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God's FaithfulnessPurity-Holiness. CHAP. I. ye were called into the fellowship of his

GOD'S PURITY. Son Jesus Christ. Ch. x. 12. 1 Thess. v. 24. Faithful is he that XCIII. God is pure. Job iv. 17. Shall

man be more pure than his Maker. Ver. 18. 2 Thess. ii. 3. The Lord is faithful, xv. 15. Behold he putteth no trust in who shall establish you, and keep you his saints; yea the heavens are not clean from evil.

in his sight. 2 Tim. ii. 13. He abideth faithful. xxv. 5. Behold to the moon, and it shin

Heb. x. 23. He is faithful that hath eth not, yea the stars are not pure in his promised.

sight. 1 Pet. iv. 19. The faithful Creator. Hab. i. 13. Thou art of purer eyes than

1 John i. 9. He is faithful and just to to behold evil, and canst not look upon forgive us our sins.

iniquity.

i John iii. 3. God is pure. XC. Things of God called faithful. Ps. xix. 8. His commandment is Commands and testimonies. Ps. cxix.

pure. 138. Thy® commandments are righteous, Ps. xii. 6. Ps. cxix. 140. Prov. xxx. 5. and very faithful. Ver. 86.

His word is pure. Word. Tit. i.9. The scriptures are his faithful word. Rev. xxi. 5.—xxii. 6.

GOD'S HOLINESS. Counsels. Isa. xxv. 1. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

XCIV. Holiness of God. Exod. xv. 11. Christ. Rev. i. 5. He is the faithful Who is like unto thee, O Lord, glorious witness. Ch. xix. 11.

in holiness, fearful in praiscs, doing God to be praised for his faithfulness. wonders. Ps. xl. 10. I have declared thy faithful- Lev. xi. 44. Ye shall be holy, for I the ness and thy salvation.

Lord your God am holy. Ch. xix. 2.-XX. lxxxix. 1. With my mouth will I make 26.—xxi. 8. known thy faithfulness.—Ver. 5. The

Josh. xxiv. 19. He is an holy God, a heavens shall praise thy wonders, 0

jealous God. Lord, and thy faithfulness also in the 1 Sam. ii. 2. There is none holy as the congregation of the saints.

Lord. xcii. 2. It is a good thing to show forth Ps. xxii. 3. Thou art holy, 0 thou that thy loving-kindness every morning, and inhabitest the praises of Israel. thy faithfulness every night. Ps. lxxxviii.

xcix. 5. Worship at his footstool, for 11.

he is holy. Ver. 9.

.cxlv. 17. The Lord is holy in all his XCI. God's faithfulness in fulfilling works. his promises. Josh. xxi. 45. There failed

Isa. v. 16. God that is holy shall be not ought of any good thing which the sanctified in righteousness. Lord had spoken unto the house of Isra

vi. 3. Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of el: all came to pass. Ch. xxiii. 14, 15. hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory. 1 Kings viii. 15. 20. 24.

Rev. iv. 8. Mic. vii. 20. Thou wilt perform the lxiii. 15. Look down from heaven, and truth to Jacob, and thy mercy to Abra- behold from the habitation of thy holiness, ham, which thou hast sworn to our fathers and of thy glory. from the days of old. Jer. xi. 5. Com.

Amos iv. 2. The Lord hath sworn by pare Gen. xxvi. 3. Deut. ix. 5.

his holiness. Acts iii. 18. These things which God John xvii. 11. Holy Father, keep showed by the mouth of all his prophets, through thine own name, those whom that Christ should suffer, he hath fulfilled. thou hast given me. Ch. xiii. 32. Luke i. 72, 73. Ps. lxxxix. 34.

Rev. iii. 7. These things saith he that

is holy. XCII. In fulfilling threatenings. Lam. vi. 10. How long, O Lord, holy and ii. 17. The Lord hath fulfilled his word true, dost thou not avenge our blood on that he commanded in the days of old; he them that dwell on the earth. hath thrown down and hath not pitied, he xv. 4. Who shall not fear thee, O hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over Lord, and glorify thy name, for thou only thee, &c. Sce Isa. lxvi. 11. Jer. i. 12.-art holy; for all nations shall come and xxxix. 16.-li. 29. Ezek. xii. 25.

worship before thee.

