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Includes Mercy, Faithfulness, and Loving-kindness.

the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with thein that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. -- 32: 9 The Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is

. the lot of his inheritance. 10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, le instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, sprcadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings; 12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

Neh. 9: 17 Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. 18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egyri, and had wrought great provocations; 19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day,to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go. 20 Thou gavest also thy good Spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst. 21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

Job 36: 7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous : but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

Ps. 105: 12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it. 13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, be reproved kings for their sakes; 15 Saying, Touch not inine inointed, and low my prophets no harm. Is. 40: 1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your

God. - 49: 13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, 0 earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. 14 But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. 15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. — 51: 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 10. For the


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A work of Grace.

mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment ihou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. 63: 9 In all their aflliction he was afllicted, and the angel of his presence saved them : in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them and carried them all the days of old.

Hos. 2: 19 I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.

Zec. 2: 8 Thus saith the Lord of hosts : After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you : for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.

Mat. 28: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

Jn. 14: 16 I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth ; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Rev. 1: 5 Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. [See 60, 94–5, 233,.672.] 586. Redemption or salvution by grace. Ac. 20: 24 The gospel of the grace of God.

Rom. 3: 24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 5: 8 God commendet his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 15 (But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not ils it was by one that sinned, so is the gift. For the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, sball reign in

A Work of Grace - Honorable to God's Law.


life by one, Jesus Christ.) — 9: 16. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. 11: 5 At this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

1 Cor. 4: 7 Who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? — 15: 10 By the grace of God I am what I am.

Ep. 1: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of chilIren by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved. 2: 4 God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ; (by grace ye are saved ;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he miglit shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us,through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 Tim. 1: 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before The world began.

Tit. 3: 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

1 Pet. 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that shoula come unto you. [See 305, 668.]

587. Redemption honoruble to God and his law.

Ps. 85: 10 Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace

have kissed cach other. Is. 42: 21 The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Rom. 3: 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness : that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth

God able to Sanctify.

in Jesus. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.

2 Cor. 4: 6 God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ep. 3: 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints in this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who' created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Tim. 1: 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

1 Pet. 1: 12 Which things the angels desire to look into [See 277.]

REGENERATION AND SANCTIFICATION 588. God able to sanctify us, and to keep us from sin.

Ps. 110: 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.

Ezk. 36: 26 I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Mic. 2: 7 O thou that art named The house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord straitened ?

2 Cor. 9: 8 God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

Ep. 1: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead. — 3:20 Unto him that is able to do exceed. ing abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Jude 24 Unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and

Regeneration necessary. .


to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, 5e glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.

[See 218, 234.] 589. Regeneration necessary, or the total sinfulness of unregenerate doings.

Ps. 50: 16 Unto the wicked God saith, what hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my

covenant in thy mouth?

Is. 1: 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats. 12 Wher. ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 13 Bring no more vain oblations : incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes froin you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear : your hands are full of blood.

Am. 5: 21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. 22 Though ye offer me burnt-offerings and your meat-offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Mat. 15: 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people drawethnigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

- 18: 3 Verily, I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 23: 25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Jn. 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 5 Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of

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