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and the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.'---Ps. Ixvi. 10. Then saith Jesus unto Satan, [the spirit of temptation,] Get thee hence; for it is written, thou shalt worship, [glorify] the Lord THY God, and HIM ONLY shalt thou serve.' ---Mat. iii. 10.
•For a small moment have I Forsaken thee, but with Great Mercies will I gather thee; in a little wrath I hid My face for a moment ; but with everlasting kindness will I have Mercy on thee, saith thy Redeemer.'---Isa. liv. 7, 8.
“The casting away of the Jews is the Reconciling of the World.'---Rom. xi. 11--15. Through the disbelief of the Jews the kingdom of God was come to the Election, (the rest being blinded) that the whole body of both Jews and Gentiles should thereby ultimately obtain salvation.---llth of Romans.
The conditions of Joseph, Job, and others were finally much exalted through their misfortunes, and it is through the Sufferings of Christ, and consequently also, through the crimes attending those sufferings, that the Glory of salvation to 'All Flesh,' and `All Kindreds, of “the Whole World,' shall follow..--1 Pet. i. 11, iii. 18, &c.
"God is faithful, and will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able ; but will with the temptation, also provide a way of release, that ye may be able to bear it.'--. 1 Cor. x. 13.
*Tribulation worketh patience, and patience, experience, and experience, hope.'--- Rom. v. 3.
Our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God. -- The Truth of God hath more abounded through my lie,' (misbelief.) ---Rom. iii. 5, 7.
“Evil is 10 God, what lightning is to light ;
•What shall we say, then ? Shall we continue in sin that Grace may
abound ?-Shall we sin because we are not under law, but under Grace ?'-Rom. vi. 1, 15.
“We be slanderously reported, and some [even) affirm that we say, Let us do evil, that good may come : whose condemnation is just.'-iii. 8. •Whereas we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom,'---Col. ii. 28, 'Even as our beloved brother Paul also hath written unto you, according to the wisdom given unto him,' --2 Pet. iij. 15, Know ye not, that to whomsoever ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are whom ye do obey ?--whether of Sin, unto Death, or of Obedience, unto Righteousness? —When ye were servants of Sin, ye were free from Righteousness. What [good] fruit had ye then, in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end seffect) thereof was death. But now, being made free from Sin, and become servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end thereof, everlasting life. [For, 'he that believeth on Him, HATH everlasting life,-1S PASSED from death unto life,-RECEIVES the end of his faith, even the salvation of his soul.'-John iji, 36, v. 24, 1 Pet. i. 9.]--But, the wages [pay] of Sin, is CEATH; but the gift of God is eternal LIFE, through Jesus Christ our Lord.' – Rom. vi. 16, 21--23.
‘Affirming constantly also, that they which believe in the impartial goodness of ] God, ought to be careful to maintain good works ; for these things, [and these only,] are good and profitable unto men.'-Titus iii. 8; that the Grace of God that bringeth Salvation to All Men which hath appeared, teacheth us to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.'---ii. 11; that we ought to love God, [not in fear of His 'terrors,' and in order to pacify Him, and gain His favor and reward, but] because He first loved us,'--1 John iv. 19; that 'having such great and precious Promises, we should cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord,'-2 Cor. vii. 1; that we should increase and abound in love toward one
another and towards All Men,' because God is a “Father,'--1 Thess. iii. 12, 13; that 'iN keeping the Commandments, there is great reward,'---Ps. xix. 11.
'I have been young, (said David,) and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread.'---Ps. xxxvii. 25. But, “it withereth, THE PATHS of all that forget God.'-Job vii. 28.
“My times are in Thy hand! most precious thought !
This will I wear as Memory's brightest gem :
EVIDENCES. "The LORD is Good.'—Ezra iii. 11; Nahum i. 7, &c.
His Goodness is GREAT. They delighted themselves in Thy Great Goodness.'Neh. ix. 25. Oh, how Great is Thy Goodness.'—Ps. xxi. 19. “They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy Great Goodness, and shall sing of Thy Righteousness.'Ps. cxlv. 7. 'I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the Great Goodness toward the house of Israel which He hath bestowed on them, according to His Mercies, according to the multitude of His loving-kindnesses. For He said, Surely they are My People, children; children that will err no more: so He was their Saviour.'-Isa. Ixiji. 7, 8. "How Great is His Goodness! how great His beauty !'-Zech. ix. 17.
ABUNDANT. The Lord God, Merciful and Gracious, Long-suffering, and Abundant in Goodness and Truth, keeping Mercy for thousands, Forgiving iniquity,' &c.—Ex. xxxiv. 6.
PROLIFIC. Thou crownest the year with Thy Goodness, and Thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the Wilderness, and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, and sing.'—Ps. Ixv. 11--13. Thou openest Thy hand, and they are filled with Good.'-Ps. civ. 28. The Earth is full of the Goodness of the Lord.”—Ps. xxxiii. 5. •Despisest thou the Riches of His Goodness, and Forbearance, and Long-suffering ??Rom. ii. 4. Beneficent Deity! how long will the people of Christendom continue to limit and undervalue the inexhaustible treasures of Thy Goodness!
“ 'Tis thus, that by creating to and from
PARENTAL. If a son shall ask bread of any one of you that is a father, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion ??—Luke xi. 11, 12. •If ye, then, being evil, know how to give Good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven, give . Good gifts to them that ask Him ??_Mat. vii. 11. Your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things,' (food, and raiment, and the Holy Spirit,)-Mat vi. 32, 'even before ye ask Him.'-verse 8.
IMPARTIAL AND UNIVERSAL. · "The Lord is Good unto All, and His tender mercies are over All His Works.'--Ps. cxlv. 9. He giveth to All, life, breath, and all things.'-Acts xvii. 25. He giveth to All Men, liberally.'--James i. 5. He causeth His sun to rise upon the Evil and upon the Good, and sendeth * His rain upon the Just and upon the Unjust.'—Mat. v. 45. Love ye your Enemies, and do Good, - - and ye shall be
the children of the Highest ; for He is Kind to the Unthankful and the Evil.'---Luke v. 35. The profit of the earth is for All.'---Eccl. v. 9.
UNENDING. The Goodness of the Lord endureth Continually.'-.-Ps. lii. 1. Surely, Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.'---Ps. xxiii. 6.
UNMIXED AND UNCHANGEABLE. Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not Evil and Good.'---Lam. ii. 33. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fir-tree bear olive-berries? or a fountain yield both salt water and fresh ?'.-- Jas, iii. 11, 12. Even so, every Good Tree bring. eth forth Good fruit; -- a Good tree cannot bring forth Evil fruit.--- Mat. vii. 18. “This, then, is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, anl in Him is no Darkness at all.'---Jas. i. 5. 'I am the Lord, I Change not.'---Mal. iii. 10.
SUPREME. •Why callest thou me Good? There is none Good, but One, that is God.'---Mat. xix. 17; Luke xviii. 19.
CONSTITUTES HIS GLORY. "And Moses said, I beseech Thee show me Thy Glory. And the Lord said, I will make all My GOODNESS to pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and I will be Gracious to whom I will be Gracious,'--seven 'unto All,' for 'is it not lawful for Me to do what I will with Mine own ? is thine eye evil because I am Good ?') ---Exod. xxxiii. 18, 19.
PRODUCTIVE OF CONTRITION. They despise the Riches of His Goodness, ónot knowing that the Goodness of God leadeth thee to Repentance.'-.-Rom. ii. 4. •It shall be to me a name of Joy, a Praise, and an Honor, before All the Nations of the Earth, which shall hear all the Good that I do unto them ; and they shall fear and tremble for all the Goodness, and all the Prosperity that I procure unto it.'---Jer. xxxiii. 9. Therefore shall they