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Ps. cxxxii. 15. I will abundantly bless her provision, and will satisfy her poor with bread.
Prov. iii. 9. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.
Ver. 10. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
x. 3. The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish. Prov. xiii. 25. The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Isa. xxxiii. 15. He that walketh righteously, bread shall be given him, and his waters shall be sure.
lxv. 13. Behold my servants shall eat but ye shall be hungry, behold my servants shall drink but ye shall be thirsty.
Ver. 21. They shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
Ver. 22. They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall not plant, and another eat, for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Ver. 23. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth trouble, for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will save you from your uncleannesses, I will call for the corn and will increase it.
Ver. 30. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the in. crease of the field.
Joel ii. 19. I will send you corn and wine. Hos. ii. 22.
Ver 26. Ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied. See Zech. ix. 17. See Isaac's blessing to his sons, consisting chiefly, Zech. viii. 12. Of the fruits of the earth. Gen. xxvii. 28. xxxvii. 39. See Acts xiv. 17. See promises to obedience.
DELIVERANCE FROM FAMINE.
CCXVIII. Deliverance from famine. Job v. 20. In famine he shall redeem thee from death.
Ver. 22. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh.
Ps. xxxiii. 18. Behold the eye of the Lord is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy.
Ver. 19. To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
xxxvii. 19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
cvii. 9. He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Ps. cxlvi. 7. Which giveth food to the hungry.
Isa. xli. 17. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will call for the corn and will increase it, and will lay no famine upon you.
Ver. 30. Ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
Hab. iii. 17. Though the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields M m
shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Hab. iii. 18. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Matt. iv. 4. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
CCXIX. Not earthly, but spiritual riches, or the interests of the soul, the chief object of a wise man's desires and pursuits. Ps. xxxvii. 16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the treasures of many wicked.
Prov. xv. 6. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures and trouble therewith.
xxiii. 4. Labour not to be rich.
Jer. xlv. 5. Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not. Matt. vi. 8. Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of. Ver. 9. After this manner pray ye.
Ver. 11. Give us this day our daily bread.
Ver. 19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, &c.
Ver. 20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
Ver. 25. Therefore take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body what ye shall put on : Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment ?
Matt. vi. 26. Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them; are ye not much better than they?
Ver. 27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature.
Ver. 31. Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Ver. 33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Ver. 34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself; sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Luke xii. 21 to 35.
Luke x. 41. Jesus said, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that better part that shall not be taken away from her.
xxi. 34. Take heed lest your hearts be overcharged with the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
John vi. 27. Labour not for the meat that perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you.
1 Cor. iii. 22. All things are yours, 2 Cor. viii. 9. Our Lord Jesus Christ though he was rich, for your sakes became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication,let you requests be made known to God. 1 Cor. vii.31,32.
Col. iii. 1. Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col. iii. 2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on
Jam. i. 10. Let the rich rejoice that he is made low.
ii. 5. Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him.
1 Pet. v. 6. Casting all your care upon God, for he careth for you. Ps. lv. 22.
1 John ii. 15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John v. 4. Whosoever is born of God overcometh the world. See 2 Cor. ix. 8, 10.
CCXX. Raiment promised. Matt. vi. 25. Is not the body more than raiment ?
Ver. 28. Why take ye thought for raiment ? consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they spin.
Ver. 29. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.
Ver. 30. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, 0 ye of little faith?-Clothes miraculously supplied to Adam and Eve. Gen. iii. 21. To the Jews in the wilderness. Deut. viii. 4. Neh. x. 21. A gourd for Jonas. Jonah iv. 6.
CCXXI. Supports of life miraculously supplied to the Jews. Exod. xvi. 13, 14, 15. Quails and manna.
Deut. viii. 3.The Lord thy God fed thee with manna,that he might make thee know, that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord, doth man live. Neh. ix. 21. Matt. iv. 4.
1 Kings xvii. 6. The ravens brought to Elijah, bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening.
Ver. 14. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
Ver. 16. The barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord.
