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and comfortable use of them', and contentment in thems; and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort. Q. 194. What do we pray for in the
fifth petition ? A. In the fifth petition, (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors ,) acknowledging, that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God; and that neither we, nor any other creature, can make the least satisfaction for that debtw: we pray for ourselves and others, that God of his free grace would, through the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, apprehended and applied by faith, acquit us both And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If carry nothing out. Ver. 8. And God will be with me, and will keep having food and raiment, let us be me in this way that I go, and will therewith content. give me bread to eat, and raiment to * Prov. xxx. 8. Remove far from puton. Eph. iv. 28. Let him that stole me vanity and lies ; give me neither steal no more ; but rather let him poverty ner riches , feed me with labour, working with his hands the food convenient for me: Ver. 9. thing which is good, that he may Lest I be full, and deny thee, and have to give to him that needeth. say, Who is the Lord ? or lest I be 2 Thess. ii. 11. For we hear that poor, and steal, and take the name there are some which walk among of my God in vain. you disorderly, working not at all, 194. u Matt. vi. 12. but are busy bodies. Ver. 12. Now w Rom. iii. from Verse 9. to 22. them that are such we command Ver. 9. What then ? are we better and exhort by our Lord Jesus than they ? No, in no wise: for we Christ, that with quietness they have before proved both Jews, and work, and eat their own bread. Gentiles, that they are all under sin; Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing : Ver. 10. As it is written, There is but in every thing by prayer and none righteous, no, not one : Ver. supplication, with thanksgiving, let 11. There is none that understand. your requests be made known unto eth, there is none that seeketh after God.
God: Ver. 12. They are all gone out r 1 Tim. iv. 3. Forbidding to of the way, they are together bemarry, and commanding to abstain come unprofitable; there is none from meats, which God hath crea that doeth
good, no not one, &c. ted to be received with thanksgiving Ver. 19.-- That every mouth may of them which believe and know the be stopped, and all the world may truth. Ver. 4. For every creature become guilty before God, Eve. of God is good, and nothing to be Matt. xviii
. 24. And when he had refused, if it be received with begun to reckon, one was brought thanksgiving: Ver. 5. For it is unto him which owed him ten sanctified by the word of God and thousand talents. Ver 25. But for prayer.
asmuch as he had not to pay, his $ 1 Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with lord commanded him to be sold, and contentment is great gain. Ver. 7. his wife, and his children, and all
we brought nothing into this that he had, and payment to be orld, and it is certain we can made. Psal. cxxx. 3. If thou, Lord,
from the guilt and punishment of sin s, accept us in his Beloved »; continue his favour and grace to us", pardon our daily failings a, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more assurance of forgiveness b; which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offences “.
Q. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?
A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evild,) acknowledging, that the most wise, righteous, and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations e; that shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, xiv. 7. O Lord, though our iniquiwho shall stand ? Ver. 4. But there ties testify against us, do thou it is forgiveness with thee, that thou for thy name's sake: for our backmayest be feared.
slidings are many, we have sinned * Rom. iii, 24.Being justified free against thee. ly by bis grace, through the re. b Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of demption that is in Jesus Christ : hope fill you with all joy and peace Ver. 25. Whom God hath set forth in believing, that ye may abound in to be a propitiation through faith in hope through the power of the Holy bis blood, to declare his righteous. Ghost. Psal. li. 7. Purge me with ness for the remission of sins that hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash are past, through the forbearance me, and I shall be whiter than snow. of God, Ver. 26. To declare, I say, Ver. 8 Make me to hear joy and glad. at this time his righteousness: that ness: that'the bones which thou hast he might be just, and the justifier broken may rejoice. Ver. 9. Hide of him which believeth in Jesus. thyface from my sins; and blot out all Heb. ix. 22. And almost all things mine iniquities. Ver. 10. Create in me
by the law purged with blood; a clean heart, O God; and renew a and without shedding of blood is no right spirit within me. Ver. 12. Reremission,
store unto me the joy of thy salvation; y Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the and uphold me with thy free Spirit. glory of his grace, wherein he hath c Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our made us accepted in the Beloved: sins; for we also forgive every one Ver. 7. In whom we have redemp- that is indebted to us.—Matt. vi. 14. tion through his blood, the forgive. For if ye forgive men their trespasness of sins, according to the richesses, your heavenly Father will also of his grace.
