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Whosoever loveth or maketh a lie shall not enter that holy place. He that speaketh lies shall perish.
O 't is a lovely thing for youth
Not to deceive in any way,
That we may trust to all they say.
Though they should speak the thing that 's true,
Then lies to hide it, makes it two.
What is the tenth commandment? Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
What is it to covet? It is to wish for things which belong to others, and to wish for things which God has not given us.
Now little children are very apt to covet, because they think that to have the things they like will make them happy. But many things they wish for would hurt them and make them very unhappy. There is nothing that we see that can make us happy; to love God and be good, is to be happy.
Does most of the unhappiness of men come from covetousness? It does; for it is a sin which leads us to break all God's commands.
How does covetousness lead us to break the eighth command? If we covet others' things, we shall try to obtain them, and that will lead us to stealing.
How will covetousness lead you to break the ninth command? If we try to obtain others things, it will lead us to deceive, and lie.
How does it lead us to break the sixth command? We are apt to be angry with those who prevent our having things which we covet, and anger leads us to murder.
How does it break the seventh command? Because to desire to disobey God, is disobeying him.
How does it break the fifth command? Children who covet many things are often angry with their parents, whose duty it is to keep such things from them as would be hurtful. And covetous people do not always take good care of their parents when they are old.
How does covetousness lead us to break the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th commandments? If we covet the things of this world we do not love God, and worship him, but we choose the world for our God.
Should you be content with such things as you have? I should; for God has given me all that is best for me to have.
" met You see that covetousness will lead us to disobey all God's holy commands. Can you tell me what will enable us to keep all God's holy commands? Love. “For love is the fulfilling of the law.”.
Do any persons in this world obey the commands of God perfectly? They do not, for all have sinned,
What is sin? Disobedience to God.
What do those deserve who disobey these holy commands which are necessary to make us happy, and to make the world happy, and to make heaven happy? They deserve that fearful punishment which a holy God has denounced against those who will not continue to obey him in all things which he has commanded.
Will all be punished for their sins as they deserve? God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Who is the Son of God? Jesus Christ.
When man had broken God's holy law and was justly condemned to die, how did the Son of God purchase pardon and everlasting life for him? The Son of God came into this world and obeyed this holy law, and suffered death for man's disobedience of it.
Does the Son of God offer pardon and life to all sinners? He offers pardon and life to all who will turn from their sins, and love and serve the Lord.
What has God taught us by giving his Son to die for us? He has taught us that his love is very great.
What does God love? He loves his holy law which is
just and good, and his love to us is very great to suffer the punishment which we deserve, that we may be forgiven.
If we believe in Christ and love him, shall we hate sin? We shall, and repent of it.
What is it to repent? It is to be sorry and grieved that we have disobeyed God's holy law, which we wish to love and obey forever.
Did Jesus Christ choose to come into this world and die for sinners? He did. When man had sinned-and no eye pitied, then it was a time of love.
Jesus said, Lo, I come; I delight to do thy will, O God.
Did Jesus Christ show great love and pity while he was in the world? He did; he went about doing good; he cured the sick, he made the blind to see, the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk.
Did he show love to sinners? He did; he went to their houses and sat down with them, and said, I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Did he show love to little children? He did; for he took them in his arms, and blessed them, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. What did he do for his friends when he v
was going to leave them? He gave them a feast of bread and wine, and told them to partake of it often, that the bread might remind them of his body which was broken for them; and that the wine might remind them of his blood which was shed for the remission of sin.
What is remission? Pardon.
What did he do for them, when they had eaten the feast and arose from supper? He took a towel and girded himself and began to wash their feet, and wiped them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
What did he say to them when he was going to be crucified? Let not your heart be troubled; 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—that where I am, there ye may be also,
What did he do for those who crucified him, when they were mocking him on the cross? He prayed for
them, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. What did he
say to Mary after he arose from the dead? He said, go, tell the disciples, I ascend to my father, and your father, to my God, and your
Love divine! how sweet the sound,
MORAL LESSONS, ON TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE.
Thou, O God, seest me.
When every eye around me sleeps,
He smiles in heaven, he frowns in hell,
Yes, I may flee, he shows me where;
WHERE IS GOD?
In the sun, the moon, and sky,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.
Love God with all your soul,
Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you,
you same to them.
Deal with another as you 'd have.
Another deal with you;
Be sure you never do.
The mouth of him that speaketh lies shall be stopped.
O let me fear and hate the sin
Thou shalt not covet.
Lord, cleansé me, and thy grace impart,