Mark vi. 43. Christ feeds five thousand with five loaves.
viii. 8. Christ feeds four thousand with seven loaves.
John ii. 8. Christ turns water into wine. See contentment, submission, and resignation.
I. REPENTANCE, the first doctrine preached at the publishing of the Gospel. Matt. iii. 1. John the Baptist came preaching and saying, repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Acts xiii. 24.xix. 4,
Matt. iii. 8. Bring forth fruits meet for repentance.
Ver. 10.The axe is laid unto the root of the tree, every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.
iv. 17. Jesus began to preach, and say, repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
ix. 13. Jesus said, I came to call sinners to repentance, Mark ii. 17. Mark vi. 12. The disciples being sent forth by Christ, preached that men should repent. Ver. 7.
Acts xx. 21. Paul said, I taught, testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
xxvi. 20. I shewed first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. See above, Matt. iii. 8.
II. The duty of repentance enforced by threatenings in the New Testament. Matt. xi. 20. Then began Jesus to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
Ver. 21. Saying, woe unto the Chorazin, woe unto thee Bethsaida, for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Ver. 22. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. Ver. 23. See Capernaum threatened, ver. 34.
xii. 41. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas, and behold a greater than Jonas is here, Luke xi. 32. Compare Jonah iii. 5.
xxi. 31. The publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Ver. 32. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not, but the publicans and harlots believed him, and ye repented not.
Acts xvii. 30. The times of ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent.
Rev. ii. 5. Remember from whence thou art fallen and repent. I will come and remove thy candlestick, except thou repent. See ver. 16, 21, 22. Chap. iii. 3.-ix. 20.-—xvi. 9.
III. The duty of repentance encouraged by promises in the New Testament. John xxiv. 46. It behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead, that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations.
Acts ii. 38. Repent and be baptised, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost.
iii. 19. Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. viii. 22. Repent of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thoughts of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
IV. Promises to those that return to God. Deut. iv.30. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shall be obedient to his voice.
Deut. iv. 31. He will not forsake thee. Chap. xxx. 1 to 10. 2 Chron. xv. 4.
1 Sam. vii. 3. If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only, he will deliver you. 1 Kings viii. 33 to 38, 48, 49. 2 Chron. vi. 37. Neh. ix. 33. Ps. cvi. 6. Dan. ix. 5, 15.
Job xxii. 23. If thou return to the Almighty thou shalt be built up. Isa. lv. 7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Jer. iii. 12. Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you. Ver. 1, 10, 14. Ver. 22. Return and I will heal your backslidings. Chap. iv. 1.
xviii. 7. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy;
Ver. 8. If that nation turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. Chap. xxvi. 2, 3.—xxxvi. 3.
Ezek. xviii. 21. If the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ver. 22. They shall not be mentioned unto him, in his righteous: ness that he hath done he shall live.
Ver. 23. Have I any pleasure at all that the wikced shall die? saith the Lord God, and not that he should return from his ways and live. Ver. 27, 28.
Ver. 30. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Ver. 32. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God, wherefore turn and live.
xxxiii. 11. As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Ver. 14, 19. 2 Pet. iii. 9.
Hos. vi. 1. Let us return unto the Lord, for he hath torn, and he will heal us, he hath smitten and he will bind us up. Lam. iii. 40.
xiv. 1, 2. O Israel, return unto the Lord, for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity, take with you words, and say unto him, take away all iniquity and receive us graciously.
Ver. 7. I will heal their backslidings, I will love them freely, saith the Lord. Chap. xii. 6.
Joel iii. 12. Therefore also, now saith the Lord, turn ye even to me, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning,
Ver. 13. And rent your hearts and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Zech. i. 3. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, turn ye unto me, and I will turn unto you, Mal. iii. 7.
ix. 12. Turn to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope.
V. Remarkable instances of penitent returning sinners obtaining mercy. 2 Chron. xv. 4. When they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord