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your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, &c.-Gen. xix. 23.
When the sons of the prophets had said to Elisha, &c. There be with thy servants fifty strong men: let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master, &c. And he said, Ye shall not send. And when they had urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. And they sent, &c.2 Kings ii. 14—17.
When Jesus was about to wash Peter's feet, Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Then Peter saith, Lord, (not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.— John xiii. 8, 9.
The full soul lotheth an honeycomb: but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.-Prov. xxvii. 7. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, &c. I will open rivers in high places, &c.-Isa. xli. 17, 18.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, &c. hearken ye diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good.-Isa. lv. 1, 2.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.-Matt. v. 6.
They that be whole, need not a physician: but they that are sick.
am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.-Matt. ix. 12, 13.
Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, &c. and ye shall find rest unto your souls.-Matt. xi. 28, 29. Ps. xxxiv. 9, 10.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.-Luke i. 53.
The Son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.Luke xix. 10.
He that cometh to me, shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst.-John vi. 35.
When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said, &c. Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.-Acts ii. 37, 38.
The gaoler came trembling, &c. and said, Sirs, What must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.-Acts xvi. 29-31.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God; who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not: and it shall be given him.-James i. 5.
I will give unto him that is athirst, of the fountain of the water of life freely.-Rev. xxi. 6.
And let him that is athirst come : and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii. 17.
OF MAN'S IGNORANCE OF THE MEN AND THINGS OF THIS WORLD, AFTER HIS DEPARTURE HENCE.
THOU destroyest the hope of man: thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth thou changest his countenance, and sendest him awav:
out, desiring to speak with thee.Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31-35.
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and his sisters, are not they with us? Whence then hath this man these things?-Matt. xiii. 55, 56.
She brought forth her first-born son, &c. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and his mother went up to Jerusalem; and returning back, missed him, &c. They sought him amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintance, &c.-Luke ii. 7. 42-44. Matt. i. 25.
After this he went down to Capernaum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there not many days.John ii. 12.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, &c. For neither did his brethren believe in him, &c. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, &c.-John vii. 3-5. 8-10.
These all continued with one accord, &c. with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.-Acts i. 14.
I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, &c. But other apostles saw I none, save James, the Lord's brother.
While he yet talked to the people, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand with--Gal. i. 18, 19.
Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.
Adhere to God stedfastly, 14.
Admire God and Christ, ib.
Admonish one another, 15.
Advantage of afflictions, 20.
Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14.
Ascension of Christ, 6.
Assembly of saints for worship, 25.
Associate not with the wicked, 17.
Attributes of God, 2.
Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,
Avenge not on enemies, ib.
Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.
Advocate Jesus, 6.
Affections of believers each to other, 15.
Afflictions in general, 20.
Afflictions the birthright of all, ib.
Have been the portion of believers, ib.
Comforts arising from them, ib.
When greatest, then generally is deli-
Intended for good in the end, ib.
Almightiness of God, 2.
Anger in general, 14.
Its bounds and cure, ib.
Even toward enemies, 20.
Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates
BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
Belief. See Faith, and Trust.
Belief, what. See Nature of faith.
Their failings, 11.
Their privileges in general, 12.
Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
Blessedness of afflicted ones, 20.
Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
Blind zeal persecutes, 20.
Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8.
Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25.
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.
Burial. See Death.
CALAMITIES, public or common, 21.
Captain of our salvation, 6.
Care to be cast on God in general, 14.
Cause of punishment, is sin, 14.
Confess sin to God in general, 14.
In affliction, 20.
Confess sin one to another, 15.
Confess Christ before men in general, 14. 1
Confidence. See Trust in God.
Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
Consideration in general, 29.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Content with lawful governors, 22.
Content with what we have. See World.
Christ's second coming to be waited for, 14. Deceivers, 28.
Christianity, its importance, &c. 44.
Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Delays of amendment. See Time.
Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, ho-
Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Depart from sin, 14.
Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Coming of Christ to be waited for by be- Determinations of controversies amongst
Commendatory letters, 25.
Commission of the apostles equal, 54.
believers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
Devil in general, 28.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.