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ing great and precious promises: , the desire of our soul is to thy name, that by these ye might be partakers and to the remembrance of thee. of the divine nature, having escaped With my soul have I desired thee in the corruption that is in the world the night ; yea, with my spirit withthrough lust.

in me will I seek thee early. Rev. 2:8. And unt the Angel of the church in Smyrna write: These Heb. 11: 1. Now faith is the things saith the first and the last, substance of things hoped for, the which was dead, and is alive ; Í evidence of things not seen: for by know thy works, and tribulation, and it the elders obtained a good report. poverty, (but thou art rich,) and I | Through faith we understand that know the blasphemy of them which the worlds were framed by the word say they are Jews, and are not, but of God, so that things which are are the synagogue of Satan. Fear

seen were not made of things which none of those things which thou do appear. By faith Abel offered shalt suffer. Behold, the Devil shall unto God a more excellent sacrifice cast some of you into prison, that than Cain, by which he obtained ye may be tried ; and ye shall have witness that he was righteous, God tribulation ten days. Be thou faith- testifying of his gifts; and by it he ful unto death, and I will give thee being dead yet speaketh. By faith a crown of life. He that hath an ear, Enoch was translated, that he should let him hear what the Spirit saith not see death ; and was not found, unto the churches ; He that over- because God had translated him : cometh, shall not be hurt of the sec- for before his translation he had this ond death.

testimony, that he pleased God. But HAB. 3: 17. Although the fig-tree without faith it is impossible to shall not blossom, neither shall fruit please him: for he that cometh to be in the vine ; the labor of the God must believe that he is, and olive shall fail, and the fields shall that he is a rewarder of them that yield no meat; the flocks shall be diligently seek him. By faith Noah, cut off from the fold, and there shall being warned of God of things not be no herd in the stalls: yet I will seen as yet, moved with fear, prerejoice in the Lord, I will joy in pared an ark to the saving of his the God of my salvation. The Lord house ; by the which he condemned God is my strength, and he will the world, and became heir of the make my feet like hinds' feet, and righteousness which is by faith. By he will make me to walk upon mine faith Abraham, when he was called high places.

to go out into a place which he

should after receive for an inheritI Isa. 26: 1. In that day shall this ance, obeyed; and he went out, not song be sung in the land of Judah ; knowing whither he went. By faith We have a strong city ; salvation he sojourned in the land of promise, will God appoint for walls and bul- as in a strange country, dwelling in warks. Open ye the gates, that the tabernaeles with Isaac and Jacob, righteous nation which keepeth the the heirs with him of the same truth may enter in. Thou wilt keep promise: for he looked for a city him in perfect peace, whose mind which hath foundations, whose is stayed on thee: because he trust- builder and maker is God. Through eth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD faith also Sarah herself received forever: for in the LORD JEHO- strength to conceive seed, and was VAH is everlasting strength: for he delivered of a child when she was bringeth down them that dwell on past age, because she judged him high; the lofty city, he layeth it faithful who had promised. Therelow, he layeth it low, even to the fore sprang there even of one, and ground; he bringeth it even to the him as good as dead, so many as the dust. The foot shall tread it down, stars of the sky in multitude, and as even the feet of the poor, and the the sand which is by the sea-shore steps of the needy. The way of the innumerable. These all died in just is uprightness: thou, Most Up- faith, not having received the promright, dost weigh the path of the just. ises, but having seen them afar off, Yea, in the way of thy judgments, and were persuaded of them, and O LORD, have we waited for thee; embraced them, and confessed that

they were strangers and pilgrims on Barak, and of Samson, and of Jepthe earth. For they that say such thae, of David also, and Samuel, things declare plainly that they seek and of the prophets: who through a country. And truly, if they had faith subdued kingdoms, wrought been mindful of that country from righteousness, obtained promises, whence they came out, they might stopped the mouths of lions, quenchhave had opportunity to have re- ed the violence of fire, escaped the turned. But now they desire a better edge of the sword, out of weakness country, that is, an heavenly: where were made strong, waxed valiant in fore God is not ashamed to be called fight, turned to flight the armies of their God: for he hath prepared for the aliens: women received their them a city. By faith Abraham, dead raised to life again: and others when he was tried, offered up Isaac: were tortured, not accepting deliverand he that had received the promises ance ; that they might obtain a better offered up his only begotten son, of resurrection: and others had trial of whom it was said, That in Isaac cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, shall thy seed be called ; accounting moreover, of bonds and imprisonthat God was able to raise him up, ment: they were stoned, they were even from the dead; from whence sawn asunder, were tempted, were also he received him in a figure. slain with the sword: they wandered

