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lasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto
MORAL PRINCIPLES. children's children ; to such as keep his covenant, and to those that re- I. Righteousness, or Justice. member his commandinents to do them.
Ex. 20: 5. For I the LORD thy
God am a jealous God, visiting the 1111:4. The Lord is gracious iniquity of the fathers upon the and full of compassion. He hath children, unto the third and fourth given meat unto them that fear him: generation of them that hate me ; he will ever be mindful of his cove- and showing mercy unto thousands nant.
of them that love me, and keep my 116: 3. The sorrows of death commandments. compassed me; and the pains of hell Deut. 10: 17. For the LORD gat hold upon me: I found trouble your God is God of gods, and Lord and sorrow. Then called I upon of lords, a great God, a mighty, and the name of the Lori), O Lord, I a terrible, which regardeth not perbeseech thee, deliver my soul. Gra- sons, nor taketh reward: he doth cious is the Lord, and righteous: execute the judgment of the fatheryea, our God is merciful.
less and widow, and loveth the 136: 1. O give thanks unto the stranger, in giving him food and Lord: for he is good. –5. To him raiment. that by wisdom made the heavens: JOB 34: 10. Far be it from God, for his mercy endureth forever. that he should do wickedness; and
Isa. 54: 5. For thy Maker is thy from the Almighty, that he should husband; the Lord of hosts is his commit iniquity. For the work of a name ; and thy Redeemer the Holy man shall he render unto him, and One of Israel ; the God of the whole cause every man to find according earth shall he be called. For the
to his ways. Lord hath called thee as a woman Ps. 13: 20. The Lord rewarded forsaken and grieved in spirit, and me according to my righteonsness ; a wife of youth, when thou wast re- according to the cleanness of my fused, saith thy God. For a small hands bath he recompensed me. moment have I forsaken thee; but 25. With the inerciful thou wilt with great mercies will I gather thee. show thyself merciful; with an upIn a little wrath I hid my face from right man thou wilt show thyself thee for a moment; but with ever- upright; with the pure thou wilt lasting kindness will I have mercy show thyself pure ; and with the on thee, saith the LORD thy Re- froward thou wilt show thyself frodeemer, — 10. For the mountains ward. For thou wilt save the afshall depart, and the hills be remo- flicted people ; but wilt bring down
but my kindness shall not de- high looks. – 30. As for God, his part from thee.
way is perfect: the word of the JONAH 3: 10. And God saw their Lord is tried; he is a buckler to works, that they turned from their all those that trust in him. For evil way; and God repented of the who is God save the Lord? or who evil, that he had said that he would is a rock save our God? it is God do unto them; and he did it not. that girdeth me with strength, and
Neh. 9: 17. Thou art a God, maketh my way perfect. ready to pardon, gracious and mer- Isa. 25: 1. Ó LORD, thou art my ciful, slow to anger, and of great God; I will exalt thee, I will praise kindness.
thy name; for thou hast done wonEL 2: 13. The Lord your God derful things ; thy counsels of old is gracious and merciful; slow to are faithfulness and truth. For thou anger and of great kindness. hast made of a city an heap ; of a
defenced city a ruin: a palace of. strangers to be no city: it shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee; the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy
in his distress, a refuge from the sight, thou hatest all the workers of storm, a shadow from the heat, iniquity. when the blast of the terrible ones Ps. 47: 8. God sitteth upon the is as a storm against the wall. throne of his holiness.
Deut. 32: 3. Because I will pub- Joe 15: 15. The heavens are not lish the name of the Lord: ascribe clean in his sight. ye greatness unto our God. He is Ps. 93: 5. Thy testimonies are the Rock, his work is perfect: for very sure: holiness becometh thine all his ways are judgment: a God house, O Lord, forever, of truth and without iniquity, just 99: 9. For the LORD our God is and right is he.
holy. JOB 8: 20. Behold, God will not 145:17. The Lord is righteous cast away a perfect man, neither in all his ways, and holy in all his will he help the evil doers: till he works. The LORD is nigh unto all fill thy mouth with laughing, and them that call upon him, to all that thy lips with rejoicing. They that call upon him in truth. hate thee shall be clothed with shame.
