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SAVE You. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.'-.-Isa. xxxv. 2--6.
My soul breaketh, for the longing it hath for Thy Judge ments.'---Ps. cxix. 20. “Thy Judgments are Good.'---39. *Quicken me according to Thy Judgments.'---149. •Let Thy Judgments HELP me.'---175.
. MARVELLOUS, WISE, AND IMMEASURABLE.
Thy Judgments are far above, out of sight.'---Ps. x. 5. •No man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.'-.-Ec. iii. 11. Yea, further; though a wise inan think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.'---viji. 17. “Can'st thou by searching find out God? can’st thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? He is higher than Heaven, what can’st thou do? deeper than Sheol, what can'st thou know ??---Job xi. 7, 8.
Thy Righteousness is like the great mountains ; Thy Judgments are a great deep. O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy House; and Thou shalt make them drink of the River of Thy pleasure.'---Ps. xxxvi. 6--8.
Our God will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your (selfish, evil] ways, My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.'---Isa. lv. 7.-9. 'O Lord, how Great are Thy works! Thy thoughts are very Deep.'--Ps. xcii. 5.
O the depth of the Riches, both of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His Judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord ? or who hath been His counsellor ? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed to him again? For OF HIM, and THROUGH HIM, and TO
HIM are All Things, to Whom be Glory forever !---Rom. xi. 33--36.
CONCLUSION. It is through the JUSTICE and JUDGMENT of God that the Redemption
of Mankind will be Accomplished; the Great Spiritual DAY OF JUDGMENT was commenced at the Abrogation of the Mosaic Economy, when the throne of David yielded to the Kingdom of Messias, who shall Reigr and carry Forward the work of JUDGMENT, until all enemies are Subdued, and God becomes All in All.
And Jesus said, For JUDGMENT I am come into this World, that they which see not, Might see.'---John ix. 39. Now is the JUDGMENT of this World; now shall the Prince of this word be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the Earth, will draw ALL MEN unto me.'---xii. 31, 32. For the time is come that JUDGMENT must begin at the house of God.'---1 Pet. iv. 17.
'He hath appointed a Day, [beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, or a thousand years as one day.'] in which He will Judge the World in Righteousness, by that man whom He hath ordained; whereby He hath given Assurance [of redemption] unto All Men, in that He hath raised him from the dead. ---Acts xvii. 30, 31.
The extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in Mercy shall the Throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacles of David, Judging, seeking Judgment, AND HASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS.'-Isa. xvi. 4, 5.
The Lord shall Judge the People ; - - Oh, let the Wickedness of the wicked come to an end.'-Ps. ix. 8, 9. .
The Lord is our JUDGE, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King: He will Save Us. - - And the inhabitants shall not say I am sick ; the People that dwell therein shall be Forgiven their Iniquity.'--. Isa. xxxiii. 22, 24.
*My Determination is to Gather the Nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger : for All the Earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy. For then will I turn to The People a pure language, that they may All call upon the Name of the Lord to Serve Him with one consent.'--Zeph. iii. 8, 9.
Behold, the Lord will come with Fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For hy fire and by sword will the Lord plead with ALL FLESH, and the slain of the Lord shall be many... For I know their works and their thoughts. But it shall come that I will Gather All Nations and Tongues, and they shall come and see My Glory.'--- Isa. Ixvi. 15--18.
Art Thou not from Everlasting, my God, my Holy One ? We shall not die. O Lord, Thou hast ordained them for JUDGMENT; and, O Mighty God, Thou hast established them for Correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to bę. hold (actual, eternal] Evil, and can'st not look [with reconciliation) upon Iniquity.'---Hab, i. 12, 13.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may JUDGE His People. - - I will Reprove the wicked, and set their evils in order before their eyes.'---Ps. I. 2--4, 21,
•Arise, O God, let not man prevail ; let the heathen be Judged in Thy sight.?.-.-Ps. ix. 19.
According to Thy Naine, O God, so is Thy Praise unto the End of the Earth. Thy right hand is full of Righteousness. Let Zion Rejoice and be Glad because of Thy Judg. ments.'---Ps. xlviii. 10, 11.
“Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute Judgment upon All, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds, and of all the hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.'---Jude 14, 15. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and Every Eye shall see him, and they even which pierced him; and All the Kindreds of the Earth shall wail, (lament, in penitence,] because of him.'-.-Rev. i. 7, “The righteous shall see it and Rejoice, and All Iniquity shall
stop her mouth. Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.'---Ps. cvii. 42, 43.
"God shall Judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time for every Purpose and for every work.'---Ec. iii. 17. And for this Purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil,' and 'be the Saviour of the World.'
We shall All stand before the Judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, EVERY KNEE shall Bow to Me, and EVERY TONGUE shall confess to God.' '..-Rom. xiv. 10, 11. See Isa. xlv. 24.
The Lord executeth Judgment and Righteousness for All that are Oppressed.'—Ps. cii. 6. The Lord God, which executeth Judgment for the Oppressed.'-cxlvi. 7.
The Creation was made subject to Vanity NOT WILLINGLY, (without assent of its own,] by reason of Him who hath Subjected the same. But will the Lord justly redeem it from the dominion and slavery of Evil, so as to render the whole creation of mankind finally, a blessing, and not a curse? Let the rest of this passage answer:] "He hath subjected the same in (or with] HOPE: Because the Creation shall also be DELIVERED from the Bondage of Corruption, into the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God.'-.. Rom. viii. 20, 21.
"Great and Marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of Saints ! · Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord and Glorify Thy Name? For Thou only art Holy : for All Nations shall come and Worship before Thee, For Thy JUDGMENTS ARE MADE MANIFEST.'---Rev. xv. 3, 4.
The Great Redeemer, and the blest Elect,
In slow progression to the human mind
PROPOSITION THIRTY-EIGHTH. Universal Perfection is the Aim of the Infinite WISDOM.
EVIDENCES. "God is WISE.'—1 Tim. i. 17, &c.
His Wisdom is UNIVERSAL AND INFINITE. His Understanding is Infinite.'-.-Ps. cxlvii. 5. "God Knoweth All Things.'---1 John iii. 20. •All Things are naked and open unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.'---Heb. iv. 13. There is no searching of His Understanding.'---Isa. xl. 28.
The Works of Divine Wisdom are MANIFOLD, GLORIOUS,
AND PERFECT. O Lord, how Manifold are Thy works; in Wisdom hast Thou made them All. ---Ps. civ. 24. "His work is PERFECT. ---Deut. xxxii. 4. Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, or the wondrous works of Him which is Perfect in Knowledge ?'---Job xxxvii. 16. God created the light, and the expanse of elements, and the celestial systems, and the vegetable, and animal kingdoms, “and saw that they were Good.” [The creation of a vast universe of endless torments for legions of demons and myriads of human spirits, the inspired historian forgot to record !] ‘And God created man, in His own image, male and female.--- And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold it was Very Good.'.... Gen, i. 27, 31. The Wisdom that is from above, is first Pure, then Peaceable, Gentle, easy to be entreated, FULL OF MERCY, AND GOOD FRUITS, and without Partiality.'-James: