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Behold thou desirest truth in the 1-4. inward parts.-Ps. li. 6.
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.-Ps. lxiii. 8. cxix. 60.
The Lord God will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. -Ps. lxxxiv. 11.
They say, the Lord shall not see, &c. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see? &c. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man.-Ps. xciv. 7-9. 11. 15.
It is a people that do err in their hearts, &c.-Ps. xcv. 10.
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. -Ps. xcvii. 11.
my house with a perfect heart.-Ps. ci. 2. xxvi. 11.
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way, &c. I will walk within
Unto the upright there shall arise a light in the darkness.-Ps. cxii. 4. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments: I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, &c. My zeal hath consumed me, &c.-Ps. cxix. 6,
Do good, O Lord, unto, &c. them that are upright in their hearts: as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity.-Ps. cxxv. 4, 5.
O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me: thou knowest my downsitting and uprising: thou understandest my thoughts afar off: thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways: for there is not a word in my tongue, but lo! O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.-Ps. cxxxix. Ezek. xi. 5.
The upright shall dwell in thy presence.-Ps. cxl. 13.
If thou seekest wisdom as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand, &c. The Lord is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.-Prov. ii. 4-7. My son, &c. let thine heart keep my commandments. - Prov. iii. 1. xxiii. 26.
Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.Prov. iv. 23.
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.—Prov. v. 21.
He that walketh uprightly, walketh surely, &c.—Prov. x. 9.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them &c. the righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way, &c. the righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, &c. Such as are upright in the way, are his delight.Prov. xi. 3. 5, 6. 20.
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord.-Prov. xiv. 2.
Jer. xvii. 9, 10. xxxii. 19. Rom. viii. 27.
Am I a God at hand, &c. and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth?-Jer. xxiii. 23, 24. Heb. iv. 12, 13. Job xxxiv. 22.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully (or negligently).-Jer. xlviii. 10.
I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.Ezek. xi. 5.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, and try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, &c.-Dan. i. 8.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego answered, and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter, &c. our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, &c. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image, &c.—Dan. iii. 16-18.
Do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?-Micah ii. 7,
Behold, his soul which is lifted up, is not upright in him. Hab. ii. 4.
When ye fasted and mourned, &c. did ye at all fast uuto me, even unto me?-Zech. vii. 5—7.
Not every one that saith, Lord! Lord! is nothing hid, that shall not be shall enter into the kingdom, &c. known.-Luke xii. 1, 2. Matt. vii. 14. 21.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple: and whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple, &c. Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all he hath, he cannot be my disciple.-Luke xiv. 26, 27.33.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, &c. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed amongst men, is abomination in the sight of God.-Luke xvi. 13. 15.
Jesus saw Nathanael, &c. and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.-John i. 47.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.-John iv. 24.
Because they had not root, they withered away.-Matt. xiii. 5, 6.
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man, but that which cometh out, &c. those things which proceed out of the mouth, come from the heart and they defile the man. -Matt. xv. 11. 18. xxiii. 25, 26.
Jesus said, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.— Matt, xvi. 24, 25.
The wise virgins took oil in their vessels, with their lamps, &c. The Lord said unto him, who had improved his talents, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy, &c.-Matt. xxv. 3, 4. 20, 21.
Watch, &c. the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.-Matt. xxvi. 41.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. -Matt. xxviii. 20.
When Jesus called the blind man, he cast away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.-Mark x. 49, 50.
Zacharias and Elizabeth walked in all the ordinances and commandments of the Lord blameless.-Luke i. 5, 6. Mary kept all these sayings in her heart. Luke ii. 51.
Simon, James, and John, forsook all, and followed Christ, &c. Levi left all, rose up, and followed Christ, when he had called him.-Luke. v. 10, 11. 27, 28.
Jesus said unto another, Follow me; but he said, Lord, suffer me to go and bury my father, &c. Another said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, &c. Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.-Luke ix. 59. 61, 62. viii. 14.
Beware ye of hypocrisy, for there
Among the chief rulers also many believed on him: but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. -John xii. 42, 43,
The Eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.-Acts viii. 36, 37.
Barnabas exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.-Acts xi. 22, 23.
None of these things move me: neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, &c.-Acts xx. 24.
I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: but shewed, &c.Acts xxvi. 19.
He is not a Jew which is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh but
fecting holiness in the fear of God.— 2 Cor. vii. 1.
We have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully.-2 Cor. iv. 2.
Let us cleanse ourselves, &c. per
Peter, &c. was to be blamed: for before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles; but when they were come, he withdrew; and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision: and the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch, that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter, &c.-Gal. ii. 11—14.
Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children, &c. We are members of his body, &c. for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh : this is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.Eph. v. 1. 30-32.
Servants, be obedient, &c. in singleness of your heart as unto Christ; not with eyeservice as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service as to the Lord, and not to men.-Eph. vi. 5—7. Col. iii. 22, 23.
This I pray, &c. that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.-Phil. i. 9, 10.