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• For our God is a consuming fire. Heb. xii. 29.

Sect. vi. He is the most Strong, • There is one Lawgiver, who is . Almighty, and Omnipotent God: able to save and to destroy.

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James iv. 12. 1

The Lord appeared to Abraham, and The God of all grace, who hath said, &c. I am the Almighty God, called us unto his eternal glory, &c. &c.-Gen.xvii, 1. xxviii. 3. xxxv. 11. -1 Pet. v. 10. Jude 24.

And the Lord said, &c. Is any thing There came suchi a voice to him too hard for the Lord ?-Gen. xviii. from the excellent glory, &c.—2 Pet. 13, 14. Jer. xxxii. 27. i. 17. un

His hands were made strong by the Thou hast created all things ; and hands of the mighty God of Jacob, for thy pleasure they are and were &c. By the Almighty, &c.-Gen. created. --Rev. iv. 11.,

xlix. 24, 25. The city had no need of the sun, I will redeem you with a stretched&c. for the glory of God did lighten out arm.Exod. vi. 6. Jer, xxx. 54. it, &c.—Rev. xxi. 23.

The Lord is a man of war, &c.

.... Thy' right hand, O Lord, is become . Sect. iv, He is Invisible. **

glorious in power, &c.—Exod. xv. And he said, Thou canst not see my 3. 6. face, for there shall no man see me, He who saw the vision of the Aland live.-Exod. xxxiii. 20.

mighty, &c.--Numb, xxiv. 4. 16. Lo, he goeth by me, and I see Thou hast begun to shew thy serhim not: he passeth on also, but I vant, &c. thy mighty hand: For what perceive him notJob ix. 11. xxiii. God is there, &c. who can do accord8,9.

ing to thy works, and according to No man hath seen God at any time, thy might:Deut. ij. 24. &c.—John i. 18. 1 John iv. 12. Thou shalt not be affrighted, &c, · Ye have neither heard his voice at for the Lord thy God is among you; any time, nor seen his shape.-John a mighty God.-Deut. vii. 21. v. 37.

• The Lord thy God, &c. he is a Not that any man hath seen the Fa- consuming fire. -Deut. ix. 3. Heb. ther, save he which is of God; he xii. 29. hath. seen the Father, &c.-John Jehovah, &c. is the God of gods, vi. 46.

&c. the most strong, the greatest and · The invisible things of him, &c. the most powerful, 86.-Deut. x. 17. even his eternal power and godhead. He is the Rock, his work is per-* Rom. i. 20.

fect, &c. Jeshurun, &c. forsook God, · Who is the image of the invisible &c. and lightly esteemed the Rock of God.Col. i. 15. i 1! oso his salvation, &c. Of the Rock that

Who, &c. dwelling in the light begat thee thou art unmindful, &c. which no man can approach unto; Their Rock is not as our Rock, even whom no man hath seen nor can see. our enemies themselves being judges, -I Tim. vi. 16.

&c. neither is there any who can de-' Now to the King eternal, immortal, liver out of God's hand.-Deut. xxxii. invisible, &c.—1 Tim. i. 17. . 4. 15. 18.31.39. 1 Sam. ii. 2. 2 Sam..

xxii. 3. 32. Ps. iii. 3. SECT. V. Incorruptible.. i That all the people of the eart ! Who changed the glory of the incor might. know the hand of the Lord; raptible God into an image, &c.— that it is mighty, that ye might fear, Rom. i. 23.. .

&c.-Josh, iv. 24. v. 14. To the King, &c. immortal,.&c. - The Almighty hath dealt very bite I Tim. i. 17. vi. 16. 'Alsi terly with me, &c. and the Almighty

hath afflicted me.-Ruth i. 20, 21, the mighty hand of God, &c. Job viii. 3.

Pet. v. 6. · There is no restraint to the Lord, Lord God Almighty.-Rev. iv. 8. to save by many or by few.1 Sam. xi. 17. xv. 3. xxi. 22. xiv. 6.

The Lord God Omnipotent reignethi The strength of Israel will not lie, -Rey. xix. 6. &c.—1 Sam. xv. 29. Behold, God is mighty, &c. mighty SECT. VII. He

ity Sect. vir. He is Omniscient, Omniin strength.---- Job xxxyi. 5. Isa.

present, Immense. xxviii. 2.

Trou, God, seest me : for she said, Shall he who contendeth with the Have I also here looked after him Almighty, instruct him ? &c. Hast that seeth me?--Gen. xvi. 13. thou an arm like God? or canst thou God said, I am sure that the king thunder? &c.-Job xl. 2. 9. ix, 13. of Egypt will not let you go; no, not

I know that thou canst do every by a mighty hand.Exod. iii 19. thing, and that no thought can be The Lord is a God of knowledge. with holden from thee. Job xlii. 2. by him actions are weighed.—1 Sam, Luke i. 37. Matt. xix. 26. Isa. 1. 2, 3. ii. 3. Job xxi. 22. xxxvii. 16.

Who is a strong Lord like unto The Lord seeth not as man seeth; thee, &c. Thou hast a mighty arm: for man looketh on the outward apstrong is thine hand, high is thy right pearance, but the Lord looketh on hand.-Ps. Ixxxix. 8. 13. Isa. Ixiii. I, the heart.- Sam. xvi. 7. Luke Ps. xxiv. 8. Rev, xviii. 8.

xvi. 15. The Lord is clothed with strength. Thou, thou only knowest the hearts -Ps. xciii. l.

of all the children of men.- Kings They shall fight against thee, but viii. 39. they shall not prevail against thee; The Lord searcheth all hearts, and for I'am with thee, saith the Lord. understandeth all the imaginations of

Jer. i. 19. James iv. 12. the thoughts. If thou seek him, he,

The everlasting God fainteth not, &c.—1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Deut. xxxi. neither is weary, &c. He giveth 21. Ps. cxlvii. 5. power to the faint, &c.- Isa. xl. -, Behold, heaven, and the heaven of 28, 29.

heavens cannot contain thee, &c. The Lord is, &c. a strong hold in 2 Chron. vi. 18. Jer. xxiii. 24, the day of trouble.--Nahum i. 7. : Hell is naked before him, and · The Lord thy God in the midst of destruction hath no covering.-Job thee is mighty..Zeph. ii. 17, 2 Cor. xxvi. 6. vi. 18. Isa. 1, 2. lxix, 1. .

His eye seeth every precious thing. With God all things are possible. God understandeth the way thereof; -Mark x. 27. Luke i. 37.

and he knoweth the place thereof; Do we provoke the Lord ? &c. Are for he looketh to the ends of the earth, we stronger than he ?-1 Cor. x. 22. and seeth under the whole heaven.

Tohim, who is able to do exceeding -Job xxviii. 10. 23, 24. Isa. xl. 28. abundantly above all that we ask, or His eyes are upon the ways of man, think, according to the power that and he seeth all his goings. There is worketh in us.--Ephes. iii. 20. Rom. no darkness, &c. where the workers xiv. 4.

of iniquity may hide themselves.Strengthened, &c. according to his Job xxxiv. 21, 22. Ps. xi. 4, 5. Job glorious power, &c.—Col. i. 11. Eph. xxxi. 4. i: 19, &c.

The righteous God trieth the hearts Our God is a consuming fire. and reins.-Ps. vi. 1. 9. Jeremiah Heb. xii. 29.

xi, 20. Humble yourselves therefore under The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdēth all the sons of men, &c. " Thy Father who seeth in secret, -Ps. xxxiii. 13—15. ,' ; himself shall reward thee openly, &c.

Heaven is my throne, earth is my Your Father knoweth what things footstool.- Isa. Ixvi. 1. Acts vii. 49. ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Understand, ye brutish, &c. He Matt. vi. 4. 6. 8. 18. Rom. viii. 27. that planted the ear, shall he not But of that day and hour knoweth hear He that formed the eye, sball no man, &c. but the Father.-Mark he not see? &c. The Lord knoweth xii. 32. the thoughts of man, that they are • Known unto God are all his works, vanity.-Ps.xciv. 8,9.11. Cor. iii. 20, from the beginning of the world.

Thou,&c. understandest my thought Acts xy. 18. afar off ; thou, &c. art acquainted That they should seek the Lord, with all my ways : for there is not a &c. though he be not far from every word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, one of us. -Acts xyii. 27. thou knowest it altogether, &c. Such 0 the depth of the riches, &c. of knowledge is too wonderful for me, the knowledge of God, &c.—Rom.xi. &c. whither shall I go from thy 33, 34. Spirit ? or whither shali I fee from The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the thy presence? If I ascend up into wise, that they are vain.-1 Cor. ii. 20, heaven, thou art there, &c.-Ps.cxxxix. Pleasing, &c. God, who trieth our 2-9, &c. Prov. v. 21. Jer. xxiii. hearts.- 1 Thess. ii. 4. 23, 24. Job ix. 11.

Neither is there any creature that The eyes of the Lord are in every is not manifest in Iris sight: but all place, beholding the evil and the things are naked and opened unto the good, Hell and destruction are before eyes of him with whom we have to the Lord : how much more then the do. Heb. iv. 13. hearts of the children of men ?-Prov. This is the message, That God is xv. 3. 11. 2 Chron. xvi. 9.

light, and in him is no darkness at all, Woe unto them who seek deep to 1 John i, 5. hide their counsel from the Lord; and 1 say, Who seeth us? who knoweth us) DECT. VII. Shall the thing framed say of him He is wise in heart, and mighty in that framed it, He hath no under- strength, &c.-Job ix. 4. xii. 13." -standing ? - Isa. xxix. 15, 16. : . Shall any teach God knowledge, _ Mine eyes are upon all their ways: seeing he judgeth those that are high? they are not hid from my face; Job xxi. 22. i neither is their iniquity hid from mine The Lord of hosts, wonderful in eyes.-Jer. xvi. 17. xxxii. 19. 27. 5 counsel. Isa. xxviii. 29.

I the Lord search the heart, I try The Lord is a God of Judgment. the reins.-Jer. xvii. 10. XX. 12. Ps. Isa. xxx. 18. xliv. 21.

He hath established the world by Am I a God at hand, and not afar his wisdom, and hath stretched out off? Can any hide himself in secret the heavens by his discretion.-Jer. places, that I shall not see him ? &c. X. 12. li. 15. Prov. iii. 19, 20. Do not I fill heaven and earth Jer. O the depth of the riches, both of xxiii. 23, 24. xxxii. 19. .the wisdom and knowledge of God!

I know the things which come into How unsearchable are his judgments! your mind, every one of them. Ezek. &c. Who hath been his counsellor? xi. 5. Amos iv. 13. ^ ". &c. Rom. xi. 33-35.'

He revealed the deep and secret To God, only wise, be glory, &c. things : He knoweth what is in the Rom. xvi. 27. 1.Tim. i. 17., darkness, and the light dwelleth with The foolishness of God is wiser him.-Dan. ii. 22. 28, Jobixii. 22. than men.-1 Cor. ii 25,? -..

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That by the church might be God cannot be tempted with evil; known, &c. the manifold wisdom of neither tempteth he any man.--James. God, &c.--Ephes. iii. 10.

i. 13... i, • To the only wise God, our Saviour, Holy, holy, holy Lord God Albe glory, &c.-Jude 25. . . . mighty, which was, and is, &c.

Rev. iv. 8. Sect. IX. He is most Holy. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, Who is like thee, O Lord ? &c. &c. for thou only art holy, &c.-Rev. glorious' in holiness, &c. Exod. xv. 4. xv. 11.

I the Lord thy God am a jealous Sect. X. He is most Just. God,' visiting the iniquity, &c. A God of truth, and without iniExod. xx. 5. Nahum i. 2.

quity; just and right iş he.-Deut. Ye shall be holy, for I am holy, xxxii. 4. &c.-Lev. xi. 44, 45. xix. 2. xx. 26. Thou art just in all that is brought . I the Lord, which sanctify you, upon us ; for thou hast done right, am holy.-Lev. xxi. 8.

&c.-Neh. ix. 33. Jer. xii. 1. Lam. · For the Lord thy God is a jealous i. 18. 20. God among you.-Deut. vi. 15. Shall mortal man be more just than “The Lord; for he is an holy God. God ?-Job iv. 17. he is a jealous God, he will not forgive, Surely God will not do wickedly, &c.-Josh. xxiv. 19. .

neither will the Almighty pervert There is none holy as the Lord; judgment. Wilt thou condemn him for there is none beside thee. who is most just ?-Job xxxiv. 12. Sam, ii. 2.

17. 23. Ps. ix. 8. Job viii. 3. Who is able to stand before this · He is excellent, &c, and in plenty holy Lord God? Sam. vi. 20. of justice.—Job xxxvii. 23. Josh. v. 14, 15. Ps. v. 4. , : The righteous Lord loveth righte

Shall mortal man, &c. be more pure ousness, &c.—Ps. xi. 7. xxxiii. 5. than his Maker ?-Job iv. 17. xv. 15, vii. 9. 16. Lam. iii. 38. uri.

Justice and judgment are the ha: The Holy one of Israel is our King. bitation of thy throne.--Ps. lxxxix. 14. -Ps. Ixxxix. 18. xcix. 9.

No God else beside me, a just God, Holy and reverend is his name. &c.—Isa. xlv, 21. Ps. cxi. 9.

: I am the Lord, who exercise, &c. The knowledge of the holy, is on- judgment and righteousness in the derstanding.-Prov. ix. 10. .. earth, &c. Jer. ix. 24. Ps. cxlv. 17.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of xix. 9. hosts.-Isa. vi. 3.

The justice of God, both towards Behold from the habitation of thy the righteous and wicked, argued at holiness, &c. The people of thy ho- large.--Ezek. xviii. xxxiii. 8, &c. liness have possessed, &c.--Isa. Ixiïi. The Lord our God is righteous in 15. 18.

. all his works which he doth.-Dan, So will I make my hóly name known ix. 14. in the midst of my people Israel, &c. . The just Lord is in the midst thereand the heathen shall know that I of: he will not do iniquity : every ám the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. morning doth he bring his judgment -Ezek. xxxix. 7. Isa. xliii. 14, 15. to light.--Zeph. iii. 5. Hosea xiv. 9.

The Lord God hath sworn by his Wrath against the day of wrath, holiness, &c.Amos iy. 2., if and revelation of the righteous judg

Thou art of purerleyes than to be ment of God.-Rom. ii. 5.': hold, evil; and canst not look on For God is not unrighteous to forget iniquity.--Hab. i: 13.' i s

your work and labour of love, which

ye have shewed, &c.--Heb.'vi. 10. His mercy endureth for ever, &c. Ezek. xxxiii. 11-17.

-Ps. cxxxvi. 1, &c. Luke i. 50. Lord God Almighty, just and true Where, &c. is the sounding of thy are thy ways.-Rev. xv. 3.. .. .. bowels, and of thy mercies :-Isa,

kxiii. 15. . Sect. xi. He is Compassionate, Piti. I will not cause mine anger to fall ful, and Merciful.

upon you : for I am merciful, saith The men laid hold on his hand, &c. the Lord : I will not keep anger for the Lord being merciful to him.-Gen. ever.-Jer. jii. 12. Judges x. 15, 16. xix. 16.

Ephraim, my dear son, &c. my The Lord, the Lord God, merciful bowels' are troubled for him : I will and gracious, &c. keeping mercy for surely have mercy on him, &c.- Jer, thousands, &c.—Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. xxxi. 20. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 15..

The Lord is, &c. of great mercy. To the Lord our God belong mer-Namb. xiv. 18. Ps. cviii. 4. cies, &c. Dan. ix. 9.

The Lord thy God is a merciful I knew that thou art a gracious God; he will not forsake thee, neither God and merciful, slow to anger, and destroy thee, &c.—Deut. iv. 31. of great kindness, and repentest thee

O give thanks to the Lord, &c. for of the evil.-- Jonah iv. 2. Joel fi. 13. his mercy endureth forever.-1 Chron. Hos. xi. 8, 9. Judges ii. 18. . xvi. 34. 2 Chron. xx. 21. Ps. cxviii. Who is a God like unto thee, who

pardoneth iniquity ? &c. He retainFor the Lord your God is gracious eth not his anger for ever, because and merciful, and will not turn away he delighteth in mercy.--Mic. vii. 18. his face from you, if ye return, &c. I am the Lord; I change not : 2 Chron. xxx. 9. Ps. cxvi. 5.

therefore ye sons of Jacob are not Thou art a God, &c. merciful, slow consumed.-Mal. iii. 6. Lain. üi. 22. to anger, &c. For thy great mercy's Remission of their sins': through sake thou didst not consume them, the tender mercies (or bowels of &c. for thou art a gracious and mercy) of our God; whereby the daymerciful God.—Nehem. ix. 17. 31. spring from on high, &c.-Luke i. Ps. cxlv. 8. Lam. iii. 22, 23. Joel 77, 78. ; ü. 13.

Blessed be God, &c. the Father of Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the hea- mercies, and the God of all comfort. vens.-Ps. xxxvi. 5. lvii. 10. : -2 Cor. i. 3.

Thou art a God full of compassion, · But God, who is rich in mercy, and gracious, long-suffering, and plen- for his great love, &c.--Eph. ii. 4.teous in mercy.-Ps. lxxxvi. 15. cxi. See CHAP, XXXI. 4. cxlv. 8. lxxviii. 38, 39.

Mercy, &c. shall go before thy face. Sect. xii. He is Long-suffering and -Ps. lxxxix. 14. .!

Patient. The Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting.–Ps..c. 5. i

My Spirit shall not always strive, The Lord is merciful, &c. he will &c. yet his days shall be an hundred not always chide, &c. As the heaven and twenty years.--Gen. vi. 3... is high above the earth, so great is God bore with the Amorites till his mercy toward them who fear him. their iniquities were full.-Gen. xv. Like as a father pitieth his children, 15, 16. so the Lord pitieth them who fear The Lord, &c. long-suffering, &c. bim : for he knoweth our frame; he —Exod. xxxiv. 6. Ps. Ixxxvi. 15. remembereth that we are dust.-Ps. The Lord is long-suffering, &c.ciii.8, 9. 11. 13, 14. Hosea xi. 8,9. Numb. xiv. 18. James v. II.

Thou art a God, &c. slow to anger,

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