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promises. Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain: be ye also patient, and stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

* All the days of my appointed time will I wait til) my change come.

? We have the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God, which raiseth the dead.

3 Lean not unto thine own understanding. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.

* The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit: he maketh gold his hope, he saith to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence. But he that trusteth in his riches shall fall; for riches profit not in the day of wrath.

Trust ye not in a friend; put ye not confidence in a guide, but look unto the Lord; and wait for the God of your salvation.

• Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help: for it is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in princes.

7 Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. But happy is he whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth. For it is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

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Xxviii. 26.

Job xiv, 14.
2 2 Cor. i. 9.

3 Prov. iii. 5. Proy: 4. Prov, xviii. Il. Job xxxi. 24. Prov. xi. 28. 4. 5 Micah yii. 5. 7."

6 Psal. cxlvi. 3. Psal. cxviii. 8, 9, 7 Jer. xvii. 5. Psal. cxlvi, 5, 6. Lam. iii. 26.

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Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God.

? Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him: the Lord Teigneth, let all the people tremble.

* Shall not his excellency make you afraid, and his dread fall upon you ? Fear ye not me? saith the Lord. Will ye not tremble at my presence?

Who would not fear thee, O King of nations ? For to thee doth it appertain to do evil and to do good. ms Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works? Thou, even thou art to be feared; and who may stand in thy sight, when once thou art angry? While I suffer thy terrors, I am distracted : at thy wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide thy indignation.

• The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; for by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

? A wise man feareth and departeth from evil; but a fool rageth and is confident.

Stand in awe then and sin not. Serve God acceptably, with godly fear; and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

o Serve the Lord with fear, and let your heart stand in awe of his word. For whoso despiseth the word, shall be destroyed; but he that feareth the commandment, shall be rewarded.

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1 Deut. vi. 13.

2 Psal. xxxij. 8. Psal. xcix. 1. xiii. 11. Jer. v. 22.

4 Jer. x. 7. 5.

5 Psal. Ixvi. 3. Psal. {xxvi. 7. Psal. lxxxviii. 15. Jer. x. 10.

6 Prov. ix. 10. Prov. xvi. 6. 7 Prov. xiv. 16.

8 Psal. iv. 4.

Heb. xii. 28. Phil. ii. J2.

9 Psal. ii. 11. Psal. cxix. 161. Prov. xiii. 13.

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1 Thy word, O Lord, is very pure ; therefore thy servant loveth it.

2 I love thy commandments above gold. Thy judgments are more to be desired than fine gold: they are sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Set not your affections on things on the earth.

Love not the world, neither the things which are in the world. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, is not of the Father ; but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. And : whosoever will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God: for the friendship of the world is enmity with God.

What things are gain to us, those are to be counted loss for Christ. And we are to leave all and to follow him.

He'that loveth father or mother more than me (saith our Saviour) is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

We love God, because he first loved us. Is not he our Father and our Redeemer, that hath bought us ? Hath not he made us, and established us ?

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment: he that feareth is not made perfect in love.

9 The Lord direct our hearts into the love of God.

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I Psal. cxix. 140.

2 Psal. cxix. 127. Psal. xix. 9, 10. 3 Col. iii. 2.

41 John ii. 15, 16, 17. 15. James iv. 4. 5 Phil. iii. 7. Mark x. 28.

6 Matt. x. 37.

7 1 John iv. 19. Deut. xxxii. 6. Isa. xliv. 24. Deut. xxxii. 6.

8 1 John iv. 18.

9 2 Thess. iii. 5. Eph. vi. 24.

Grace be with all them that loye our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

OBEDIENCE.

'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judginents, and his commandments, alway.

2 Thou shalt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and do that which is right in his sight, t and serve him in truth with all thy heart.

* You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right-hand nor to the left.

4 Ye shall not do every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes; but what thing soever the Lord commandeth you, observe to do it. Thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Hereby we do know that we know Jesus Christ, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him: but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. Hereby also know we that we are in him; who hath said, Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I com

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:: He that doeth the will of God, abideth for ever.

? Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law; for siu is the transgression of the law.

$ The soul that doth aught presumptuously, the same reproacheth the Lord. Because he hath despised the word of the Lord, his iniquity shall be upon

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xix 1 Deut. xi. 1.

2 Exod. xv. 26. 1 Sam. xii. 24. v. 33. 32. 4 Deut. xii. 8. 32. 5 1 John ii. 3, 4, 5. John XV. 4. 6 1 John ii. 17.

7 1 John iii. 4.

8 Numb. xv. 30, 31,

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· Not every one that saith unto Christ, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of his Father which is in heaven.

· Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel ; I spake not to your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burntofferings or sacrifices; but this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and walk ye in all my ways, that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams.

5 Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves : for if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was : but whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; this man shall be blessed in his deed. For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

6 We ought to obey God rather than men: for we are the servants of the God of heaven and earth.

No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold

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1 Matt. vii. 21.

2 1 Cor. vii. 19. 3 Jer. vii. 21, 22, 23. 4 1 Sam. xv. 22.

5 James i. 22, 23, 24, 25. Rom. ii. 13. 6 Acts v. 29. Ezra v. 11.

7 Matt. vi. 24.

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