forgive you. Ver. 15. But if ye for2 2 Pet. i. 2. Grace and peace be give not men their trespasses,neither multiplied unto you through the will your Father forgive your tresknowledge of God, and of Jesus passes. Matt. xviii. 35. So likewise Lord.
shall my heavenly Friher do also a Hosea xiv. 2. Take with you unto you, if ye from your hearts forwords, and turn to the Lord, say give not every one his brother their unto him, Take away all iniquity,and trespasses. receive us graciously: so will we 195. d Matt. vi. 13. render the calves of our lips. Jer. e2 Chron, xxxii. 31. Howbeit, in
Satan!, the world 6, and the flesh, are ready powerfully to draw us aside, and ensnare us b; an! that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruption i, weakness, and want of watchfulness, are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves uito temptations, but also of ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, to rerecover out of them, and to improve them "; and worthy to be the business of the ambassadors of whep Peter was come to Antioch, I the princes of Babylon, who sent withstood him to bis face, because unto him to inquire of the wonder he was to be blamed. Ver. 12. For that was done in the land, God left before that certain
from him to try bim, that be might know James, he did eat with the Gentiles; all that was in his heart.
but when they were come, he with. fi Chron. xxi. 1. And Satan stood drew, and separated himself, fearing up against Israel, and provoked them which were of the circumDavid to number Israel.
cision. Ver. 13. And the other Jews 8 Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to dissembled likewise with him ; insoyourselves, lest at any time your much that Barnabas also was car. hearts be overcharged with surfeit. ried away with their dissimulation. ing, and drunkeness, and cares of Ver. 14. But when I saw that they this life, and so that day come upon walked not uprightly, according to you unawares. Mark iv. 19. And the truth of the Gospel, I said unto The cares of this world, and the de. Peter-2 Chron. xviii. 3 And ceitfulness of riches, and the lusts Ahab king of Israel said unto Jeho. of other things entering in, choke shaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go the word, and it becometh unfruitful. with me to Ramoth-gilead ? And he
h James i. 14. But every man is answered him, I am as thou art, and tempted, when he is drawn a way of my people as thy people, and we his own lust, and enticed.
will be with thee in the war. Comi Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lusteth pared with 2 Chron. xix, 2. And against the Spirit, and the Spirit Jehu, the son of Hanani the seer, against the flesh: and these are con went out to meet him, and said to trary the one to the other; so that ye king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou Cannot do the things that ye would help the ungodly, and love them
& Matt sxvi. 41. Watch and pray, that hate the Lord ? therefore is that ye enter not into temptation: wrath upon thee from before the the spirit indeed is willing, but the Lord. fesh is weak.
in Rom. vii. 23. But I see another | Matt. xxvi. 69. Now Peter sat law in my members warring against without in the place; and a damsel the law of my mind, and bringing came into him, saying, Thou alsu me into captivity to the law of sin, wast with Jesus of Galilee. Ver 70. which is in my members. Ver. 24. But he denied before them all, say- () wretched man that I am, who ing, I know not what thou sayest. shall deliver me from the body of Ver 71. And when he was gone out this death! I Chron. xxi. 1. And into the pooh, another maid saw Satan stood up against Israel, and him, and said unto them that were provoked David to number Israel. there, This fellow was also with Je. Ver. 2. And David said to Joab, and sus of Nazareth. Ver. 72. And again to the rulers of the people, Go, he denied with an oath, I do not number Israel, from Beer-sheba know the man. Gal. ii. 11. But even to Dan; and bring the number
left under the power of them !: we pray, that God would so over-rule the world and all in ito, subdue the flesh P, and restrain Satan', order all things", bestow and bless all means of grace', and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them, that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to sin"; or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation"; or when fallen, raised again and reof them to me, that I may know it world, but that thou shouldest keep Ver. 3. And Joab answered, The them from the evil. Lord make his people an hundred p Pal. Ji. 10 Create in me a clean times so many more as they be: heart, God; and renew a right spi. but, my lord the king, are they not rit within me. Psal. cxix. 133. Orall my lord's servants ? why then der my steps in thyword: and let not doth my lord require this thing ? any iniquity have dominion over me. why will be be a cause of trespass 92 Cor. xii. 7. And lest I should to Israel? Ver. 4. Nevertheless, the be exalted above measure through king's word prevailed against Juab: the abundance of the revelations, wherefore Joab departed. -2 Chron there was given to me a thorn in the xvi 7. And at that time Hanani the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buf. seer came to Asa king of Judah, fet me, lest I should be exalted and said unto him, Because thou above measure. Ver. 8. For this hast relied on the king of Syria, and thing I besought the Loril, thrice, not relied on the Lord thy God, that it might depart from me therefore is the host of the king of y 1 Cor. x. 12. Wherefore let bim Syria' escaped out of thine hand, that thinketh he standeth take heed Ver. "8: Were not the Ethiopians lest he fall. Ver. 13. There hath no and the Lubims a huge host, with temptation taken you but such as is very many chariots and horsemen?
