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1 Pet. 1. 17. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.
227. Is God jealous?
Ex. 20. 5. I the Lord thy God am a jealous God. Ex. 34. 14. The Lord, whose name is jealous, is a jealous God.
Num. 25. 11. Phineas. the son of Eleazer, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel (while he was jealous for my sake among them) that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
Dt. 4. 24. The Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Ezk. 36. 5. Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession.
Ezk. 39. 26. And will be jealous for my holy name. Nah. 1. 2. God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth. Zec. 1. 14. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion, with a great jealousy. [See 248.]
228. Is God just?
Dt. 32. 4. A God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Job 8. 3. Doth God pervert judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Job. 37. 23. He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice.
Ps. 89. 14. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne.
Is. 45. 21. There is no God else besides me, a just God, and a Savior.
Rev. 15. 3. Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
229. Is God merciful and gracious?
Ex. 34. 6. The Lord God merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.
Num. 14. 18. The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty.
Dt. 4. 31. (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which he sware unto them.
Neh. 9. 17. Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kind
Ps. 100. 5. The Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Ps. 103. 8. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us acording to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy towards them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Ps. 119. 64. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy. Joel 2. 13. Turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Jonah 4. 2. Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Mic. 7. 18. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.
2 Cor. 1. 3. Blessed be God, even the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. [See 595.]
230. Is God perfectly righteous ?
Gen. 18. 25. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Dt. 32. 4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment; a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he."
Job 34. 12. Surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
Ps. 11. 7. The righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Ps. 48. 10. Thy right hand is full of righteousness. Ps. 33. 4. The word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Ps. 92. 15. The Lord is upright: he is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Ps. 97. 2. Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Ps. 111. 3. His righteousness endureth forever.
Ps. 119. 137. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments. 142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Ps. 145. 17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Jer. 9. 24. I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Dan. 9. 14. The Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth.
Hos. 14. 9. The ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them.
231. Is God sovereign?
Job 33. 13. Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters
Ps. 115. 3. Our God is in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he pleased.
Ps. 135. 6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
Is. 55. 10. As the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Dan. 4. 35. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Mat. 11 25. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Mat. 20. 12. These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? is thine eye evil because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen..
Rom. 9. 15. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 18. Therefore
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hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Ep. 1.5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. 11. Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.
Ph. 2. 13. It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
232. Is God perfectly true?
Ex. 34.6. The Lord God, merciful, and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
Num. 23. 19. God is not a man, that he should lie. Dt. 32. 4. A God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he.
1 S. 15. 29. The strength of Israel will not lie nor repent.
Ps. 19. 9. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Ps. 57. 10. Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
Ps. 89. 14. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Ps. 100. 5. His truth endureth to all generations. Ps. 119. 142. Thy law is the truth.
Ps. 146. 6. Which keepeth truth forever.
Is. 25. 1. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Dan. 4. 37. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment.
Rev. 15, 3. Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
233. Is vindicative justice a divine perfection?
Ex. 15. 3. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Dt. 32. 35. To me belongeth vengeance and recom