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do them, he will love thee, and showing mercy unto thousands of bless thee, and multiply thee. them that love me, and keep my
10: 14. Behold the heaven, and commandments. the heaven of heavens is the Lord's 7:9. Know therefore that the LORD thy God; the earth also, with all thy God, he is God, the faithful God, that therein is; only the Lord had which keepeth covenant and mercy a delight in thy fathers to love with them that love him and keep them.
his commandments to a thousand Hos. 14: 4. I will heal their generations; and repayeth them that backslidings, I will love them free- hate him to their face, to destroy ly.
them: he will not be slack to him John 14: 23. If a man love me, that hateth him, he will repay him he will keep my commandments, to his face. Thou shalt therefore and my father will love him. keep the commandinents, and the
1 John 4:16. We have known and statutes, and the judgments, which believed the love which God hath to I command thee this day, to do them.
God is love ; and he that dwell- 32: 41. If I whet my glittering eth in love dwelleth in God, and God sword, and mine hand take hold on in bim. Love is of God. - 10. Here- judgment, I will render vengeance in is love, not that we loved God; to mine enemies, and will reward but that he loved us. - 19. We love them that hate me. him because he first loved us.
JOB 34: 25. Therefore he knoweth MAL. 1: 2. I have loved you, their works, and he overturneth saith the Lord of hosts.
them in the night, so that they are John 3:16. God so loved the destroyed. He striketh them as world that he gave his only begot- wicked men in the open sight of ten Son, that whosoever believeth others; because they turned back in him should not perish, but have from him, and would not consider everlasting life.
any of his ways. – 29. And when he Ps. 146: 8. The Lord loveth the hideth his face, who then can berighteous.
hold him? whether it be done against Deut. 10: 8. The Lord loveth a nation, or against a man only: that the stranger,
the hypocrite reign not, Jest the peoJohn 16:27. For the Father him- ple be ensnared. Surely it is meet to self loveth you, because ye have be said unto God, I have borne chasloved me.
tisement, I will not offend any more: Ps. 86:7. How excellent is thy that which I see not, teach thou me: loving kindness, O God! Therefore if I have done iniquity, I will do no the sons of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Ps. 34:16. The face of the LORD 89: 33. My loving kindness will is against them that do evil. To cut I not utterly take from him.
off the remembrance of them from Jer. 31: 3. I have loved thee the earth. — 21. Evil shall slay the with an everlasting love: therefore wicked; and they that hate the with loving kindness have I drawn righteous shall be desolate. thee.
50: 16. But unto the wicked God Mal. 1: 2. I have loved you, saith saith, What hast thou to do to the LORD. Yet ye say,
" Wherein declare my statutes, or that thou hast thou loved us?” Was not Esau shouldest take my covenant in thy Jacob's brother? saith the Lord: mouth? seeing thou hatest instrucyet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, tion, and castest my words behind and laid his mountains and his her- thee. — 21. These things bast thou itage waste for the dragons of the done, and I kept silence; thou wilderness.
thoughtest that I was altogether such an
one as thyself: but I will II. Hatred, or opposition to sin. reprove thee, and set them in order
before thine eyes. Now consider this, Deut. 5: 9. For I, the Lord thy ye that forget Gadalest I texte you in God, am a jealous God, visiting the pieces, and there be none to deliver. iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth gene- T75:8. For in the hand of the ration of them that hate me, and LORD there is a cup, and the wine
is red; it is full of mixture; and he
III. Compassion. poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof all the wicked of the Ex. 34: 6. And the Lord passed earth shall wring them out, and by before him, and proclaimed, 'The drink them.
LORD, The Lord God, merciful and 94: 23. And he shall bring upon gracious, long-suffering, and abunthem their own iniquity, and shall dant in goodness and truth, keeping cut them off in their own wicked- mercy for thousands, forgiving ininess; yea, the Lord our God shall quity and transgression and sin, and cut them off.
that will by no means clear the 145: 20. The LORD preserveth guilty; visiting the iniquity of the all them that love him: but all the fathers upon the children, and upon wicked will he destroy.
the children's children, unto the Isa. 26:21. For, behold, the LORD third and to the fourth generation. cometh out of his place to punish the Ps. 68: 4. Sing unto God, sing inhabitants of the earth for their in- praises to his name: extol bim that iquity: the earth also shall disclose rideth upon the heavens by his name her blood, and shall no more cover JAH, and rejoice before him. A her slain.
father of the fatherless, and a judge 59: 17. And he put on the gar- of the widows, is God in his holy ments of vengeance for clothing, habitation. Goi setteth the solitary and was clad with zeal as a cloak. in families: he bringeth out those According to their deeds, accord- which are bound with chains: but ingly he will repay, fury to his ad- the rebellious dwell in a dry land. versaries, recompense to his ene- 86: 15. But thou, O LORD, art a mies ; to the islands he will repay God full of compassion, and grarecompense. So shall they fear the cious, long-suffering, and plenname of the Lord from the west, teous in mercy and truth. O turn and his glory from the rising of the unto me, and have mercy upon me. When the enerny shall come
102:19. For he hath looked down in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord from the height of his sanctuary; shall lift up a standard against him. from heaven did the Lord behold
Nah. 1: 2. God is jealous, and the earth; to hear the groaning of the Lord revengeth; the Lord re- the prisoner; to loose those that are vengeth, and is furious; the LORD appointed to death; to declare the will take vengeance on his adversa- name of the Lord in Zion, and his ries, and he reserveth wrath for his praise in Jerusalem; when the peoenemies. The Lord is slow to an- ple are gathered together, and the ger, and great in power, and will not kingdoms, to serve the Lord. at all acquit the wicked. – 5. The 103: 1. Bless the Lord, O my mountains quake at him, and the soul: and all that is within me, bless hills melt, and the earth is burned his holy name. Bless the LORD, O at his presence, yea, the world, and my soul, and forget not all his benall that dwell therein. Who can efits: who forgiveth all thine iniquistand before his indignation ? and ties. — 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth who can abide in the fierceness of with good things; so that thy youth is his anger? His fury is poured out renewed like the eagle's. — 8. The like fire, and the rocks are thrown Lord is merciful and gracious, slow down by him.
to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Ps. 7: 11. God is angry with the He will not always chide: neither wicked every day.
will he keep his anger forever. He Job 21: 17. God distributeth sor- hath not dealt with us after our sins; rows in his anger.
nor rewarded us 'according to our Nah. 1: 2. The LORD reserveth iniquities. For as the heaven is wrath for his enemies.
high above the earth, so great is his Rom. 1:18. The wrath of God mercy toward them that fear him. is revealed from heaven against all As far as the east is from the west, ungodliness and unrighteousness of so far hath he removed our trans
gressions from us. Like as a father 2: 8. Indignation and wrath, trib- pitieth his children, so the Lord ulation and anguish, upon every pitieth them that fear him. – 17. But soul of man that doth evil.
the mercy of the Lord is from ever
lasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto
MORAL PRINCIPLES. children's children ; to such as keep his covenant, and to those that re- I. Righteousness, or Justice. member his commandinents to do them.
Ex. 20:.5. For I the LORD thy
God am a jealous God, visiting the [ 111:4. The Lord is gracious iniquity of the fathers upon the and full of compassion. He hath children, unto the third and fourth given meat unto them that fear him:' generation of them that hate me; he will ever be mindful of his cove- and showing mercy unto thousands nant.
of them that love me, and keep my 116: 3. The sorrows of death commandments. compassed me; and the pains of hell Deut. 10: 17. For the Lord gat hold upon me: I found trouble your God is God of gods, and LORD and sorrow. Then called I upon of lords, a great God, a mighty, and the name of the Lord). O LORD, I a terrible, which regardeth not perbeseech thee, deliver my soul. Gra-sons, nor taketh reward: he doth cious is the Lord, and righteous: execute the judgment of the fatheryea, our God is merciful.
