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annul it? and his hand is stretch- ( not be afraid? shall there be evil | be smitten? Then the prophet ed out, and who shall turn it in a city, and the Lund hath not forbare, and said, I know that back? done it?

God hath determined to destroy Isa. xxxvii, 26. Ilast thou not

Hab. i, 12.

O LORD, thou thee, because thou hast done this, heard long ago, how I have done bast ordained them for judgment; and last not beirhened unto my

counsel it; and of ancient times, that I adil. O mighty God, thou hast es

But Amaziah would not have formed it? now have Itablished them for correction.

hear; for it came of God, that he brought it to pass, that thou

Hab. ii, 13. Behold, is it not of might deliver them into the han is shoullest he toliy waste defenced the LORD of hosts that the people of their enemies, because they citios into ruinous lieaps.

shall labour in the very fire, and sought after the gods of Edom. Jer. xxvii, 6, 7. And now have the people shall weary themselves Isa. xix, 14. The LORD bath I given all these lands into the for very vauity?

mingled a perverse spirit in the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king Acts v, 38, 39. And now I say caused Egypt to err in every work

midst thereof: and they have of Babylon, my servant; and the unto you, Refrain from these men, beasts of the held have I given and let them alone : for if this thereof, as a drunken man stag. bim also to serve him. And all nations shall serve him, and his will coine to nought: But if it be counsel or this work be of men, it gereth in his vomit.

Jer. Ili, 3. For through the anger son, and his son's son, until the

of God, ye cannot overthrow it; of the Lord it came to pass in Jevery time of his land come; and lest baply ye be found even to rusalem and Judih, till he had then many nations and great fight against God.

cast them out from his pro-ence, kings shall serve themselves of

that Zulekialı rebelled against the him.

Deut. ii, 30. But Silon king of king of Babylon. Jer. II, 20-23. Thou art my Iles bon would not let us pass by battle-are and weapons of war: binn: for the LORD thy God har

LESSONS. for, with thee will I break in dened his spirit, and made his Gen. xxiv. 49. 50. And now, it pieces the nations; and with the heart obstinate, that he miglit de- ye will deal kindly and truly with will I destroy kingdoms; And liver lim into thy land, as ap- my master, tell me: and if not, with they will I brak in pieces peareth this day.

tell me; that I may turn to the the lorse and his rider; and with

Josh. xi, 19. 20. There was not a right hand, or to the left. Then thee will I break in pieces, the city that made peace with tho Laban and Bethuel answered and chariot and his rider; with thee children of Israel save the Ilivites, said, The thing proceedeth from also will I Treak in pieces man

the inhabitants of Gibeon; all the LORD: we canot speak unto and woman; and with thee will other they took in battle: For it thee bad or good. break in pieces old and young: was of the Lord to harden their out with thee will I break in hearts, that they should come

1 Sim. ii, 30. Wherefore the pieces the young man and the against Israel in battle, that he indeed, that thy house, and the

LORD God of Israel saith, I said maid; I will also break in pieces miglit destroy them utterly, and house of thy faiber, should walk with thee the sliepherd and his that they might have no favour, before me for ever: but now the flock; and with thee will I break but that he might destroy them, Lord saiih, Be it tar from me; for iu plece's the hundinan and his

as the LORD commanded Moses. them that honour me I will honyule of oxen; and with thee will i break in pieces captains and

Judges ix, 22, 23. When Abime- our, and they that despise mo rulers.

lech had reigned three years over shall be lightly esteemned. Lam. ii, 17. Tho LORD liath done rit between Abimelech and the Rehoboam, the son of Solomon,

Israel, Then God sent an evil spi- 1 kings xii, 23, 24. Speak unto that which lie had devised; he

men of Shechem; and the men of king of Judih, and unto all the hall fulfilled his word that he

Shechem deali treacherously with house of Judah and Benjamin, lud commanded in the days of Abimelech.

and to the remnant of the people, Lan. iii. 38 Out of the mouth

1 Kings xi, 14. And the LORD saying. This saith the LORD, Ye

stirred up an adversary uno So- shall not go up, nor fight against of the Most Highi proceedeth not loinon, Iladrd the Edomite: be your brethren the children of isevil and good?

was of the king's seed in Edom. rael: return every man to his Dan. iv, 15, 24, 23. Nevertheless, 1 Kings xii, 15. Wherefore the house; for this thing is from me. leave the stump of his roots in king hearkened not unto the They hearkened therefore to the the earth, even with a binil of people; for the cause was from the

word of the LORD, and returned iron and brass, in the tender grs LORI), that lio might perform his to depart, according to the word of the field; and let it be wet with

of the LORD. saying the dew of heavei). This is the interpretation, o kink, and this is

2 Kings xxiv, 20. For through

Esth. iv, 12-14. And they told to the anger of the LORD it came to

Mordecai Esther's words. Thien the decree of the Most lligli;

Mordecai commanded to answer which is come upon my loril ine pass in Jerusalem and Judah, unking: That they shall irive thee til he had cast them out from his Esther, Think not with thyself

that thou shalt escape in the from men, and thy dwelling shall presence, that Zedekiah rebelled be with the beasts of the field... against the king of Babylon.

king's house more than all the

Jews For if thou altogether Dan. XI, 22. And with the arms

2 Chron. x, 15. So the king holdest thy peace at this time, of it tkwd 'stand they be overflown hearkened not unto the people then shall their enlargement and from before liim, am slali.be 1.000 night perform his word, from another place; but thon und

for the cause was of God, that the deliverance arise to the Jews brokea; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

which be spake by the hand of thy father's house shall be deJoel 1, 15. Alas for the day! for the son of Nebat. Alijan the Shilonite to Jeroboain stroget; and who knoweth whe

ther thou art come to the kingdom the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Al came to pass, as bie talked with

2 Chron. XXV. 16, 20 And it for such it time as this? mighty shall it come.

Job xxii. 28. Thou shalt also de him, that the king said to him, cree a thing, and it shall be estabAmos ili, 6. Shall a trumpet be Art thou made of the king's colm- lished unto thee; and the ligbt blown in the city, and the people sel? forbear; why shouldst thou shull shine upon tlıy ways.



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Ps. IV, 22, 23. Cast thy burden and he that remaineth in Jerusa-, or lained you, that yo should go upon the LORD, and he shall sustain lem, slall be calle l holy, even and bring forth fruit, and that your thieu : be shall never suffer the every one that is written among fruit should remain; that whatsorighteons to be moved. But thou, the living in Jerusalem.

ever ye shall ask of the Father in O God, shalt liring them down into

Jer. 1. 5. Before I formed thee in my name, he may give it you. the pit of destruction: bloody and the belly I kuew thee; und betore John xvi1, 6, 9. I lave manifested deceitful men shall not live out thou cainest forth out of thic womb thy name unto the men which ihou half their days; but I will trust in i sanctilied thee, and I ordained givest me out of the world; tuno thee.

thice a prophet unto the nations. they were, and thou gavest them Jer. xviii, 7-10. At what instant

Matth. xxii, 14. For many are

me; and they have kept thy word. I shall speak concerning a nation, callou, but few are chosen.

I pray for them: I pray not for the and conceruing a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to ciples came, and said unto him,

Matth. xiii, 10, 11. And the dis-worki, but for the in which thou

hast given me; for they are tline. destroy it; If that nation, against why speakest thou unto them in

Rom. I, 6, 7. Among whom are whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of paraules? He answered and said ye also the called of Jesus Christ: the evil that I thought to do unio

unto them, Because it is given To all that be in Rome, beluved of them. And at what instant I shall unto you to know the mysteries of God, called to be saints: Grace to

thie kingilom of heaven, but to you, and peace, from Golmur Fate speak concerning a nation, and

ther, and the Lord Jesus Christ, concerning a kingilom, to build, them it is not given. and to plant it; If it do evil in my

Matth. XX, 16. So the last shall hm ix,10 14,16. And notonlythis; sight, that it obey not my voice, be first, and the first last: for many but when Rebecca also hadi conthen I will repent of the good be called, but few chusen.

ceived by one, even by our father where with I said I would benefit Matth. xxiv, 22. And except

Islac, (For the children being not them.

those days should be shortened, yet born, neither having done any Zeph. ii, 1, 2. Gather yourselves there should no fleshi lo suved! Food or evil, that the purpose of

God according to election miglit together, yei, gather to ether, o but for the elect's sake those day's stand, not of works, but of him nation not desired; before the de- shall be shortened.

that calleth,) It was said unto lier,

Matth. XXV, 34. Then shall the The elder shall serve the younzer. crey bring forth, before the day pass as the chall, before the fierce King suy uuto them on his right

As it is written, Jacob have I anger of the LORD coine upon you, band, Come, ye blessed of my Fa. before the day of the Lord's anger ther, inherit the kingiloni pre- What shall we say theu? Is there

loved, but Esin' lave I bited, coure upou you.

pared for you from the loundation uprighteousness with God? God

of tlie world. PRESUMPTION.

forbid. So then it is not of liim

Mark x, 31. But many that are that willcth, nor of him that run2 Kings xviii, 25. Am I now come up without the Lord against first shall be last; and the last first. neth, but of God that sie weih this place to destroy it? The LD Mark xiii, 20. And except that mercy. 8.1 to me, Go up against this the Lord had shortened those days, 1 Cor. I, 26-29. For ye see your land, and destroy it.

no flesh should be saved: but ior calling, brethren, how that not Isa xxxvi, 10. Am I now come the elect's sake, whom he hatli many wise men after the flesh, not up wiihout the LORD against this chosen, he bath shortened the many mighty, not many nubie are days.

callcd: but God hutlı choson the land to destroy it? The LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, asked him, saying, What might found the wise; und God hath

Luke vili, 9, 10. And his disciples foolish things of the world to conand destroy it. this parable be? And he said, closen the weak things of the

world to confound the things 2nd, -TIIE DIVINE GOVERN- Unto you it is given to know thie

mysteries of the kingdom of God: which are mighty; and base things MENT IN SPIRITUAL but to others in paralles; that see

of the world, and things li bich are THINGS. ing they miglit uot see, and lear- despised, hath God chosen, yc,

and things which are not, to bring ing they migut not understand. THE DIVINE DECREES AND

Luke x, 22. All things are deli- to nougit things that are: That CIIOICE. vered to me of my Father: and no

no flesh should glory in his preEcod xxxil, 32, 33. Yet now, if | man knoweth who the Son is, but thou wilt forgive their sin—; and the Father; and who the Father

1 Cor 11, 7, 8. But we speak the

wisdom of God in a mystery, eren if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of is, but the Son, it'l he to whom tue thy book which thou hast written, Suu will reveal hinn.

the hidden wisdom, which God er. And the LORD said unto Moses,

daine I betore the world uuto our Whosoever hath sinned ageinst avenge his own elect, which cry

Luke xviil,7,8. And shall not God glory; Which none of the princes me, him will I blut out of my day and night unto him, though known it, they would not liave

of this world know; for bad they book.

he bear long with them? I tell you crucified the Lord of glory. E.cod. xxxiil, 19. And he said, I that he will avenge them speedily. will make all my goudness pass Nevertheless, when the Son of he hath'chosen us in hiin before

Eph. 1, 4-6, 10-12. According as before thee, and I will proclaim min cometh, shall be find faith on the Name of the LORD before thee; the earth?

the foundation of the world, that and will be gracious to whom I John vi, 44, 45. No man can come blame before him in luve: Ilaving

we should be holy and withivut will be gracivus, and will show to me, except the Father, which predestinated us unto the adopmercy on whom I will slow mercy. halli scut me, draw him: and I will tion of children by Jesus Christ lo

Prov.xvi,3,4. Commit thy works raise liiin up at the last day. It is himself, according to the good unto the Lotin), and thy thoughts written in the propliets, And they pleasure of his will, To the praiso shall be established. The LORD shall be all taught of God. Every of the glory of his gruce, wherein hath made all things for bimself; man therefore that hath beard, he hath made us accepted in the yea, even the wicked for the day and bath learned of the Father, Beloved: That in the dispensation of ovll. cometh unto me.

of the fulness of times, le might Isa. iv, 3. And it shall come to John xv, 16. Ye have not chosen gather together in ono'all things pass, that he that is left in Zion, mo, but I have chosen you, and in Christ, both which are in bes


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ven, and which are on earth, even against another, the jndge shall | obtained it, and the rest were

In hiin: In whom also we have objudge him; but ifa inan sin against blinded.
talned an inheritance, being pre- the LORD, who shall entreat for

2 Cor. iv, 3. But if our gospel bo destinated according to the pur- hin? Notwithstanding pove of him who workeln all hearkened not unto the voice of hid, it is laid to thein trat ure lust. things after the counsel of his own their father, because the LORD aud Jambres willstood Moses, so

2 Tim. iii, 8. 9. Now as Jannes will; Tlat we should be to the wonlı slay them.

do these also resist the truth: praise of his glory, who first trust. 2 Sam. xxiv, 1. And again the men of corrupt minds, réprobate ed in Christ.

anger of the LORD was kindled concerning the faith. But they Eph ii, 10. For we are his work- against Israel, and he moved shall proceed no further: for their manship, created in Christ Jesus David against thuin to say, Go, folly shall be manifest unto all unto good works, which God hath number Israel and Judah.

men, as theirs also was. before ordained that we should

Job xvii, 4. For thou hast bid Walk in them.

their heart from understanding: Eph. ill, 10, 11. To the intent therefore shalt thou not exalt

Ps. Ixxxi, 11, 12. But my people that now, unto the principalities them.

wonld not hearken to my voice; and powers in heavenly places, Isa. vi, 9, 10. And he sald, Go, I gave them up unto their own

and Israel would none of me. might be known by the church and tell this people, llear ye in hearts' lust; and they walked in

So the mauifold wisdom of Gol, AC- deed but uuderstand not; and see cording to the eterual purpose ye indleed, but perceive not.

their own counsels. which lie purposed in Christ Jesus Make the heart of this people lat, Prov. v, 22, 23. His own iniquiour Lord.

and make thieir ears lieavy, and ties shull titke the wicked himself, Phil. iv, 3. And I entreat thee Bilt their eyes; lest they see with and he shall be hollen with the also, true yoke-fellow, help those their eyes, and her with their cords of his sins. le shull die women which laboured wiihme ears, and understand with their without instruction; and in the in the go-pel, with Clement also, heart, and convert, aud bo healed. greatness of liis fully hu shall go and cith other my fellow-la

ustray. bourers, whose names are in the

Isa xxix, 10. For the LORD hath book of life. poured out upon you the spirit of

Isa. Ixiii, 17. O LOXD, why hast 2 Tim 1, 9. Who hath saved us, deep sleep, abil hatli closed your thou inaile us to err froin ily

eyts: and called us with au holy calling:

the prophets and your ways, and hardened our heart

from thay fear? Return for tliy not according to our works, bui rulers, tlie seers bath he covered.

servants' suke, the tribes of thino according to bis own purpose and Isa. xliv, 18. They have not inheritanco. grace, which was given us in known nor understool: for le Chri-i Jesus before the world be bath shiut their eyes, that they their delusions, and will bring

Isa. Ixvi, 4, 5. I also will chooso gall,

cannot see; anl their hearts, that their fears upon them; becituse 2 Tim. ii, 10. Therefore I endnre they cannot underslaud.

