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crease of thy 'kine, and the flocks of | If then I be a father, where is mine
were yet without
own ; for ye are bought with a
price; therefore glorify God in
[See Inducements to obey God.
Moses and the Prophets, neither
one went unto them from the dead.
2 Cor. 11: 2. For I am jealous 2. Fears, Apprehensions. over you with a godly jealousy; for
I have espoused you unto one hus-
chaste virgin to Christ. - 4. For
into Apostles of Christ.
called you into the grace of Christ,
another; but there be some that Isa. 1: 2. Hear, O Heavens, and trouble you, and would pervert the give ear, 0 earth: for the LORD gospel of Christ. But though we, hath spoken, I have nourished and or an angel from heaven, preach brought up children, and they have any other gospel unto you, than rebelled against me. The ox know- that we have preached, let him be eth his owner, and the ass his mas- accursed. As we said before, so ter's crib: but Israel doth not know, say I now again, if any man preach my people doth not consider. any other gospel unto you, than that
Mal. 1:6. A son honoreth his ye have received, let him be acfather, and a servant his master: cursed.
Rev. 22: 18. For 1 testify unto 2 Pet. 1:19. We have also every man that heareth the words more sure word of prophecy, whereof the prophecy of this book. If unto ye do well that ye take heed as any man shall add unto these things unto a light that shineth in a dark God shall add unto him the plagues place .... knowing this first, that tbat are written in this book; and no scripture is of any private interif any man shall take away from pretation. the words of the book of this proph- Acts 17: 2. Paul reasoned out of ecy, God shall take away his part the scriptures. out of the book of life, and out of 18: 24. Agabus was mighty in the holy city, and from the things the scriptures. which are written in this book.
Rom. 16: 25. Now to him that is
of power to establish you according V. Relation of the Old and New to my gospel, and the preaching of Testaments.
Jesus Christ, (according to the rev
elation of the mystery which was Mat. 5:17. Think not that I am kept secret from the foundation of come to destroy the law or the the world, but now is made maniprophets; I am not come to destroy, fest, and by the scriptures of the but to fulfil. For verily I say unto prophets, according to the comyou, Till heaven and earth pass, mandment of the everlasting God, one jot, or one tittle shall in no wise made known to all nations for the pass from the law till all be fulfilled. obedience of faith) to God only Whosoever, therefore, shall break wise, be glory through Jesus Christ one of these least commandments, forever. Amen. and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.
VI. Importance of studying it. Luke 16:16. The law and the prophets were until John, since that Ps. 119: 6. Then shall I not be time, the kingdom of God is preach- ashamed when I have respect unto ed, and every man presseth into it. all thy commandments. I will And it is easier for heaven and praise thee with uprightness of earth to pass, than one tittle of the heart, when I shall have learned law to fail.
thy righteous judgments. I will Col. 2: 14. Blotting out the hand keep thy statutes: O forsake me not writing of ordinances, that was utterly. Wherewith shall a young against us, which was contrary to man cleanse his way ? by taking us, and took it out of the way, nail- heed thereto according to thy word. ing it to his cross.
With my whole heart have I sought Eph. 2: 15. Having abolished in thee: O let me not wander from his flesh the enmity (between Jews thy commandments. Thy word and Gentiles) even the law of com- have I hid in mine heart, that I mandments contained in ordinances. might not sin against thee. Blessed
LUKE 24: 44. And he said unto art thou, O LORD: teach me thy them. These are the words which I statutes. With my lips have I desaid unto you, while I was yet with clared all the judgments of thy you that all things must be ful- mouth. I have rejoiced in the way filled, which were written in the of thy testimonies, as much as in all law of Moses and in the Prophets riches. I will meditate in thy preand in the Psalms, concerning me. cepts, and have respect unto thy Then opened he their understand ways. I will delight myself in thy ings at they might understand the statutes: I will not forget thy word. scripture, and said unto them, Thus - 92. Unless thy law had been my it is written, and thus it behoved delights, I should then have perishChrist to suffer.
ed in mine affliction. I I will never Acts 8:35. Philip began at the forget thy precepts; for with them same scripture, and preached unto thou hast quickened me.
I am him Jesus.
thine, save me; for I have sought Rom. 4: 3. What saith the scrip- thy precepts. The wicked have ture?
waited for me to destroy me: but 9: 17. For the scripture saith. I will consider thy testimonies.
that thou may
Col. 3:16. Let the word of Christ | risest up. And thou shalt bind them dwell in you richly in all wisdom. for a sign upon thine hand, and they
2 Tim. 3: 15. From a child thou shall be as frontlets between thine hast known the holy scriptures. eyes ; and thou shalt write them
HEB. 2: 1. We ought to give the upon the posts of thy house, and on more earnest heed to the things thy gates. [See Christian Duties.] which we have heard, lest at any Josh. 1:7. Only be thou strong time we let them slip.
and very courageous, 1 Pet. 2: 2. Desire the sincere est observe to do according to all the milk of the word.
law, which Moses my servant comLUKE 24: 27. Beginning at Mo- manded thee: turn not from it to the ses and all the prophets, he ex- right hand or to the left, that thou pounded unto them in all the scrip- mayest prosper whithersoever thou tures the things concerning himself. goest. This book of the law shall - S2. And they said, did not our not depart out of thy mouth ; but heart burn within us, while he thou shalt meditate therein day and talked with us by the way, and night, that thou mayest observe to opened to us the scriptures ? do according to all that is written
Deut. 6: 6. And these words therein: for then thou shalt make which I command thee this day, shall thy way prosperous, and then thou be in thy heart: and thou shalt shalt have good success. Have not teach them diligently to thy chil- I commanded thee ? Be strong and dren, and shalt talk of them when of a good courage ; be not afraid, thou sittest in thine house, and when neither be thou dismayed: for the thou walkest by the way; when Lord thy God is with thee witherthou liest down, and when thou soever thou goest.
THIRD GENERAL TOPIC.
THE DIVINE LAW.
he had made. And God blessed the
seventh day, and sanctified it: beORIGINAL LAW.
cause that in it he had rested from
all his work which God created Gen. 2:8. And the LORD God and made. - 24. Therefore shall a planted a garden eastward in Eden ; man leave his father and his mother, and there he put the man whom he and shall cleave unto his wife; and had formed.-16. And the LORD God they shall be one flesh. commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou may- Curse inflicted on the transgressor. est freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Gen. 3: 17. Because thou hast thou shalt not eat of it: for in the hearkened unto the voice of thy day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt wife, and hast eaten of the tree of surely die. — 2. And on the seventh which I commanded thee saying, day God ended his work which he Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is had made ; and he rested on the the ground for thy sake; in sorrow seventh day from all his work which shalt thou eat of it all the days of
APPLICATION OF THESE STATUTES I. Ex. 20: 3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
IN THE CIVIL POLICY, OR THEII. Thou shalt not make unto thee
OCRACY OF THE JEWS. any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, § 1. GOD THE OBJECT OF SUPREME or that is in the earth beneath, or
AFFECTION. that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to
Deut. 6: 4. Hear, O Israel, the them, nor serve them: for I the Lord our God is one LORD ; and Lord thy God am a jealous God, thou shalt love the Lord thy God visiting the iniquity of the fathers with all thy heart, and with all thy upon the children unto the third and soul, and with all thy might. — 12. fourth generation of them that hate Beware lest thou forget the Lord me: and showing mercy unto thou- which brought thee forth out of the sands of them thave love me and land of Egypt, from the house of keep my commandments.
bondage. Thou shalt fear the LORD Ill. Thou shalt not take the name thy God, and serve him, and shalt of the Lord thy God in vain : for swear by his name. Ye shall not go the Lord will not hold him guiltless after other gods, of the gods of the that taketh his name in vain.
people that are round about you. IV. Remember the sabbath day, - 16. Ye shall not tempt the LORD to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou your God. ... Ye shall diligently labor, and do all thy work : but the keep the commandments of the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God. ... Thou shalt do Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not that which is right and good in the do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor sight of the Lord. thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor
8: 2. Thou shalt remember all thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor the way which the Lord thy God thy stranger that is within thy gates. led thee, these forty years in the För in six days the Lord made wilderness; to humble thee, and to heaven and earth, the sea, and all prove thee, to know what was in that in them is, and rested the sev- thine heart, whether thou wouldenth day: wherefore the Lord bles-est keep his commandments or no. sed the sabbath day and hallowed it. - 11. Beware that thou forget not
the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments. But thou shalt
remember the LORD thy God. § 2.