less and widow, and loveth the 136: 1. O give thanks unto the stranger, in giving him food and Lord: for he is good.-5. To him raiment. that by wisdom made the heavens: Job 34: 10. Far be it from God, for his mercy endureth forever. that he should do wickedness; and
Isa. 54: 5. For thy Maker is thy from the Almighty, that he should husband ; the LORD of hosts is his commit iniquity. For the work of a name ; and thy Redeemer the Holy man shall he render unto him, and One of Israel; the God of the whole cause every man to find according earth shall he be called. For the
to his ways. LORD bath called thee as a woman Ps. 19: 20. The Lord rewarded forsaken and grieved in spirit, and me according to my righteousness ; a wife of youth, when thou wast re- according to the cleanness of my fused, saith thy God. For a small bands hath he recompensed me. moment have I forsaken thee; but | 25. With the inerciful thou wilt with great mercies will I gather thee. show thyself merciful; with an upIn a little wrath I hid my face from right man thou wilt show thyself thee for a moment; but with ever- upright; with the pure thou wilt lasting kindness will I have mercy show thyself pure ; and with the on thee, saith the LORD thy Re- froward thou wilt show thyself frodeemer. — 10. For the mountains ward. For thou wilt save the afshall depart, and the hills be remo- flicted people ; but wilt bring down ved; but my kindness shall not de- high looks. – 30. As for God, his part from thee.
way is perfect: the word of the JONAH 3: 10. And God saw their Lord is tried; he is a buckler to works, that they turned from their all those that trust in him. For evil way; and God repented of the who is God save the Lord? or who evil, that he had said that he would is a rock save our God? it is God do unto them; and he did it not. that girdeth me with strength, and
Neh. 9: 17. Thou art a God, maketh my way perfect. ready to pardon, gracious and mer- Isa. 25: 1. O Lord, thou art my ciful, slow to anger, and of great God; I will exalt thee, I will praise kindness.
thy name ; for thou hast done wonJOEL 2: 13. The LORD your God derful things ; thy counsels of old is gracious and merciful; slow to are faithfulness and truth. For thou anger and of great kindness. hast made of a city an heap; of a
defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city: it shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee; the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy
in his distress, a refuge from the sight, thou hatest all the workers of storm, a shadow from the heat, iniquity. when the blast of the terrible ones Ps. 47: 8. God sitteth upon the is as a storm against the wall. throne of his holiness.
Deut. 32:3. Because I will pub- Joe 15:15. The heavens are not lish the name of the LORD: ascribe clean in his sight. ye greatness unto our God. He is Ps. 93: 5. Thy testimonies are the Rock, his work is perfect: for very sure: holiness becometh thine all his ways are judgment: a God house, O LORD, forever. of truth and without iniquity, just 99: 9. For the LORD our God is and right is he.
holy. JOB 8: 20. Behold, God will not 145: 17. The Lord is righteous cast away a perfect man, neither in all his ways, and holy in all his will he help the evil doers: till he works. The Lord is nigh unto all fill thy mouth with laughing, and them that call upon him, to all that thy lips with rejoicing. They that call upon him in truth. hate thee shall be clothed with shame.
III. Truth, or Faithfulness. Ps. 36:5. Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens, and thy faithful- Deut. 32: 4. A God of truth, ness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy without iniquity, just and right is righteousness is like the great moun- he. tains ; thy judgments are a great Ps. 91: 4. His truth shall be thy deep.
shield and buckler. 97: 2. Righteousness and judg- 146: 6. He keepeth truth forment are the habitation of his throne.
Dan. 4: 37. All his works are 145:17. The Lord is righteous truth. in all his ways, and holy in all his Isa. 25: 1. Thy counsels of old works.
are faithfulness and truth. 19:8. The statutes of the LORD NUM. 23: 19. God is not a man, are right. The commandment of that he should lie, neither the son of the Lord is pure. The judgments man, that he should repent. of the LORD are true.
1 Sam. 15: 29. The strength of 2 Chron. 19: 7. There is no ini- Israel will not lie. quity with the Lord our God, nor Ps. 36: 5. Thy mercy, O LORD, is respect of persons, nor taking of in the heavens, and thy faithfulness gifts.
reacheth unto the clouds. Rev. 15: 3. Just and true are 119: 90. Thy faithfulness is unto thy ways, O thou King of saints. all generations.