common to man: but God is faithful, yet, because thou didst rely on the who will not suffer you to be tempt. Lord, he delivered them into thine ed above that ye are able ; but will hand. Ver 9. For the eyes of the with the temptation also make a Lord run to and fro throughout the way to escape, that ye may be able whole earth, to shew himself strong to bear it. in the behalf of them whose heart is & Heb xiii. 20. Now the God of perfect towards him. Herein thou peace, that brought again from the hast done foolishly; therefore from dead our Lord Jesus, that great henceforth thou shalt have wars. Shepherd of the sheer, through the Ver. 10. Then Asa was wroth with blood of the everlasting covenant, the seer, and put him in a prison. Ver. 21. Make you perfect in every house ; for he was in a rage with good work, to do his will, working him because of this thing: and Asa in you that which is well.pleasing oppressed some of the people the in his sight, through Jesus Christ. same time.
* Matt. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, n Psal lxxxi. 11. But my people that ye enter not into temptation would not hearken to my voice; Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy servant and Israel would none of me. Ver. alsofrom presumptuous sins,let them 12. So I gave them up unto their not have dominion over me : then own hearts' lust: and they walked shall I be upright, and I shall be in. in their own counsels.
nocent from the great transgression. * John xvii., 15. I pray not that u Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I thou shouldest take them out of the bow my knees unto the Father of
covered out of it, and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof s: that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected ', Satan trodden under our feets, and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil, for ever a.
Q. 196. What doth, the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen.) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from Godd; and with our our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver. 15. Of Ver. 9. For we are glad when we are whom the whole family in heaven weak, and ye are strong: and this and earth is named, Ver. 16. That also we wish, even your perfection. he would grant you, according to 2 Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of the riches of his glory, to be peace shall bruise Satan under your strengthened with might by his feet shortly. Zech. iii. 2. And Spirit in the inner man : Ver. 17. the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord That Christ may dwell in your rebuke thee, O Satan, even the hearts by faith ;-1 Thess. iii. 13. Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem To the end he may stablish your rebuke thee: is not this a brand hearts unblameable in holiness be. plucked out of the fire ? Luke xxii. fore God, even our Father, at the 31. And the Lord said, Simon, coming of our Lord Jesus Christ Simon, behold, Satan hath desired with all his saints. Jude, Ver. 24. to have you, that he may sist you as Now unto him that is able to keep wheat: Ver, 32. But I have prayed you from falling, and to present you for thee, that thy faith fail not; and faultless before the presence of his when thou art converted, strengthen glory with exceeding joy.
thy brethren. w Psal. li. 12. Restore unto me a John xvii. 15. I pray not that the joy of thy salvation; and uphold thou shouldest take them out of the me with thy free Spirit.
world, but that thou shouldest keep x 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant; them from the evil. f Thess. v. 23. because your adversary the devil, as And the very God of peace sanctify a roaring lion, walketh about seeking you wholly: and I pray God your whom he may devour. Ver. 9. whole Spirit, and soul, and body be Whom resist stedfast in the faith, preserved blameless unto the comknowing that the same affictions are ing of our Lord Jesus Christ. accomplished in your brethren that 196. 6 Matt. vi, 13. are in the world. Ver. 10. But the c Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech God of all grace, who hath called us you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus unto his eternal glory by Christ Je. Christ's sake, and for the love of sus, after that ye have suffered the Spirit, that ye strive together awhile, make you perfect, stablish, with me in your prayers to God strengthen, settle you.
for me. y 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto God that ye do no evil; not that the Lord my God, and made my we should appear approved, but confession, and said, O Lord, the that ye should do that which is great and dreadful God, keeping the honest, though we be as reprobates, covenant and mercy to them that