XCV. The same otherwise expressed. Hill. Ps. iii. 4. I cried, God heard me Job iv. 17. Shall man be more pūre than out of his holy hill. Ps. ii. 6.-xv. 1.his Maker? Ch. ix. 2.

xliii. 3.xcix. 9. Ver. 18. Behold he putteth no trust in Habitation. Deut. xxvi. 15. Look down his servants, and his angels he chargeth from thy holy, habitation, from heaven, with folly.

and bless thy people. Ps. lxviii. 5. Jer. Xv. 15. He putteth no trust in his xxv. 30. Zech. ii. 13. saints, yea the heavens are not clean in Mountain. Isa. xlv. 25. They shall not his sight.

hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain. xxy. 5. Behold even to the moon, and Ch. xi. 9.-lvi. 7.-lvii. 13.—Ezek. xx. it shineth not, yea the stars are not pure 40. Deut. xi. 45. Joel ii. 17. Zech. in his sight.

viii. 3. xxxiv. 10. Far be it from God that House. Ps. xciii. 5. Holiness be. he should do wickedness, and from the cometh thine house, O Lord. 1 Chr. Almighty that he should commit ini. xxix. 3. quity.

Oracle. Ps. xxviii. 2. Hear the voice Ps. v. 4, 5. Thou art not a God that of my supplication, when I cry unto hath pleasure in wickedness, neither shall thee, when I lift up my hands toward evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall thine holy oracle. Isa. xxvii. 13.—Ixiv. not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all the 11. workers of iniquity.

Promise. Ps. cv. 42. He remembered Lam. iii. 38. Out of the mouth of his holy promise. the Most High proceedeth not evil and Covenant. Luke i. 72. God rememgood.

bered his holy covenant. Dan. xi. 28. Hab. i. 13. Thou art of purer eyes 30. than to behold evil, and canst not look on Law. Rom. vii. 12. The law and iniquity.

the commandment is holy, just and James i. 13. God cannot be tempted good.. with evil, neither tempteth he any man. Scriptures. Rom. i. 2. Promised in the

1 John i. 5. God is light, and in him holy scriptures. 2 Tim. iii. 15. is no darkness at all.

Calling. 2 Tim. i. 9. God hath saved

us, and called us with an holy callXCVI. God is the holy one by way of ing. eminency. Isa. xliii. 15. I am the Lord, Sabbath. Exod. xvi. 23. To-morrow your holy one.

is the rest of the holy Sabbath. Ch. xxxi. Hab. i. 12. Art not thou from ever. 14, 15. Neh. ix. 14. Isa. lviii. 13. fasting, O Lord, my holy one? See 2 People. Deut. vii. 6. Thou art an holy Kings xix. 2. Isa. xxix. 23.—xxxvii. 23.— people to the Lord your God. Ch. xiv. 2. xlix. 7. Jer. 1. 29.

21. See Exod. xix. 6. and 1 Pet. ii. 1. The holy one of Israel. Ps. lxxi. 22. Lev. x. 10. Num. xv. 40. 1 Cor. iii. 17. I will praise thee, O thou holy one of Eph. i. 4.—v. 27. Heb. iii. 1. 1 Pet. i. Israel. Ps. lxxxix. 18. Isa. i. 4.-X. 20. 15.-ii. 5.-2 Pet. iii. 11. -xii. 6.-xvii. 7.-xxix. 19.-xxxi. l. Prophets. Luke i. 70. God spake by Jer. li. 5. Ezek. xxxix. 7.

the mouth of his holy prophets. 2 Pet. iii.

2. Rev. xxii. 6. XCVII. Things pertaining to God de- Priests. Exod. xxii. 31. Ye priests clared holy.

shall be holy unto me.--Isa. lii. 11. Be His name. Ps. cxi. 9. Holy and re- ye clean that bear the vessels of the verend is his name. Lev. xxii. 32. Ps. Lord. xcix. 3. Isa. Ivii. 15. Ezek. xxxix. 7. Jesus. Acts iv. 30. Signs and wonders

Throne. Ps. xlvii. 8. God sitteth on done by the holy child Jesus. Heb. vii. the throne of his holiness.

26. Ps. xvi. 10.-lxxxix. 19. Acts ii. 27. Heaven. Ps. xx. 6. He will hear from -jïi. 14.—xiii. 35. his holy heaven, with the saving strength Spirit. Ps. li. 11. Take not thy holy of his right hand. 2 Chron. xxx, 27. Spirit away. Isa. Ixiii. 10, 11. Luke xi.

Place. Ps. xxiv. 3, 4. Who shall ascend 13. Rom. i. 4. Eph. i. 13.-iv. 30.—1. into the hill of the Lord? who shall stand Thess. iv. 8. in his holy place? He that hath clean Angels. Mark viii. 38. The son of hands and a pure heart. Ps. xlvi. 4.– man cometh with his holy angels. Acts Ixviü. 17. 35.

x. 20. Rev. xiv. 10.

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GOODNESS OF GOD.

Neh. v. 19. Think upon me, O my

God, for good. Ch. xiii. 31.
XCVIII, Goodness ascribed to God. ix. 25. Thy people delighted themselves
Exod. xxxiv. 6. The Lord, the Lord in thy great goodness.
God, merciful and gracious, long-suffer- Job ii. 10. Shall we receive good at
ing, and abundant in goodness and truth. the hand of God, and shall we not receive

1 Chron. xvi. 34. O give thanks to the evil.
Lord, for he is good, his mercy endureth Ps. iv. 6.

Many say,

Who will shew for ever. 2 Chron. v. 13.-vii. 3. Ezra iii. us any good ? Lord lift thou up the light 11. Ps. c. 5.—cvi. 1.-cvii. 1.-cxviii. 1. of thy countenance upon us. 29.-Cxxxv. 3.—cxxxvi. 1.—cxlv. 9, Jer. xxi. 3. Thou preventest with the blessxxxiii. 11. Lam. iii. 25. Nah, i. 7. ings of thy goodness.

Ps. xxv. 8. Good and upright is the xxiii. 6. Goodness and mercy shall Lord; therefore will he teach sinners in follow me all the days of my life, and I

shall dwell in the house of the Lord for xxxiv. 8. O taste and see that the Lord ever. is good: blessed is the man that trusteth xxv. 7. According to thy mercy, re. in him.

member me for thy goodness' sake. iii. 1. The goodness of God endureth xxvii. 13. I had fainted unless I had continually.

believed, to see the goodness of the Lord lxxxvi. 5. Thou, Lord, art good, and in the land of the living, ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy

xxxiii. 5. The earth is full of the to all that call upon thee. Ps. cxix. goodness of the Lord. 68.

xxxiv. 10. They that seek the Lord cxlv. 7. Men shall abundantly utter shall not want any good thing. the memory of thy great goodness, and Ixv. 4. We shall be satisfied with the shall sing of thy righteousness.

goodness of thy house, even of thy holy Zech. ix. 17. How great is his good- temple. ness! how great is his bounty !

lxix. 16. Hear me, O Lord, for thy Matt. xix. 17. There is none good but loving-kindness is good. one, that is, God. Luke xviii. 19.

lxxiii. 1. Truly God is good to Israel, Rom. ii. 4. The goodness of God, to such as are of a clean heart. leadeth to repentance.

Ixxxiv. 11. The Lord is a sun and xi. 22. Behold the goodness and seve shield; he will give grace and glory: no rity of God.

good thing will he withhold from them

that walk uprightly. XCIX. The Lord doth good. Gen. lxxxvi. 17. Show me a token for good. xxxii. 12. The Lord said to Jacob, I will ciii. 5. Bless the Lord, O my soul ; surely do thee good, &c.

who satisfieth thy mouth with good 1. 20. Joseph said to his brethren, Yo things. thought evil against me, but God meant cvii. 8. O that men would praise the it for good.

Lord for his goodness, and for his wonExod. xxxiii. 19. The Lord said, I will derful works to the children of men. Ver. make all my goodness to pass before 15. 21. 31. thee.

cxix. 122. Be surety for thy servant for Deut. xxx. 9. The Lord will rejoice good. over thee for good.

cxliii. 10. Thy Spirit is good, lead me xxxiii. 16. Blessed be Joseph, for into the land of uprightness. the good will of him that dwelt in the cxliv. 2. The Lord is my goodness, bush.

my fortress, and high tower, &c. 2 Sam. vii. 28. O Lord, thou hast Isa. lxiii. 7. I will mention the lovingpromised this goodness unto thy servant. kindness of the Lord, and the praises of Ver. 29.

the Lord, according to all that the Lord 1 Kings viii. 66. The people rejoiced hath bestowed on us, and the great good. for all the goodness the Lord had done ness toward the house of Israel, which he for David his servant, and for Israel his he hath bestowed on them. people.

Jer. xxiv. 5. I sent them captives out Ezra viii. 22. The hand of our God is of this place for their good.-Ver. 6. I upon all them for good that seek him. will set mine eyes upon them for good, Ver. 18. Ch. vii. 9. Neh. ii. 8. 18. and I will build them, and plant them.

Jer. xxix. 32. The wicked shall not for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transbehold the good that I will do for my gression and sin. people.

Numb. xiv. 18. The Lord is long. xxxi. 12. They shall come and sing suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving in the height of Zion; and shall_flow iniquity. together to the goodness of the Lord, Neh. ix. 17. Thou art a God ready to for wheat and for wine, &c.—Ver. 14. pai don, gracious and merciful, slow to My people shall be satisfied with my anger, and of great kindness. Ver. 19. goodness, saith the Lord.

27, 28. 31. xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart Ps. xxxvi. 5. Thy mercy, Lord, is in and one way, that they may fear me for the heavens, and thy faithfulness reachever; for the good of them, and of their eth unto the clouds. children after them.-Ver. 42. I will lvii. 10. Thy mercy is great unto the bring upon this people all the good that I heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto have promised.

the clouds. Ps. cviii. 4. xxxiii. 9. The nations of the earth lxii. 12. Unto thee, O Lord, belongshall hear the good that I do unto my eth mercy, people, and they shall fear and tremble, lxxxvi. 15. Thou, O Lord, art a God for all the goodness, and for all the full of compassion, and gracious, longprosperity.

suffering, and plenteous in mercy and Ver. 14. Behold the days come, saith truth. Ver. 5. the Lord, that I will perform that good c. 5. The Lord is good, his mercy is thing which I have promised unto the everlasting and his truth endureth to house of Israel. See Josh. xxi. 45.— all generations. xxiii. 14.—xxiv. 20. and 1 Kings viii. 56. ciji. The Lord is merciful and gra

Hos. iii. 5. The children of Israel shall cious, slow to anger, and plenteous in fear the Lord, and his goodness, in the mercy: Ps. cxi. 4. latter days.

cxvi. 5. Gracious is the Lord, and Matt. vii. 11. If ye, being evil, know righteous; yea, our God is merciful. how to give good gifts to your children, cxix. 156. Great are thy tender mer. how much more shall your Father which cies, O Lord. 2 Sam. xxiv. 14. is in heaven, give good things to them cxxxviii

. 8. Thy mercy, O Lord, enthat ask him?

dureth for ever. xx. 15. Is thine eye evil because I am cxlv. 8. The Lord is gracious, and good ?

full of compassion; slow to anger, and Luke i. 53. He hath filled the hungry of great mercy, with good things.

Dan. ix. 9. To the Lord our God beii. 14. Glory to God in the highest, long mercies and forgivenesses, though and on earth peace and good will towards we have rebelled against him.

Lam. iii. 22. It is of the Lord's mer. xii. 32. It is your Father's good plea- cies that we are not consumed, because sure to give you the kingdom.

his compassions fail not.—Ver. 32. Acts xiv. 17. God left not himself Though he cause grief, yet will he without ness, in that he did good, have compassion, according to the muland gave us rain from heaven, and fruit- titude of his mercies. ful seasons.

Ps. civ. 28.-Lxviii. 10.- Jonah iv. 2. Thou art a gracious God, Ixxxv. 12.

and merciful, slow to anger, and of great Rom. viii. 28. All things work toge kindness, and repentest thee of the ther for good to them that love God, to evil. them that are the called according to

Mic. vii. 18. Who is a God like unto his purpose.

thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and pass. James i. 17. Every good gift, and eth by the transgression of the remnant every perfect gift is from above, and of his heritage ? he retaineth not his cometh down from the Father of lights. anger for ever, because he delighteth in

mercy. MERCY OF GOD.

2 Cor. i. 3. The Father of mercies, C. God is merciful. Exod. xxxiv. 6, and God of all comfort. 7. The Lord God, merciful and gra- Eph. ii. 4. God is rich in mercy. cious, long-suffering, and abundant in James ii. 13. Mercy rejoiceth against goodness and truth; keeping mercy judgment.

men.

James v. 11. The Lord is very pitiful, me in righteousness, and in judgment, and of tender mercy.

and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. 1 Pet. ii. 3. If ye have tasted that the Mic. vii. 20. Thou wilt perform the Lord is gracious.

truth unto Jacob, and the mercy unto CI. Mercy promised. Ps. v. 7. I will Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto come unto thy house in the multitude of our fathers. thy mercy.

Zech. i. 16. Thus saith the Lord, I lvii. 3. God shall send forth his mercy am returned to Jerusalem with mercies. and his truth.

x. 6. I will bring them again to this lix. 10. The God of mercy shall pre- place, for I have mercy upon them; and vent me.

they shall be as though I had not cast Ps. lxxxix. 2. Mercy shall be built them off. for ever; thy faithfulness shalt thou es. Rom. ix. 15. I will have mercy on tablish in the heavens.—Ver. 14. Mercy whom I will have mercy. (Exod. xxxix. and truth shall go before thy face.- 19.) Ver. 16. It is not of him that Ver. 28. My mercy will I keep for him willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of for evermore.

God that sheweth mercy. cii. 13. Thou shalt have mercy on Zion.

CII. Persons to whom mercy is promised. Isa. xiv. 1. The Lord will have mercy the following texts on promises to the

Mercy is promised to the obedient. See on Jacob, and will choose Israel.

xxx. 18. Therefore will the Lord obedient: Exod. xx. 6.' Deut. v. 10.wait, that he may be gracious unto you;

xiii. 17, 18. Ps. xxv. 10. and therefore will he be exalted that he

To the penitent. See in promises to may have mercy upon you.

conversion, or turning to God, the folliv. 7, 8. For a small moment have I lowing texts : 2 Chron. xxx. 9. Prov. forsaken thee, but with great mercies xxviii. 13. Isa. Iv. 7. Jer. iii. 12.-xxxi. will I gather thee. In a little wrath I 19, 20. hid my face from thee for a moment,

To them that fear God. See in probut with everlasting kindness will í mises to them that fear God, the follow. have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy ing, texts: Ps. ciii. 11. 13. 17. Luke

i. 50. Redeemer,--Ver. 10. For the tains shall depart, and the hills be re. mises to loving God, the following texts :

To them that love God. See in promoved, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of Exod. xx. 6. Deut. v. 10. Ps. cxix. 132.

Jude 21. my peace be removed, saith the Lord

To them that trust in God. See in that hath mercy on thee.

xlii. 21. The Lord is well pleased for promises to them that trust in God, the his righteousness' sake; he will magnify

following texts : Ps. xxxii. 10.-xxxiii.

22. the law, and make it honourable.

ly. 3. I will make an everlasting co- CIII. Mercy prayed for. Numb. vi. venant with you, even the sure mercies of 24, 25, 26. On this wise the priests shall David.

bless (or pray for) the people: The xlix. 10. He that hath mercy on them Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The shall lead them, even by the springs of Lord make his face shine upon thee, water shall he guide them.

and be gracious unto thee: The Lord 1x. 10. In my wrath I smote thee, but lift up his countenance upon thee, and in my favour have I had mercy on thee. give thee peace.

Jer. xxx. 18. I will bring again the xiv. 19. Pardon, I beseech thee, the captivity of Jacob's tents, and will have iniquity of this people, according to the mercy on his dwelling-places. Ch. xxxiii. greatness of thy mercy. 26. Ezek. xxxix. 25. Hos. i. 7.-xii. 23. Deut. xxi. 8. Be merciful, O Lord,

xlii. 21. I will shew mercies unto you, unto thy people, whom thou hast re. that the king of Babylon may have mercy deemed. upon you, and cause you to return to Neh. xiii. 22. Remember me, O my your own land,

God, and spare me, according to the Lam. iii. 32. Though the Lord cause greatness of thy mercy, grief, yet will he have compassion, ac. Ps. iv. 1. Have mercy upon me, and cording to the multitude of his mercies. hear my prayer.

Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee unto vi. 2. Have mercy upon me, O Lord,

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