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Page 262 - Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Mark x. 15, " Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall
Page 408 - Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected; hereby know we, that we are in him;" and chapter iii. 18, 19, " Let us love in deed and in truth; hereby we know that we are of the truth." What is translated hereby would have been a little
Page 262 - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, 0 God, thou wilt not despise." Psal. cxxxviii. 6, " Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly." Prov. iii. 34, " He giveth grace unto the lowly." Isa. Ivii. 15,
Page 353 - Hence we learn what verdict to pass and give in, concerning those men that decay and fall off from the Lord. They never had oil in the vessel; never had a dram of grace in their heart. Thus 1 John ii. 19, " If they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us.
Page 422 - us, chap. vi. 4—7, In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in labours, in watchings, in fastings. By pureness, by knowledge, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the power of God,
Page 335 - The psalmist seems to speak of his sweetest comforts, as those that were to be had in secret; Psal. Ixiii. 5, 6, " My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon
Page 303 - Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass." So Christ himself speaks of them, Matt. xi. 29,
Page 51 - Lord, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted." Zech. ix. 9. " Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh," &c. The same is represented in innumerable other places. And because high degrees of joy are the proper and genuine
Page 419 - Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, as obedient children,
Page 387 - the kingdom of heaven; but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, &c. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doth them, I will liken him unto a