III. Truth, or Faithfulness. Ps. 36: 5. Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens, and thy faithful- Deut. 32: 4. A God of truth, ness rcacheth unto the clouds. Thy without iniquity, just and right is righteousness is like the great moun- he. tains ; thy judgments are a great Ps. 91: 4. His truth shall be thy deep.
shield and buckler. 97: 2. Righteousness and judg- 146: 6. He keepeth truth forment are the habitation of his throne.
Dan. 4: 37. All his works are 145:17. The Lord is righteous truth. in all his ways, and holy in all his Isa. 25: 1. Thy counsels of old works.
are faithfulness and truth. 19:8. The statutes of the LORD Non. 23: 19. God is not a man, are right. The commandment of that he should lie, neither the son of the LORD is pure. The judgments man, that he should repent. of the Lord are true.
i Sam. 15: 29. The strength of 2 Chron. 19; 7. There is no ini- | Israel will not lie. quity with the LORD our God, nor Ps. 36: 5. Thy mercy, O Lord, is respect of persons, nor taking of in the heavens, and thy faithfulness gifts.
reacheth unto the clouds. Rev. 15: 3. Just and true are 119: 90. Thy faithfulness is unto thy ways, I thou King of saints. all generations.
1 Cor. 1: 9. God is faithful, by II. Purity, or Holiness. whom ye were called unto the fel
lowship of his son Jesus Christ. Isa. 6: 3. And one cried unto 2 Tim. 2: 13. He abideth faithanother, and said, Holy, holy, holy ful. is the Lord of hosts: the whole 1 Thes. 5: 24. Faithful is he earth is full of his glory.
that calleth you. Hab. 1: 13. Thou art of purer Heb. 6: 13. For when God made eyes than to behold evil, and canst promise to Abraham, because he not look upon iniquity.
could swear by no greater, he swore Lev. 11: 44. Ye shall be holy; by himself, saying, Surely blessing I for I, the LORD your God, am will bless thee; and multiplying I holy.
will multiply thee. And so after he Ps. 22:3. Thou art holy, O thou had patiently endured, he obtained that inhabitest the praises of Israel, the promise. For men verily swear
Rev. 15: 4. Who shall not fear by the greater, and an oath for conthee, O LORD, and glorify thy firmation is the end of all strife. name: for thou art holy.
Wherein God, willing more abundPs. 5: 4. Thou art not a God antly to show unto the heirs of promthat hast pleasure in wickedness; ise the immutability of his counsel, neither shall evil dwell with thee. confirmed it by an oath ; that by The foolish shall not stand in thy , two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we joice. Thou visitest the earth, and might have strong consolation, who waterest it: thou greatly enrichest have fled for refuge to lay hold on it with the river of God, which is the hope set before us.
full of water: thou preparest them Isa. 46: 10. My counsel shall corn, when thou hast so provided stand, and I will do all my pleasure. for it. Thou waterest the ridges
Pr. 19: 21. The counsel of the thereof abundantly; thou settlest Lord, that shall stand.
the furrows thereof; thou makest James 1:17. Every good gift, and it soft with showers; thou blessest every perfect gift is from above, the springing thereof. Thou crowncoming down from the father of est the year with thy goodness; and lights, with whom there is no va- thy paths drop fatness. riableness, neither shadow of turn- 68: 19. Blessed be the Lord, who ing.
daily loadeth us with benefits, even
the God of our salvation. Selah. IV. Goodness.
He that is our God is the God of
salvation; and unto God the Lord Ex. 33: 18. And he said, I be- belong the issues from death. seech thee, show me thy glory. And 84: 11. For the LORD God is a he said, I will make all my good- sun and shield: the Lord will give ness pass before thee, and I will grace and glory; no good thing will proclaim the name of the Lord be- he withhold from them that walk fore thee; and will be gracious to uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blesswhom I will be gracious, and will ed is the man that trusteth in thee. show mercy on whom I will show 100: 4. Enter into his gates with mercy
thanksgiving, and into his courts Ps. 33: 5. He loveth righteous with praise: be thankful unto him, ness and judgment: the earth is full and bless his name. For the LORD of the goodness of the Lord. is good; his mercy is everlasting ;
34: 8. O taste and see that the and his truth endureth to all generaLORD is good: blessed is the man tions. that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no 1 104: 27. These wait all upon want to thein that fear him.
thee; that thou mayest give them 31:19. Oh how great is thy good their meat in due season. That ness, which thou hast laid up for thou givest them they gather: thou them that fear thee: which thou openest thine hand, they are filled hast wrought for them that trust in with good. thee before the sons of men! Thou 145: 6. And men shall speak of shalt hide them in the secret of thy the might of thy terrible acts: and I presence, from the pride of man; will declare thy greatness. They thou shalt keep them secretly in a
shall abundantly utter the memory pavilion, from the strife of tongues. of thy great goodness, and shall Blessed be the Lord; for he hath sing of thy righteousness. The showed me his marvellous kindness Lord is gracious, and full of comin a strong city.
passion ; slow to anger, and of 36: 6. O Lord, thou preserv- great mercy. The Lord is good to est man and beast. How excellent all: and his tender mercies are over is thy loving kindness, O God! all his works. — 14. The Lord uptherefore the children of men 'put holdeth all that fall, and raiseth up their trust under the shadow of ihy all those that be bowed down. The wings. They shall be abundantly eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou satisfied with the fatness of thy givest them their meat in due seahouse; and thou shalt make them son. Thou openest thine hand, and drink of the river of thy pleasures. satisfiest the desire of every living For with thee is the fountain of life: thing. in thy light shall we see light. O 146: 5. Happy is he that hath continue thy loving-kindness unto the God of Jacob for his help, whose them that know thee, and thy right- hope is in the LORD his God.-7. eousness to the upright in heart. Which executeth judgment for the
65: 8. Thou makest the outgoings oppressed: which giveth food to the of the morning and evening to re- hungry. The Lord looseth the pris
oners: the Lord_opcneth the eyes 68: 5. A father of the fatherless, of the blind: the Lord raiseth them and a judge of the widow, is God in that are bowed down: the Lord his holy habitation. loveth the righteous. The LORD Isa. 54: 5. Thy maker is thy huspreserveth the strangers ; he re- band, the Lord of hosts is his sieveth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
V. Grace, or Mercy. JER. 33: 7. And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity Ex. 22: 27. When the poor criof Israel to return, and will build eth I will hear, for I am gracious. them as at the first. And I will 33:19. I will be gracious to whom cleanse them from all their iniquity, I will be gracious, and I will have whereby they have sinned against mercy on whom I will have mercy. me; and I will pardon all their ini- 34: 6. And the Lord passed by quities, whereby they have sinned, before him and proclaimed, “The and whereby they have transgressed LORD, the Lord God, gracious and against me. And it shall be to me merciful, long-suffering, and abuna name of joy, a praise and an hon- dant in goodness and truth; keepor before all the nations of the ing mercy for thousands, forgiving earth, which shall hear all the good iniquity, transgression, and sin, and that I do unto them: and they shall that will by no means clear the fear and tremble for all the good- guilty. ness and for all the prosperity that Num. 14:18. The Lord is longI procure unto it.
suffering and of great mercy, for31: 9. For I am a father to Is- / giving iniquity. rael, and Ephraim is my first-born. Neh. 9: 17. Thou art a. Ged Hear the word of the Lorn, O ye ready to pardon, gracious and mernations, and declare it the isles ciful, slow to avger, and of great afar off, and say, he that scattered kindness. Israel will gather him, and keep Ps. 36: 5. Thy mercy, O LORD, him, as a shepherd doth his flock. | is great the heavens. For the LORD hath redeemed Ja- 103: 8. The Lord is merciful coh, and ransomed him from the and gracious; slow to anger, and hand of him that was stronger than plenteous in mercy. he. Therefore they shall come and 86: 15. Thou, O Lord, art sing in the height of Zion, and shall God full of compassion and graflow together to the goodness of the cious; long-suffering, and plenteLORD, for wheat, and for wine, and ous in mercy and truth. for oil, and for the young of the 116: 5. Gracious is the Lord and flock and of the herd: and their righteous ; yea, our God is merciful. soul shall be as a watered garden ; 119: 156. Great are thy tender and they shall not sorrow any more mercies, O Lord. at all. Then shall the virgin rejoice LAM. 3: 22. It is of the Lord's in the dance, both young men and mercies that we are not consumed ; old together: for I will turn their because his compassions fail not. mourning into joy, and will comfort 32. Though he cause grief, yet will them, and make them rejoice from he have compassion, according to their sorrow.. And I will satiate the the multitude of his tender mercies. soul of the priest with fatness, and JONAH 4: 2. Thou art a gracious my people shall be satisfied with God, and merciful, slow to anger my goodness, saith the Lord. and of great kindness, and repent20. Is Ephraim my dear son? is est thee of the evil. he a pleasant child? for since I Mic. 7: 18. Who is a God like spake against him, I do earnestly unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, remember him still. Therefore my and passeth by the transgression of bowels are troubled for him: I will the remnant of his heritage? he resurely have mercy upon him, saith taineth not his anger forever, bethe Lord.
cause he delighteth in mercy. He Ps. 27: 10. When my father and will turn again, he will have commy mother forsake me, then the passion upon us; he will subdue LORD will take me up.
our iniquities; and thou wilt cast
all their sins into the depths of the he that reproveth God, let him an
Thou wilt perform the truth swer it. to Jacob, and the mercy to Abra- 2 CHRON. 19:7. There is no inham, which thou hast sworn unto iquity with the Lord our God: nor our fathers from the days of old. respect of persons, nor taking of
DAN. 9: 9. To the Lord our gifts. God belong mercies and forgive-Zech. 3: 5. The just Lord is in nesses, though we have rebelled the midst thereof, he will not do inagainst hiin; neither have we obey- iquity. ed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Isa. 54: 7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee ; but with great
CHAPTER III. mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee
GOD A SOVEREIGN. for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
§ 1. 10. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my
JOB 9: 4. He is wise in heart, kindness shall not depart from and mighty in strength: who hath thee.
hardened himself against him, and 49: 9. For in my wrath I smote hath prospered ? which removeth thee, but in my favor have I had the mountains, and they know not : mercy on thee.
which overturneth them in his Acts 15: 11. We believe that anger. Which shaketh the earth through the grace of our Lord Je- out of her place, and the pillars sus Christ we shall be saved.
thereof tremble. Which conimandEph. 2:8. By grace are ye sa
eth the sun, and it riseth not; and ved, through faith, and that not of sealeth up the stars. Which alone yourselves, it is the gift of God. spreadeth out the heavens, and
Rom. 5: 2. By Jesus Christ we Treadeth upon the waves of the sea. have access into this grace wherein Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, we stand, and rejoice in hope of and Pleiades, and the chambers of the glory of God.
Which doeth great Tit. 3: 5. Not hy works of things past finding out; yea, and righteousness which we have done, wonders without number. but according to his inercy, he saved 12: 15. Behold, he withholdeth us; by the washing of regeneration the waters, and they dry up: also and renewing of the Holy Ghost. he sendeth them out, and they over7. That being justified by his
turn the earth. grace, we should be made heir's ac- $7: 6. For he saith to the snow, cording to the hope of eternal life. Be thou on the earth ; likwise to
the small rain, and to the great rain VI. Perfection.
of his strength.-9. Out of the south
conieth the whirlwind: and cold Matt. 5: 48. Your father which out of the north. By the breath of is in heaven is perfect.
God frost is given; and the breadth 2 SAM. 22: 31. As for God his of the waters is straitened. Also way is perfect.
by watering he wearieth the thick 1 JOHN 3: 3. Every man that cloud : he scattereth his bright hath this hope in his purifieth him- cloud. self, even as he is pure.
36: 27. For he maketh small the JOB 42: 5. I have heard of thee drops of water: they pour down by the hearing of the ear; but now rain according to the vapor thereof; mine eye seeth thee: wherefore I which the clouds do drop and disabhor myself, and repent in dust til upon man abundantly. Also can and ashes.
any understand the spreadings of the 40: 2. Shall he that contendeth clouds, or the noise of his tabernawith the ALMIGHTY instruct him? I cle ? Behold, he spreadeth his light