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terers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.

1 Cor. 5: 11 Now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such an one no not to eat. — 6: 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. — 10: 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

[See Numbers 25: 1–9.]

Gal. 5: 19 The works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ep. 5: 5 This ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath

any

inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things com eth the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Heb. 13: 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed unde. filed: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Jude 7 As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about theni in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Rev. 21:8 The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.22: 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

[Pr. 6: 26–34, and 9: 16—18, and 29: 3. Ec. 7: 25 26. Jer. 5: 7--9. Hos. 4: 11. Rom. 1: 27.]

Enjoined.

LIBERALITY 406. Lilerality enjoined.

Ec. 11: 1 Cast thy bread upon the waters : for thou shalt lind it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Mat. 10: 8 Freely ye have received, freely give.

Lk. 3: 11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none: and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. — 12: 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms : provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. — 16: 9 I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ? 13 Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided him.

Ac. 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

2 Cor. 8: 7 As ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

Gal. 6: 9 Let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. 10 As we have therefor opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto therr who are of the household of faith.

1 Tim. 6: 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Heb. 13: 16 To do good, and to communicate, forget not: fer with such sacrifices God is well pleased. [See 412, 526.]

Exemplified -- Rewards of.

407. Liberality exemplified.

Ac. 10: 4 He said unto him, [Cornelius] Thy prayers and shine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

[See 355, 414, 661.]
408. Revurds of liberality, and evils of covetousness.

2 Ch. 31: 10 Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty : for the Lord hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store.

Ps. 37: 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. — 112:5 A good man sheweth favor, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Pr. 3: 9 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 11: 24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. 25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. 26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. — 13: 7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. Is. 32: 8 The liberal deviseth liberal things ; and by liberal

; things shall he stand.

Mal. 3: 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of bosts. 12 And all nations shall call

you

blessed. Lk. 6: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,

Our primary duty – why enjoined — Love to man

an essential duty.

shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

Ac. 20: 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

2 Cor. 9: 6 This I say, He which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity : for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufliciency in all things, may abound to every good work.

[See 415, 527, 630, 674.]

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LOVE TO GOD.

409. Love to God our primary duty.

Mat. 22: 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.

[See 288.]
410. Why should we love God?

Ps. 99: 9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.— 107: 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 145: 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 148: 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord : for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 411. Spurious love to God.

Ps. 106: 12 They sang his praise. 13 They soon forgat his works.

Ezk. 33: 31 With their mouth they shew much love, bu their heart goeth after their covetousness.

[See 191, 194, 609, 623, 689, 702.]

LOVE TO MAX.

412. Love to man an essential duty.

Rom. 13: 8 Owe no man any thiry, but to love one another for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this,

Required as indispensable.

Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor : therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 Cor. 13: 13 Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.–16: 14 Let all your things be done with charity.

Gal. 5: 13 Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by live serve one another. .22 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance.

Col. 3: 14 Above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 Th. 3: 12 The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do

1 Pet. 4:8 Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

[See 406, 629, 685, 715.]

toward you.

LOVE DISINTERESTED.

Love your

413. Disinterested love required as indispensable.

Mat. 5: 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: 44 But I say unto you,

enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you ; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.—6: 33 Scek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. –7: 12 All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.— 22: 39 The second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy reighbor as thyself.

Lk. 6: 35 Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again.

Rom. 8: 9 Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.--13: 1 We then

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