O foolish people, &c. fear ye not I am a great King, saith the Lord of me, saith the Lord? Will ye not hosts ; and my name is dreadful among tremble at my presence? Which have the heathen.—Mal. i. 6. 14. placed the sand for the bound of the I will be a swift witness against sea, by a perpetual decree that it the sorcerers, &c. and against those, cannot pass it, &c. But this people '&c. who fear not me, th the Lord have revolted, &c. Neither say they of hosts, &c. A book of remembrance in their hearts, Let us now fear the was written before him for them that Lord our God, who giveth rain, &c. feared the Lord, and that thought -Jer. v. 21–24.

upon his name. And they shall be mine, None like unto thee, O Lord; thou saith the Lord.-Mal. iii. 5.16, 17. art great, and thy name is great in But unto you that fear my name, might. Who would not fear thee, shall the Sun of righteousness arise O King of nations ? for to thee doth with healing in his wings, and ye it appertain. The Lord is the true shall grow, &c.-Mal. iv. 2. God, he is the living God, and an Fear him, which is able to destroy everlasting King : at his wrath the both soul and body in hell.-Matt.x. 28. earth shall tremble, and the nations His mercy is on them that fear him, shall not be able to abide his indig- from generation to generation; he nation, &c.-Jer. x. 6, 7. 10. 12, 13. hath shewed strength ; &c. he hath Dan. ii. 20—22. 47. iv. 17.32. put down the mighty, &c.-Luke i.

O house of Israel, cannot I do with 50–52. you as this potter, saith the Lord ? The Most High dwelleth not in Behold, as the clay is in the potter's temples made with hands, &c. Heahand, so are ye in my hand, 0 house ven is my throne, &c. Hath not my of Israel.–Jer. xviii. 6.

hand made all these things ?--Acts Can any hide himself in secret vii. 48-50. places, that I shall not see him? saith The churches were edified, and the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and walking in the fear of the Lord, were earth ?-Jer. xxiii. 24.

multiplied.--Acts ix. 31. The great, the mighty God, the Cornelius, &c. a devout man, and Lord of hosts is his name; great in one that feared God with all his house, eounsel, and mighty in work, &c. 1 &c. In every nation he that feareth will give them one heart, and one him, &c. is accepted with him.way, that they may fear me for ever, Acts x. 2. 35. xiii. 26. &c. I will put my fear in their hearts. God that made the world, and all -Jer. xxxii. 18, 19. 39, 40,

things therein, seeing he is Lord of The children of Israel, &c. shall heayen, &c.-Acts xvii. 24, &c. fear the Lord, and his goodness in the All things are naked and open unto latter days.--Hosca ii, 5,

the eyes of him with whom we have The Lord shall utter his voice to do. Heb. iv. 13. before his army, &c. for the day of It is a fearful thing to fall into the Lord is great, and very terrible, 'the hands of the living God.--Heb. and who can abide it?Joel ii. 11. x. 31,

I fear the Lord the God of heaven, So terrible was the sight, that &c. Then the men feared the Lord Moses said, I exceedingly fear and exceedingly, &c.-- Jonah i. 9. 16. quake, &c. Let us have grace, where

God is jealous, the Lord revengeth, 'by we may serve God acceptably, &c. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh with reverence and godly fear. For it dry, &c. The mountains quake at our God is a consuming fire. —Heb. him, and the hills melt, &c.—Neh. xii. 21. 28, 29. i. 2-6.

Pass the time of your sojourning If I be a master, where is my fear? here in fear.-1 Pet. i. 17.–2 Cor. vii. l.


Cease ye

Fear God.—1 Pet, ii, 17.

Give us help froin trouble, for vain Fear God, and give glory to him, is the help of inan.-Ps. lx. 11. for the hour of his judgment is come. Surely, men of low degree are va-Rev. xiv. 7.

nity, and men of high degree a lie; to Great and marvellous are thy works, be laid in the balance, they are altoLord God Almighty, &c. Who'shall gether lighter than vanity.. Trust not not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify in oppression, &c.-Ps. Ixii

. 9, 10. thy name? for thou only art holy. Put not your trust in princes, nor Rev. xv. 3, 4.

in the son of man, in whom is no

help ; his breath goeth forth, he reSect. IX.

To trust in God, and in turneth to his earth; in that very none else, in all cases: the Argu- day his thoughts perish.-Ps.cxlvi.3,4. ments thereto.

cxviii. 8, 9.

He that trusteth in his riches, shall
I. Not in


fall.-Prov. xi. 28. Tub Babel builders trusted to a He that trusteth in his own heart, city and tower for their security, but is a fool.—Prov. xxviii. 26. God scattered them.-Gen. xi. 4, &c.

from man, whose breath There is none besides thee, neither is in his nostrils : for wherein is he is there any rock like our God.- to be accounted of?—Isa. ii. 22. ' 1 Sam. ii. 2.

What will ye do in the day of visiBecause thou hast relied on the tation, &c. to whom will ye flee for 'king of Assyria, and not relied on help? &c.—Isa. x. 3. xx. 6. the Lord thy God; therefore is the Thou didst look in that day unto host of the king of Syria escaped out the armour of the house of the forest, of thy hands, &c. Asa in his disease &c. ye made also a ditch between the sought not to the Lord, but to the two walls, &c. But ye have not looked physicians.-2 Chron. xvi. 7. 12. unto the maker thereof.- Isa, xxii.

I would seek unto God, and unto 8–11. God would I commit my cause. Woe unto the rebellious children, Job v. 8.

&c. that take counsel, but not of me; There is no king saved by the mul- &c. that walk to go down to Egypt, titude of an host. A mighty man is and have not asked at my mouth ; to not delivered by much strength. An strengthen themselves in the strength horse is avain thing for safety; neither of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow shall he deliver any by his great of Egypt. Therefore shall the strength strength.-Ps. xxxiii. 16, 17. Isa. of Pharaoh be your shame, and the xxxi. 1. 3. Job xv. 31. Ps. xx. 7. trust in the shadow of Egypt your

I will not trust in my bow, neither confusion,&c. For the Egyptians shall shall my

sword save me. Thou hast help in vain, and to no purpose, &c. saved.-Ps. xliv. 6, 7,

Their strength is to sit still, &c. No, They that trust in their wealth, we will flee upon horses ; therefore and boast themselves in the multitude 'shall ye flee, &c.—Isa. xxx. 1–3. 5. of their riches : none of them can by 7.15–17. i. 28, &c. any means redeem his brother, nor Woe to them that go down to give to God a ransom for him, &c. Egypt, &c. stay on horses, and trust that he should live for ever.-P6. in chariots, because they are many, xlix. 6, 7. 9. Ezek. vii. 19.

&c.—Isa, xxxi. 1.3. Lo, this is the man that made not Thou hast trusted in thy wickedGod his strength; but trusted in the ness: thou hast said, None seeth abundance of his riches, &c. But I me : thou hast said in thine heart, trust in the mercy of God for ever. I am, and none else besides me. Ps. lii. 7, 8.

Stand now with thine enchantments,

&c. let them stand up and save thee, without heart : they call to Egypt, &c. Behold they shall be as stubble, they go to Assyria ; when they shall &c. None shall save thee.—Isa. xlvii. go, I will spread my net upon them, 10. 12–15.

I will bring them down, &c. Woe Let thy companies deliver thee: but unto them, for they have fled from me. the wind shall carry them all away: -Hosea 11-13. Jer. ii. 36, 37. vanity shall take them.- Isa. lyii. 13. Ephraim feedeth upon wind, &c.

Truly, in vain is salvation hoped they do make a covenant with the for from the hills, and from the mul- Assyrians, &c.—Hosea xii. 1. titude of mountains, &c.-Jer. iii. 23. Woe to them that are at ease (or

Trust ye not in lying words, say- secure) in Zion, and trust in the ing, The temple of the Lord, &c. mountain of Samaria.- Amos vi. 1. Jer. vii. 4.

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye Trust ye not in any brother, for not confidence in a guide; keep the every brother will utterly supplant. doors of thy mouth from her that Jer. ix. 4, 5.

lieth in thy bosom. For the son disThis is thy portion, &c. because honoureth the father, &c. - Micah thou hast forgotten me, and trusted vii. 5, 6. in falsehood : therefore will I dis Charge them that are rich, &c. that cover thy skirts upon thy face, &c. they trust not in uncertain riches, &c. Jer. xiii. 25, 26.

I Tim. vi, 17. Thus saith the Lord, Cursed be the We had the sentence of death in man that trusteth in man, and maketh ourselves, that we should not trust in flesh his arm, and whose heart de- ourselves.--2 Cor. i. 9. parteth from the Lord; for he shall

II. In God alone. be like the heath, in the desert, &c.Jer. xvii. 5, 6.

God said, Let there be light, and For because thou hast trusted in there was light, &c.-Gen. i. 3. 6.9, &c. thy works, and in thy treasures, thou

When Sarah doubted of the proshalt also be taken,&c.—Jer. xlviii. 7. mise, because of her age, The Lord

Wherefore gloriest thou in the val- said to Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah leys, &c. backsliding daughter? laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear that trusted in her treasures, saying, a child, which am old ? Is any thing Who shall come unto me? Behold I too hard for the Lord ?-Gen. xviii. will bring fear upon thee, saith the 12–14. Luke i. 37. Lord of hosts.- Jer. xlix. 4, 5.

When Hagar saw Ishmael fainting, As for us, our eyes as yet failed for and thought there was no way but our vain help; in our watching, we death with her child, God shewed her have watched for a nation that could a well of water, &c.—Gen. xxi. 15–19. not save us.-Lam. iv, 17.

When Joseph's brethren had conEgypt shall know, &c. because they spired to kill him, God works his dehave been a staff of reed to the house liverance.--Gen. xxxvii. 17, &c. of Israel. When they took hold of When God was sending Moses thee by the hand, thou didst break upon a great work, Moses said unto and rend all their shoulder: and the Lord, O my Lord, I am not elowhen they leaned upon thee, thou quent, &c. but I am slow of speech, brakest all their loins, &c.- Ezek. &c. And the Lord said unto him, xxix. 6,7. Isa. xx. 5, 6.

Who hath made man's mouth? Or They shall know that I am the who maketh the dumb, or the deaf, or Lord, when I have set a fire in Egypt; the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, and when all her helpers shall be de- the Lord ? Now therefore go, and I stroyed. -Ezek. xxx. 8.

will be with thy mouth, &c.-Exod. Ephraim also is like a silly dove iv. 10-12.

And Moses said unto the people, shall destroy them, and he shall bring Fear ye not; stand still, and see the them down before thy face : so shalt salvation of the Lord, which he will thou drive them out, &c.—Deut. ix. 3. shew to you to day, &c. the Lord shall xxxi. 6. fight for you, &c. And the angel of There shall be no man able to stand God, which went before the camp, before you, for the Lord your God removed, and went behind them, be- shall lay the fear of you,

&c.—Deut. tween the camp of the Egyptians and xi. 25. Josh. v. l. 2 Chron. xiv. 14. the camp of Israel, &c. Led them xvii. 10. through the Red Sea.-Exod. xiv. 13, Their rock is not as our rock, even * 14. 19-22.

our enemies themselves being judges. The Lord shall reign for ever and See now, that I, even I am he; and ever.—Exod. xv. 18.

there is no god with me: I kill, and The Lord, &c. proclaimed the name make alive; I wound, and heal : neiof the Lord: the Lord, the Lord God; ther is there any that can deliver out merciful and gracious, long-suffering, of my hand; for I lift up my hand and abundant in goodness and truth; to heaven, and say, I live for ever.keeping mercy for thousands ; for- Deut. xxxii. 31. 39, 40. giving iniquity, transgression, and There is none like unto the God of sin, &c.—Exod. xxxiv. 5—7. Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven

And Moses said, The people, for thy help, and in his excellency amongst whom I am, are six hundred on the sky: the eternal God, thy thousand, &c. Shall the flocks and the refuge; and underneath are the everberds be slain for them, to suffice lasting arms: and he shall thrust out them? Or shall all the fish of the sea the enemy from before thee, &c.be gathered together for them ? And Deut. xxxiii. 26, 27. the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Hereby ye shall know that the living Lord's hand waxed short? Thou shalt God is among you, &c.—Josh. iji. 10. see, &c.—Numb. xi. 21-23.

Not one thing hath failed of all the God is not a man, that he should good things which the Lord your God lie: neither the son of man, that he spake concerning you; all are come should repent. Hath he said, and to pass unto you, and not one thing shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, hath failed thereof, &c.-Josh. xxiii. 14. and shall he not make it good ? Be- xxi. 4. 1 Kings viii. 56. hold, &c. he hath blessed, and I can There is none beside thee; neither not reverse it.—Numb. xxiii. 19, 20. is there any rock like our God, &c. Titus i. 2. Heb. vi. 18.

