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J. HAWES. The Goodness of God fitted to lead Men to Repentance.

Rom. 2: 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?


like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.


The Knowledge of God.

Col. 1: 10. Increasing in the knowledge of

God is Governed by Goodness in all his Conduct.

Ps. 119: 68. For thou art good, and doest good.

EMMONS. The Revealed Will of God the only Rule of Duty.

Deut. 29: 29. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

The Supreme Being the only Proper
Object of Religious Worship.
Rev. 19:.10.. And I fell at his feet to wor-

ship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God.

EMMONS. Divine Particular Providence.


Matt. 6: 30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

EMMONS. The Being and Perfections of God.

Heb. 3: 4. For every house' is builded by some man: but he that built all things is God.

EMMONS. Affections Essential to the Moral: Perfection of Deity.

1. John 4: 8. For God is love.

The Divine Mercy to Mourning

Jer. 31: 18-20. I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I 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, Ismote 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.

The Divine Government a Cause of

Ps. 97: 1: The Lord reigneth, let the
earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be
glad thereof.

Matt. 6: 10. Thy will be done.

Love the Essence of Deity.

1 John 4: 18.. God is love.

God the Sovereign of all Kingdoms. Dan. 4:25. That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom. of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

The Divine Clemency.

Ps. 86: 5. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.


R. HALL. On the Being and Name of Jehovah.

Ex. 3: 14. And God said unto Moses, I
AM THAT I AM: and he said, thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM
hath sent me unto you.


R. HALL. God the Source of Wisdom.

James 1:5. If any of you
him ask of God.


lack wisdom let

The Spirituality of the Divine Na-

Isa. 31: 3. Now the Egyptians are men,
and not God, and their horses flesh, and
not spirit. When the Lord shall stretch
out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall,
and he that is holpen shall fall down, and
they all shall fall together.

R. HALL. The Glory of God in Concealing.

Prov. 25: 2. It is the glory of God to con-
ceal a thing.

R. HALL. God's Ways though Inscrutable are
Righteous and Just.

Ps. 97: 2. Clouds and darkness are round
about him; righteousness and judgment are
the habitation of his throne.

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The Ground of God's Final Deci


Gal. 6: 7, 8. Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

God's gift of his Son a ground for expecting every other Blessing.


Rom. 8: 32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

God's Compassion.

Hos. 11: 8. How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? my heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

The Stability of God's Covenant.
2 Tim. 2: 19. Nevertheless the founda-
tion of God standeth sure, having this
seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his.

God will Fulfil his Word.

Num. 23: 19. God is not a man, that he
should lie; neither the son of man, that
he should repent: hath he said, and shall

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