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Vindicative Justice.

and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. (See 226.] 236. Vindicative justice of God. Ex. 15: 3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.

Dt. 4: 24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. 32: 35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. 39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive: I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. 41 If I vhet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

Ps. 78: 49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them. 50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence; 51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt; the chief of their strength, in the tabernacles of Ham.-97:3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

Is. 30: 27 Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire.

- 35: 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come with vengeance, even Goil with a recompense; he will come and save you. — 59: 17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. 18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. 19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun.

06: 14 The hand of the LORD shall be known toward his kervants, and his indignation toward his enemies. 15 For behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with fjamcy of tire.

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Lan. 2: 4 lle hath bent his bow like an enemy: lie stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion : he poured out his fury like fire.

Ezk. 7:8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

Nah. 1: 2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth: the LORD revengeth, and is furious: the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 6 Who can stand before his indignation ? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

Rom. 3: 5 Is God unrighteous, who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man,) 6 God forbid : for then how shall God judge the world ? — 11: 22. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity: but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. — 12: 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

2 Cor. 5: 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Th. 1: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you, 7 And to you, who troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heb. 12: 29 Our God is a consuming fire. [Ps. 18: 614.] [See 230, 232, and Punishment future.] 237. God's vindicative justice amiable, desirable and comforting.

Dt. 32: 43 Rejoice, Oye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

Ps. 28: 4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their lesert. 5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands. — 48: 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. — 58: 9 He shall

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take them away as with a whirlwind, both living and in his wrath. 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. -97.8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD. — 136: 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good : for his mercy

endureth for ever. 10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever. [See the whole Psalm.]

Jer. 11: 19 I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered. 20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

Ezk. 5: 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted : and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

[See 88, 571.] 238. Zeal of God.

Dt. 7: 10 He will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

Is. 9: 1 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. — 40: 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou. not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary ? — 59: 17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

Ezk. 5: 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted : and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

2 Pet. 3: 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness. [See 208.]

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Of Property in us -over Natural Law — To give Moral Law.

PREROGATIVES, OR RIGHTS OF GOD.

239. God's right of property in his creatures.

1 Ch. 29: 11 All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.

Ps. 24: 1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. — 50: 10 Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains : and the wild beasts of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine and the fulness thereof. - 95: 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worslıip and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. — 100: 3 The Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Ezk. 18: 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine.

Rom. 14: 8 Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

210. God's right to establish and control natural law.
Job 38: 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?

Ps. 119: 90 Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances.

Pr. 3: 19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Jer. 31: 35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof

The LORD of hosts is his name.-33: 25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob. 241. God's right to give supreme moral law.

Ex. 20: 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

1 Ch. 29: 11 Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Mat. 4: 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and

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him only shalt thou serve. -22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. [See 280.]

242. God's right to regenerate, or not to give or withhold success to means —and to form, turn and control the hearts of men.

Dt. 29: 4 The LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

1 S. 26: 19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the Lord have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go serve other gods.

Ps. 33: 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

Is. 45: 9 Wo unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

Mat. 13: 10 The disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 20: 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? is thine eye evil because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Rom. 9: 20 Nay but, О man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus ? 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory.

2 Tim. 2: 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. [See 234, 264, 435.]

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