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mind of the Lord ? Or who hath been his counsellor ? Rom. xi. 33, 34.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 1 Cor. iii. 18.
For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. Gal. vi. 3.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Col. ï. 8.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositious of science falsely so called. 1 Tim. vi. 20.
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded ? Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee to-day. That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even towards the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there; that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make towards this place. 1 Kings viii. 27, 28, 29.
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven. Job xxviii. 24. For his eyes are upon the ways
of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job xxxiv. 21.
Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly. Psalm cxxxviii. 6.
O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me. Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising: thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compasseth 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. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit, or whither shall I flee from thy presence ? Psalm cxxxix. 1—7.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand : when I awake I am still with thee.-Psalm cxxxix. 17, 18,
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Prov. xv. 3.
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord: do not I'fill heaven and earth ? saith the Lord. Jer. xxiii. 24.
Behold the fowls of the air ; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? And why take ye thought for raiment ? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin ; And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow
is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe
you, Oye of little faith ? Matt. vi. 26, 28, 29, 30. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matt. x. 30.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Heb. iv. 13.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Gen. xxviii. 12.
For a thousand years in thy sight, are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Psalm xc. 4.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath ; for the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner ; but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Isa. li. 6.
For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Matt. xvi. 27.
When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. Matt. xxv. 31.
Also, I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. Luke xii. 8, 9.
And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, hereafter
ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. John i. 51. We
e are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. 1 Cor. iv. 9.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. ii. 9, 10, 11.
When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. 2 Thess. i. 7.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godli. ness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed op in the world, received up into glory. 1 Tim. iii. 16.
I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things. 1 Tim.
And again, when he bringeth in the first begotton into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Heb. i. 6.
But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the first born,
which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant. Hebrews xii. 22, 23, 24.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack, concerning his promise, as some men count slackness ; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thiet in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are thereiu;shall be burnt up. 2 Peter iii. 8, 9, 10,
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that therein are, and the earth and the things that therein are, and the sea and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. Rev. x. 5,6.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. Rev. xiv. 9, 10.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. Rev. XX. 11.
- DISCOURSE V.
And Nathan departed unto his house ; and the Lord struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. David, therefore, besought God for the child : and David fasted and went in and lay all night upon the earth, And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth ; but he would not neither did he eat bread with them. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead ; for
they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice, how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead ? But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead ; therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead ? And they said, he is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped : then he came to his own house : and, when he required, they set bread before him and he did eat. Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done ? Thou didst fast and weep for the child while it was alive : but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept : for I said who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live ? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast ? Can I bring him back again ? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. 2 Sam. xii. 15-23.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Psalm xxxiv. 7.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psalm xci. 2. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet; and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the one end of heaven to the other. Matt. xxiv. 31.
Likewise, I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Luke
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. Heb. i. 14.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. Matt. iv. 1.
that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.