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Glorifying God.

Jer. 13. 16. Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains.

1 Cor. 10. 31. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Cor. 6. 20. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Pet. 4. 11. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever.

288. Is God displeased with them who will not glorify him ?

Dan. 5. 23. The God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified. Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written—MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

Mal. 2. 2. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings

Ac. 12. 21. And upon a set day, Herod arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten with worms, and gave up the ghost.

289. Will God be glorified by all his works?

Num. 14. 20. And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.

Godliness enjoined. Ps. 76. 10. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Ps. 104. 31. The glory of the Lord shall endure forever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

Ps. 145. 10. All thy works shall praise thee O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of.thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Ps. 148. 13. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Hab. 2. 14. The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the

sea.

290. Is godliness required and encouraged ?

Ps. 4. 3. The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself.

1 Tim. 4. 7. Refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.

1 Tim. 6. 6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 11. Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Tit. 2. 11. The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. 2 Pet. 1. 5. Add to your faith, virtue-knowledge -temperance- -patience- godliness.

2 Pet. 2. 9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations.

2 Pet. 3. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all Ungodliness threatened--Law of God sacred. holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God.

291. Is ungodliness threatened ?

Ps. 1. 4. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff wbich the wind driveth away. Therefore the un. godly shall not stand in judgment,

Ps. 3. 7. Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Ps. 73. 12. Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world.

18. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

2 Pet. 2.5. Bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly.

2 Pet. 3. 7. The heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

292. Has God a sacred regard for his law ?

Is. 42. 21. He will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Is. 66. 2. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Mat. 5. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfil. For verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.

Lk. 16. 17. It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Reasonable and righteous-Perfection required. Ac. 3. 18. But those things which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. See 45. and 52.]

293. Are the law and service of God reasonable and right ?

Neh. 9. 13. Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments.

Ps. 19. 8. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.—The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb. Moreover, by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Ps. 33. 4. The word of the Lord is right.

Ps. 119. 86. All thy commandments are faithful. 129. I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. 144. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting. Lk. 17. 10. So likewise

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shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Rom. 7. 12. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Rom. 12. 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

1 Jn. 5. 3. His commandments are not grievous. 294. Does the law of God require moral perfection ?

Gen. 17. 1. I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Dt. 18. 13. Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

Obedience, the true title to heaven.

1 K. 8. 61. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments.

Pr. 23. 17. Be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

Mat. 5. 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mat. 22. 37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 39. Thou shalt love thy neigbor as thyself.

1 Cor. 10. 31. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

2 Cor. 7. 1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Cor. 13. 11. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace.

Ph. 4. 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway.

1 Th. 5. 17. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. 22. Abstain from every appearance of evil.

Jam. 1. 4. Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1 Pet. 1. 15. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Jude 2i. Keep yourselves in the love of God.

295. Is obedience to the law of God the true title to eternal life?

Lev. 18. 5. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.

Dt. 32. 46. Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you: because it is your life.

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