about in sheep-skins and goat-skins; | By faith Isaac blessed Jacob being destitute, afflicted, tormented; and Esau concerning things to come. (of whom the world was not worthy:) By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, they wandered in deserts, and in blessed both the sons of Joseph; and mountains, and in dens, and caves of worshipped, leaning upon the top of the earth. And these all, having obhis staff. By faith Joseph, when he tained a good report through faith, died, made mention of the departing received not the promise: God havof the children of Israel ; and gave ing provided some better thing for us, commandment concerning his bones. that they without us should not be By faith Moses, when he was born, made perfect. was hid three months of his parents, Wherefore, seeing we also are because they saw he was a proper compassed about with so great a child ; and they were not afraid of cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside the king's commandment. By faith every weight, and the sin which doth Moses, when he was come to years, so easily beset us, and let us run refused to be called the son of Pha- with patience the race that is set raoh's daughter ; choosing rather to before us, looking unto Jesus, the suffer affliction with the people of author and finisher of our faith ; God, than to enjoy the pleasures of who, for the joy that was set before sin for a season ; esteeming the re- him, endured the cross, despising the proach of Christ greater riches than shame, and is set down at the right the treasures in Egypt: for he had hand of the throne of God. For respect unto the recompense of the consider him that endured such conreward. By faith he forsook Egypt, tradiction of sinners against himself, not fearing the wrath of the king: lest ye be wearied and faint in your for he endured, as seeing him who is minds. invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of | 1 JOHN 5: 10. He that believeth blood, lest he that destroyed the first- the Son of God hath the witness in born should touch them. By faith himself: he that believeth not God, they passed through the Red sea as hath made him a liar, because he by dry land: which the Egyptians believeth not the record that God assaying to do were drowned. By gave of his Son. And this is the faith the walls of Jericho fell down, record, that God hath given to us after they were compassed about | eternal life: and this life is in his seven days. By faith the harlot Son. He that hath the Son, hath Rahab perished not with them that life ; and he that hath not the Son believed not, when she had received of God, hath not life. the spies with peace.

And what Job 13: 15. Though he slay me, shall i more say? for the time would yet will I trust in him.

to tell of Gedeon, and of 19: 25. I know that my Redeemer

fail me

me up:

to pass.

liveth, and that he shall stand at the , lift up my soul: O my God, I trust in latter day upon the earth. And thee: let me not be ashamed, let not though alter my skin worms destroy my enemies triumph over me. the body; yet in my flesh shall I see 27: 1. The Lord is my light and God.

my salvation: whom shall I fear? Ps. 4:8. I will lay me down in The Lord is the strength of my life, peace and sleep; for thou, Lord, on- of whom shall I be afraid? - 10. ly makest me dwell in safety. When my father and my mother for

5:11. Let all them that put their sake me, then the Lord will take trust in thee rejoice: let them shout for joy, because thou defendest them. 31: 1. In thee, O Lord, do I put Let them also that love thy name, my trust; let me never be ashamed. be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, - 14. I trusted in thee, O LORD, I wilt bless the righteous; with favor said thou art my God. wilt thou compass hiin as with a 82: 10. He that trusteth in the shield.

Lord, mercy shall compass him 7:10. My defence is of God, who about. saveth the upright in heart.

87: S. Trust in the LORD and do 9: 9. The Lord also will be a re- good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, fuge for the oppressed, a refuge in and verily thou shalt be fed. Detime of trouble; and they that know light thyself in the LORD, and he thy name will put their trust in thee. shall give thee the desire of thy For thou Lord hast not forsaken heart. Commit thy way unto the them that seek thee.

