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become debtors to the justice of God, and that neither we por any other creature can make the least satisfaction for that debt w, we pray for ourselves and others, That God of his free grace would, thro' che obedience and satisfaction of Christ apprehended and applied by faith, acquit us both from the guilt and punishment of sinx, accept us in his beloved y, continue his favour and grace to usz, pardon our daily failings a, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more assurance of forgiveness b, which we are the rather
emboldw Rom. iii. from verse 9. to 22. are past, through the forbearance 1.9. What then? are we better than of God; v. 26. To declare, I say, they? No in no wife; for we have at this time his righteousness: that before proved both Jews and Gen- he might be just, and the justifier of tiles, that they are all under sin; him who believeth in Jesus. Heb. v. 10. As it is written, There is none ix. 22. And almost all things are righteous, no not one: v. 11. There by the law purged with blood : and is none that understandeth, there is without shedding of blood is no renone that seeketh after God. v. 12. miffion. They are all gone out of the way, y Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the they are together become unprofi- glory of his grace, wherein he hath table, there is none that doth good, made us accepted in the beloved : no not one, &c. v. 19.-That e v. 7. In whom we have redemption very mouth may be stopped, and through his blood, the forgiveness all the world may become guilty of sins, according to the riches of before God, &c. Mat. xviii. 24. And when he had begun to reckon, z 2 Pet. i. 2. Grace and peace be one was brought unto him, who multiplied unto you through the owed him ten thousand talents. v. knowledge of God, and of Jesus 25. But forasmuch as he had not our Lord. to pay, his lord commanded him to a Hosea xiv. 2. Take with you be fold, and his wife, and his chil- words, and turn to the Lord, say dren, and all that he had, and pay- unto him, Take away all iniquity, ment to be made. Pfal. cxxx. 3. If and receive us graciously; so will thou, O Lord, fhouldīt mark ini. we render the calves of onr lips: quities: O Lord, who shall stand ? Jer. xiv. 7. O Lord, though our iV. 4. But there is forgiveness with niquities testify against us, do thou thee: that thou mayest be feared. it for thy names sake: for our back
x Rom. iii. 24. Being justified Nidings are many, we have finned freely by his grace, through the re- against thec. demption that is in Christ Jesus: v. b Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of 25. Whom God hath set forth to hope fill you with all joy and peace be a propitiation, through faith in in believing, that ye may alound in his blood, to declare his righteous- hope through the power of the Honess for the remiffion of lins that ly Ghost. Pfal.li.7. Purge inę with
emboldned to ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offencesc.
Q. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth perițion ?
A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evild,) ackpowledging that -the most wise, righteous and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations.e; that Sa. tanf, the world g, and the flesh are ready powerfully to draw us afide, and infnare us b: and that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruptioni, weakness, and want of watchfulnessk, are not only subject to be tempted,
hyssop, and I shall be clean; wal unto him to enquire of the wonder me, and I shall be whiter than snow. that was done in the land, God lefc v. 8. Make me to hear joy and glad him to try him, that he might know nels: that the bones which thou hast all that was in his heart. broken, may rejoice. v. 9. Hide thy fi Chron,xxi. 1. And Satan stood face from my sins; and blot out all up against Israel, and provoked Damine iniquities. v. 10. Create in me vid to number Ifrael. a clean heart, O God; and renew a 8 Luke xxi. 34. And take heed.to right ipirit within me. v. 12. Re- yourselves, lelt at any time your store unto me the joy of thy falva- hearts be overcharged with surfeittion: and uphold me with thy freeing and drunkennels, and cares of Spirit.
this life, and so that day, come upon c Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our
And forgive us our you unawares. Mark iv. 19. And fins; for we also forgive every one the cares of this world, and the dethat is indebted to us, -Mat. vi. 14. ceitfulness of riches, and the lults of For if ye forgive men their trespal- other things, entring in, choke the les, your heavenly Father will also word, and it becometh unfruitful. forgive you. v. 15. But if ye for h Jam. i. 14. But every man is give not men their trespasses, nei- tempted, when he is drawn away ther will your Father forgive your of his own luits and ențiçed. trespaffes. Mat. xviii. 35. So like i Gal. v. 17. For the flesh luftech wife shall my heavenly Father do against the spirit, and the spirit a. alsounto you, if ye from your hearts gainst the flesh: and these are conforgive not every one his brother trary the one to the other; so that their trespasses.
ye cannot do the things that ye 195. Mat. vi. 13.
would. 12 Chron. xxxii. 31. Howbeit, in Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, the business of the ambassadors of that ye enter not into temptation: the princes of Babylon, who sent the spirit indeed is willing, but the
and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations I, but also of ourselves unable and unwilling to relift them, to recover out of them, and to improve them m, and worthy to be left
felh is weak.
m Rom. vii. 23. But I see another | Mat. xxvi. 69. Now Peter fat lawin my members warring againft without in the palace; and a dam- the law of my mind, and bringing fel came unto him, saying, Thou me into captivity to the law of sin, alfo wast with Jesus of Galilee. v. which is in my members. v. 24. O. 70. But he denied before them all, wretched man that I am, who ihall saying, I know not what thou saydeliver me from the body of this eft. v.71. And when he was gone death! 1 Chron. xxi. 1. And Satan out into the porch, another maid stood up against Israel, and provokfaw him, and said unto them that ed David to number Israel. v. 2. were there, This fellow was also And David faid to Joab, and to the with Jesus of Nazareth. v.72. And rulers of the people, Go, number again he denied with an oath, I do Israel, from Beer-sheba even to Dan, not know the man. Gal. i. 11. But and bring the number of them to when Peter was come to Antioch, me, that I may know it. ‘v. 3. And I withstood him to the face, because Joab answered, The Lord make he was to be blamed. v. 12. For be. his people an hundred times so mafore that certain came from James, ny more as they be: but, my lord he did eat with the Gentiles; but the king, are they not all my lords when they were come, he withdrew, fervants? why then doth my lord and separated himself, fearing them require this thing? why will he be who were of the circumcision. v. 13. a cause of trespass to Ifrael! v. 4. And the other Jews diffembled like. Nevertheless, the king's word prewife with him, insomuch that Bar- Failed against Joab: wherefore Joab nabas also was carried away with departed, -2 Chron, xvi. 7. And their diffimulation. v. 14. But when at that time Hanani, the feer came I saw that they walked not upright to Afa king of Judah, and said unly, according to the truth of the to him, Because thou hast relied on gospel, I said unto Peter,-2 Chron. the king of Syria, and not relied on xviii. 3. And Ahab king of Israel the Lord thy God, therefore is the faid unto Jehofhaphat king of Ju- host of the king of Syria escaped out dah, Wilt thou go with me to Ra- of thine hand; v: 8. Were not the moth-gilead? And he answered him, Ethiopians and Lubims a huge hoft, I am as thou art, and my people as with very many chariots and horsethy people, and we will be with thee men? yet, because thou didît rely in the war. Compared with 2 Chron. on the Lord, he delivered them inxix. 2. And Jehu the son of Hanani to thine hand. v.9. For the eyes of the feer, went out to meet him, and the Lord run to and fro throughfaid to king Jebolhaphat, Shouldit out the whole earth, to shew himthou help the ungodly, and love self strong in the behalf of them, them that hate the Lord ? -there whose heart is perfect towards him. fore is wrath upon thee from be Herein thou hast done foolishly; fore the Lord.
therefore from henceforth thou
under the power of them n, we pray, that God would fo ovet rule the world and all in ito, subdue the flesh p, and restrain Satan 9.
order all thingsr, bestow and bless all means of graces, and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them; that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to fint; or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation v: or, when fallen, raised again and
shalt have wars, v. 10. Then Afa ful, who will not suffer you to be was wroth with the feer, and put tempted above that ye are able; but him into a prison-house; for he was will with the temptation also make in a rage with him, because of this
a way to escape, that ye may be able thing: Afa
and Asa oppressed fome of to bear it, the people the same time.
Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of n Pfa. Ixxxi. 11. But my people peace that brought again from the would not hearken to my voice, and dead our Lord Jesus, that great Israel would none of me. v. 12. So shepherd of the sheep, through the I gave them
up to their own hearts blood of the everlasting covenant, lult: and they walked in their own v. 21. Make you perfect in every counsels.
good work, to do his will, working o John xvii. 15. I pray not that in you that which is well pleasing thou fhouldst take them out of the in his fight, through Jesus Chrift; world, but that thou shouldīt keep Mat. xxvi. 41.
Watch and pray, them from the evil.
that ye enter not into temptation,p Psal.li. 10. Create in me a clean Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy servant heart, O God; and renew a right also from presumptuous fins, let fpirit within me. Psal. cxix. 133: them not have dominion over me: Order my steps in thy word; and then shall I be upright, and I shall let not any iniquity have dominion he innocent from the
greflion. q 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should
v Eph. ii. 14. For this cause I be exalted above measure, through, bow my knees unto the Father of the abundance of the revelations, our Lord Jesus Christ, v. 15. Of there was given to me a thorn in whom the whole family in heaven the flesh, the messenger of Satan to and earth is named, v. 16. That buffet me, left I should be exalted a he would grant you according to the bove measure. v. 8. For this thing riches of his glory, to be strengthI besought the Lord thrice, that it ened with might, by his Spirit might depart from me.
in the inner-man; v. 17. That si Cor.x. 12. Wherefore let him Christ may dwell in your hearts by that thinketh he standeth, take heed faith;—1 Theff. iii. 13. To the lest he fall. v. 13. There hath no end he may stablish our hearts untemptation taken you, but such as blameable in holiness before God is common to man: but God is faith
even our Father, at the coming of
recovered out of it w, and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof x: that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected y, Satan trodden under our feet z, and we fully freed from fin, temptation, and all evil for ever a.
Q. 196. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen b) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with argumentsc, which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from Godd: and with
our Lord Jesus Christ with all his peace shall bruise Satan under your faints. Jude ver. 24. Now unto him feet shortly,—Zech. ii. 2. And the that is able to keep you from fal Lord said unto Satan, The Lord ling, and to present you faultless rebuke thee, O Satan, even the before the presence of his glory with Lord that hath cholen Jerusalem, exceeding joy.
rebuke thee: is not this a brand w Pfal. li. 12. Restore unto me pluckt out of the fire? Luke xxii. the joy of thy falvation: and uphold 31. And the Lord faid, Simon, Sime with thy free Spirit.
mon, behold, Satan hath desired to · x 1 Pet. V. 8. Be sober,' be vigi- have you, that he may
fift lant; because your adversary the wheat: v. 32. But I have prayed devil, as a roring lion, walketh a for thee, that thy faith fail not: and bout seeking whom he may devour. when thou art converted, lirengthv. 9. Whom result stedfast in the en thy brethren. faith, knowing that the same af a John xvii. 15. I pray nct that Aictions are accomplished in your thou should it take their out of the brethren that are in the world. v. world, but that thou thouldit keep 10. But the God of all grace, who them from the evil. i Thel. v. . 23. hath called us unto his eternal glo. And the very God of peace an tify ry by Christ Jesus, after that ye you wholly: and I pray God your have suffered a while, make you whoie fpirit, and foul and body be perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle preserved blameless unto the conyou.
ing of our Lord Jesus Chriit. , 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to 196. Mat. vi. 13. God that ye do no evil; not that c Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech we should appear approved, but you, brethren, for the Lord leius that ye should do that which is ho- Chriits f>ke, and for the love of the nest, though we be as reprobates. Spirit, that you strive together with v.9. For we are glad when we are me in your prayers to God for me. weak, and ye are strong: this also d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto we wish even your perfection. the Lord my God, and made my z Rom, xvi. 20. And the God of confellion, and laid, O Lord, the