when I called, noue dil answer, all things for the elect's sitkes, Jer. vi, 21, 22, 30. Therefore when I spike, they did not lear: that they may also obtain the sila

thus saith the LOR1), Behold, I but they did evil before mine vation wbich is in Christ Jesus will lay the stumblingblocks be- eyes, and choose that in which ! with elernal glory.

fore this people, and the fathers delighted nut. Hear the word of Titus I, 1. Paul, a servant of and the sons together shall fall the 1.OKD, ye that tremble at his Gol, and an apostle of Jesus upon thems; the neighbour and word; Your bretliren thut haled Christ, accoriling to the faith of his friend shall perisha. Thus you, that cast you out for my Gou's elect, and the acknowledig. salth the LORD, Behold, a people name's sake, sand, Let the LORD ing of the truth which is after god., cometh from tie north country, be gloritied: but lie shall appear liness.

an i a great nation shall be raised to your joy, and they shall be 1 Pet. i 2. Elect according to the from ihe sides of the earth. Rus ashamed. foreknowledge of God the Father, probille silver shall men call them,

E-ek. XX, 24-26. Because they through sinceilication of the Spirit because the LORD balls rejecie had not executed my juusmenes, unto obedi nco and sprinkling of them.

but had despised my starlites, and the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace John vi, 63, 66. And he said. hat polluted my subbullis, and unto you, and peace, be multiplied | Thereiore suid I unto you, that their eyes were after their fathers'

Rev. xiii, 8. and all that dwell no inan cin come unto me, except idols. Wher-fore I gave them upon the earth shall worship him

it were given unto him of my also statutes that were not good, whose names are not written in Father. From that time many ot and judgments whereby wey the book of life of the Lamb slain bis disciples went back, and will should not live: Audi polluted from the foundation of the world. eu no nioru with him.

tuem in their own gifts, in that Rev. XX, 15. And whosorver was John xvii, 12. While I was with they caused to pass through the not found written in the book of them in the world, I k pt thean in fire all that openeth the wonit), life wis cast into the lule of file. thiy nant: those that thu givest

that I might make thi-m ilesolate, Rcv. xxi, 27. And there shall in me I have kept, and none of them that I am the Lou.

to the eni that they might know no wiso enier into it anything is lost, but the sun of pruition;

2 Cor. xili, 5-7. Examine yourthat defileth, neitier whatsoerer that the scripture migūt be tulworketh abomination or maketh Billed.

selves whether ye be in the faith; a lie; but they which are wrillen

prove your own selves: know yo

Rom. ix, 22. What if God, will not your own selves, how that in the Lamb's book of life.

ing to show his wrath, and to Jesus Christ is in you, except ye

make his power known), endured be reproble:? But I trust that The DITINE REJECTION.

with much long-suffering the ye shell know that we are not Deut. xxix, 4 Yet the LORD Vessels of wrathi lilled to destruc- reprobates. Now ! pray to Gud hall not given you an heart to tivn.

that ye do no evil; not that we perceive, and eye's to see, and Rom. xi, 7. What then? Israel sliould appe:'s approved, but that ears lu hear, onlu this day.

batli not obtained that which he ye should do that wilich is honest, 1 Sam. ll, 25. If ono man bln seeketh for; but the election bath'iough we be us reprobales.


2 Thess, II, 11, 12. And for this the namber of the children of! wonders may be multiplied in the cause God shall send them strong Israel be as the sand of the sea, a land of Egypt. And Moses and delusion, that ihey should believe remnant shall be saved: For he Aaron did all these wonders & lie: That they all might be will finish the work, and cut it before Pharaoh: and the LORD damned who believed not the short in rigliteousness; because a hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that truth, but had pleasure in un- short work will the Lord make he would not let the children of righteousness.

upon the earth. And as Esaias Israel go out of his land. 1 Peter 11, 8. And a stone of said before. Except the Lord of

Exod. xiv, 4, 8, 17. And I will stumbling, and a rock of offence, Sabaoth liad left us a seed, we had hardlen Pharaoli's heart, that lie eren to them which stumble ať been as Sodoma, and been made shall follow alter them; and I will thie word, being disobedient; like unto Gomorrha.