The Lord killeth, and maketh alive; What God is there in heaven or in he bringeth down to the grave, and earth that can do according to thy bringeth up; the Lord maketh poor, works, and according to thy might? and maketh'rich, he bringeth low, -Deut. iii. 24.

and lifteth up:

he raiseth up Unto thee it was shewed, that thou out of the dust, and lifteth up the mightest know that the Lord he is beggar from the dunghill, to set them God : there is none else besides him, among princes, and to make them in-&c.-Deut. iv. 35. 39.

herit the throne of glory : for the Know therefore, that the Lord thy pillars of the earth are the Lord's, God, he is God, the faithful God; and he hath set the world


them. which keepeth covenant and mercy -1 Sam. ii. 2. 6–8. Luke i. 51–53. with them that love him, &c.—Deut. It may be the Lord will work for vii. 9.

for there is no restraint to the Understand therefore this day, that Lord, to save by many or by few.-the Lord thy God is he which goeth 1 Sam. xiv. 6. 2 Chron. xiv. 11. before thee as a consuming fire, he Then said David to the Philistine,

the poor

us ;

Thou comest to me with a sword, and Job reckons up many works of with a spear, and with a shield: but God; and concludes thus : Lo, these I come to thee in the name of the are parts of his ways : but how little Lord of hosts, the God of the armies a portion is heard of him!-- Job of Israel, &c. I will smite thee, &c. xxvi. 14. that all the earth may know there is I know that thou canst do every a God in Israel.-1 Sam. xvii. 45–47. thing ; and that no thought can be

And David was greatly distressed, withholden from thee (or no thought for the people spake of stoning him, of thine can be hindered).- Job xlii.2. &c. But David encouraged himself Kiss the Son, &c. Blessed are all in the Lord his God.—1 Sam. xxx. 6. they that put their trust in him.

The Lord is my rock, &c. the God Ps. ii. 12. of my rock ; in him will I trust, &c. I will both lay me down in peace, He is a buckler to all them that trust and sleep; for thou Lord, only in him: for who is God, save the makest me dwell in safety.-Ps. iv. 8. Lord ? and who is a rock, save our iii. 5, 6. God ?-2 Sam. xxii. 3. 31, 32.

The Lord also will be a refuge for Alas, my master! how shall we the oppressed, a refuge in times of do ? And he answered, Fear not, for trouble : and they that know thy they with us are more than they with name, will put their trust in thee; them. And Elisha prayed, &c.— for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken 2 Kings vi. 15–17.

them that seek thee.-Ps. ix. 9, 10. The children of Judah prevailed, In the Lord put I my trust : how because they relied upon the Lord say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird? God of their fathers.-2 Chron.xiii. 18. &c.-Ps. xi. 1. xxxi. 1.6. xvi. 7. xx. 20. xiv. 11.

The Lord is my rock, and my forHezekiah said unto the people tress, &c. in whom I will trust, &c. (when the king of Assyria came –Ps. xviii. 2.31. xci. 2. against him), Be strong and cou In the name of our God we will set rageous; be not afraid or dismayed up our banners, &c. Some trust in for the king of Assyria, nor for all the chariots, and some in horses: but we multitude that is with him; for there will remember the name of the Lord are more with us than with him : our God.-Ps. xx. 5.7. with him, an arm of flesh ; but with The king trusteth in the Lord : us, the Lord our God, to help us, and and through the mercy of the Most to fight our battles.--2 Chron. xxxii. High he shall not be moved.-Ps. 6-8. Deut. xxxi. 6. 8.

xxi. 7. The Lord stirred up the spirit of Our fathers trusted in thee; they Cyrus, that he made a proclamation trusted, and thou didst deliver them. for the building of Jerusalem, the They trusted in thee, and were not temple, and restoring the vessels of confounded.--Ps. xxii. 4,5. Chron. the house of the Lord, when the Jews v. 20. were in captivity.- Ezra i. 1-4.7.11. Who is this King of glory? The

I would seek unto God, and unto Lord, strong and mighty : the Lord, God would I commit my cause.— mighty in battle. The Lord of hosts, Job v. 8.

he is the King of glory.-Ps.xxiv. 8.10. Canst thou by searching find out The Lord is my strength, and my God ? &c. If he cut off, and shut up, shield; my heart trusted in him, and or gather together, then who can I am helped.-Ps. xxviii. 7. iii. 3. hinder him (or turn him away) ? In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust : Job xi. 7. 10.

let me never be ashamed, &c. O, how Though he slay me, yet will I trust great is thy goodness, &c. which thou in him.-Job xiii. 15.

hast wrought for them that trust in

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