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[Psalm xxxi, 19.]

[Psalm lxxxiv. 11.) 20. O how great is thy goodness, For the Lord God is a sun and shield Which thou hast laid up for them that The Lord will give grace and glory; fear thee;

No good thing will he withhold from Which thou hast wrought for them them that walk uprightly.

that trust in thee before the sons of O Lord of hosts, men!

| Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

(Isaiah xxxii. 17.]
And the work of righteousness shall be peace:
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assuranee forever.
And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation,
And in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.

[Psalm cxlv. 17.]

| The Lord preserveth all them that 21. The Lord is righteous in all his love him, ways,

But all the wicked will he destroy. And holy in all his works. The Lord is nigh unto all them that

[Psalm xxxii. 10.) call upon him,

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked, To all that call upon him in truth. But he that trusteth in the Lord, He will fulfil the desire of them that mercy shall compass him about. fear him :

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye He also will hear their cry, and will righteous, save them.

And shout' for joy, all ye that are

upright in heart.

(1saiah li. 9.] 22. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;

Awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep ! That hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over! 'Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto

Zion,

And everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
They shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

I, even I, am he that comforteth you.
Who art thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of a man that shall die,

And of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

And forgettest the Lord thy Maker, That hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; And hast feared continually every day, because of the fury of the oppressor, As if he were ready to destroy ? and where is the fury of the oppressor ?

[Job xxix. 1.] 23. Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, O that I were as in months past, I When my children were about me; As in the days when God preserved | When I washed my steps with butter, me;

| And the rock poured me out rivers of When his candle shined upon ny head, oil. And when by his light I walked | When I went out to the gate through through darkness :

the city, As I was in the days of my youth, When I prepared my seat in the street, When the secret of God was upon | The young men saw me, and hid my tabernacle ;

themselves, When the Almighty was yet with me, | And the aged arose, and stood up.

The princes refrained talking, . 125. Then I said, I shall die in my
And laid their hand on their mouth. nest,
The nobles held their peace, | And I shall multiply my days as the
And their tongue cleaved to the roof sand.
of their mouth.

My root was spread out by the waters,

| And the dew lay all night upon my 24. When the ear heard me, then it branch. blessed me;

My glory was fresh in me, And when the eye saw me, it gave And my bow was renewed in my witness to me,

hand. Because I delivered the poor that cried, Unto me men gave ear, and waited, And the fatherless, and him that had | And kept silence at my counsel. none to help him.

After my words they spake not again; The blessing of him that was ready to And my speech dropped upon them. perish came upon me,

| And they waited for me as for the And I caused the widow's heart to | rain; sing for joy.

And they opened their mouth wide as I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: for the laiter rain. My judgment was as a robe and a If I laughed on them, they believed it diadem.

not, I was eyes to the blind,

And the light of my countenance they And feet was I to the lame.

cast not down. I was a father to the poor,

I chose out their way, and sat chief, And the cause which I knew not, I and dwelt as a king in the army, searched out.

As one that comforteth the mourners. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, But now they that are younger than I And plucked the spoil out of his teeth. I have me in derision.

[Daniel xii. 2.] 26. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some

to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

[2 Timothy iv. 6.] For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand : I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

[1 Corinthians ii. 9.] But it is written,

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.

(Matthew xxv. 31.] 27. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats; and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 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; 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; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

28. 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; for I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment : but the righteous into life eternal.

LESSON XLII.
RECONCILIATION TO GOD BY JESUS CHRIST.

(John iii. 16.] 1. For God so loved the world, that he gave his onlybegotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

[Romans v. 8.] But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

[1 John iv. 9.] 2. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world. that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the pro-pi-ti-al-tion* for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

[1 John v. 10.) 3. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

[1 Timothy i. 15.] This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

(Acts iv. 12.] Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.

[1 Corinthians xv. 1.] 4. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you, first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

[2 Corinthians v. 18.] 5. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry

* Pron. pro-pish-e-a-shun.

of reconciliation; to wit, that God was, in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now, then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us : we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew ng sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

[1 Peter iii. 18.] 6. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. .

[1 Peter i. 18.] Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

[Ephesians i. 7.] 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, wherein he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself, that in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

[Titus ii. 11.] 8. For 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; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous* of good works.

[Acts xiii. 38.] Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

* Pron. zel-us.

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