be honoured upon Pharaoh, and whereunto also they were ap- Rom. xi, 4-6. But what gaith upou all his host; that the Egyppointed. the answer of God unto him? I thuns may know that I am the

LORD. Jude 4. For there are certain have reserved to myself seven

And they did so. And men crept in unawares, who were thousand men, who have not the LORD hardened the heart of before of old ordained to this con- bowed the knee to the image of Pharavn king of Egypt, and be demnation, ungodly men, turning Baal. Even so then at this pre- pursued after the children of the grace of our God into lasci VI sent time also there is a remnant israel: and the children of Israel ousness, and denying the only according to the election of grace. went out with an high band. Lord God, and our Lord Jesus And if by grace, then is it no And I, behold, I will burden the Christ.

more of works; otherwise grace is hearts of the Egyptians, and they

no more grace. But it it be of shall follow them: and I will get ILLUSTRATIONS. works, then is it no more grace; me honour upon Pharaoh, and

upon all his host, upon bis Gen. xxv, 22. 23. And the child otherwise work is no more work.' dren struggled together within 2 Tim. il, 20. But in a great chariots, and upon bis horsemen. ber: and she said, if it be so, why house there are not only vessels

Ps. cv, 25. He turned their am I thus? And she went to en- of gold and of silver, but also of heart to hate bis people, to deal quire of the LORD. And the wood and of earth; and some to subtilely with bis servants. L. RD s.id unto her, Two nations Honvur, and some to dishonour. Rom. ix, 17, 18. For the scripture are in thy womb, and two manner

saith unto Pharaoli, Even for this of people shall be separated from

same purpose have I raised thee thy bowels; and the one people Exod. iv, 21. And the LORD up, that I might shew my power shall be stronger than the other said unto Muses, Wien thou in thee, anu that my name might people; and the elder shall serve goest to return into Egypt, see

be declared throughout all the the younger. that thou do all those wouders earth. Therefore all he mercy

on whom he will hare mercy, aud 1 Kings xix, 18. Yet I have left before Pliaraoh which I have pilt

whom he will be burdeneth. me seven thousand in Israel, all in thine band: but I will harden the knees which have not bowed his heart, that he sball not let the unto l'ail, and every mouth which people go.

MEANS AND END. hath uut kissed hin.

Erod. vii, 3, 4, 13. And I will Isa. I, 9. Excpt the Lord of barden Pharaoli's heart, and Isa X, 21. The remnant shall hosis had left unto us a very small multiply my signs and my won- retuin, eren tie rennant of remnant, we should have been as

ders in the land or Egypt. But Jacub, unto the miglity God. Sodom, and we should have been Pharaoh shall not learken unto like uuto Gonorrh. you, that I may lay my hand upon

Jer. xxxi, 3. The Lord hath Egypt, und bring Furth niine appeared of old unto me, saying, Isa. x, 22, 23. For though thy armies, and my people the chil. Ya, bave I loved thee witu an people israel be as the sand of dren of Israel, out of the land of everlasting love, therefore with ine:ca, yet a remnant of them Egypt by great judgments. And loving-kindness have 1 dirawnthee. shall return: the consumption he hardened Pharaoli's heart, Acts ii, 39. For the promise is decreed shall overflow with rights that he hearkened not unto them; noto you, uni to your children, eousness. For the Lord Gov of as the LORD had said.

and to all that are itfur vil, eren hosis shall make a consumption, eveu determined, in the midst of hardened the heart of Pharaoh, shall cull.

E.cod. ix, 12, 16. And the LORD as niany as the Lord our God all the land.

and lie hearkened not unto them; Acts xiii, 38, 39 Be it known Jer. xviii, 2-6. Arise, and go as the LORD lind spoken unto unto you therefore, men and down to the potter's house; and Moses. And in very deed for brethren, that through this man there I will cause thee to hear this cause have I raised thee up, is preached unto you the forgivemy words.

Then I went down for to show in thee my power; ness of sinx: And by him all that to the potter's house; and, be- and that my name may be de- believe are justified from all hold, he wrought a work on the clared throughout all the earth. things, from which ye could not wheels. And the vessel that he

Exod. x, 1, 20, 27. And the Lord be justitied by the law of Moses. made of clay was marred in the


unto Mo-es, Go in unto Acts xvill, 9, 10. Tlien spake han l of the potter; so he made it Pharaoh: for I have hardened his the Lord to Puul in the niglie by ayain another vessel, as seemed heart, and the heart of his ser- a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, good to the potter to make it. vauts, that I might show these my and hold not thy peace: For I am Then the word of the LORI) came bigos before bim. But the LORD with thee, and no man shall set to me, saying, O house of Israel, hardened Pharaoh's heart, 80 on thee to hurt thee; for I have caunot I do with you as this that he would not let the child much people in this city. potter? saith the Lord. Behold, dren of Israel go. But the LORD as the clay is in the poiter's land, hardened Pharaoh's heart, and be alter long abstinence, Paul stood

Acts xxvII, 21--26, 30, 31. But, so ure ye in mine hand, o house would not let them go. of Israel.

forth in the midst of them, and Exod. xi, 9, 10. And the LORD said, Sirs, ye should have hearRom. 1x, 27-29. Esaias also said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall kenéd unto me, and not have crielli concerning Israel, Though uct hearkev unto you; that my lovsed from Crete, and to have

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find fault? For who hath resisted now I exhort you to be of good


his will? Niy but, Oman, who cheer, for there shall be no loss

Deut. xxix, 29.

art thou that repliest agaiust God? of any man's life among you, but things belong unto the Lord our

The secret

Shall the thing formed say to of the ship. For there stood by God: but those things which are

him that formed it, Why hast me this night the angel of God, whose I am and whoin I serve, revealed belong unto us and to

thou malo me thus? Hath not our children for ever, that we

the potter power over the clay, of Saying, Fear not, Pul; thou must

the same lump to make one vessel be brought before Cesar: and, lo, may do all the words of this law.

unto honour, and another uoto God hath given thee all them that Phil. il, 12. Wherefore, my be- uishononr? Bail with thee. Wherefore, siry, loved, as ye have always obeyed, be of good cheer: for I believe not as in my presence only, but

1 Cor. iv, 7. For who maketh God, that it shall be, even as it now much more in my absence,

theo to differ from another? and was told nie. Ilowbeit we must work ont your own salvation with

what hast thou that thou diist be cast upon a certain island. fear and tiembling.

not receive ? now, if thou didst Anil as the shipmen were about

receive it, why dost thou glory, as to flee out of the ship, when they foundation'ot God standetli sure,

2 Tim. 11, 19. Nevertheless the if thou badst not received its had let down the boat into the Bea, under colour as though they having this seal, The Lord know?

3rd.—MAN'S RESPONSIBI. would have cist anchors out of

eth them that are his. And, let
every one that nameth the name

LITY. the foreship, Paul said to the

SUFFICIENT INSTRUMENTALITY centurion and to the soldiers, of Christ depart from iniquity.

VIDED IN TILE DIVINE Except these abide in the ship, 2 Pet. 1, 10, 11. Wherefore the

GOODNE S. ye cannot be saved.

rather, brethren, give diligence to Isaiah ly, 1. llo every one that Rom. viii, 28-30. And we know make your calling and election thirsteili, come ye to the waters, that all things work together for sure: for if you do these things ye and lie that bath no money; come good to them that love God, to shall never fall: For so an entrance ye, buy and eat; yen, cm', buy them who are the called acciri- shall be ministered into you abun- wine and milk without money, und ing to his purpose. For whom hie dantly into the everlasting king without price. did foreknow, he also did predes. dom of our Lord and Saviour

Jer. xxvi, 3. If so be they will tinate to be conformed to the Jesus Christ.

hearken, and turn every man from image of bis Son, that he might

his evil wny, that I may repent be the first-born anong many


me of the evil which I purpose to brethren. Moreover, whom ho Matt, x1, 25-27. At that time Je do ninto thein because of the evil di prelestinate, tliem he also sus answored and 8:11:1, I thank of their doings. called; and whom he called, them thee, O father, Lord of heaven and he also justified; and whom he earth, because thou hast hid these

Ezck. xviii, 23, 24, 31. 32. Have I justified, them he also glorified. things from the wise and prudent, any pleasure at all that the wicked

Gal. I, 14-16. And profited in and last revealed them unto babes. shunil die? saith the Lord GUD; the Jews' religion above many Even so, Father; for so it seemed and not that he should return my equus la inire own nation, good in iliy siglit. All things are from his ways, ant live? But being muro exceedingly zalous delivered unto me of my Father: when the riglieous turneth away of the traditions of my fathers, and no man knoweth the son but froin his righteousness, and coinBut when it pleased God, who the Father; neither knoweth any mitteth iniquity, and doeth acseparated me from my mother's man the Father, save the sun, and cording to all the abominations womb, and called me by his he to whomsoever the Son will that the wicker man dueth, shall grace, To reveal bis Son in me, reveal him.

he live? All his righteousness that that I might pre:lch bim among Luke x, 20, 21. Notwithstanding, he bath done shall not be menthe beatlien; immediately I cons in this rejoice not, that the spirits tioned: in his trespass that he bath ferred not with flesh and blood. are subject unto you; but rather trespassed, in his in that he has

siuned, in them shall be die. Cast Phil. il, 13. For it is God which rejoice, because your names are worketh in you both to will and

written in heaven. In that hour away from you all your transgrestu do of his good pleasure. Jestis rejoiced in spirit, and suid, I sions, wliereby yo have trans1 Thess. 1. 3-5. Remembering thank thee, o Father, Lord of gressed; and make you a new heaven and earth, that thou hast

heart and a new spirit: for why without ceasing your work of

will you die, o house of Israel? faithi, and labour of love, and hid these things from the wise patience of hope in our Lord and prudent, and hast revealed For I have no pleasure in the Jesus Christ, in the sight of God them unto babes: even so. Faller; death of him who dieth, saith the

Lori GUD: wherefore turn your. and our Father; Knowing, breth- for so it seemed good in thy sight.

selves, and live ye. ren beloved, your election of God. Rom. viii, 31. What shall we

Ezek. xxxiii, 10-16. Therefore, For our gospel came not unto then suy to these things?. 11 Godo thou son of man, speak unto thio you in word only, but also in be for us, who can be against us? house of Israel, Thus ye speak, power, and in the loly Ghost, 1 John iv, 19-21. We love him, saying, if our transgressions and and in much assurance; as ye because he first loved us. If a

our sins be upon us, and we piue know what manner or men we upan say, I luve God, and hateth away in them, how should we then were among you for your sake. his brother, he is a llar: for be live? Say unto them. As I live,

2 Thess. Ii, 13, 14. But we are that loveth not his brother whom saith the Lord Gov, I have no bound to give thanks alway to be hath seen, bow. can be lovo pleasure in tho deutli of the wickGod for you, bretliren, beloved of God whom he liath not seen? ed; but that the wicked surn from the Lori, because Gold hath from

And this commandment have we bis way and live: turn ye, turn the beginning chosen you tu sal from him. That be who loveth ye from your evil ways; for why Vation through sanctification of God love his brother also.

will you die, o bouse of Israel? the Spirit, and beller of the truth;


Therefore, thou son of man, say Whereunto he called you by our

unto the children of thy people, gospel, to the obtaining of the Rom. ix, 19-21. Thon will say Theriglitevusness of the righteous slony of our Lord Jesus Christ. then unto me, Why doth be yet shall not deliver bim in the day

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