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bid: as the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground.
Dan. 3. 16. Shadrack, Meshack, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king—18. Be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Dan. 6. 10. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber, toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did afore time.
Ac. 4. 18. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Ac. 5. 27. They set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command
should not teach in this name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with
doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men,
310. Where is true happiness to be found ?
Ps. 1. 1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the Law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither: and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Ps. 40. 4. Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his tiusi.
Ps. 119. 1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Pr. 29. 18. He that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Jer. 17. 7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yield
Mat. 5. 3—12.
311. Is more happiness to be found in God and in religion, than in the world ?
Ps. 4. 6. There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Pr. 3. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Ec. 2. 1. I said in my heart, Go to now, thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity. 10. Whatsoever mine eyes
desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor: and this was mv portion of all my labor. Then I looked on all the works that iny hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under
I will prove
2 Cor. 6. 10. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and
Voluntary-Comprises a variety. yet possessing all things. Oye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
312. Is the heart of man voluntary ?
Dt. 2. 30. And made his heart obstinate.
2 S. 15. 6. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
i K. 11. 3. And his wives turned away his heart.
Esther 7. 5. Where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
Pr. 15. 13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
Pr. 23. 26. My son, give me thine heart.
Mat. 5. 28. Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Rom. 10. 10. With the heart, man believeth unto righteousness.
313. Does the heart comprise a variety ?
Gen. 6. 5. Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Ps. 12. 2. With flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Ps. 86. 11. 'Unite my heart to fear thy name.
Pr. 19. 21. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.
Hos. 10. 2. Their heart is divided.
Mat. 12. 34. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. Lk. 6. 45.
Nature of Change of heart required.
314. Do sin and holiness lie in the heart?
1 K. 8. 18. Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.
2 Ch. 32. 26. Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart.
Ps. 55 21. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.
Ps. 78. 72. He fed them according to the integrity of his heart.
Ps. 95. 10._It is a people that do err in their heart.
Ec. 9.3. The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live.
Is. 10. 7. It is in his heart to destroy and to cut off nations not a few.
Jer. 48. 29. His pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
Mat. 5. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart.
Heb. 3. 12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief.
315. Are mankind required to change their sinful hearts ?
Dt. 10. 16. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked. Dt. 32. 46.
Jos. 24. 23. Put away (said be) the strange gods which are among you, and incline. your heart to the Lord God of Israel.
Jer. 4. 14. O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved.
Ezk. 18. 31. Make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel?
Ep. 4. 22. Put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the de
Human agency in changing the heart-Sincerity of heart. ceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Ep. 5. 14. Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead.
Jam. 4. 8. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
316. Do persons ever harden, soften, or change their hearts?
Ex. 8. 15. But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart.
2 Ch. 30. 18. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
Ezra 7. 10. Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord.
Ps. 73. 13. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Ps. 119. 112. I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes alway.
Pr. 28. 14. He that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief,
Col. 3. 9. Ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man.
1 Pet. 1. 22. Ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
317. Must religious duties be performed from the heart, and with the whole heart ?
1 S. 16. 7. The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Jer. 3. 10. Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord.