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World overcome - -God, to be worshipped in publie.
be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. . 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.
Jn. 6: 27 Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Rom. 12: 2 Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Col. 3: 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Jam. 1: 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their afiliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
1 Jn. 2: 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. [See 626.] 743. World, overcome iny grace.
Gal. 6: 14 God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
1 Jn. 5: 4 Whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world : and this is the victory that overcometh the world, eren our faith. [See 59.]
WORSHIP OF GOD.
744. God the only proper object of religious worship
Ex. 20: 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Ps. 96: 4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised : he is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering,
and come into his courts. 9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness : fear before him, all the earth.
Mat. 4: 10 Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. [See 80, 280, 295.] 745. Public worship of God required, encouraged, and exemplified.
Ps. 40: 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God :
: yea, thy law is within my heart. 9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Mat. 18: 20 Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the mirst of then.
Ac. 11: 25 Then departed Barnabas tu Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26 And when he had found hiin, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. 13: 14 When they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath-day, and sat down. 15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, it ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
16 'i'hen Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
Heb. 10: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is ; but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. [Neh. 8: 1-7, Ac. 13: 42-45.]
746. Public worship with religious instruction exemplified,
Neh. 8: 8 They read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
Mk. 2:1 Again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
Lk. 4: 43 IIe said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also, for therefore am I sent. 44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
Public worship - False Zeal exemplified.
Jn. 8: 1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives : 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him ; and he sat down and taught them. — 18: 20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort ; and in secret have I said nothing.
Ac. 18: 4 He (Paul] reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews, that Jesus was Christ. (See 430.] 747. Public vorship with social prayer, praise and reverence.
Lev. 18: 30 Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
1 K. 8: 22 Solomon stood l efore the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven.
Ps. 89: 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Mat. 26: 30 When they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Heb. 12: 28 Receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear; 29 For our God is a consuming fire. [See 528-9.]
743. False Zeal exemplified.
1 K. 18: 28 They cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out
Mat. 23: 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of bell than yourselves.
Ac. 22: 3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of :he law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God as ye all art this day.
True Zeal exemplifiel and required — necessary, to overcome.
Rom. 10:2 I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Gal. 1: 13 Ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it; 14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 4: 17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they woulu exclude you, that ye might affect them. 749. True Zeal eremplified and required.
Num. 25: 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel (while he was zealous for my sake among them) that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealons for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
Ps. 119: 139 My zeal hath consumed me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
2 Cor 7: 11 Behold this self-same thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness, it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of ourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!
Gal. 4: 18 It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Col. 4: 12 Epaphras, wno is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Tit. 2: 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. [See 1.]
*750. Zeal necessary, to overcome " the world, the flesh and the devil," and obtain the heavenly inheritance. Lk. 13: 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many,
I Bay unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
1 Cor. 9: 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight , not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjectíon : lest that by any means
Zeal necessary, to overcome.
when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast iway.
Ep. 6:12 We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; 15 Avid your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication.
1 Pet. 4: 7 The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.