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righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.-Rom. x. 3, 4.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. — Titus iii. 5.
For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. -Eph. ii. 8, 9.
HE THAT BELIEVETH SHALL BE SAVED. A
the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.—Mark xvi. 15, 16.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.-Jno. iii. 14-16.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.Jno. iii. 36.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.—Jno. vi. 47.
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood.—Rom. iii. 25.
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.--Rom. x. 9–13.
For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.—Eph. ii. 8.
SANCTIFIED AFFLICTIONS A BLESSING TO THE RIGHTEOUS.
of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground: yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.—Job v. 6, 7.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.-Ps. xlvi. 1, 2.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.-Ps. lv. 22.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.—Ps. xxii. 24.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.-Ps. xxx. 5.
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; that thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity.--Ps. xciv. 12, 13.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.—Ps. cxix. 67.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.-Ps. cxix. 71.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.—Ps. cxix. 75.
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as sons : for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of right
eousness unto them which are exercised thereby.—Heb. xii. 9–11.
For the Lord will not cast off for ever : but though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.-Lam. iii. 31-33.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen : for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.—2 Cor. iv. 17, 18.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.-Ps. xlii. 5.
FOR A DYING BELIEVER,
'EA, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.-Ps. xxiii. 4.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.-Ps. cxvi. 15.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the strength of
my heart, and my portion for ever.-Ps. Ixxiii. 24-26.
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.—2 Tim. iv. 6–8.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away.—Rev. xxi. 4.
And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.—Deut. xxxi. 8.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isa. xli. 10.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned : neither shall