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Eph. i. 4. He hath chosen us in Christ,
LOVE TO CHRIST. that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.
LXXV. Love to Christ enforced by 1 John iv. 19. We love him because promises. Luke vii. 47. Jesus said, Her he first loved us. Ps. cxvi. 1.
sins, which are many, are forgiven; for
she loved much, LXXI. How love to God is produced in John xiv. 21. He that loveth me, shall Christians. Deut. xxx. 6. The Lord thy be loved of my Father, and I will love him. God will circumcise thine heart, and the Ver. 23. And we will come unto him, and heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy make our abode with him. Ch. xvi. 27. God with all thine heart, and with all thy 1 Tim. i. 14. The grace of our Lord soul, that thou mayest live. 2 Cor. xiii. was exceeding abundant, with faith and 11. God is the God of love.
love, which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Tim. iv. 8. A crown of righteous. LXXII. It is prayed for as a gift from ness the Lord the righteous Judge will God. Eph. vi. 23. Peace be to the bre- give to them that love him. thren, and love, with faith from God the James i. 12. A crown of life the Lord Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil. hath promised to them that serve him. i. 9. I pray your
love 1 Thess. iii. 5. The Lord direct your LXXVI. Prayers for them that love hearts into the love of God, and into the Christ. Eph. vi. 24. Grace be with all patient waiting for Christ. See Eph. them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in iii. 14. 17.
sincerity. LXXIII. It is a work of the Spirit. Rom. v.5. The love of God is shed abroad threatenings. Matt. x. 37. He that loveth
LXXVII. Love to Christ enforced by in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. Gal. v. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, than me, is not worthy of me.
father or mother, son or daughter, more joy, peace, &c. Col. i. 8. 2 Tim. i. 7. v. 6. Faith workéth by love.
1 Cor, xvi. 22. If any man love not
the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Ana." LXXIV. Love to God is evidenced by thema Maran-atha. keeping his commandments, and loving Rev. ii. 4. I have somewhat against thee, his servants. Deut., xi. 13. Love the because thou hast left thy first love. Lord your God, and serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul. Ver. LXXVIII. Enforced by the example of 92. Ch. xix. 9.
God the Father, who loveth Christ. Prov. xxx. 20. Love the Lord thy God, obey viii. 30. I was daily his delight. his voice, cleave unto him, for he is thy Isa. xlii. 1. Mine elect, in whom my life, and the length of thy days.
soul delighteth. Matt. xii. 18. Isa. lvi. 6. The sons of the stranger Matt. iii. 17. This is my beloved Son, that join themselves to the Lord, to love in whom I am well pleased. Ch. xvii. 5. the name of the Lord, and to be his ser. 2 Pet. i. 17. vants, &c.—Ver. 7. Them will I bring John iii. 35. The Father loveth the to my holy mountain, &c.
Son. Ch. xvii. 24. Eph. iv. 15. Speaking the truth in viii. 42. Jesus said, If God were your love. Ver. 16.
Father, ye would love me. 1 Thess. i. 3. We give thanks to God, remembering your work of faith and la- LXXIX. Enforced by the example of bour of love, &c. Heb. vi. 10.
the church and people of God, who love 1 John ii. 5. Whoso keepeth God's Christ. Song i. 4. The upright love word, in him verily is the love of God thee. Ver. 7. Ch. ii. 5. perfected. Ch. v. 2.
. 6. How pleasant art thou, O love, v. 3. This is the love of God, that we for delights ! See also, Ch. i. 14, 15, 16.keep his commandments.—2 John 6. That ii. 3.8,9.16, 17.-iii. 1 to 5.-iv. 1.7.16.we walk after his commandments. v. 2 to 16.-vi.1,2,3.—vii.10.—viii.1.4,5.
iv. 20. If a man say, I love God, and Rom. viii, 35. Who shall separate us hateth his brother, he is a liar. For this from the love of Christ ? commandment have we from him, That 1 Pet.i. 8. Whòm having not seen ye love. he who loveth God, love his brother also. Ch. ii, 17.
