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SELF-DENIAL, 674.

Slavery, see Servitude, 676—687.
“ of Christ, 58.

Slaying of witnesses, 86.
Self-examination, 105, 397.

Sleep and sloth, 1, 358.
SELFISHNESS, 136-138. Snares laid by sinners, 702.
" of sinners, stupid, 689.

Sobriety required, 711.
SELFISH RELIGION, 191, 194, Soul, immortal, 422.
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sleeps not, after death, 152.
Self-justification, 706.

Sovereignty of God, 234, 240—6.
Self-knowledge, 397.

Spirituality required, 156.
Self-righteousness, 550, 696. “ manifested by saints, 664.
SENSUALITY, reproved, 675. Spirit, Holy, 345–350.
“of sinners, 698.

outpouring of, 620.
Separations final, 387.

agency of, 594—596.
Seriousness, see Sobriety, 711. Spurious faith and religion, 191.
SERVITUDE, oriental, 676. fasting, 194.
" laws to regulate, 677—9.

“ love to God, 411.
" apostolic precepts, 680.

repentance, 609.
ancient sale of men, 681.

“ revivals, 623.
“ manstealing forbidden, 682. Stability required, 712.
"freedom of the Jubilee, 683. Standard of faith, 46.
“ freedom desirable, 684.

Standards, false, condemned, 46.
general precepts, 685.

Steadfastness required, 712.
“ promises to kindness, 686. STEALING forbidden, 713.

duty to the oppressed, 687. “ punishment of, 714.
Sin, see Depravity, 157.

Strangers, duty to, 715.
“ cannot be blended with good, 505. Stupidity of sinners, 693.
" its ill desert, 557.

Submission to God, 278, 298.
its destructive tendencies, 733. unconditional, 298–9.
“overruled for good, 267-8. Sueing at the law, 716.
" what kind is unpardonable, 562. Supper of our Lord, 104.
Sins and vices. See Threats. Suretyship discouraged, 717.
SINNERS, unholy, 688.

SWEARİNG forbidden, 718.
" full of selfishness. 689.

“ rashly, 719.
“ enemies to God, 690.

6i oaths of conformation, 720.
“ disobedient to God, 691.

Sympathy in afflictions, 7.
prone to forget God, 692.

“ for the oppressed, 687.
stup.dand inattentive to God, 693." for the poor, 526.
" depart from God, 694.

of females, 196.
-- hate the divine government, 695. Tattling forbidden, 729.
' opposed to grace, 696.

Teachers, false, 473, -477.
rather die than submit, 697. Teaching, divine, 599.
· inclined to sensuality, 698. TEMPERANCE, a duty, 721.
prone to idolatry, 699.

in food, 199.
apt to murmur, 700.

TEMPTATION, coinmon, 722.
ungrateful and cruel, 701. “ not of God, 723.
deceitful, 702.

" watching against, 724.
" boastful, 703.

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overcome through grace, 725.
“ fond of deception, 704.

TERMS OF SALVATION:
“ deny obligation, 705.

“ faith in Christ, 183.
“ excuse their sins, 706.

" forgiveness, 203.
“ cherish blindness, 707.

“ love to God, 288.
“ cherish unbelief, 568. 708.

-- love to man, 412.
" inclined to idleness, 709.

“ love disinterested, 413.
" are presumptuous, 710.

“ obedience to God, 302.
SLANDER, See Lying, 416. perseverance, 514.
“ forbidden, 729.

“ reconciliation to God, 306.

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regeneration, 589, 601.
repentance, 606.

righteousness, 629.
" submission to God, 278, 298.
Terms of the law and gospel, 306.
THREATS OF EVIL:

to backsliders, 27.

to disobedience, 303.
“ to capital offenders, 315, 316.
" to covetousness, 138.
" to despisers of the gospel, 309.

to idolaters, 362.
to the implacable, 203.
to the intemperate, 366–7.
to the lewd, 405.

to liars, 418.
" to manstealers, 682.
6 to murderers, 315, 316.

to nations, for vices, 486.
"to oppressors, 490, 523.

to Papists, 520.
" to parents, unfaithful, 497.
" to persecutors, 513.
" to the proud, 550.
6 to sabbath breakers, 643.

to sacrilege, 50, 301.
to slanderers, 729.
to swearers, 718.

to teachers, false, 475.
“ to thieves, 714.
" to unbelievers, 708.

to the unrighteous, 733.

to warriors, 736.
" to works of darkness, 167.
TIME, short, 726.
" to be improved, 727.
Title to life, 302.
TONGUE, mischievous, 728.
“ its sins forbidden, 729, 730.
“should be bridled, 731.
Tradition, false, 46.
Trials. see Afflictions, 2.
" of ministers, 467.
“ of the Jews, to come, 381.
Trinity, 210, 211.
Trust in God, 292—4.

not in man, 170.
TRUTH of God, 235.
“ belief in, indispensable, 183.
" the means of grace, 47.

required of all, 629.
Unbelief of sinners, 708.
" in future evils, 568.
Union, Unity, 111-115.
“ of God, 210.

during the millennium, 442.
Unpardonable sin, 562.
Unregenerate works, 546, 589.
Unrighteousness, 732.
• tends to ruin, 733.
Utility of the right, 630.
“ of the truth, 47, 51, 279, 433, 458.
Vanity of life, 148.
" of riches, 627.
Vessels of wrath, 256.
Vices, see Threats.
Vindicative justice, 236–7.
Visiting the flock, 463.
WAR, common, 734.
“ sin and folly of, 735, 736.
“ how to prevent it, 737.
Warfare, Christian, 738.
Warning, general, 89.
" against the second death, 554.

against self-deception, 704.
WATCHFULNESS, 738.

against temptation, 724.
Wickedness of sinners, 690.
Widow and fatherless, 522–7.
Wisdom of God, 222.
“ in creation, 142.
Witness of the word, 347, (3.)
“ of the Spirit, 347, (4.)
Women, see Females, 195.
Works of darkness, 167.
WORLI), ignorant, 739.

opposed to God, 740.
“ corrupting and dangerous, 741.
“ its idols forbidden, 742.
• overcome by grace, 743.
WORSHIP of God, 744.
“ should be public, 745.
* with proper instruction, 746.
“ with prayer and praise, 747.
Worship of creatures forbidden, 80.

Wresting scripture, 50.
Youth, see Children, 53.
ZEAL, false, 748.
“ the true exemplificd, 749.
“ is indispensable 750.

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1. Activity and diligence required and encouraged - inactivity reproved.

Gen. 3: 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground.

Ex. 20: 9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work.

Jud. 5: 23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty

1 Ch. 22:16 Arise, therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.

Pr. 10: 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand : but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. - 12: 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fạt. — 22: 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business ? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. - 27: 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds : 24 For riches are not forever. 28: 19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain ms shall have poverty enough.

Ec. 5: 12 The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much. 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Is. 52: 1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, 0 Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, 0 Jerusalem, the holy city.

Am. 6: 1 Wo to them that are at ease in Zion.
Rom. 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serv-

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Afflictions common from God.

ing the Lord. — 13: 11 Knowing the time, that now it is high time to wake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Ep. 4: 28 Let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he

may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Th. 4: 11 Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. [See 63, 358, 738, 749.]

AFFLICTIONS-TRIALS - CHASTISEMENTS. 2. Afflictions common to man

Job 5: 7 Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. -7: 17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? 18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment ?-14: 1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. 3. Afflictions from God.

1 S. 2:7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Job 5: 6 Affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. 18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands mal whole.

Ps. 39: 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it. 66: 11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidest affliction upon our loins. — 89: 30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; 31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; 32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. — 102: 10 Thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down. 23 He weakened my strength in the way;

he shortened my days.

2 Cor. 12: 7 Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. [See 147, 260.] 4. Benefit of afflictions and fatherly chastisements.

Dt. 8: 2 Thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

Benefit of.

2 Ch. 33: 12 When he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 And prayed unto him: and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.

Job 5: 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. 23: 10 He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Ps. 78: 34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God. 35 And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the high God their Redeemer. — 94: 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law, 13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. - 119: 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Pr. 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD ; neither be weary of his correction : 12 For whom the LORD 'loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Is. 26: 9 When thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. - 27: 7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? 9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin. 48: 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Jer. 24: 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.

Lam. 3: 27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Dan. 11: 35 Some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. — 12: 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly. Hos. 5: 15 In their affliction they will seek me early.

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