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Trust in God exemplified.
strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.-32: 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. -34: 8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.. -37: 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 38: 15 In thee, O LORD, do I hope thou wilt hear, O LORD my God. 40: 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.-112: 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. -118: 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. 125: 1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. -146: 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God.
Pr. 18: 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.-28: 25 He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. - 29: 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trnst in the Lord shall be safe. 30: 5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Is. 26: 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.-57: 13 He that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain.
Jer. 17: 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 He shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
294. Examples of trust and hope in God.
1 S. 17: 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
2 K. 18: 5 He [Hezekiah] trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judab, nor any that were before him. 6 For he
Obedience and Worship required - Joy in God required.
clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses. 7 And the LORD was with him: and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.
Job 13: 15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Ps. 7: 1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.— -71: 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.
Dan. 3: 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
295. Obedience, homage, and supreme devotion to God required.
Dt. 13: 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.
Ps. 95: 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness. 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness fear before him, all the earth.-99: 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
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.
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.
Col. 3: 23 Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [See 285, 288, 290, 661, 744-5.]
296. Joy in God required.
1 Ch. 16: 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth
Joy in God.
rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
Ps. 5: 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.—32: 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. 33: 1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.-37: 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 40: 16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, the LORD be magnified. 68: 3 Let the righteous be glad: let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. 4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.- 97: 1 The LORD reigneth: let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. - 149: 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Is. 41: 16 Thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Ph. 3: 1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. — 4: 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
297. Examples of joy in God.
1 S. 2: 1 Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
Neh. 8: 10 He said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Hab. 3: 17 Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The Lord GOD is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
Submission to God and his Law required and exemplified.
1 Pet. 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory.
298. Submission to God required — rebellion forbidden.
Lev. 26: 41 If then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: 42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my
Dt. 27: 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them: and all the people shall say, Amen.
Is. 45: 9 Wo unto. him that striveth with his Maker!
Mat. 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Jam. 4: 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. [See 278, 536.]
299. Submission unconditional to God, exemplified.
Lev. 10: 1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. 3 Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
1 S. 3: 14 Therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever. 18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.
2 S. 15: 25 The king [David] said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: If I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation: 26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good
Honoring God required.
Job 1: 19 Behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon, the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
Ps. 39: 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
Mat. 26: 39 He went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Lk. 15: 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 23: 40 The other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Ac. 21: 14 When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
Rev. 19: 1 After these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia: Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. [See 356, 414, 674.]
300. Honoring and glorifying God required and exemplified.
1 Ch. 16: 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holi
Job 36: 24 Remember that thou magnify his work which men behold.
Ps. 115: 1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
Pr. 3: 9 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase.