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one that judgeth him, the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Rom. ix. 31. Israel hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Ver. 32. Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
xi. 20. Because of unbelief the Jews were broken off.
xiv. 23. He that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith, for whatsoever is not of faith, is sin.
2 Thess. ii. 10. They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Ver. 11. For this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they might believe a lie.
Ver. 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 Tim. v. 8. If any provide not for his own, he hath denied the faith. 1 Tim. v. 11. They have begun to wax wanton against Christ. Ver. 12. Having damnation because they have cast off their first faith.
Tit. i. 15. To them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Heb. iv. 2. Unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them, but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Heb. x. 38. The just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Ver. 39. We are not of them that draw back to perdition, but of them who believe to the saving of the soul.
xi. 31. By faith Rahab perished not with them that believed not. 1 John ii. 23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.
Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. See Isa. Ixvi. 24.
XLIII. The following causes of unbelief are assigned in scripture by Christ, and his apostles. Luke viii. 12. The devil taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
John v. 44. How can ye believe which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Ver. 46. Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.
Ver. 47. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? 2 Cor. iii. 14, 15.
John viii. 45. Because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. x. 26. Ye believe me not because ye are not of my sheep.
2 Cor. iv. 4. Because the God of this world hath blinded their minds. 1 Tim. iv. 4. Giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
vi. 10. The love of money. Ver. 20, 21. Professing science, falsely so called. Hence is applied to unbelievers the prophecy of Isa. vi. 9. Compared with John xii. 40, 41. Acts xxviii. 26, 27.
LOOKING TO GOD.
XLIV. Look to God. Ps. xxxiv. 5. They looked unto God and were lightened. Ps. v. 3.-cxxiii. 2.
Isa. xvii. 7. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have, respect to the Holy One of Israel. Ch. viii. 17.
xlv. 22. Look unto me and be ye saved all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.
Mic. vii. 7. I will look unto the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me. See Isa. xxxiii. 14.
XLV. Remembering God. Neh. iv. 14. Remember the Lord which is great and terrible. Ps. xx. 7.
Job xxi. 6. When I remember him I am afraid.
Ps. xlii. 6. My God, my soul is cast down in me, therefore will I remember thee. Ps. xx. 7.-]xxvii. 10.
lxiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
Ver. 6. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Eccl. xii. 1. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Isa. xxvi. 9. The desire of our soul is to thee, and to the remembrance of thy name.
Jonah ii. 7. When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came unto thee, even unto thine holy temple. See Zech. x. 9.
Not remembering God. Isa. lvii. 11. Of whom hast thou been afraid that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me? nor laid it to thy heart? Ch. li. 12, 13. Judg. viii. 34. Ps. lxxviii. 42.
XLVI. Forgetting God. Ps. cvi. 21. Israel forgat God their Saviour which had done great things in Egypt for them.
Jer. ii. 32. My people have forgotten me days without number. Ch. xiii. 25.-xviii. 5.
iii. 21. They have perverted their way, and have forgotten the Lord their God.
Ezek. xxii. 12. Thou hast gained of thy neighbour by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord. Ver. 14. Jer. xxiv. 27.
XLVII. Threatenings against those that forget God. Deut. xxxii. 18. Of the rock'that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them. See to ver. 26.
Judge iii. 7. The children of Israel forgat the Lord.
Ver. 8. Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, &c. 1 Sam. xii. 9. They forgat the Lord their God, and he sold them into the hand of their enemies.
Ps. ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Job viii. 11, 12, 13.
Ps. 1. 21. These things thou hast done and I kept silence, but I will reprove thee, saith the Lord.
Ver. 22. Consider this ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces. and there be none to deliver.
Isa. xvii. 10. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy Salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, &c.
Ver. 11. But the harvest shall be an heap in the day of desperate
Ezek. xxiii. 35. Thou hast forgotten me, therefore bear thy lewd
Hos. viii. 14. Israel hath forgotten his Maker. I will send a fire upon his cities.
XLVIII. Warnings against forgetting God. Deut. vi. 12. Beware lest thou forget the Lord thy God.
Deut. viii. 11. Beware lest thou forget the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes. Ver. 12. Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and hast dwelt therein;
Ver. 13. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Ver. 14. That then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God. See to ver. 20.
Ps. xliv. 17. All this is come upon us, yet have we not forgotten thee.
Ver. 20. If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange God, shall not God search out this?
XLIX. Meditation upon God and his word. A good man meditates upon God's law day and night. Ps. xlix. 3.-cxix. 97.—Jos. i. 8. Job xxii. 22. Lay up his words in thine heart.
Ps. i. 2. A good man meditates upon God's law day and night. xvi. 8. I have set the Lord always before me.
xl. 8. O my God, thy law is within my heart. Ps. xxxvii. 31.cxix. 11.
Ixiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied—
Ver. 6. When I meditate on thee in the night watches. Ps. civ. 34. ixii. 12. I will meditate on all thy works, and talk of thy doing. Ps. cxliii. 5.
Ps. cxix. 15. I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect to thy ways. Ver. 78.
Ver. 23. Thy servant did meditate on thy statutes. Ver. 48.
Ver. 148. Mine eyes prevented the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Tim. iv. 15. Meditate upon these things.
L. Fear due unto God. Exod. xv. 11. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders.
Ps. Ixxvi. 7. Thou even thou art to be feared, and who may stand when thou art angry. Ver. 11.
lxxxix. 7. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints. xcvi. 4. The Lord is to be feared above all Gods.
Jer. x. 7. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations.
Rev. xv. 4. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name, for thou only art holy.
LI. The excellency of fearing God. Job xxviii. 28. The fear of the Lord that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.
Ps. cxi. 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Prov. ix. 10. Prov. xv. 33. It is the instruction of wisdom.
Prov. i. 7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Ps. xix. 9. It is clean enduring for ever.
LII. It is a commanded duty. Deut. vi. 24. The Lord our God commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always.
2 Kings xvii. 36. The Lord, him shall ye fear. Ver. 39.
1 Chron. xvi. 30. Fear before him all the earth. Ps. xcvi. 9.
Ps. xxii. 23. Fear him all the seed of Israel.
xxxiii. 8. Let all the earth fear the Lord. Ps. xxxiv. 9.
Prov. xxiii. 17. Be thou in the fear of the Lord, all the day long. xxiv. 21. Fear the Lord and the king. 1 Pet. ii. 17.
Isa. viii. 13. Sanctify the Lord God of hosts, and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Jer. v. 22. Will ye not fear me, saith the Lord? will ye not tremble at my presence? Ver. 24.
Mal. i. 6. If I be a master where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts.
Matt. x. 28. Fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Rev. xiv. 7. Fear God and give glory to him.
LIII. God is to be feared on account of his perfections. Job xiii. 11. Shall not his excellency make you afraid?
xxy. 2. Dominion and fear are with him.
xxxvii. 23. The Almighty is excellent in power and judgment, and in plenty of justice.
Ver. 24. Men do therefore fear him.
Ps. cxxx. 4. There is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be feared. Rev. xv. 4.
LIV. God is to be feared on account of his words and works. Deut. iv. 10. I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth. 1 Kings viii. 40, 43. 2 Chron. vi. 30, 33.
Jos. iv. 23. The Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan as he did the Red sea, that all people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is mighty, that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.
Eccl. iii. 14. What God doth shall be for ever, nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it, and God doth it, that men may fear before him. See Jer. xxxiii. 9. Rev. xiv. 7. Isa. lxv. 8.
Examples. Instances. Exod. xiv. 31. 1 Sam. xii. 18..
LV. The fear of the Lord is promised and prayed for. Ps. xxxvi. 11. Unite my heart to fear thy name.
Isa. lix. 1. They shall fear the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. See Ch. xxix. 23. Prov. ii. 5. Jer. xxxiii. Jer. xxxli. 39. I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them and of their children. Ver. 40. I will put my fear into their hearts, and they shall not depart from me.
Isa. xi. 2. The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord shall rest upon him.
LVI. The fear of God joined with obedience toward God. Deut. vi. 2. fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments. Ver. 3. That it may be well with thee.
Ver. 13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and serve him...
x. 12. What doth the Lord thy God require of thee but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
Ver. 20. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
xiii. 4. Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him and cleave unto him.
Jos. xxiv. 14. Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth.
1 Sam. xii. 24. Fear the Lord and serve him with all your heart. Eccl. xii. 13. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
LVII. Joined with the worship of God. Ps. ii. 11. Serve the Lord with fear.
v. 7. In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. xxii. 23. Ye that fear the Lord praise him.
cxxxv. 20. Ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
Acts x. 2. Cornelius fe àred God, and prayed to God alway.
Heb. xii. 28. Serve God with reverence, and godly fear.
LVIII. It is a motive to duty in general toward God and man, and a
restraint from sin.
Gen. xxii. 12. God said to Abraham, thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not with-held thy son, thine only son, from me.
xlii. 18. Joseph said, this do, and live, for I fear God.
Exod. i. 17. The midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them.
ix. 20. He that feared God among the servants of Pharaoh, made his cattle and servants go into the houses.
xx. 20. That his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. Lev. xix. 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God. Ver. 32.
Deut. xiii. 11. All Israel shall hear and fear the Lord, and do no more such wickedness, as this among you. Ch. xiv. 23.-xvii. 13, 19.-xix. 20.-xxi. 21.—xxxi. 12, 13.