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Trust, not in Man, but in God. his children shall have a place of refuge. 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Ec. 8: 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.

Mal. 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it : and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

4:2 But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Lk. 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation. [See 403.]

268. Trust, not in man, but in God, required, encouraged, and exemplified.

Ps. 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Pr. 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.

Is. 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of?

Jer. 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh ; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Mic. 7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide : keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. Required. Ps. 4:5 Put your trust in the Lord.

62:8 Trust in him it all times; ye people, prar out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.

Trust, not in Man, but in God.

Ps. 115:9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

Pr. 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Is. 26 : 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

50:10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Encouraged.

2 S. 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried : he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 32 For who is God; save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God ? 33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

Ps. 2 : 12 Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

17:7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, Othou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

28:7 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart trusted in hini, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

31 : 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of longues.

32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants : and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good ; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous

Trust, not in Man, but in God.

shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

125:1 They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

Pr. 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

28:25 He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.

29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Is. 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

57 : 13 He that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain.

Jer. 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the Lord is. Examples.

1 S. 17:37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.

2 K. 18:5 He [Hezekiah] trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. 6 For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses. 7 And the LORD was with him : and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.

Pg. 7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.

56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. Dan. 3: 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered

Obedience and Worship.

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and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful
to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom
we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace,
and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if
not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy
gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

269. Obeying and worshipping God required.
Dt. 6:13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him.

10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul. 20 Thou shalt sear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and sear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

Ps. 95: 6 O come, let us worship and bow down : let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.

96:9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear before him, all the earth.

99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Ec. 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments : for this is the whole duty of man.

Mat. 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Joy in God.

Col. 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men ; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [See 451.]

270. Joy in God required and e.remplified.

1 Ch. 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth. 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof : let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

Ps. 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them : let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

32:11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous : and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous : for praise is comely for the upright.

37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God : yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. 4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

97:1 The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him : righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Is. 41: 16 Thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Ph. 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice. Examples.

1 S. 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

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