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302. True happiness to be found in God and religion, not in the world.
Ps. 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth n the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust.
119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Pr. 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Jer. 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
2 Cor. 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you. our heart is enlarged.
Not in the world.
Ec. 2:1 I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity. 10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor: and this was my portion of all my
What it is-Its Variety.
labor. 11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
303. Possession and enjoyment of all things.
1 Cor. 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men: for all things are yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ's: and Christ is God's.
2 Cor. 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
304. Does the heart consist in affections, desires, volitions, intentions and passions, or in something else?
Gen. 6:5 Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
2 S. 15:6 So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 1 K. 11:3 And his wives turned away his heart. Esther 7:5 Where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
Pr. 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.
23:26 My son, give me thine heart.
Mat. 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adulte y with her already in his heart.
15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Rom. 10:10 With the heart man believeth unto righteous
305. A'divided,' 'double heart' Treasure of the heart,' &c. Ps. 12:2 With flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
86:11 Unite my heart to fear thy name. Hos, 10:2 Their heart is divided.
Nature of Changing and keeping it.
Mat. 12:34 Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. Lk. 6:45.
306. Do moral good and evil lie in the heart?
Dt. 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother.
2:30 And made his heart obstinate.
1 K. 8:18 Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.
2 Ch. 32:26 Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart.
Ps. 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.
78:72 He fed them according to the integrity of his heart. 95: 10 It is a people that do err in their heart.
Pr. 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart.
23:7 As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Ec. 9:3 The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live.
Is. 107 It is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Jer. 48:29 His pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
Heb. 3:1 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heat of unbelief.
307. Hunan agency exercised in hardening, softening, changing, and keeping the heart.
Ex. 8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart.
Dt. 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
2 Ch. 30:18 But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God.
Ezra 7:10 Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord.
Ps. 73: 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes alway.
Pr. 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
28: 14 He that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. Ezk. 18:31 Make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Jam. 4:8 Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
308. Religious duties should be performed with sincerity of
Dt. 26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
1 S. 16:7 The LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Jer. 3:10 Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord.
29:13 Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Ezk. 33:31 With their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Mat. 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
22:37 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Jn. 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Ac. 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 37 If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest.
Rom. 2:28 He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
A Place-Its Holiness-Rest of.
Rom. 10:10 With the heart, man believeth unto righteous
1 Tim. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.
309. Heaven a place.
Jhn. 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Ep. 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
310. Universal and perfect holiness in heaven.
Ps. 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Ep. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
2 Pet. 3: 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righte
1 Jn. 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Rev. 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie.
311. Heaven a place of rest.
2 Th. 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7 And to you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed.
Heb. 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as