heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind m

. Q: 103. Which is the first commandment ?

A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me".

Q. 104. What are the duties required in the first commandment?

A. The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the oply true God, and our Godo; and to worship and glorify him accordingly, by thinking , meditating', remembering",


102. m Luke x. 27. And he

showers ? Art not thou he, O Lord answering, said, Thou shalt love the our God ? therefore we will wait.upo Lord thy God with all thy heart,

on thee; for thou hast made all these and with all thy soul, and with all things. thy strength, and with all thy mind; p Psal. xcv. 6. O come, let us and thy neighbour as thyself.

worship and bow down, let us kneel 103. ^ Exod. xx. 3.

before the Lord our Maker. Ver, 104, 01 Chron. xxviii. 9. And

7. For he is our God, and we are the thou, Solomon my son, know thou people of his pasture, and the sheep the God of thy father, and serve him

of his hand. Mat. iv, 10. Then with a perfect heart and with a will saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, ing mind: for the Lord searcheth all

Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt hearts

, and understandeth all the worship the Lord thy God, and him imaginations of the thoughts: if thou

only shalt thou serve. Psal. xxix. 2, seek him, he will be found of thee';

Give unto the Lord the glory due but if thou forsake him, he will cast

unto his nanie; worship the Lord ili Deut. xxvi. 17.

the beauty of holiness. Thou hast avouched the Lord this

9 Mal. iii. 16. Then they that fearday to be thy God, and to walk in ed the Lord spake often one to anor his ways, and to keep his statutes,

ther, and the Lord hearkened and and his conimandments, and his

heard it; and a book of remenibrance judgments, and to hearken unto his

was written before him for them that Isa. xliii. 10. Ye are my

feared the Lord, and that thought witnesses, saith the Lord, and ny

upon his name. servant whom I have chosen; that

? Psal. Ixiii. 6. When I remember ye may know and believe me, and understand that I anı he: before

thee upon my bed, and meditate on

thee in the night-watches. me there was no god formed, neither

s Eccl xii. 1. Remember now thy

Jer. xiv. Creator in the days of thy youth, 22. Are there any among the

while the evil days come not, nor vanities of the Gentiles that can

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to * Psal. lxxi. 19. Thy righteousness bExod. xiv. 31. And Israel saw also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things; o God, who is

upon the Egyptians; and the people like unto thee?

feared the Lord, and believed the u Mal. i. 6. A son honoureth his Lord, and his servant Moses. father, and a servant his master : if Isa. xxvi. 4. Trust ye in the Lord! then i be a father, where is mine for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH 3dat it may be honour? and if I be a master, where is everlasting strength. is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts d Psal. cxxx. 7. Let Israel hope in unto you, o priests, that despise my the Lord: for with the Lord there is

mercy, and with him is plenteous re. W Isa. xlv. 23. I have sworn by my-demption. self, the word is gone out of my mouth e Psal. xxxvii. 4. Delight thyself in righteousness, and shall not return, also in the Lord, and he shall give : That unto me every knee shall bow, thee the desires of thine heart. every tongue shall swear,

f Psal. xxxii. 11. Be glad in the * josh. xxiv. 15. And if it seem Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous; and evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose shout for joy, all ye that are upright: you this day whom ye will serve ; in heart. whether the gods which your fathers & Rom. xii. 11. Not slothful in served, that were on the other side of business ; fervent in spirit; serving the the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, Lord. Compared with Num. xxv. 11. in whose land ye dwell: but as for Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son me and my house, we will serve the of Aaron the priest, hath turned my Lord. Ver. 22. And Joshua said un wrath away from the children of to the people, Ye are witnesses Israel, (while he was zealous for niy against yourselves, that ye have cho. sake among them,) that I consumed sen you the Lord, to serve him. not the children of Israel in my And they said, We are witnesses. jealousy.

y Deut. vi. 5. And thou shalt love h Phil, iv. 6. Be careful for nothe Lord thy God with all thine thing : but in every thing by prayer heart, and with all thy soul, and with and supplication with thanksgiving, all thy might.

let your requests be made known un2 Psal. lxxiii. 25. Whom have I in

to God. heaven but thee? and there is none i Jer, yii. 23. But this thing coniupon earth that I desire besides thee. manded I them, saying, Obey my

Isa. viii. 13. Sanctify the Lord of voice, and I will be your God, and hosts himself, and let him be your ye shall be my people: and walk ye fear, and let him be your dread... in all the ways that I have commanda

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fore to God; resist the devil, and he Thou hast brought me forth: for

they have turned their back unto me, k 1 John iii. 22. And: whatsoever

and not their face : but in the time we ask, we receive of him, because of their trouble they will say, 'Arise, we keep his commandments, and do

and save us.

Ver. 28. But where are those things that are pleasing in his

thy gods that thou hast made thee? sight.

let them arise, if they can save thee 1 Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely heard

in the time of thy trouble: for acEphraim bemoaning hinyself thus, - cording to the number of thy cities Thou hast chastised me, and I was

are thy gods, O Judah. Compared as a bullock unaccustomed with 1 Thess. i. 9. For they themto the yoke: turn thou me, and I

selves shew of us what manner of
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entering ini we had unto you, and how
Psal. cxix. 136. ye turned to God from idols, to serve
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes; the living and true God.
because they keep not thy law.

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m Micah vi. 8. He hath shewed

would not hearken to my voice; and thee, O man, what is good;

and what Israel would none of me. doth the Lord require of thee, but

9 Isa. xliii. 22. But thou hast not to do justly, and to love mercy,

and called upon me, O Jacob, but thou to walk humbly with thy God?

hast been weary of me, O Israel. Ver. 105. Psal. xiv. 1. The fool hath 23. Thou hast not brought me the said in his heart, There is no God: small cattle of thy burnt-offerings, they are corrupt, they have done neither hast thou honoured me with abominable works, there is none that

thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee doeth gool. Eph. ii. 12. That at

to serve with an offering, nor wearied that time ye were witliout Christ,

thee with incense. Ver. 24. Thou being aliens from the commonwealth

hast bought me no sweet cane with of Israel, and strangers from the

money, neither hast thou filled me covenants of promise, having no hope,

with the fat of thy sacrifices: but and without God in the world.

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norance", forgetfulness", misapprehensions , false opinions ", unworthy and wicked thoughts of him"; bold and futur'iacurrici curious searching into his secrets *; all profaneness ", hatred ats", bardzes and immoderate setting of our mind, will, or affections upon otherthings, and taking them offfrom him in whole or in part“;

vain iniquities.

an thyself; but I will reprove Jer. iv. 22. For my people is thee, and set them in order before foolish, they have not known me; they thine eyes. are sottish children, and they have * Deut. xxix. 29. The secret things none understanding : they are wise to belong unto the Lord our God; but do evil, but to do good they have no thuse things which are revealed be knowledge. Hos. iv. 1. Hear the long unto us, and to our children for word of the Lord, ye children of Is ever, that we may do all the words rael: for the Lord hath a controversy of this law. with the inhabitants of the land, be. y Tit. i. 16. They profess that cause there is no truth, nor mercy, they know God; but in works they por knowledge of God in the land. deny him, being abominable, and Ver. 6. My people are destroyed for disobedient, and unto every good lack of knowledge: because thou hast. rejected knowledge, I also will reject there be any fornicator, or profane thee, that thou shalt be no priest to person, as Esau, who for one morsel me: seeing thou hast forgotten the of meat sold his birthright. law of thy God, I will also forget 2 Roni. i. 30. Backbiters, haters of thy children.

God, despiteful, proud, boasters..., Ś Jer. ii. 32. Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? lovers of their ownselves, covetous, yet my people have forgotten me boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobe days without number.

dient to parents, unthankful, unholy. i Acts xvii. 23. For as I passed by, b Phil. ii. 21. For all seek their own, and beheld your devotions, I found not the things which are Jesus an altar with this inscription, TO Christ's. THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom Ci John ii. 15. Love not the therefore ye ignorantly worship, him world, neither the things that are in declare I unto you. Ver. 29. Foras the world.

If any man love the much then as we are the offspring of world, the love of the Father is not God, we ought not to think that the in him, Ver. 16. For all that is in Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or the world, the lust of the flesh, and stone, gravep by art and man's device. the lust of the eyes, and the pride of

u Isa. xl. 18. To whom then will life, is not of the Father, but is of the ye liken God? or what likeness: will world. 1 Sam. ï. 29. Wherefore ye compare unto him?

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sons above me, to make yourselves but they have refused to receive cor. fat with the chiefest of all the offer rection: they have made their faces ings of Israel my people ? Col. iii. harder than a rock, they have re2. Set your affection on things fused to return. above, not on things on the earth. 1 Isa. xlii. 25. Therefore he hath Ver. 5. Mortify therefore your poured upon him the fury of his members which are upon the earth;

anger, and the strength of battle : fornication, uncleanness, inordinate and it hath set him on fire round affection, evil concupiscence, and

about, yet he knew not; and it burn. covetousness, which is idolatry. ed him, yet he laid it not to heart.

di John iv. 1. Beloved, believe * Rom. ii. 5. But after thy hardnot every spirit, but try the spirits ness and impenitent' heart, treasurest whether they are of God; because

up unto thyself wrath against the day. many false prophets are gone out in of wrath, and revelation of the righto the world.

teous judgment of God. € Heb. iii. 12. Take heed, bre 11 jer. xiii. 15. Hear ye, and give thren, lest there be in


ear, be not proud: for the Lord hath evil heart of unbelief, in departing spoken. fron the living God.

Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy f Gal. v. 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, servant also from presumptuous sins; hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, let them not have doninion over strife, seditions, heresies. Tit

. iii.

me; then shall I be upright, and I 10. A man that is an heretick, after shall be innocent from the great the first and second admonition, re

transgression. ject.

P Zeph. i. 12. And it shall come 8 Acts xxvi. 9. I verily thought

to pass at that time, that I will search with myself, that I ought to do many

Jerusalem with candles, and punish things contrary to the name of Jesus

the men that are settled on their lees; of Nazareth.

that say in their heart, The Lord b Psal. lxxviii. 22. Because they

will not do good, neither will he do believed not in God, and trusted not

evil. in his salvation.

9 Mat. iv. 7. Jesus said unto him, i Gen, iv. 13. And Cain said unto

It is written again, Thou shalt not the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

tempt the Lord thy God.

Rom. iii. 8. And not rather, k Jer, v. 3. O Lord, are not thine

(as we be slanderously reported, eyes upon the truth? Thou hast and as some affirm that we say,) stricken them, but they have not

Let do evil, that good may grieved; thou hast consumed them,

come? whose damuation is just,


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