 21. Make you perfect in every good work, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

LXV. Ability from God acknowledged. I Cor. xv. 10. Paul said, by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain : I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

2 Cor. iii. 5. Our sufficiency is of God. Ch. xii. 10. Joel iii. 10. Isa. xxxv. 4.

Phil. iv. 13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Eph. vi. 10. Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 2 Tim. ii. 1. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. See God doth lead, guide, strengthen, and uphold, &c.

LXVI. Instances of obedience. Ps. cxix. 22. I have kept thy testimonies.

Ver. 60. I made haste and delayed not to keep thy command


Ver. 63. I am a companion of them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

Ver. 87. I forsook not thy precepts.

Ver. 101. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

Ver. 102. I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me. Ver. 129.

Ver. 110. I erred not from thy precepts.

Ver. 168. I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.

John iv. 34. Jesus said, my meat is to do the will of him that sent


viii. 29. I do always the things that please him.

xii. 17. I have kept my Father's commandments.

xvii. 4. I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Phil. ii. 8. He became obedient unto death. Heb. v. 8.

Heb. x. 7. I came to do thy will. Ps. xl. 6.
John xiii. 15. Jesus said, I have given you an example.

1 John ii. 6. He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself to walk even as he walked.

Rom. vi. 17. Ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine delivered unto you.

Rev. iii. 8. I know thy works, thou hast kept my words. Ver. 10. xii. 17. The dragon went to make war with them which kept the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.

xiv. 12. Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Abraham. Gen. xviii. 19.-xxii. 18. The children of Levi. Deut. xxxiii. 9, 11. Noah, Daniel, and Job. Ezek. xiv. 4. Job i. 8.-xxiii. 11. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Dan. iii. 26. David. 1 Kings xiv. 8. Jehoshaphat. 1 Kings xxii. 43. Hezekiah. 2 Kings xviii. 6. Josiah. 2 Kings xxiii. 3. Ps. lxxviii. 7.

LXVII. Promises to the obedient. Exod. xix. 5. If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then shall ye be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people, for all the earth is mine.

Exod. xx. 6. I am the Lord, shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Deut. v. 10.—vii. 9. Neh. i. 5. Jer. xxxii. 18. Dan. ix. 4.

Lev. xviii. 5. Ye shall keep my statutes and my judgments, which if a man do he shall live in them. Neh. ix. 29. Prov. iv. 4.-vii. 2. Ezek. xx. 11, 13, 21. Rom. x. 5. Gal. iii. 12.

xxvi. 3. If ye will walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments and do them,

Ver. 4. Then will I give rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase.

Ver. 5. Ye shall eat bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. Ver. 6 I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down and none shall make you afraid. Isa. i. 19.

Ver. 7. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. See to ver. 12. and Chap. xxv. 18, 19.

Deut. iv. 1. Hearken, O Israel, to the statues and judgments which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land.

Ver. 6. Keep and do them, for this is your wisdom and under◄ standing in the sight of the nations. Ver. 7, 8, 30.

Ver. 40. Thou shalt keep his statutes, that it way go well with thee, and with thy children after thee. Ch. vi. 1, 2, 17, 18, 25.-xii. 28.

v. 29. O that there were such an heart in them, &c. Ver. 33. xiii. 4. Thou shalt keep his commandments and obey his voice. Ver. 17. That the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers.

Deut. 28. 1. If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and do all his commandments, the Lord thy God will set thee on high, above all nations of the earth. See various blessings promised to ver. 14th of this chapter, and in Lev. xxvi. 3 to 14. and Deut. vii. 12, 13, 14, 15.-xi. 9, 13, 14, 15.-xxx. 8, 9.

xxix. 9. Keep the words of this covenant and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do. 1 Kings ii. 3, 4. Jer. xxxviii. 20.

xxx. 19. I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore chuse life that both thou and thy seed may live. Ver. 16.

Ver. 20. That thou mayst love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him, (for he is thy life and the length of thy days.) Ch. v. 1, 10.—viii. 2, 6, 11, 20. -xii. 1, 25.-xxx. 8 to 16. 1 Sam. xii. 14. 2 Kings iii. 14. Prov. iii. 2.

Ps. xix. 8. The statutes of the Lord are right.

Ver. 11. In keeping them there is a great reward.

xxv. 10. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

xxxvii. 34. Keep his way and he shall exalt thee.

1. 23. To him that ordereth his conversation aright, I will shew the salvation of God.

cxix. 2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies.

Prov. i. 3. Let thine heart keep my commandments, for long life and peace shall they add to thee.

xiii. 32. Blessed are they that keep thy ways.


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