1 Cor. 1:9. God is faithful, by II. Purity, or Holiness. whom ye were called unto the fel
lowship of his son Jesus Christ. Isa. 6: 3. And one cried unto 2 Tim. 2: 13. He abideth faithanother, and said, Holy, holy, holy ful. is the LORD of hosts: the whole 1 Thes. 5: 24. Faithful is he earth is full of his glory.
that calleth you. Hab. 1: 13. Thou art of purer HEB. 6: 13. For when God made eyes than to behold evil, and canst promise to Abraham, because he not look upon iniquity,
could swear by no greater, he swore Lev. 11; 44. Ye shall be holy ; | by himself, saying, Surely blessing I for I, the LORD your God, am will bless thee; and multiplying I holy.
will multiply thee. And so after he Ps. 22: 3. Thou art holy, O thou had patiently endured, he obtained that inhabitest the praises of Israel. the promise. For men verily swear
Rev. 15: 4. Who shall not fear by the greater, and an oath for conthee, O LORD, and glorify thy firmation is the end of all strife. name: for thou art holy.
Wherein God, willing more abundPs. 5: 4. Thou art not a God antly to show unto the heirs of promthat hast pleasure in wickedness; ise the immutability of his counsel, neither shall evil dwell with thee. confirmed it by an oath ; that by The foolish shall not stand in thy two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we joice. Thou visitest the earth, and might have strong consolation, who waterest it: thou greatly enrichest have fled for refuge to lay hold on it with the river of God, which is the hope set before us.
full of water: thou preparest them Isa. 46: 10. My counsel shall corn, when thou hast so provided stand, and I will do all my pleasure. for it. Thou waterest the ridges
Pr. 19: 21. The counsel of the thereof abundantly; thou settlest Lord, that shall stand.
the furrows thereof; thou makest JAMES 1:17. Every good gift, and it soft with showers; thou blessest every perfect gift is from above, the springing thereof. Thou crowncoming down from the father of est the year with thy goodness; and lights, with whom there is no va- thy paths drop fatness. riableness, neither shadow of turn- 68: 19. Blessed be the Lord, who ing.
daily loadeth us with benefits, even
the God of our salvation. Selah. IV. Goodness.
He that is our God is the God of
salvation; and unto God the Lord Ex. 33: 18. And he said, I be- belong the issues from death. seech thee, show me thy glory. And 84: 11. For the Lord God is a he said, I will make all my good- sun and shield: the Lord will give ness pass before thee, and I will grace and glory; no good thing will proclaim the name of the Lord be- he withhold from them that walk fore thee; and will be gracious to uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blesswhom I will be gracious, and will ed is the man that trusteth in thee. show mercy on whom I will show 100: 4. Enter into his gates with mercy.
thanksgiving, and into his courts Ps. 33: 5. He loveth righteous- with praise: be thankful unto him, ness and judgment: the earth is full and bless his name. For the LORD of the goodness of the Lord. is good; his mercy is everlasting ;
34: 8. O taste and see that the and his truth endureth to all generaLORD is good: blessed is the mani tions. that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no 1 104: 27. These wait all upon want to them that fear him.
thee ; that thou mayest give them 31:19. Oh how great is thy good their meat in due season. That ness, which thou hast laid up for thou givest them they gather: thou them that fear thee: which thou openest thine hand, they are filled hast wrought for them that trust in with good. thee before the sons of men! Thou 145: 6. And men shall speak of shalt hide them in the secret of thy the might of thy terrible acts: and I presence, from the pride of man; will declare thy greatness. They thou shalt keep them secretly in a shall abundantly utter the memory pavilion, from the strife of tongues. of thy great goodness, and shall Blessed be the Lord; for he hath sing of thy righteousness.
'The showed me his marvellous kindness | Lord is gracious, and full of comin a strong city.
passion ; slow to anger, and of 36: 6. O Lord, thou preserv- great mercy. The Lord is good to est man and beast. How excellent all: and his tender mercies are over is thy loving kindness, O God! all his works. — 14. The Lord uptherefore the children of men put holdeth all that fall, and raiseth up their trust under the shadow of thy all those that be bowed down. The wings. They shall be abundantly eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou satisfied with the fatness of thy givest them their meat in due seahouse; and thou shalt make them son. Thou openest thine hand, and drink of the river of thy pleasures. satisfiest the desire of every living For with thee is the fountain of life: thing. in thy light shall we see light. O 146: 5. Happy is he that hath continue thy loving-kindness unto the God of Jacob for his help, whose them that know thee, and thy right- hope is in the Lord his God. – 7. eousness to the upright in heart. Which executeth judgment for the
65: 8. Thou makest the outgoings oppressed: which giveth food to the of the morning and evening to re- | hungry. The Lord looseth the pris