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tinue therein; for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee;" 1 Tim. iv. 16.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound ! they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance; in thy name shall they rejoice all the day—-;" Psal. Ixxxix. 15.
“ The word of God is quick and powerful,” &c.; Heb. iv. 12.
“ The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the com-, munion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ ?" 1 Cor. x. 16.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them;": Matt. xviii. 20.
“ And the Lord will create upon every dwelling-place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory shall be a defence;" Isa. iv. 5.
11. Promises to the humble, meek and lowly.
“ Blessed are the poor in spirit; for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth ;" Matt. v.3–5. " Come unto me
that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls : for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light;” Matt. xi. 28, 29.
“ The Lord is nigh to them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit;" Psal. xxxiv. 18.
“ The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise;" Psal. li. 17.
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in height and holiness (or in the high and holy place), with him also that is of a contrite spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones;" Isa. Ivii. 15.
“ To this man will I look, even to him that is poor, and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word;" Isa. lxvi. 2.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me: he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor: he hath sent me to
heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised-;" Luke iv. 18.
“He giveth grace to the humble ;" James iv. 6.
“Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven;" Matt. xviii. 4.
“He that shall humble himself shall be exalted;" Matt. xxiii. 12.
“ Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up;" James iv. 10.
“He giveth grace to the lowly;" Prov. iii. 34.
“ Blessed are the peace-makers; for they shall be called the children of God;" Matt. v. 9.
The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated—--And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace, of them that make peace;" James iii. 17, 18.
“ Be perfect; be of good comfort; be of one mind; live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you;" 2 Cor. xiii. 11.
“ To the counsellors of peace is joy;" Prov. xii. 20.
“ The God of peace shall be with you, &c. shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly--Grace and peace are the blessing of saints;" Rom. xv. 33. xvi. 20. Phil. iv. 9.
13. Promises to the diligent and laborious Christian.
“He that cometh to God, must believe that God is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him;" Heb. xi. 6.
“The soul of the diligent shall be made fat;" Prov. xiii. 4.
"Be stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord;" 1 Cor. xv. 58.
“ Give diligence to make your calling and election sure ; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fail ;” 2 Pet. i. 10.
"Give all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, &c. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren
every one of
nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ;'' 2 Pet. i. 5. 8.
“Wherefore we labour, that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him;" 2 Cor. v. 9.
“ Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you;" Matt. vi. 33.
“Every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour;" 1 Cor. iii. 8.
“The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force;" Matt. xi. 12. See Prov. iii. 13, &c. iv. to xiv. vi. 20, &c. vii. 1, &c. viii. and ix. throughout.
14. Promises to the patient waiting Christian.
do shew the same diligence, to the full assurance of hope unto the end, that ye be not slothful, but followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises;" Heb. vi. 11, 12.
“Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience; but let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing ;" James i. 3, 4.
“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord;" Psal. xxvii. 14.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him -Those that wait on the Lord shall inherit the earth. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way; he shall exalt thee to inherit the land;" Psal. xxxvii. 7. 9. 34.
“Wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee;" Prov. xx. 22. “Blessed are all they that wait for him;" Isa. xxx. 18.
“They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not be faint;" Isa. xl. 31.
“ They shall not be ashamed that wait for me;" Isa. xlix. 23.
“ The Lord is good to them that wait for him ; to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should hope, and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord ;" Lam.iii. 25,26.
“ But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it;" Rom. viii. 25.
“For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith ;" Gal. v. 5.
* The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ;" 2 Thess. iii. 5.
“ To them who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour and immortality, eternal life;" Rom. ii. 7.
“ Ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye may inherit the promise;" Heb. x. 36.
15. Promises to sincere obedience.
“ Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city;" Rev. xxii. 14.
“ Whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight;" 1 John iii. 22. “ He that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him ;" ver. 24.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, be it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him ;" John xiv. 21.
“If ye keep' my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love;" John xy. 10.
“Circumcision is nothing, and upcircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God;" 1 Cor. vii. 19. See Psal. cxii. 1. cxix. 6. Prov. i. 20-22, &c. Isa. xlviii. 18. Psal. xix. 8, 9, &c.
" He became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;" Heb. v. 9.
“ Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus;" Rev. xiv. 12.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments;" 1 John v. 3.
“ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : fear God, and keep his commandments ; for this is the whole duty of man; for God shall bring every work into judgment," &c.; Eccles. xii. 13, 14.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God;" Matt. y. 8.
“You see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only;" James ii. 24.
Who will render to every man according to his deeds :
to them who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, eternal life-glory, honour and peace to every man that worketh good--Rom. ii. 6, 7. 10.
“In every nation he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him;" Acts x. 35.
“Of obedience unto righteousness;" Rom. vi. 16.
“ He that doth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous ;" 1 John iii. 7.
“ The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace;" James iii. 18.
“ He that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting ;" Gal. vi. 8.
If ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live;" Rom. viii. 13.
16. Promises to them that love God.
“ All things work together for good to them that love God;" Rom. viii. 28.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him ;" 1 Cor. ii. 9.
“He shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him;" James i. 12.
"Rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him ;". James ii. 5.
• He that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him;" John xiv. 21.
“ I love them that love me;" Prov. viii. 17.
“ If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" John xiv. 15. "
“ The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and believed_;" John xvi. 27.
17. Promises to them that love the godly, and that are merciful, and do the works of love.
“ By this shall all men know, that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another;" John xiii. 35.
“ In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love. -By love serve one another for the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as