LXXX. Enforced by Christ's love to 168 Hating God-Desiring God, Thirsting, &c. Chap. XIV. his church. John xv. 9. I have loved you; my Father also. Ver. 24. See Ps. xxi. 8. continue ye in my love. Philem. 5. -lxviii. 1. Prov. viii. 36.
Eph. v. 25. Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for it.
DESIRING GOD, THIRSTING, &c. LXXXI. Obedience to Christ the evi. LXXXIV. Desiring God. Ps. lxxiii. dence of love to him. Matt. xii. 33. The 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? tree is known by its fruit.
and there is none upon earth whom I de. John xiv. 15. Jesus said, If ye love sire besides thee. me, keep my commandments.-Ver. 21. Isa. xxvi. 8. The desire of our soul is to He that hath my commandments, and thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. keepeth them, he it is that loveth me.- Ver. 9. With my soul have I desired Ver. 23. If a man love me, he will keep thee in the night; with my Spirit within my words. Ver. 24. 28.
me will I seek thee early. Hag. ii. 7. xv. 10. If ye keep my commandments Christ is the desire of all nations. ye shall abide in my love.
xxi. 15. Simon, lovest thou me? Feed LXXXV. Thirsting, longing for God, my lambs. Ver. 16.
and the things of God. Ps. xlii. 2. My 2 Cor. v. 14. The love of Christ con. soul thirsteth for God. Ps. lxii. 1. 6.-straineth us.
cxliii. 6. Phil. i. 17. Some of love preach Christ. Ixxxiv. 2. My soul longeth for the
courts of the Lord. HATING GOD.
cxix. 20. My soul breaketh for the
longing it hath unto thy testimonies at LXXXII. Threatenings against the all times. haters of God. Exod. xx. 5. I am a jea- Ver. 131. I longed after thy commandlous God, visiting the iniquities of the ments. Ver. 54. 94. fathers upon the children, unto the third Ver. 174. I have longed for thy salvaand fourth generation of them that hate me. tion, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.
Deut vii. 10. God repayeth them that Promises. Ps. lxxxi. 10. Open thy hate him, to their face, to destroy them: mouth wide, and I will fill it. he will not be slack to him that hateth Isa. xliv. 3. I will pour water upon him; he will repay him to his face. him that is thirsty, and floods upon the
xxxii. 15. Jeshurun waxed fat; then he dry ground. Ps. cvii. 9. Jer. xxxi. 13. forsook God that made him, and lightly lv. 1. Ho! every one that thirsteth, esteemed the Rock of his salvation.- come ye to the waters. Rev. xxii. 17. Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them. Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they which do
Ver. 22. A fire is kindled in mine an. hunger and thirst after righteousness. ger, saith the Lord, and shall burn unto John iv. 13, 14.-vi. 35.-vi. 37, 38. the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire
JOY IN GOD. the foundations of the mountains.Ver. 23. I will heap mischiefs upon them.- LXXXVI. Joy in God. Phil. ii. 1. Ver. 41. I will render vengeance to mine Finally, brethren, rejoice in the Lord. enemies, and will reward them that hate iv. 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway. me, saith God.
1 Thess. v. 16. Rejoice evermore. 1 Sam. ii. 30. The Lord saith, Them that honour me I will honour; and they 11.
We joy in God through our Lord
LXXXVII. Through Christ. Rom. v. that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. Jesus Christ, by whom we have now re
2 Chron. xix. 2. Shouldst thou help ceived the atonement. the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord; therefore is wrath upon thee from LXXXVII. Persons encouraged to rebefore the Lord.
joice in God. The righteous. Ps. xxxii. Ps. cxxxix. 21. Do not I hate them, o 11. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye Lord, that hate thee.
righteous; and shout for joy all ye that Rom. i. 30. Haters of God, &c. are are upright in heart. Ps. xxxiii. 1. worthy of death.
Ixiv. 10. The righteous shall be glad
in the Lord, and all the upright in heart LXXXIII. Hating Christ. John xv. shall glory. Ps. lxviii. 3. 23. Jesus said, He that hateth me hateth xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in See the first section. In Christ. John heart. Ver. 12. Job viii. 20, 21. viii. 56. Jesus said, Abraham rejoiced to
Matt. xxv. 21. Thou good and faithful see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord. xv. 11. These things have I spoken Job xxxiii. 26.
unto you, that my joy might remain in LXXXIX. The meek. Isa. xxix. 19. you, and that your joy might be full. Ch. The meek shall increase their joy in the xvii. 13.1 John i. 4.
xvi. 22. I will see you again, and your Lord. Ver. 20.
hearts shall rejoice. XC. Those that seek God. Ps. xl. 16. Phil. ii. 3. We are the circumcision, Let those that seek thee rejoice and be which worship God in the Spirit, and reglad in thee. 1 Chron. xvi. 10. 27. Ps. joice in Christ Jesus, and have no con. Ixx. 4.-cv. 3.
fidence in the flesh. XCI. Those that trust in God. Ps. v. 11. and give honour to him, for the marriage
Rev. xix. 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, Let all those that put their trust in thee re of the Lamb is come. joice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name, be joyful in thee. Ps. 17. The kingdom of God is not meat and
XCVI. In the Holy Ghost. Rom. xiv. Xxxii. 21.
drink, but righteousness and peace, and XCII. Those that hope in God. Rom. v. joy in the Holy Ghost. Gal. v.22. Col. i. 11. 2. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Heb. üi. 6. Rom. xii. 12. Ps, xvi. 11. XCVII. In God's worship. Ps. ii. 11.
1 Pet. i. 3. God hath begotten us to Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with a lively hope, &c.—Ver. 6. Wherein ye trembling. greatly rejoice.
xxvii. 6. I will offer in his tabernacles Luke x. 20. Rejoice that your names sacrifices of joy. are written in heaven.
xlii. 4. I went with them to the housc. XCIII. Those who have fuith, or be. Ps. lv. 14.
of God, with the voice of joy and praise. lieve. Acts xvi. 34. The jailor rejoiced, xliii. I will go unto the altar of God, believing in God, with all his house. Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of peace fill
unto God my exceeding joy: you with all joy and peace in believing. with joyful lips.
lxiii. 5. My mouth shall praise thee Phil. i. 25. 1 Pet. i. 8. Believing in Christ, ye re. all ye lands. Ps. Ixxxi. 8.—xcviii. 4. 6.—
lxvi. 1. Make a joyful noise unto God, joice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. John xiv. 1.
lxviii. 4. Sing praises to God, and reXCIV. Joy promised. Ps. iv. 7. Thou joice before him. Ch. Ixxxi. I. hast put gladness in my heart, more than
lxxxix. 15. Blessed is the people that in the time that their corn and wine in- / know the joyful sound. Ver. 16.
cvii. 22. Declare his works with recreased.
xvi. 11. Thou wilt shew me the path joicing: of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy,
cxviii. 24. This is the day God made, at thy right hand are pleasures for ever we will be glad and rejoice in it. more. Acts ii. 28.
cxxii. 1. I was glad when they said xcii. 4. Thou hast made me glad through
unto me, Let us go unto the house of the
Lord. thy work. cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears, shall
Isa. lvi. 7. I will make them joyful in reap in joy. Isa. Ixi. 3. 10. Jer. xxxi. 9. my house of prayer. 12. Matt. v. 4.
See instances of this joy, 1 Chron. xv. Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that 16. 2 Chron. xxiii. 18. --xxix. 30. Neh.
xii. 43. is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy. Ch. v. 20.-ix. 7. Isa. Ixv. 14. My servant shall sing for
XCVIII. Worship of God, fized and joy of heart.
carried on among God's people, a cause of John xvi. 20. Your sorrow shall be their joy. 1 Sam. vi. 13. The people returned into joy. Ch. xiv. 1.
joiced to see the Ark of God returning to
Israel. XCV. Things rejoiced in are, God. 2 Sam. vi. 12. The Ark of God
c. 1. 2.
brought to the city of David with glad. xxviii. 7. The Lord is my strength, ness. 1 Chron. xv. 25.
and my shield; my heart trusted in him, 1 Chron. xxix. 9. David and the people and I am helped; therefore my heart rejoiced, because that with a perfect heart greatly rejoiceth. the people offered willingly to the Lord the materials for building the house of CIII. Salvation from God against ene. the Lord. 2 Chron. xxiv. 10.
mies a cause of joy. 1 Sam. ii. 1. My 2 Chron. vi. 41. At the dedication of mouth is enlarged over mine enemics; the temple, Solomon prayed, saying, Let because I rejoiced in thy salvation. thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with salva- Ps. cix. 14. I will rejoice in thy salva. tion, and let thy saints rejoice in good. tion. Ps. xiii. 5.—xxxv. 9. ness. 1 Kings viii. 66. Ps. Ixiii. 2.
cxviii. 15. The voice of rejoicing and Ezra iii. 12. At laying the foundation salvation is in the tabernacles of the of the second temple, many shouted aloud righteous. Ps. xxi. 1. for joy. Ver. 13.
Luke i. 47. My spirit hath rejoiced in vi. 12. They kept the dedication of the God
Saviour. second temple with joy.
2 Chron. xxix. 35, 36. The service of CIV. God's vengeance upon his and his the house of the Lord was set in order : people's enemies, a cause of rejoicing. And Hezekiah the king, and all the peo- Deut. xxxii. 43. Rejoice, O ye nations ple, rejoiced that God had prepared the with his people, for he will avenge the people.
blood of his servants, and will render ven. xxx. 1. 21. 26. There was great joy in geance to his adversaries, and will be mer. Jerusalem, at holding the passover by the ciful unto his land, and to his people. commandment of king Hezekiah. See Ps. xlviii. 11. Let mount Zion rejoice, Ch. xv. 12. 14, 15. Ezra vi. 22.
let the daughters of Judah be glad, beNeh. viii. 9, 10. 12. The people re. cause of thy judgments. Ver. 7, 8. joiced at hearing the law read.
lviii. 10. The righteous shall rejoice Ver. 12–44. They rejoiced at the de. when he seeth the vengeance; he shall dicating of the wall of Jerusalem, and wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. divine worship restored.
Job xxii. 19. XCIX. God's presence with his people CV. Rejoicing in God's word. Ps. xix. a cause of joy. Zech. ii. 10. Sing and re- 9. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, joicing the heart. and will dwell in the midst of thee, saith cxix. 14. I have rejoiced in the way of the Lord. Ch. ix. 9. Ps. xvi. 8, 9, 11.-thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. xlvi. 4, 5.—xlviii. 2. Isa. xii. 6. Zeph. iii. Ver. 111. Thy testimonies have I ta 14 to 20.
ken as an heritage for ever, for they are
the rejoicing of my heart. Ver. 77. 92. C. God's love and care for his people, a 174. cause of joy. Song i. 4. We will be glad Jer. xv. 16. Thy word was unto me and rejoice in thee; we will remember the joy and rejoicing of my heart. thy love more than wine.
1 John i. 4. These things I write unto Ps. xxxv. 27. Let them shout for joy you that your joy may be full. and be glad; let them say continually the The word was received with joy. Acts Lord be magnified, who taketh pleasure ii. 14-viii. 8.-xii. 48. 1 Thess. i. 6. in the prosperity of his servants.
CVI. Joy in God's providential govern. CI. God's mercy a cause of joy. Ps. ment. 1 Chron. xvi. 31. Let the heavens xxxi. 7. I will be glad and rejoice in thy be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let mercy: for thou hast considered my trou. them say among the nations, The Lord ble, thou hast known my soul in adver. reigneth. sity. Ps. li. 8, 9. 12.-Lxxxv. 6, 7.
Ps. ix. 2. I will be glad and rejoice in
thee.-Ver. 4. Thou sattest in the throne CII. Help and strength from God a judging right.-Ver. 8. He will judge cause of joy. Neh. i. 10. The joy of the the world in righteousness. Lord is your strength.
lxvii. 4. Let the nations be glad, and Ps. xvi. 8, 9. Because the Lord is at sing for joy; for thou shalt judge the my right hand, I shall not be moved. people righteously, and govern the naTherefore my heart is glad.
tions upon earth.
Ps. lxxxix. 12. Tabor and Hermon shall Ver. 11. They shall obtain gladness rejoice in thy name.—Ver. 14. Justice and joy, &c. Ch. lii. 9. Ch. liv. 1 to 8. and judgment are the habitation of thy
lx. 15. I will make thee an eternal ex. throne.
cellency, the joy of many generations. xcvi. 10. Say among the heathen, The Ver. 16, 17. Lord reigneth, the world shall be stablish
Isa. Ixi. 3 to 11.-lxv. 14. 18.-lxvi. 5. ed, that it shall not be moved: he shall 10 to 15. judge the people righteously.
Jer. xxxi. 13, 14.—xxxiii. 8, 9, 10. Zeph. Ver. 11. Let the heavens rejoice, and iii
. 17, 18. 20. Zech. ii. 10. let the earth be glad.—Ver. 13. For the CIX. The work of creation a cause of Lord shall judge the world with right- joy. Job xxxviii. 4. 7. When God laid eousness, and the people with his truth. the foundations of the earth, the morning Ps. xcviii. 4. 9. xcvii. 1,2. The Lord reigneth, let the God shouted for joy.
stars sang together, and all the sons of earth rejoice, let the multitude of the isles be glad. Righteousness and judgment of God, a cause of joy. Deut. xii. 7. Ye
CX. Worldly prosperity from the hand are the habitation of his throne.
Rev. xix. 6, 7. The Lord God omni- shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand potent reigneth: Let us be glad and give unto, you and your households, wherein honour to him. See Ps. civ. 31.-cvii. 42. the Lord thy God hath blessed thee. Ver. - cxlii. 9.
Deut. xxvi. 11. Thou shalt rejoice in CVII. Temporal deliverances of God's every good thing which the Lord thy God church, a cause of joy. See the deliver.hath given unto thee, and unto thine house. ances of the Jews from the Egyptians,
Joel ii. 23. Be glad, ye children of Exod. xviii. 9, 10. Ps. Ixv. 6.-cv. 43.- Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; cvi. 5.
for he hath given you the former rain Deliverance from captivity. Ps. xiv. 7. moderately, and he will cause to come Cxxvi. 3.
down for you the rain, the former rain,
and the latter rain, in the first month. CVIII. Spiritual blessings conferred on
Ver. 24. And the floors shall be full of the church, a cause of rejoicing. Ísa. ix. 3. wheat, and the fats shall overflow with They joy before thee according to the joy wine and oil.-Ver. 26. And ye shall eat in harvest.- Vér. 6. For unto us a child in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the is born, unto us a Son is given. Ch. lv. name of the Lord your God, that hath 4. 12. Zech. ix. 9. See Rejoicing in dealt wondrously with you. Christ.
CXI. Rejoicing in God in time of xii. 2, 3. The Lord Jehovah is my worldly adversity. Hab. iii. 17, 18. Al. strength and my song; he is also become though the fig-irce shall not blossom, my salvation.
neither shall fruit be in the vines; the Therefore with joy shall ye draw water labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields out of the wells of salvation. Ver. 5, shall yield no meat; the flocks shall be 6, 7.
cut off from the fold, and there shall be xxxv. 1, 2. The wilderness and the no herd in the stall : Yet will I rejoice solitary place shall be glad for them, and in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the salvation. Ps. xlvi. I to 5.
It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing: they
COMFORT IN GOD. shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
CXII. God giveth comfort and consola. xli. 10. Fear not, for I am with thee; I tion. Job xv. 11. Are the consolations of am thy God, I will strengthen thee; yea, God small with thee? I will uphold thee with the right hand of Ps. xxiii. 4. Though I walk through my righteousness: thou shalt rejoice in the valley of the shadow of death, I will the Holy One of Israel. Ver. 13, 14. fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy
xlix. 13. Sing, O heavens, and be joy- rod and thy staff they comfort me. ful, 0 earth; for the Lord hath comforted Ixxi. 20, 21. O God, thou hast shewed his people.
me great and sore troubles : Thou shalt li. 3.' The Lord shall comfort Zion. increase my greatness, and comfort me Ver. 10. 12.
on every side.