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Song i. 3. The upright love thee. 1 Kings iii. 3.

Rom. viii. 38. Neither death nor life, &c. nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ver. 39.

2 Cor. vi. 4. Approving ourselves by love unfeigned. Ver. 6. Eph. i. 4. He hath chosen us in Christ that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.

1 John iv. 19. We love him because he first loved us. Ps. cxvi. 1. LXXI. How love to God is produced in Christians. Deut. xxx. 6. The Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. God is the God of love.

LXXII. It is prayed for as a gift from God. Eph. vi. 23. Peace be to the brethren and love, with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil. i. 9. I pray that your love may abound.

1 Thess. iii. 5. The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. See Eph. iii. 14, 17..

LXXIII. It is a work of the Spirit. Rom. v. 5. The love of God, is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost.

Gal. v. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, &c. Col. i. 8.2 Tim. i. 7.

v. 6. Faith worketh by love.

LXXIV. Love to God is evidenced by keeping his commandments, and loving his servants,

Deut. xi. 13. Love the Lord your God and serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul. Ver. 22. Ch. xix. 9.

xxx. 20. Love the Lord thy God, obey his voice, cleave unto him, for he is thy life, and the length of thy days.

Isa. lvi. 6. The sons of the stranger that join themselves to the Lord, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, &c. Ver. 7. Them will I bring to my holy mountain, &c.

Eph. iv. 15. Speaking the truth in love. Ver. 16.

i. Thess. i. 3. We give thanks to God, remembering your work of faith and labour of love, &c. Heb. vi. 10.

1 John ii. 5. Whoso keepeth God's word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. Ch. v. 2.

v. 3. This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. 2 John 6. This is the love of God, that we walk after his commandments.

1 John iv. 20. If a man say I love God; and hateth his brother, he is a liar.

Ver. 21. For this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God, love his brother also. Ch. iii. 17.


LXXV. Love to Christ, enforced by promises. Luke vii. 47. Jesus said, her sins which are many are forgiven, for she loved much. John xiv. 21. He that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him.

John xiv. 23. And we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Ch. xvi. 27.

1 Tim. i. 14. The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim. iv. 8. A crown of righteousness, the Lord the righteous Judge will give to them that love him.

James i. 12. A crown of life, the Lord hath promised to them

that serve him.

LXXVI. Prayers for them that love Christ. Eph. vi. 24. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

LXXVII. Love to Christ enforced by threatenings. Matt. x. 37. He that loveth father or mother, son or daughter, more than me, is not worthy of me.

1 Cor. xvi. 22. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha.

Rev. ii. 4. I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

LXXVIII. Enforced by the example of God the Father, who loveth Christ.

Prov. viii. 30. I was daily his delight.

Isa. xlii. 1. Mine elect in whom my soul delighteth. Matt. xii. 18. Matt. iii. 17. This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Ch. xvii. 5. 2 Pet. i. 17.

John iii. 35. The Father loveth the Son. Ch. xvii. 24.

viii. 42. Jesus said, if God were your Father, ye would love me. LXXIX. Enforced by the example of the church of God, who love Christ.

Song i. 4. The upright love thee. Ver. 7. Ch. ii. 5.

vii. 6. How pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! See also, Ch. i. 14, 15, 16.-ii. 3, 8, 9, 16, 17.-iii. 1 to 5. iv. 1, 7, 16.—v. 2 to 16.-vi. 1, 2, 3,—vii. 10.—viii. 1, 4, 5.

Rom. viii. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ. 1 Pet. i. 8. Whom having not seen ye love.

LXXX. Enforced by Christ's love to his church. John xv. 9. I have loved you, continue ye in my love. Philem. 5. Eph. v. 25. Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. LXXXI. Obedience to Christ the evidence of love to him. Matt. xii. 33. The tree is known by his fruit.

John xiv. 15. Jesus said, if ye love me, keep my commandments. Ver. 21. He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me.

Ver, 23. If a man love me, he will keep my words. Ver. 24, 28. xv. 10. If ye keep my commandments ye shall abide in my love. xxi. 15. Simon, lovest thou me? feed my lambs. Ver. 16. 2 Cor. v. 14. The love of Christ constraineth us.

Phil. i. 17. Some of love preach Christ.


LXXXII. Threatenings against the haters of God. Exod. xx. 5. I am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.


Deut. vii. 10. God repayeth them that hate him, to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

xxxii. 15. Jeshurun waxed fat, then he forsook God that made him, and lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation.

Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them.

Ver. 22. A fire is kindled in mine anger, saith the Lord, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Ver. 23. I will heap mischiefs upon them.

Ver. 4. I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me, saith God.

1 Sam. ii. 30. The Lord saith, them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

2 Chron. xix. 2. Shouldst thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord, therefore is wrath upon thee, from before the Lord.

Ps. cxxxix. 21. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee.
Rom. i. 30. Haters of God, &c. are worthy of death.

LXXXIII. Hating Christ. John xv. 23. Jesus said, he that hateth me hateth my Father also. Ver. 24. See Ps. xxi. 8.-lxviii. 1. Prov. viii. 36.


LXXXIV. Desiring God. Ps. Ixxiii. 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth whom I desire besides thee. Isa. xxvi. 8. The desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee..

Ver. 9. With my soul have I desired thee in the night, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. Christ is the desire of all nations. Hag. ii. 7.

: LXXXV. Thirsting, longing for God, and the things of God, Ps. xlii. 2. My soul thirsteth for God. Ps. lxiii. 1, 8.—cxliii. 6.

Ixxxiv. 2. My soul longeth for the courts of the Lord.

cxix. 20. My soul breaketh, for the longing it hath unto thy testimonies at all times.

Ver. 131. I longed after thy commandments. Ver. 54, 94.

Ver. 174. I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord, and thy law is my delight.

Promises. Ps. lxxxi. 10. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Isa. xliv. 3. I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. Ps. cvii. 9. Jer. xxxi. 13.

Iv. 1. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters. Rev. xxii. 17.

Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. John iv. 13, 14.-vi. 35.—vii. 37, 38.


LXXXVI. Joy in God. Phil. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, rejoice in the Lord.

iv. 4. Rejoice in the Lord always. 1 Thess. v. 16. Rejoice evermore.

LXXXVI. Through Christ. Rom. v. 11. We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. LXXXVIII. Persons encouraged to rejoice in God, are the righteous. Ps. xxxii. 11. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart. Ps. xxxiii. 1.

Ixiv. 10. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and all the upright in heart shall glory. Ps lxviii.-3.

xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Ver. 12. Job viii. 20, 21.

Matt. xxv. 21. Thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy. of thy Lord. Job xxxiii. 26.

LXXXIX. The meek. Isa. xxix. 19. The meek shall increase their joy in the Lord. Ver. 20.

XC. Those that seek God. Ps. xl. 16. Let those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee. 1 Chron. xvi. 10, 27. Ps. lxx. 4.-cv. 3.

XCI. Those that trust in God. Ps. v. 1. Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice, let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them, let them also that love thy name, be joyful in thee. Ps. xxxiii. 21.

XCII. Those that hope in God. Rom. v. 2. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Heb. iii. 6. Rom. xii. 12. Ps. xvi. 11.

1 Pet. i. 3. God hath begotten us to a lively hope, &c. Ver. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice.

Luke x. 20 Rejoice that your names are written in heaven. XCIII. Those who have faith or believe. Acts xvi. 34. The jailor' rejoiced, believing in God, with all his house.

Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of peace fill you with all joy, and peace in believing. Phil. i. 25.

1 Pet. i. 8. Believing in Christ, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. John xiv. 1.

XCIV. Joy promised. Ps. iv. 7. Thou hast put gladness in my heart more than in the time that their corn and wine increased.

xvi. 11. Thou wilt shew me the path of life, in thy presence is fulness of joy, at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. Acts ii. 28. xcii. 4. Thou hast made me glad through thy work.

cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Isa, lxi. 3, 10. ' Jer. xxxi. 9, 12. Matt. y. 4.

Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy. Ch. v. 20.-ix. 7.

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Isa. lxv. 14. My servant shall sing for joy of heart.

John xvi. 20. Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. Ch. xiv. 1,

XCV. Things rejoiced in are God. See the first section. In Christ. John viii. 56. Jesus said, Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad.

xv. 11. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. Ch. xvii, 13. 1 John i. 4.

xvi. 22. I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice.

Phil. iii. 3. We are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

Rev. xix. 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come.

XCVI. In the Holy Ghost. Rom. xiv. 17. The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Gal. v. 22. Col. i. 11.

XCVII. In God's worship. Ps. ii. 11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

xxvii. 6. I will offer in his tabernacles sacrifices of joy.

xlii. 4. I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise. Ps. lv, 14.

xliii. 4. I will go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy, Ixiii. 5 My mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.

Ixvi. 1. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands. Ps. lxxxi. 8, -xcviii. 4, 6.—c. 1, 2.


lxviii. 4. Sing praises to God, and rejoice before him. Ch. lxxxi. 1. lxxxix. 15. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound. Ver.

cvii. 22. Declare his works with rejoicing.

cxviii. 24. This is the day God made, we will be glad and rejoice in it.

cxxii. 1. I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord.

Isa. lvi. 7. I will make them joyful in my house of prayer.

See instances of this joy. 1 Chr. xv. 16. 2 Chr. xxiii. 18.-xxix. 30. Neh. xii. 48.

XCVIII. Worship of God, fixed and carried on among God's people a cause of their joy. 1 Sam. vi. 13. The people rejoiced to see the Ark of God returning to Israel.

2 Sam. vi. 12. David brought the Ark of God to the city of David with gladness. 1 Chr. xv. 25.

1 Chr. xxix. 9. David and the people rejoiced, because that with a perfect heart the people offered willingly to the Lord the materials for building the house of the Lord. 2 Chr. xxiv. 1o.

2 Chr. vi. 41. At the dedication of the temple, Solomon prayed, saying, let thy priests O Lord, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. 1 Kings viii. 66. Ps. lxiii. 2.

Ezra iii. 12. At laying the foundation of the second temple, many shouted aloud for joy. Ver. 13.

vi. 12. They kept the dedication of the second temple with joy. 2 Chr. xxix. 35. The service of the house of the Lord was set in order.

Ver. 36. And Hezekiah the king, and all the people rejoiced, that God had prepared the people.

2 Chron. xxx. 1, 21, 26. There was great joy in Jerusalem, at holding the passover by the commandment of king Hezekiah. See Ch. xv. 12, 14, 15. Ezra. vi. 22.

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Neh. viii. 9, 10, 12. The people rejoiced at hearing the law read. Ver. 12, 27, 43, 44. They rejoiced at the dedicating of the wall of Jerusalem, and divine worship restored.

XCIX. God's presence with his people, a cause of joy. Zech. ii. 10. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for lo I come and will dwell in

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