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THE BIBLE ABOVE ALL PRICE
GODíS WAYS ABOVE MENíS.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8, 9).
ALL THINGS CREATED FOR CHRIST.
"All things were created by him and for him" (Colossians 1:16).
THE OLD WAY WHICH WICKED MEN HAVE TRODDEN.
"Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overthrown with a flood; which said unto God, Depart from us; and what can the Almighty do for them?" (Job 22:15, 16, 17).
SINS ESTIMATED BY THE LIGHT OF HEAVEN.
"Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance" (Psalm 90:8).
MEN TRIED AND FOUND DEFECTIVE.
"Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting" (Daniel 5:27).
OUR SINS INFINITE IN NUMBER AND ENORMITY.
"Is not thy wickedness great? And thine iniquities infinite?" (Job 12:5).
THE WICKED THROUGH PRIDE REFUSE TO SEEK GOD.
"The wicked through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God" (Psalm 10:4).
RECOLLECTIONS OF GOD PAINFUL TO THE WICKED.
"I remembered God, and was troubled" (Psalm77:3).
SINNERS WILFUL AND PERVERSE.
"And the Lord said, Whereunto shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and Saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of Man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children" (Luke 7:31-35).
AMIABLE INSTINCTS NOT HOLINESS.
"And the very God Of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
THE PROMISED FRUIT OF CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS.
"He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied" (Isaiah 53:11).
MESSIAH'S VICTORY PREDICTED AND DESIRED.
"Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty; and in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth and meek. ness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, whereby the people fall under thee" (Psalm 45:3, 4, 5).
SINNERS ENTREATED TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE.
"The Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts" (Hebrews 3:7, 8).
THE DIFFICULTY OF ESCAPING THE DAMNATION OF HELL.
"How can ye escape the damnation of hell?" (Matthew 23:33).
THE DEAD IN SIN MADE ALIVE.
"And you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past, ye walked, according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience; among whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh, and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ; (by grace are ye saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindness toward us. through Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:1-7).
THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF FORGIVENESS.
"If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him" (Luke 17:3, 4).
FRAUD EXPOSED AND CONDEMNED.
"It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth" (Proverbs 20:14).
THE MARK OF DELIVERANCE.
"And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in inv hearing, Go ye after him through the city and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity; slay utterly old and young; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark" (Ezekiel 9:4, 5, 6).
THE CHRISTIAN MANNER OF EXPRESSING GRATITUDE.
"The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. But when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him, that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day" (2 Timothy 1:16, 17, 18).
THE TIMELY PRESENCE AND SALUTATION OF JESUS.
"And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you" (Luke 24:36).
A FESTIVAL KEPT TO THE LORD.
"When ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord" (Leviticus 23:39).
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
"Behold he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him: even so. Amen" (Revelation 1:7).
EQUALITY OF MEN WITH ANGELS.
"For they are equal unto the angels" (Luke 20:36).
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED DREADFUL AND INTERMINABLE.
"Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44).
JEHOVAH, A KING.
"I am a great King, saith the Lord of Hosts" (Malachi 1:14).
PRAYER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT Of CHRIST'S KINGDOM
"Thy kingdom come" (Matthew 6:10).
THE FULNESS OF GOD DWELLING IN CHRIST.
"In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9)
CHRIST AND HIS HARBINGER COMPARED AND DISTINGUISHED.
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I; whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire; whose fail is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into his garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire" (Matthew 3:11, 12).
MAN IN HIS ORIGINAL AND IN HIS LAPSED STATE.
"Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions" (Ecclesiastes 7:29).
KNOWLEDGE OF ONE'S SINS, A DIFFICULT ACQUISITION.
"Who can understand his errors?" (Psalm 29:12).
SINNERS IN ZION DESCRIBED AND DOOMED.
"Woe unto them that are at ease in Zion" (Amos 6:1).
A CLASS OF SINNERS EXCLUDED FROM MERCY.
"It is a people of no understanding; therefore he that made them Will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favor" (Isaiah 27:11).
PUNISHMENT OF THE IMPENITENT INEVITABLE AND JUSTIFIABLE.
"As I live, saith the Lord, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence" (Jeremiah 22:24).
THE GUILT OF INDIFFERENCE TO DIVINE THREATENINGS.
"Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words" (Jeremiah 36:24).
THE SIN, DANGER, AND UNREASONABLENESS OF DESPAIR.
"And they said, There is no hope; but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart" (Jeremiah 18:12).
THE STUBBORN SINNER SUBMITTING TO GOD.
"I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me and f was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God. Surely, after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: Therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord" (Jeremiah 31:18, 19, 20).
CHRIST REJECTS NONE WHO COME UNTO HIM.
"Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out" (John 6:37).
GOD HEARD IN THE STILL SMALL VOICE.
"And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind, an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake, a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire, a still small voice. And it was so when Elijah heard it that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out and stood in the entering in of the cave; and, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, what dost thou here, Elijah?" (l Kings 29:11, 12, 13).
THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS NOT TO BE DESPISED.
"Who hath despised the day of small things?" (Zechariah 4:10).
GOD'S SPECIAL PRESENCE DISTINGUISHES HIS OWN PEOPLE.
"If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here, that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? Is it not in that thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth" (Exodus 33:15, 16).
HOW TO PROLONG THE GRACIOUS VISITS OF CHRIST.
"And when it was day he departed, and went into a desert place; and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them" (Luke 4:42).
THE CHURCHES INCREASED.
"Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied" (Acts 9:31).
AN UNJUST IMPUTATION REPELLED BY JEHOVAH.
"Have I been a wilderness to Israel? A land of darkness?" (Jeremiah 2:31).
DEMONSTRATION OF CHRIST'S LOVE.
"Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!" (John 9:36).
CHRIST'S SPECIAL TENDERNESS TOWARDS PENITENT DISCIPLES.
"Go your way, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he said unto you" (Mark 16:7).
THE END OF TIME.
"And the angel whom I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth, lifted up his head to heaven; and sware by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that therein are, and the earth and the things that therein are, and the sea and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer; but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets" (Revelation 10:5, 6, 7).
THE FEELINGS AND EMPLOYMENTS OF SAINTS IN HEAVEN.
"And cast their crowns before the throne" (Revelation 4:10).
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