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JUDGMENT. It is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea, I judge not mise own self; for I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and and then shall every man have praise of God.
(1 Cor. iv. 3-5. If we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
(1 Cor. xi. 31, 32. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
(2 Cor. v. 10. He shall have judgment without mercy that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judge ment.
(James, ii. 13. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
[James, iv. 11, 12, But I say unto you. That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
(Math, xii. 36, 37. Why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
[St. Luke, xii. 57. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
[St. John, vii. 24. Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth.
[St. John, vii. 51. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned.
(St. Luke, vi. 37. God will render to every man according to his deeds : to them, who, by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: JUSTICE-JUSTIFICATION (FROM SIN.) 45 but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness; indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew, and also of the Gentile : but glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good to the Jew, and also to the Gentile; For there is no respect of persons with God.
(Rom. ii. 6-11.
JUSTICE. Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of the poor in his cause. Keep thee far from a false matter; and the inno. cent and righteous slay thou not: for I will justify the wicked. And thou shalt take no gift ; for the gift blind. eth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
[Exod. xxiii. 6-3. Ye shall do no uprighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty : but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
[Lev. xix. 15. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomi. nation to the wicked.
(Prov. xxi. 3, xxix. 27. Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed ; to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
[Isai. x. 1, 2.
JUSTIFICATION (FROM SIN). Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ : By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also : knowing that tri. bulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope : and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one 46 JUSTIFICATION (FROM SIN)-KNOWLEDGE. die ; yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son ; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
[Rom. v. 1-11. Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation ; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto jus. tification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover, the law entered, that the offence might abound: but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned upto death, even so might grace reign through righte. ousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
[Rom. v. 18-21.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Prov. i. 7.
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Prov. xxiii. 12. · Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
(Prov. xxii, 17. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
(Eccles. vii. 12. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge.
[Prov. xii. 1. The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. (Prov. xxii. 12.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
(Prov. xii. 23. [See also Wisdom.]
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LENDING (TO THE POOR.)
47 LENDING. If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. If thou at all take thy neigh. bour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down : for that is his covering only ; it is his raiment for his skin : wherein shall he sleep and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
[Exod. xxii. 25-27. When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring ont the pledge abroad unto thee. And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: in any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee : and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the Lord thy God.
Deut. xxiv. 10-13. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest : for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
. [St. Luke, vi. 35. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
St. Matth. v. 42. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
(Ps. xv. 5. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
(Ps. xxxvii. 26. If there be among you a poor man of one of thy bre. thren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother ; but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
[Deut. xv. 7, 8. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord : and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
[Prov. xix. 17.
48 LIBERTY-LOVE (to or of GOD).
[2 Cor. iii, 17. LOVE (to or OF GOD.) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart : and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
(Deut. vi. 5-9. I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor an. gels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Rom. viii. 38, 39. If any man love God, the same is known of him.
(1 Cor. viii. 3. Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And what. soever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him : and hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
(1 John, iii. 18-24. We know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
(1 John, v. 2, 3. Master, which is the great commandment in the law ?