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Deut. xxvi. 11. Thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house..
Joel ii. 23. Be glad ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain, in the first month.
Ver. 24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
Ver. 26. And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wonderously with you.
CXI. Rejoicing in God in time of worldly adversity. Hab. iii. 17. Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat, the flocks shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stall:
Ver. 18. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. See Ps. xlvi. I to 5.
COMFORT IN GOD.
CXII. God giveth comfort and consolation. Job xv. 11. Are the consolations of God small with thee?
Ps. xxiii. 4. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Ixxi. 20. O God thou hast shewed me great and sore troubles. Ver. 21. Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
lxxxvi. 17. The Lord hath holpen me and comforted me.
xciv. 19. In the multitude of my thoughts within me, thy comforts delight my soul.
cxix. 52. I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.
Ver. 76. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Ver. 82. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying when wilt thou com fort me?
Isa. xii. 1. O Lord I will praise thee, though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away and thou comfortedst me.
xl. 1. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Ver. 2. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem and cry that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned.
xlix. 13. The Lord hath, comforted his people, and will have mercy on his afflicted. Ch. lii. 9.
li. 3. The Lord shall comfort Zion, joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
Ver. 12. I, even I (saith the Lord) am he that comforteth you; who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man that shall be made as grass..
Ivii. 18. I have seen his ways and will heal him, I will lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
Ixi. 2. I appoint, to comfort all that mourn in Zion.
Isa. Ixvi. 13. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I com
Jer. xxxi. 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them.
Hos. ii. 14. I will speak comfortably unto her.
Zech. i. 13. The Lord answered with comfortable words.
Ver. 17. The Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
Matt. v. 4. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Luke xvi. 25. Lazarus is comforted in heaven.
John xiv. 18. Jesus said, I will not leave you comfortless.
Acts ix. 31. The churches walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
Rom. xv. 4. Whatsoever things were written aforetime were writ. ten for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Ver. 5. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another, according to Christ Jesus.
2 Cor. i. 3. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.
Ver. 4. Who comforteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Ver. 5. Our consolation aboundeth by Christ. Phil. ii. 1. 1 Pet.
vii. 6. God that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us.2 Thess. ii. 16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father, which hath loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. Heb. vi. 18.
Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. Observe, the foregoing scriptures represent a Christian's comfort, as proceeding from God the Father, from Christ, the Holy Ghost, and from the holy scriptures.
CXIII. God satisfieth. Ps. xvii. 15. I will behold thy face in righteousness, I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.
xxxvi. S. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house, and thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy plea
Ver. 9. For with thee is the fountain of life.
Ixiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. Ver. 6. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
lxv. 4. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy place.
ciii. 2, 5. Bless the Lord, O my soul, who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.
cvii. 9. The Lord satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hun gry soul with goodness.
Ps. cxxxii. 15. I will abundantly bless Zion's provision, I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Isa. lv. 2. Wherefore do ye spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which satisfieth not; hearken diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Jer. xxxi. 14. I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord. Ver. 25. I have satisfied the weary soul.
DELIGHT IN GOD.
CXIV. Delight in God. Job xxii. 21. Acquaint thyself with God. Ver. 26. Then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and lift up thy face unto God.
Ps. xxxvii. 4. Delight thyself in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Isa. lviii. 14. Keep the Sabbath, &c. Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father.
CXV. Things of God delighted in by his people. Neh. ix. 25. Thy people delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
Ps. i. 2. A good man's delight is the law of the Lord. Ps. cxix. 70, 77, 92. Rom. vii. 22.
xciv. 19. Thy comforts delight my soul.
cxii. 1. Blessed is the man that delighteth in God's commandments. cxix. 16. I will delight myself in thy statutes. Ver. 47, 143. Isa. lviii. 13. Call the Sabbath a delight.
CXVI. Delight in Christ. Song ii. 3. I sat under his shadow with great delight.
Mal. iii. 1. The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in.
CXVII. Glorying in God. Isa. xli. 16. Thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and glory in the Holy One of Israel. Ch. xliv. 25. Jer. vi. 2.
Jer. ix. 24. Let him that glorieth glory in the Lord. Ps. Ixiii. 11. -Ixiv. 10-cv. 3.-cvi. 4, 5. 1 Cor. i. 31. 2 Cor. x. 17.
Gal. vi. 14. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me and 1 unto the world.
CXVIII. Sinful glorying forbidden. Jer. ix. 23. Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches.
1 Cor. 1. 29. No man should glory in God's sight. Rom. iv. 2. iii. 21. Let no man glory in man.
iv. 7 Who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?
ix. 16. Though I preach the gospel I have nothing to glory of, for necessity is laid upon me, yea woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. D d
2 Cor. xi. 18. Many glory after the flesh. 1 Cor. v. 6. James
xii. 5. Of myself will I not glory, but of mine infirmities. Ver. 9. Ch. xi. 30.
BOASTING IN GOD..
CXIX. Boasting in God. Ps. xxxiv. 2. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord.
xliv. 8. In God we boast all the day long.
CXX. Sinful boasting of the wicked. Ps. x. 3. The wicked boasteth of his heart's desire. Ver. 4. God is not in all his thoughts.
xlix. 6. They boast themselves of the multitude of their riches. lii. 1. Why boastest thou thyself of mischief?
xciv. 4. How long shall the workers of iniquity boast themselves? Ver. 7. They say the Lord shall not see nor regard it.
Prov. xxvii. 1. Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Isa. x. 15. Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith!
Ezek. xxxv. 13. With your mouth ye have boasted against me.
ii. 17, 18. Thou makest thy boast of God, and knowest his will. Ver. 23. Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
iii. 27. Boasting is excluded by the law of faith.
James iii. 5. The tongue boasteth great things.
iv. 16. Ye rejoice in your boasting, all such rejoicing is evil.
HOPE IN GOD.
CXXI. Hope in God and Christ. Ezra. x. 2. We have trespassed against our God, yet now is there hope concerning this.
Job v. 15. God saveth the poor from the sword, and from the hand of the mighty.
Ver. 16. The poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. xi. 14. Put iniquity far from thee.
Ver. 18. Then thou shalt be secure, because there is hope.
Ver. 10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell. Acts ii. 26.
xxxi. 24. Be of; ood courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
xxxiii. 18. The eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. Ver. 22. Ps. cxlvii. 11. Let thy mercy Lord be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
xxxviii. 15. For thee, O Lord, do I hope; thou wilt hear, O Lord, my God.
Ps. xxxix. 7. Lord, what wait I for, my hope is in thee.
xlii. 5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, for the help of his countenance. Ver. 1. Ps. lxxi. 4, 5, 14.
Ixxviii. 5. He commanded our fathers, that they should make known to their children his testimony and his law.
Ver. 7. That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.
cxix. 43. I have hoped in thy judgments.
Ver. 49. Remember the word on which thou hast caused me to hope.
Ver. 74. I have hoped in thy word. Ver. 81, 114, 116.
Ver. 166. Lord I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
cxxxi. 3. Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and plenteous redemption.
cxlvi. 5. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, and whose hope is in the Lord his God.
Prov. x. 28. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
xiv. 32. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Jer. iii. 23. In vain is salvation hoped for from the hills and from the multitude of mountains; truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.
xiv. 8. O Lord, the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble.
xvii. 7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
Ver. 13. O Lord, the hope of Israel.
Ver. 17. Thou art my hope in the day of evil.
xxxi. 17. There is hope, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again from captivity.
1. 7. They sinned against the Lord, the hope of their fathers. Lam. iii. 24. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul, therefore will I hope in him.
Ver. 26. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
Ver. 29. He putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.
Ver. 31. For the Lord will not cast off for ever.
Hos. ii. 15. The Lord saith, I will give her (the church) the valley of Achor for a door of hope.
Joel iii. 16. The Lord will be the hope of his people.
Zech. ix. 12. Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope. Acts. xxiii. 6. Of the hope and resurrection of the dead am I called in question, said Paul.
xxiv. 15 I have hope toward God, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead. Ch. xxvi. 6, 7.-xxviii. 20.
Rom. iv. 18. Abraham believed in hope.
v. 2. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Ver. 4. Experience worketh hope.