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Sensual-intellectual- benevolent.

thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.-19: 32 Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim: for he was a very great man. 33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

Mat. 25: 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.


821. Vanity of sensual happiness.

Ec. 2: 1 I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity. 10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor: and this was my portion of all my labor. 11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit. [See 627.]

322. Intellectual happiness, invaluable.

Pr. 3: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. [See 391-2.]

323. The happiness of self-denial, and of doing good.

2 Cor. 6: 10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. [See 408, 527, 630, 674.]

324. The happiness of holy obedience.

Ps. 119: 1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

Pr. 29: 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. [See 286, 630.]

325. The happiness of loving God.

1 Pet. 1: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,

In God-in a good conscience - Heart voluntary

a double heart.

though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory. [See 289.]

326. The happiness of trusting in God.

Ps. 40: 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust. [See 293-4.]

327. The happiness of an approving conscience.

2 Cor. 1: 12 Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world. [See 131.]


328. The happiness of Heaven.

1 Pet. 4: 13 Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. [See 339, 672.]

329. The heart voluntary, or human activity and responsibility in determining its moral state and changes.

Ex. 8: 15 When Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart.

2 S. 15: 6 Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 2 Ch. 30: 18 Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God. Ezra 7: 10 Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord.

Esther 7: 5 Where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

Ps. 73: 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.-119: 112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes alway.

Pr. 4: 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence.-23: 26 My son, give me thine heart.

Mat. 5: 28 Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

[See 264, 271, 592, 600.]

330. A 'divided,' 'double heart.'

Ps. 12:2 With flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.-86: 11 Unite my heart to fear thy name.

Hos. 10: 2 Their heart is divided.

Its moral qualities—its control-sincerity of demanded.

331. Do moral good and evil lie in the heart?

1 K. 8:18 Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.

2 Ch. 32: 26 Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart.

Ps. 55: 21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.-78: 72 He fed them according to the integrity of his heart. -95: 10 It is a people that do err in their heart.

Pr. 6: 14 Frowardness is in his heart.-23: 7 As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Ec. 9: 3 The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live.

Is. 10: 7 It is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

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Jer. 48: 29 His pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.

Mat. 5: 8 Blessed are the pure in heart.-15: 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

Rom. 10: 10 For with the heart, man believeth unto right


Heb. 3: 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief.

332. Controlling influence of the heart.

Job. 15: 12 Why doth thine heart carry thee away?

Pr. 4: 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 16: 9 A man's heart deviseth his way.

Mat. 12: 34 Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. [Lk. 6: 45.]

333. Religious duties demand sincerity of heart.

Dt. 26: 16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.

1 S. 16: 7 The LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Jer. 29: 13 Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Mat. 22: 37 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy

A Place-Its Holiness.

heart.-23: 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Jn. 4: 24 God is a Spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Ac. 8: 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 37 If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest.

Rom. 2: 28 He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.-10: 10 With the heart, man believeth unto righteousness.

1 Tim. 1: 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. [See 529, 542.]


234. Heaven a place.

Jn. 14: 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Ep. 3: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

335. Perfection of heavenly light.

Ps. 36:9 With thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Is. 2: 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Rev. 21: 23 The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 22: 5 There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. [See 398.]

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336. Universal and perfect holiness in heaven.

Ps. 17: 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness

Its rest Its nearness to God - Its happiness.

Ep. 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

1 Jn. 3: 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as

he is.

Rev. 21: 27 There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie.

337. Heaven a place of rest.

2 Th. 1: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7 And to you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed.

Heb. 4: 3 We which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Rev. 14: 13 I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors. [See 512.]

338. Nearness to God and to Christ in heaven.

Jn. 17: 22 The glory which thou gavest me, I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory.

Rev. 22: 4 They shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [See 657.]

339. Perfect and perpetual happiness in heaven.

Ps. 16: 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life in thy presence is fulness of jov: at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.— -36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the

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