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annul it? and his hand is stretch- not be afraid? shall there be evil be smitten? Then the prophet
ed out, and who shall turn it in a city, and the LORD hath not forbare, and said, I know that
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God hath determined to destroy
Isa. xxxvii, 26. Hast thou not Hab. i, 12. . O LORD, thou thee, because thou hast done this,
heard long ago, how I have done hast ordained them for judgment; and hast not hearkened unto my
it; and of ancient times, that I and, O mighty God, thou hast es-counsel. But Amaziah would not
have formed it? now bave Itablished them for correction. hear; for it came of God, that he
brought it to pass, that thou
shouldest be to lay waste defenced the LORD of hosts that the people sought afier the gods of Edom.

Hub. ii, 13. Behold, is it not of might deliver them into the bands

of their enemies, because they cities into ruinous heaps.

shall labour in the very fire, and Jer. xxvil, 6,5. And now have the people shall weary themselves

Isa. xix, 14. The LORD hath I given all these lands into the for very vanity?

mingled a perverse spirit in the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king Acts v, 38, 39. And now I say caused Egypt to err in every work

midst thereof: and they have of Babylon, my servant; and the

unto you, Refrain from these men, beasts of the field bave I given and let them alone : for if this thereof, as a drunken man staghim also to serve bim, And all counsel or this work be of men, it Bereth in his vomit. nations shall serve him, and his will come to nought: But if it be Jer.lil, 3. For through the anger son, and his son's son, until the of God, ye cannot overthrow it; of the Lord it came to pass in Jevery time of his land come; and lest haply ye be found even to rusalem and Judah, till he had then many nations and great fight against God.

cast them out from bis presence, kings shall serve themselves of

that Zedekiah rebelled against the himn.

Deut. il, 30. But Sihon king of king of Babylon. Jer. II, 20-23. Thou art my | Hesbbon would not let us pass by battle-axe and weapons of war: him: for the LORD thy God har

LESSONS. for with thee will I break in dened his spirit, and made his Gen. xxiv, 49, 50. And now, if pieces the nations; and with the heart obstinate, that he might de- ye will deal kindly and truly with will I destroy kingdoms; And liver him into thy hand, as ap- my master, tell me: and if not, with thee will I break in pieces peareth this day.

tell me; that I may turn to the the horse and his rider; and with

Josh. xi, 19, 20. There was not a right hand, or to the left. Then thee will I break in pieces the city that made peace with the Laban and Bethuel answered and chariot and his rider; With thee children of Israel save the Hivites, said, The thing proceedeth from also will I break in pieces man

the inhabitants of Gibeon; all the LORD: we cannot speak unto and woman; and with thee will I other they took in battle: For it thee bad or good. break in pieces old and young;) was of the LORD to harden their and with thee will I break in hearts, that they should come LORD God of Israel saith, I said

1 Sam. ii, 30. Wherefore the pieces the young man and the against Israel in battle, that he indeed, that thy house, and the maid; I will also break in pieces might destroy them utterly, and house of thy father, should walke with' thee the shepherd and his that they might have no favour, before me for ever: but now the flock; and with thee will I break but that he might destroy them, Lord saith, Be it far from me; for in pieces the husbandman and his

as the LORD commanded Moses. them that honour me I will honyoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and

Judges ix, 22, 23. When Abime-our, and they that despise me rulers.

lech had reigned three years over shall be lightly esteemed. Lam. 11, 17, The Lord hath done rit between Abimelech and the Rehoboam, the son of Solomon,

Israel, Then God sent an evil spi- 1 Kings xii, 23, 24. Speak unto that which he had devised; he

men of Shechem; and the men of king of Judah, and unto all the hath fulfilled his word that he

Shechem dealt treacherously with house of Judah and Benjamin, had commanded in the days of Abimelech.

and to the remnant of the people,

1 Kings xi, 14. And the LORD saying, Thus saith the LORD, Yo Lam. jii, 38. Out of the mouth stirred up an adversary unto So- shall not go up, nor fight against of the Most High proceedeth notlomon, Hadad the Edomite: be your brethren the children of Is. evil and good?

was of the king's seed in Edom. rael: return every man to his Dan. iv, 15, 24, 25. Nevertheless,

1 Kings xii, 15. Wherefore the house; for this thing is from me. leave the stump of his roots in king hearkened not unto the They hearkened therefore to the the earth, even with a band of people; for the cause was from the word of the LORD, and returned iron and brass, in the tender grass LORD, that he might perform his to depart, according to the word of the field; and let it be wet with

of the LORD. saying. the dew of heaven. This is the interpretation, o king, and this is the anger of the Lord it came to

2 Kings xxiv, 20. For through

Esth. iv, 12-14. And they told to

Mordecal Esther's words. Then the decree of the Most High;

Mordecai commanded to answer which is come upon my lord the pass in Jerusalem and Judab, unking: That they shall drive thee til he had cast them out from his Esther, Think not with thyself

that thou shalt escape in the from men, and thy dwelling shall presence, that Zedekiah rebelled

king's house more than all the be with the beasts of the field. ... against the king of Babylon.

Jews. For if thou altogether Dan. x1, 22. And with the arms bearkened not unto the people: then shall their enlargement and

2 Chron. x, 15. So the king holdest thy peace at this time, of a flood sball they be overflown from before him, and shall be

for the causo was of God, that the deliverance arise to the Jews broken; yea, also the prince of the

LORD might perform his word, from another place; but thon and covenant.

which he spake by the hand of thy father's house shall be deJoel I, 15. Alas for the day! for the son of Nebat. Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam stroyed; and who knoweth whe

ther thou art come to the kingdom the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Al

2 Chron. XXV, 16, 20. And it for such a time as this? mighty shall it come.

came to pass, as he talked with Job xxii, 28. Thou shalt also de

him, that the king said unto him, creo a thing, and it shall be estab. Amos 11, 6. Shall a trumpet be Art'thou made of the king's coun- Jished unto thee; and the light blown in the city, and the people / sel? forbear; why shouldst thou / shall shine upon thy ways.

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Ps. IV, 22, 23. Cast thy burden, and he that remaineth in Jerusa-, ordained you, that ye should go upon the Lord, and he shall sustain lem, shall be called holy, even and bring forth fruit, and that you thee: he shall never suffer the every one that is written among fruit should remain; that whatso righteous to be inoved. But thou, the living in Jerusalem.

ever ye shall ask of the Father in O God, shalt bring them down into

Jer. 1, 5. Before I formed thee in my name, he may give it you. the pit of destruction: bloody and the belly I knew thee; and before John xvii, 6. 9. I have manifested deceitful men shall not live out thou camest forth out of the womb thy name onto the men which then half their days; but I will trust in I sanctified thee, and I ordained gavest me ont of the world: 160 thee.

thee a prophet unto the nations. they were, and thou gavest them Jer. xviii, 7-10. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, called, but few are chosen.

Matth. xxii, 14. For many are me; and they have kept thș word.

I pray for them: I pray not for the and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to

Matth. xiii, 10, 11. And the dis world, but for them which was destroy it; If that nation, against why speakest thou unto them in

hast given me; for they are tot ciples came, and said unto him,

kom. I, 6, 7. Among wom 17 whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of parables? He answered and said ye also the called of Jesus Christ the evil that I thought to do unto

unto them, Because it is given To all that be in Rome, belovedd them. And at what instant I shall

unto you to know the mysteries of God, called to be saints Groes speak concerning a nation, and the kingdom of heaven, but to you, and peace, from Golours)

ther, and the Lord Jesus Chris concerning a kingdom, to build, them it is not given. and to plant it; If it do evil in my Matth. xx, 16. So the last shall Rom. ix,10-14,16. And botoalhi; sight, that it obey not my voice, be first, and the first last: for many but when Rebecca also had o then I will repent of the good be called, but few chosen.

ceived by one, even by ou faits wherewith I said I would benefit Matth. xxiv, 22. And except

Isaac, (For the children beide de them.

those days should be shortened, yet born, neither having doza Zeph. il, 1, 2. Gather yourselves there should no flesh be saved good or evil, that the purpose together, yea, gather together, o but for the elect's sake those days stand, not of works, but of te

God according to eleccion mig nation not desired; before the de- shall be shortened, cree bring forth, before the day Matth. xxv, 34. Then shall the The elder shall serve the Fount

that calleth,) It was said unto de pass as the chaty, before the fierce King say unto them on his right As it is written, Jacob batel anger of the LORD come upon you, hand, Come, ye blessed of my Fa- loved, but Esau' bare I basal beiore the day of the Lord's anger ther, inherit the kingdom pre- What shall we say then is the come upon you.

pared for you from the foundation unrighteousness with God? God PRESUMPTION. of the world.

forbid. So then it is not tim 2 Kings xviii, 25. Am I now

Mark x, 31. But many that are that willeth, nor of him that to come up without the Lobp against first shall be last; and the last first. neth, but of God that she wou this place to destroy it? The Lord Mark xiii, 20. And except that mercy. said to me, Go up against this the Lord had shortened those days, 1 Cor. 1, 26-29. For ye set for laud, and destroy it.

no flesh should be saved: but for calling, brethren, how that Du Isa. XXXVI, 10. Am I now come

the elect's sake, wbom he hath many wise men after the first, up without the Lord against this chosen, he bath shortened the many mighty, not many dobie, en days.

called: but God hath chosen the land to destroy it? The LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, asked him, saying, What might found the wise; and God het

Luke vili, 9, 10. And his disciples foolish things of the world to ott and destroy it.

this parable be? And he said, chosen the weak things of the 2nd.—THE DIVINE GOVERN- Unto you it is given to know the world to confound the MENT IN SPIRITUAL

mysteries of the kingdom of God: which are mighty; and base tour

but to others in parables; that see- of the world, and things s ticho THINGS.

ing they might not see, and hear- despised, hath God chosen,

ing they might not understand. and things which are not, to br3 THE DIVINE DECREES AND Luke x, 22. All things are deli

to nought things that are: Id CHOICE. vered to me of my Father: and no

no flesh should glory in his profile Exod. xxxii, 32, 33. Yet now, if man knoweth who the Son is, but

sence. thou wilt forgive their sin and the Father; and who the Father

1 Cor. 11, 7, 8. But we speak if not, blot ine, I pray thee, out of is, but the

Son, and he to whom the the hidden wisdom, which credut

wisdom of God in a mystery, thy book which thou hast written. Son will reveal him. And the LORD said unto Moses,

dained before the world auto

Luke xviii, 7, 8. And shall not God glory; Which none of the pret Whosoever hath sinned against avenge his own elect, which cry me, him will I blot out of my day and night unto him, though known it, they would put bang

of this world knew: for bad ib? book.

he bear long with them? I tell you crucified the Lord of glory. Exod. xxxiii, 19. And he said,"I that he will avenge them speedily. will make all' my goodness pass Nevertheless, when the son of he hath'chosen us in him list

Eph. 1, 46, 10-12. According before thee, and I will proclaim man cometh, shall be find faith on the name of the Lord before thee; the earth?

the foundation of the world, and will be gracious to whom i John vi, 44, 45. No man can come blame before him in love: Hart

we should be holy and with will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. hath sent me, draw bim: and I will tion of children by Jesus Christi

to me, except the Father, which predestinated us unto the Prov. xvi,3,4. Commit tly works raise him up at the last day. It is himself, according to the point unto the Lor), and thy thoughts written in the prophets, And they pleasure of his will, To the place shall be established. The LORD shall be all taught of God. Every of the glory of his grace, Flat hath made all things for bimself; man thereforo that hath heard, he hath made us accepted to yea, even the wicked for the day and hath learned of the Father, Beloved: That in the dispenser of evil. cometh unto me.

of the fulness of times, be mp3 Isa. iv, 3. And it shall come to

John xv, 16. Ye have not chosen gather together in one all the pass, that ne t'at is left in Zion, me, but I have chosen you, and in Christ, both which are ia be

Fen, and which are on earth, even against another, the judge shall I obtained it, and the rest were in him: In whom also we have ob judge him; but if a man sin against blinded. tained an inheritance, being pre- the LORD, who shall entreat for

2 Cor. iv, 3. But if our gospel be destinated according to the pur- him? Notwithstanding they hid, it is hid to them that are lost, pose of him who worketh all hearkened not unto the voice of

2 Tim. iii, 8, 9. Now as Jannes things after the counsel of his own their father, because the LORD will; That we should be to the would slay them.

and Jambres withstood Moses, so

do these also resist the truth: praise of his glory, who first trust- 2 Sam. xxiv, 1. And again the men of corrupt minds, reprobate ed in Christ.

anger of the LORD was kindled concerning the faith. But they Eph. ii, 10. For we are his work against Israel, and he moved shall proceed no further for their manship, created in Christ Jesus David against them to say, Go, folly shall be manifest unto all unto good works, which God hath number Israel and Judah.

men, as theirs also was. before ordained that we should

Job xvil, 4. For thou hast bid walk in them.

their heart from understanding: Eph. iil, 10, 11. To the intent therefore shalt thou not exalt Ps. lxxxi, 11, 12. But my people that now, unto the principalities them.

would not hearken to my voice; and powers in heavenly places, might be known by the church and tell this people, Hear yo in-hearts' lust; and they walked in

Isa. vi, 9, 10. And he said, Go, 1 gave them up unto their own

and Israel would none of me. So the manifold wisdom of God, AC- deed, but understand not; and see cording to the eternal purpose ye indeed, but perceive not.

their own counsels. which he purposed in Christ Jesus Make the heart of this people fat, Prov. v, 22, 23. His own iniquiour Lord.

and make their ears heavy, and ties shall take the wicked himself, Phil. iv, 3. And I entreat thee shut their eyes; lest they see with and he shall be holden with the also, true yoke-fellow, help those their eyes, and hear with their cords of his sins. He shall die women which laboured with me

ears, and understand with their without instruction; and in the in the gospel, with Clement also, heart, and convert, and be healed. greatness of his folly he shall go and with other my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the

Isa. xxix, 10. For the LORD hath

astray. book of life. poured out upon you the spirit of

Isa. Ixill, 17. O LORD, why hast 2 Tim. 1, 9. Who hath saved us, deep sleep, and hath closed your thou made us to err from thy and called us with an holy calling: eyes: the prophets and your ways, and hardened our heart

from thy fear? Return for thy s not according to our works, but rulers, the seers hath he covered,

servants' sake, the tribes of thine rik according to his own purpose and Isa. xliv, 18. They have not inheritance.

grace, which was given us in known nor understood: for he Christ Jesus before the world be- hath shut their eyes, that they their delusions, and will bring

Isa. Ixvi, 4, 5. I also will choose gan.

cannot see; and their hearts, that their fears upon them; because 2 Tim. ii, 10. Therefore I endure they cannot understand.

when I called, none did answer; all things for the elect's sakes, Jer. vi, 21, 22, 30. Therefore when I spake, they did not hear: that they may also obtain the sal- thus saith the LORD, Behold, I but they did evil before mine vation which is in Christ Jesus will lay the stumblingblocks be- eyes, and choose that in which I with eternal glory.

fore this people, and the fathers delighted not. Hear the word of Titus 1. Paul, a servant of and the sons together shall fall the LORD, ye that tremble at his God, and an apostle of Jesus upon them; the neighbour and word; Your brethren that hated Christ, according to the faith of his friend shall perish. Thus you, that cast you out for my God's elect, and the acknowledg- saith the Lord, Behold, a people name's sake, said, Let the LORD ing of the truth which is after god- cometh from the north country, be glorified: but he shall appear liness.

and a great nation shall be raised to your joy, and they shall be 1 Pet. 1, 2. Elect according to the from the sides of the earth. Re- ashamed. foreknowledge of God the Father, probate silver shall men call them,

Ezek. sx, 24-26. Because they through sanctification of the Spirit, because the Lord bath rejecied had not executed my judgments, unto obedience and sprinkling of them.

but had despised my statutes, and the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace John vi, 65, 66. And he said, had polluted my sabbaths, and unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Therefore said I unto you, that their eyes were after their fathers'

Rev. xiii, 8. And all that dwell no man can come unto me, except idols. Wherefore I gave them To "pon the earth shall worship him it were given unto him of my also statutes that were not good,

whose names are not written in Father. From that time many of and judgments whereby they the book of life of the Lamb slain his disciples went back, and walk-should not live: And I polluted from the foundation of the world. ed no more with him.

them in their own gifts, in that Reo, xx, 15. And whosoever was John xvii, 12. While I was with they caused to pass through the not found written in the book of them in the world, I kept them in fire all that openeth the womb, life was cast into the lake of fire. thy name: those that thou gavest that I might make them desolate, Rev. xxi, 27. And there shall in me I have kept, and none of them to the end that they might know

that I am the LORD. no wise enter into it anything is lost, but the son of perdition; that defileth, neither whatsoerer that the scripture might be ful- 2 Cor. xiii, 5-7. Examine yourworketh abomination or maketh filled.

selves whether ye be in the faith; a lie; but they which are written Rom. ix, 22. What if God, will not your own selves, how that

prove your own selves: know ye. in the Lamb's book of life.

ing to show his wrath, and to Jesus Christ is in you, except yo

make his power known, endured be reprobates? But I trust that THE DIVINE REJECTION. with much long-suffering the

ye shall know that we are not Deut. xxix, 4. Yet the LORD vessels of wrath titted to destruc- reprobates. Now I pray to God hath not given you an heart to tion. perceive, and eyes to see, and

that ye do no evil; not that we

Rom. xi, 7. What then? Israel should appear approved, but that ears to hear, unto this day. hath not obtained that which he ye should do that which is honest, 1 Sam. ii, 25. If one man sin' seeketh for; but the election bath though we be as reprobatos,

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2 Thess, il, 11, 12. And for this the number of the children of wonders may be multiplied in de cause God shall send them strong Israel be as the sand of the sea, a land of Egypt. And Moses abi delusion, that they should believe remnant shall be saved: For he Aaron did all these wonders a lie:

That they all might be will finish the work, and cut it before Pharaoh: and the LCD damned who believed not the short in righteousness; because a hardened Pharaoh's Deart, sotto truth, but had pleasure in un- short work will the Lord make he would not let the children of righteousness.

upon the earth. And as Esaias Israel go out of his land. 1 Peter ii, 8. And a stone of said before, Except the Lord of

Exod. xiv, 4, 8, 17. And I stumbling, and a rock of offence, Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had harden Pharaoh's beart, thalte even to them which stumble at been as Sodonna, and been made shall follow after them; and I the word, being disobedient; like unto Gomorrha.

be honoured upon Pharaoh, 23 whereunto also they were ap- Rom. xi, 4-6. But what saith upon all his host; that the ET pointed.

the answer of God unto him? Itians may know that I do be Jude 4. For there are certain have reserved to myself seven LORD. And they did so.

thousand men crept in unawares, who were

men, who have not the LORD hardened the beart before of old ordained to this con- bowed the knee to the image of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and be

the childrea demnation, ungodly men, turning Baal. Even so then at this pre- pursued after the grace of our God into lascivi- sent time also there is a remnant Israel: and the children of Isi ousness, and denying the only according to the election of grace. went out with an high Lord God, and our Lord Jesus And if by grace, then is it no And I, behold, I will harded the Christ.

more of works; otherwise grace is hearts of the Egyptians, and they

no more grace. But if it be of shall follow them: and I will a ILLUSTRATIONS. works, then is it no more grace; me honour upon Pharaoh, a

upon

all his host, upoa 29 Gen. XXV, 22, 23. And the child otherwise work is no more work. dren struggled together within 2 Tim. ii, 20. But in a great chariots, and upon his horsemer

Ps. cv, 25. He turned their her: and she said, If it be so, why house there are not only vessels am I thus? And she went to en- of gold and of silver, but also of heart to bate his people, to dea quire of the LORD. And the wood and of earth; and some to subtilely with his servants LORD said unto her, Two nations honour, and some to dishonour. Rom. ix, 17, 18. For the scriptors are in thy womb, and two manner

saith unto Pharaoh, Esen for of people shall be separated from

same purpose have I raised L. thy bowels; and the one people Exod. iv, 21. And the LORD up, that I might shew my por shall be stronger than the other said unto Moses. When thou in thee, and that my name it people; and the elder shall serve goest to return into Egypt, see

be declared throughout all t: the younger.

that thou do all those wonders earth. Therefore bath he he 1 Kings xix, 18. Yet I have left before Pharaoh which I have put on whom he will hare mercy, me seven thousand in Israel, all in thine hand: but I will harden wliom be will be hardebeth the knees which have not bowed his heart, that he shall not let the unto Baal, and every mouth which people go.

MEANS AND END. hath not kissed him.

Exod. vii, 3, 4, 13. And I will Isa. I, 9. Except the LORD of harden Pharaoh's heart, and

Isa. I, 21. The remnant sta hosts had left unto us a very small multiply my signs and my won-return, even the rendants remnant, we should have been as ders in the land of Egypt. But Jacob, unto the mighty God Sodom, and we should bave been Pharaoh shall not hearken unto

Jer. xxxi, 3. you, that I may lay my hand upon

The LORD like unto Gomorrah.

Egypt, and bring forth mine appeared of old unto me, seps; Isa. 2, 22, 23. For though thy armies, and my people the chil- | Yea, bave I loved thee swita peuple Ísrael be as the sand of dren of Israel, out of the land of everlasting love, therefore w the sea, yet a remnant of them Egypt by great judgments. And loving kindness have I dra wote shall return; the consumption he hardened Pharaoh's heart, Acts ii, 89. For the pronic decreed shall overflow with right that he hearkened not unto them; unto you, and to your chi. eousness. For the Lord God of as the LORD had said.

and to all that are afar od. hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of hardened the heart of Pharaoh, shall call.

Exod. ix, 12, 16. And the LORD as many as the Lord our all the land.

and he hearkened not unto them; Acts xiii, 38, 39. Be it tots Jer. xviii, 2-6. Arise, and go as the LORD had spoken unto unto you therefore, ben down to the potter's house; and Moses. And in very deed for brethren, that through this Di'! there I will cause thee to hear this cause have I raised thee up, is preached unto you the foreita my words. Then I went dowu for to show in thee my power; ness of sins: And by him all the to the potter's house; and, be- and that my name may be de- believe are justified from hold, he wrought a work on the clared throughout all the earth. things, from which ye cocl4 wheels. And the vessel that he

Exod. x, 1, 20, 27. And the LORD be justified by the law of None mado of clay was marred in the said unto Moses, Go in unto Acts xviii, 9, 10. Then a hand of the potter: so he made it Pharaoh: for I have hardened his the Lord to Paal in the nigtin again another vessel, as seemed heart, and the heart of his ser- a vision, Be not afraid, bat spesi good to the potter to make it. vants, that I might show these my and hold not thy peace For in Then the word of the LORD came signs before him. But the LORD with thee, and no man shals to me, saying, O house of Israel, hardened Pharaoh's heart, 80 on thee to hurt theefor I cannot I do with you as this that he would not let the child much people in this city. potter? saith the LORD. Bebold, dren of Israel go. But the LORD as the clay is in the potter's hand, hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he after long abstinence, Paul..

Acts xxvil, 21--26, 30, 31. 80 are ye in mine hand, 0 house would not let them go. of Israel.

forth in the midst of them E.cod. xi, 9, 10. And the LORD said, Sirs, ye should have bet Rom. ix, 27-29. Esaias also said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall kened unto me, and 004 bam crieth concerning Israel, Though not hearken unto you; that my loosed from Crete, and to be

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gained this harm and loss. And

LESSONS.

And fault? For who hath resisted now I exhort you to be of good

LUTY,

his will? Nay but, o mau, who cheer; for there shall be no loss

Deut. xxix, 29. of any man's life among you, but things belong unto the LORD our

art thou that repliest against God? The secret

Shall the thing formed say to of the ship. For there stood by God: but those things which are thou made me thus? Hath not

him that formed it, Why bast me this night the angel of God, revealed belong unto us and to whose I am, and whom I serve,

the potter power over the clay, of Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

the same lump to make one vessel be brought before Cesar; and, 1o,

unto honour, and another upto God hath given thee all them that Phil. ii, 12. Wherefore, my be- dishonour? sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, loved, as ye have always obeyed, be of good cheer: for I believe not as in my presence only, but

1 Cor. iv, 7. For who maketh God, that it shall be even as it now much more in my absence, what bast thou that thou didst

thee to differ from another 7 and Was told me.

Howbeit we must work ont your own salvation with not receive ? now, if thou didst be cast upon a certain island. fear and trembling. And as the shipmen were about

receive it, why dost thou glory, as to flee out of the ship, when they

2 Tim. II, 19. Nevertheless tho if thou badst not received it! had let down the boat into the

foundation of God standeth sure, sea, under colour as thongh they having this seal, The Lord know

3rd,--MAN'S RESPONSIBIwould have cast anchors out of eth them that are his. And, let

LITY. the foreship, Paul said to the every one that nameth the name

SUFFICIENT INSTRUMENTALITY centurion and to the soldiers, of Christ depart from iniquity.

PROVIDED IN THE DIVINE Except these abide in the ship, 2 Pet. 1, 10, 11. Wherefore the

GOODNESS. ye cannot be saved. rather, brethren, give diligence to

Isaiah lv, 1. Ho every one that Rom. vill, 28--30. And we know make your calling and election thirsteth, come ye to the waters, that all things work together for sure: for if you do these things ye and he that hath no money; come good to them that love God, to shall never fall: For 80 an entrance ye, buy and eat; yea, come, bay them who are the called accord- shall be ministered unto you abun- wine and milk without money, and ing to his purpose. For whom he dantly into the everlasting king without price. did foreknow, he also did predes dom of our Lord and Saviour

Jer. XXVI, 3. If so be they will tinate to be conformed to the Jesus Christ.

hearken, and turn every man from image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many

PRAISE.

his evil' way, that I may repent

me of the evil which I purpose to brethren. Moreover, whom he Matt. xi, 25-27. At that time Je- do unto them because of the evil did predestinate, them he also sus answered and said, I thank of their doings. called; and whom he called, them thee, O father, Lord of heaven and he also justified; and whom he earth, because thou hast hid these Ezek. xviii, 23, 24, 31, 32. Have I justified, then ho also glorified. things from the wise and prudent, any pleasure at all that the wicked

Gal. I, 14--16. And profited in and hast revealed them unto babes should die? saith the Lord God; the Jews' religion above many Even so, Fatber; for so it seemed and not that he should return

from his ways, and live? But my equals su mine own nation, good in thy sight. All things are being more exceedingly zealous delivered unto me of my Father: when the righteous turneth away of the traditions of ay fathers, and no man knoweth the son but from his righteousness, and comBut when it pleased God, who the Father; neither knoweth any mitteth iniquity, and doeth acseparated me from my mother's man the Father, save the Son, and cording to all the abominations womb, and called me by his he to whomsoever the Son will that the wicked man doeth, shall grace, To reveal his Son in me, reveal him.

he live? All his righteousness that ibat I might preach him among

Luke x, 20, 21. Notwithstanding, tioned: in his trespass that he hath

he hath done shall not be menthe heathen; immediately I con- in this rejoice not, that the spirits trespassed, in bis sin that he has ferred not with flesh and blood. are subject unto you; but rather sinned, in them shall he die. Cast

Phil. ii, 13. For it is God which rejoice, because your names are worketh in you both to will and written in heaven. In that hour away from you all your transgresto do of his good pleasure. Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I sions, whereby yo have trans

1 Thess. I, 3-5. Remembering heaven and earth, that 'thou hast heart and a new spirit: for why without ceasing your work of bid these things from the wise thank thee, O Father, Lord of gressed; and make you a new

will you die, O house of Israel? faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our' Lord and prudent, and hast revealed For I have no pleasure in the Jesus Christ, in the sight of God them onto babes: even so, Father; death of him who dieth, saith the and our Father; Knowing, breth- for so it seemed good in thy sight. selves, and live ye.

Lord God: wherefore turn your. ren beloved, your election of God. Rom. viii, 31. What shall we

Ezek. xxxiii, 10-16. Therefore, For our gospel came not unto then say to these things? If God

O thou son of man, speak unto the you in word only, but also in be for us, who can be against us? bouse of Israel, Thus ye speak, power, and in the Holy Ghost, 1 John iv, 19-21. We love him, saying, if our transgressions and and in much assurance; as ye because he first loved us. If a

our sins be upon us, and we pine know what manner of men we man say, I love God, and hateth away in them, how should we then were among you for your sake. bis brother, he is a liar: for he live? Say unto them, As I live, 2 Thess. ii, 13, 14. But we are

that loveth not his brother whom saith the Lord God, I have no bound to give thanks alway to he hath seen, bow.can he love pleasure in the death of the wickGod for you, brethren, beloved of God whom he bath not seen? ed; but that the wicked turn from

And this commandment have we the Lord, because God hath from

his way and live: turn ye, turn the begivning chosen you to sal- | from him, That he who loveth ye from your evil ways; for why Vation through sanctification of God love his brother also.

will you die, o bouse of Israel? the Spirit, and belief of the truth;

HUMILITY.

Therefore, thou son of man, say Whereunto he called you by our

unto the children of thy people, gospel, to the obtaining of the Rom. ix, 19-21. Thou wilt say The righteousness of the righteous glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. then unto me, Why doth be yet shall not deliver him in the day

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