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Penalty of the Law.
much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 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; and all his works are done in truth. 119: 86 All thy commandments are faithful. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. 172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are right
Rom. 7: 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
1 Jn. 5: 3 His commandments are not grievous.
[See Promises in the Index, and 485, 630.]
287. Penalty of the law of God.
Gen. 2: 17 Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Ezk. 18: 4 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. 33: 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Mat. 25: 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
Jn. 8: 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Rom. 6: 23 The wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gal. 3: 10 As many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Jam. 1: 15 Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Rev. 2:11 He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death. [See 309, 560-3, 567.]
Love to God-Love to God encouraged.
PRIMARY DUTIES TOWARDS GOD.
288. Love to God required.
Dt. 6: 5 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 11: 1 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always.
-30: 15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply.
Jos. 22: 5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul.
Pr. 23: 26 My son, give me thine heart.
Mat. 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. [Mk. 12: 30, and Lk. 10: 27.]
Jude 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God. [See 283, 601.]
289. Promises to those who love God.
Ex. 20: 6 Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Dt. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. 11: 13 It shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
Ps. 91: 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 145: 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Pr. 8: 17 I love them that love me: and those that seek me early shall find me.
Fear of God required.
Jn. 14: 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth em, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me, shall be ved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest nyself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot) Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Rom. 8: 28 We know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Cor. 2: 9 Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Jam. 1: 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. [See 302, 630.]
290. The fear of God required.
Dt. 6: 24 The LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. -10: 12 Now, Israel, 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 thine heart and with all thy soul. 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his
Jos. 24: 14 Now therefore, fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth.
2 K. 17: 35 Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: 36 But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched-out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.
Ps. 33: 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. -89: 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Pr. 23: 17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Ec. 12: 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Fear of God encouraged.
Is. 8: 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Lk. 12: 5 I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea I say unto you, Fear him.
291. Promises to those who fear God.
Job 28: 28 Unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Ps. 25: 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. -31: 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 33: 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 34: 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 80 taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 90 fear the LORD, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him. 103: 11 As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. -111:5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. [Pr. 9: 10.] 145: 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 147: 11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in is mercy.
Pr. 14: 26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Ec. 8: 12 Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.
Trust in God required-encouraged.
Mal. 3: 16 They that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it: and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.-4: 2 Unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Lk. 1: 50 His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.
292. Trust and hope in God required.
Ps. 4: 5 Put your trust in the Lord. 42: 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 62: 8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. 115: 9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD he is their help and their shield.
Pr. 3: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Is. 26: 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.-50: 10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
[See 170, 352.]
293. Trust and hope in God encouraged - promises.
2 S. 22: 31 He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. Ps. 2: 12 Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. — 17:7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.—28: 7 The LORD is my strength, and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.-31: 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 24 Be of good courage, and he shall