10; 12. And now, Israel, what
doth the LORD thy God require of I. Ex. 20:12. Honor thy father and thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, thy mother ; that thy days may be to walk in all his ways, and to love long upon the land which the LORD him, and to serve him with all thy thy God giveth thee.
heart and with all thy soul. - 20.
TO ONE ANOTHER.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God ; , of dreams, shall be put to death; him shalt thou serve, and to him because he hath spoken to turn you shalt thou cleave ... he is thy praise away from the Lord your God, and he is thy God. ... Thy fathers which brought you out of the land went down into Egypt with three- of Egypt, and redeemed you out of score and ten persons, and now the the house of bondage, to thrust thee LORD thy God hath made thee as out of the way which the Lord thy the stars of heaven for multitude. God commanded thee to walk in.
11:1. Therefore thou shalt love So shalt thou put the evil away from the LORD thy God, and keep his the midst of thee. If thy brother, charge... alway.
the son of thy mother, or thy son, 14:1. Ye are the children of the or thy daughter, or the wife of thy LORD your God.
bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other
gods, which thou hast not known, § 2. THE ONLY OBJECT OF RELIGIOUS thou, nor thy fathers ; namely, of
the gods of the people which are
round about you, nigh unto thee, or Ex. 20: 22. And the Lord said far off from thee, from the one end unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say of the earth even unto the other end unto the children of Israel, Ye have of the earth; thou shalt not conseen that I have talked with you sent unto him, nor hearken unto from heaven. Ye shall not make him ; neither shall thine eye pity with me gods of silver, neither shall him, neither shalt thou spare, neiye make unto you gods of gold. An ther shalt thou conceal him; but altar of earth thou shalt make unto thou shalt surely kill him ; thine me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy hand shall be first upon him to put burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offer- bim to death, and afterwards the ings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in hand of all the people. And thou all places where I record my name, shalt stone him with stones, that he I will come unto thee, and I will die; because he hath sought to bless thee. And if thou wilt make thrust thee away from the LORD me an altar of stone, thou shalt not thy God, which brought thee out of build it of hewn stone: for if thou the land of Egyt, from the house of lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast bondage. And all Israel shall hear, polluted it. Neither shalt thou go and fear, and shall do no more any up by steps unto mine altar, that such wickedness as this is among thy nakedness be not discovered you. If thou shalt hear say in one of thereon.
thy cities, which the LORD thy God 22: 20. He that sacrificeth unto hath given thee to dwell there, sayany god, save unto the Lord only, ing, Certain men, the children of he shall be utterly destroyed. Belial, are gone out from among
Deut. 13:1. If there arise among you, and have withdrawn the inyou a prophet, or a dreamer of habitants of their city, saying, Let dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a us go and serve other gods, which wonder, and the sign or the wonder ye have not known ; then shalt thou
pass, whereof he spake unto inquire, and make search, and ask thee saying, Let us go after other diligently; and, behold, if it be gods, which thou hast not known, truth, and the thing certain, that and let us serve them ; thou shalt such abomination is wrought among not hearken unto the words of that you: thou shalt surely smite the inprophet, or that dreamer of dreams: habitants of that city with the edge for the LORD your God proveth you, of the sword, destroying it utterly, to know whether ye love the LORD and all that is therein, and the catyour God with all your heart, and tle thereof, with the edge of the with all your soul. Ye shall walk sword. And thou shalt gather all after the Lord your God, and fear the spoil of it into the midst of the him, and keep his commandments, street thereof, and shall burn with and obey his voice, and ye shall fire the city, and all the spoil thereserve him, and cleave unto him. of every whit, for the LORD thy God: And that prophet, or that dreamer and it shall be an heap forever; it