Lord; trust also in him, and he shall 11:1. In the LORD put I my trust; bring it to pass. — 7. Rest in the why say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird Lord, and wait patiently for him; to your mountain ?

fret not thyself because of him who 16: 8. I have set the Lord always prospereth in his way, because of the before me; because he is at my right man who bringeth wicked devices hand, I shall not be moved.

18:1. I will love thee, O LOPD, 55: 22. Cast thy burthen upon the my strength. The Lord is my LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he rock, and my fortress, and my de- shall never suffer the righteous to be liverer; my God, my strength, in moved. whom I trust; my buckler, and the 56: 4. In God I have put my trust: horn of my salvation, and my high I will not be afraid what man can do tower. I will call upon the LORD, unto me. who is worthy to be praised. So 73: 26. My flesh and my heart shall I be saved from mine enemies. faileth, but God is the strength of

29. By thee I have run through a my heart, and my portion forever. troop, and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God his way is T 91: 2. I will say of the LORD, He perfect; the word of the Lord is is my refuge and my fortress; my tried.

God, in him will I trust. Surely he 20: 7. Some trust in chariots, and shall deliver thee from the snare of some in horses; but we will remem- the fowler, and from the noisome ber the name of the LORD our pestilence; he shall cover thee with God.

his feathers, and under his shadow

shalt thou trust. ... Thou shalt not 1 23: 1. The Lord is my shep- be afraid for the terror, nor for the herd, I shall not want. He maketh arrow that flieth by day, nor for the me to lie down in green pastures, pestilence that walketh in darkness; and leadeth me beside the still wa- nor for the destruction that wasteth ters. He restoreth my soul. He at noon day. A thousand shall fall leadeth me in the path of righteous- at thy side, and ten thousand at thy ness, for his name's sake. Yea, right hand; but it shall not come though I walk through the valley of nighthee; because thou hast made the the shadow of death, I will fear no Lord, who is my refuge, even the evil; for thou art with me... thou most high, thy habitation:... there preparest a table before me in the shall no evil befal thee, neither shall presence of my enemies.

any plague come near thy dwell25: 1. Unto thee, O LORD, do I | ing.

ever.

you whole.

ner.

125: 1. They that trust in the whom ye have crucified, both Lord Lord shall be as mount Zion which and Christ. cannot be removed, but abideth for- Acts 3: 14. Ye denied the Holy

One and the Just, and desired a Isa. 26: 3. Thou wilt keep him in murderer to be granted unto you, perfect peace whose mind is staid and killed the Prince of Life, on thee; because he trusteth in thee. whom God hath raised from the Trust ye in the Lord forever; for in dead. the Lord Jehovah is everlasting 4: 3. Then Peter, filled with the strength.

Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye ruNahum 1: 7. The Lord is good;lers of the people, and elders of Isa strong hold in the day of trouble; rael, if we this day be examined of and he knoweth them that trust in the good deed done to the impotent him.

man, by what means he is made (See Conditions with which the Sin whole; be it known unto you all,

ner must comply. Chap. II. and to all the people of Israel, that Fuith.)

by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before

This is the stone which 9. MORAL COURAGE. was set at nought of you builders,

which is become the head of the corMAT. 10: 28. Fear not them that Neither is there salvation in kill the body, and are not able to kill any other: for there is none other the soul; but rather fear him which name under heaven given among is able to destroy both soul and body men, whereby we must be saved. in hell. — 37. He that loveth father Now, when they saw the boldvess or mother more than me, is not of Peter and John, and perceived worthy of me, and he that loveth that they were unlearned and ignoson or daughter more than me is not rant men, they marvelled ;

and i hey worthy of me and he that taketh took knowledge of them that they not his cross, and followeth after me, had been with Jesus. is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that T Acts 7: 51. Ye stiffnecked and loseth his life for my sake shall find uncircuincised in heart and ears: ye it.

do always resist the Holy Ghost; as Dan. 3: 16. We are not careful your fathers did, so do ye... they to answer thee in this matter ; if it have slain the prophets, which probe so, our God whom we serve is phesied before of the coming of the able to deliver us from the burning Just One,of whom ye have been now fiery furnace; and he will deliver us the betrayers and murderers. out of thy hand, O king. But if not, 8: 4. They that were scattered be it known unto thee, O king, that abroad, went every where preaching we will not serve thy gods, nor wor- the word. ship tby golden image which thou 14: 22. They returned again to

Lystra ... confirming the souls of John 2: 15. When he had made a the disciples, and exhorting them to scourge of small cords, he drove continue in the faith, and that we them all out of the temple, and the must through much tribulation ensheep, and the oxen, and poured out ter into the kingdom of God. the changers' money, and overthrew 21: 13. Then Paul answered, the tables, and said unto them that What mean ye to weep, and to sold doves, Take these things hence, break my heart? for I am ready not make not my Father's house an to be bound only, but also to die at house of merchandise.

Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Acts 2:22. Yemen of Israel, hear Jesus. And when he would not be these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a persuaded, we ceased, saying, The man approved of God, among you will of the Lord be done. ... him ye have taken, and by wick- 23: 3. God sball smite thee, thou ed hands have crucified and slain.-whited wall: for sittest thou to judge 36. God hath made that same Jesus, I me after the law, and commandest

hast set up.

ye

me to be smitten contrary to the brethren, know our entrance in unto Jaw?

you, that it was not in vain: but 24: 24. And after certain days, even after that we had suffered bewhen Felix came with his wife Dru- fore, and were shamefully entreated, silla, which was a Jewess, he sent as ye know, at Philippi, we were for Paul, and heard him concerning bold in our God to speak unto you the faith in Christ. And as he rea- the gospel of God with much consoned of righteousness, temperance, tention. For our exhortation was and judgment to come, Felix trem- not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, bled, and answered, Go thy way for nor in guile; but as we were allowed this time; when I have a convenient of God to be put in trust with the season, I will call for thee.

gospel, even so we speak; not as 26: 24. And as he thus spake for pleasing men, but God, which trieth himself, Festus said with a loud our hearts. voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; 1: 6. And became followmuch learning doth make thee mad! ers of us and of the Lord, havBut he said, I am not mad, most no- ing received the word in much ble Festus; but speak forth the words affliction, with joy of the Holy of truth and soberness. For the Ghost: so that ye were ensamples to king knoweth of these things, before all that believe in Macedonia and whom also I speak freely. For I| Achaia. For from you sounded out am persuaded that none of these the word of the Lord not only in things are hidden from him; for this Macedonia and Achaia, but also in thing was not done in a corner. King every place your faith to God-ward Agrippa, believest thou the pro- is spread abroad: so that we need phets? I know that thou believest. not to speak any thing.

For they Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Al- themselves show of us what manner most thou persuadest me to be a of entering in we had unto you, and Christian. And Paul said, I would how ye turned to God from idols, to to God, that not only thou, but also serve the living avd true God; and all that hear me this day, were both to wait for his Son from heaven, almost, and altogether such as I am, whom he raised from the dead, even except these bonds.

Jesus, which delivered us from the

wrath to come. I GAL. 2:11. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstooll him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For, before that certain came § 10. WATCHFULNESS. from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, Prov. 4: 23. Keep thy heart with he withdrew, and separated himself, all diligence, for out of it are the isfearing them which were of the cir- sues of life. cumcision. And the other Jews dis- Mar. 25: 13. Watch therefore, sembled likewise with him; inso- for ye know not the day nor the much that Barvabas also was car- hour wherein the Son of man comried away with their dissimulation. eth. – 29. For into every one that But when I saw that they walked hath shall be given, and he shall not uprightly according to the truth have abundance; but froin him that of the gospel, I said unto Peter be- hath not shall be taken away even

, livest after the manner of Gentiles; 26:33. Peter answered and said and not as do the Jews, why com- unto hiin, Though all men shall be pellest thou the Gentiles to live as offended because of thee, yet will do the Jews!

I never be offended. Jesus said unPhil. 1: 27. Stand fast in one to him, Verily, I say unto thee, that spirit with one niind, striving to this night, before the cock crow, gether for the faith of the gospel, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter and in nothing terrified by your ad- said unto him, Though I should die versaries, which is to them an evi- with thee, yet will not I deny thee. dent token of perdition, but to you Likewise also said all the disciof salvation, and that of God. ples.

1 Thess. 2: 1. For yourselves, MARK 19: 39. Take ye heed,

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