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16: 29. He came trembling and within me, and the terrors of death fell down before Paul and Silas, and are fallen upon me: fearfulness and brought them out and said, Sirs, trembling are come upon me, and what must I do to be saved ? — 53. horror hath overwhelmed me. And he took them the same hour of 130: 3. If thou, LORD, shouldst the night, ... and was baptized, he mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall and all his.
stand! 2 Sam. 12: 5. And David's anger 139:1. O Lord, thou hast searchwas greatly kindled against the man, ed me and known me - - Thou unand he said to Nathan, as the Lord derstandest my thoughts afur off. liveth, the man that has done this There is not a word in my tongue thing shall surely die. And he shall but, O Lorn, thou knowest it altorestore the lamb fourfold, because gether. ... Whither shall I go from he did this thing, and because he ihy Spirit, and whither shall I flee had no pity.
from thy presence? If I ascend And Nathan said unto David, into heaven, thou art there. If I Thou art the man. Thus saith the make my bed in hell, behold thou LORD God, I anointed thee king
If I take the wings of over Israel, and I delivered thee out the morning, and dwell in the utterof the hand of Saul: and I gave thee most parts of the earth, even there thy master's house, and thy master's shall thy hand lead me. ... If I say, wives into thy bosom, and gave thee Surely darkness shall cover ine; the house of Israel and Judah, ... even the night shall be light about wherefore hast thou despised the Yea, the darkness hideth not commandment of the Lord to do from thee, but the light shineth as evil in his sight ? — 13. And David | the day. The darkress and the said unto Nathan, I have sinned light are both alike unto thee. against the Lord. And Nathan said Prov. 5: 12. How have I hated unto David, God hath also put away instruction, and my heart despised thy sin. Thou shalt not die ; how- reproof. I have not obeyed the beit because by this thou hast given voice of my teachers, nor inclined great occasion to the enemies of the mine ear unto them that instructed Lord to blaspheme, the child that is born unto thee shall surely die. Lam. 3: 2. He hath brought me
into darkness, but not into light.... II. The Convicted Sinner. He set me in dark places. . . . Also
when I cry and shout, he shutteth JOB 6 : 4. The arrows of the out my prayer. — 12. He hath bent Almighty are in me, the poison his bow and set me as a mark for whereof drinketh up my spirit. the arrow.... He hath filled me The terrors of the Lord do set with bitterness. — 18. And I said, themselves in array against me. My strength and my hope is perished
7: 20. I have sinned, what shall from the Lord. — 21. This I recall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of to my mind; therefore have I hope; men!— 13. When I say, My bed it is of the Lord's mercies that we shall comfort me, there thou scarest are not consumed ; because his comme with dreams and terrifiest me passions fuil not. ... The Lord is through visions, so that my soul iny portion, saith my soul, therefore chooseth strangling and death, rather will I trust in him. than life.
LUKE 5: 8. When Simon Peter Ps. 38: 1. O Lord rebuke me not saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, in thy wrath ; neither chasten me in saying, Depart from me, for I am a thy sore displeasure ; for thine sinful man,
O Lord. arrows stick fast in me; and thy hand presseth me sore: there is no 1 Gen. 42:21. And they said, one soundness in my flesh, because of to another, we are verily guilty conthine anger; weither is there any | cerning our brother, in that we saw rest in my bones, because of my the anguish of his soul, when be sin ; for mine iniquities have gone besouglit us, and we would not over my head, as av heavy burthen; bear ; therefore is this distress come they are too lieavy for me.
upon us. 55: 4. My heart is sore pained 44: 16. And Judah said, What
shall we say unto my lord? What | servants of my father's have bread shall we speak? Or how shall we enough and to spare, and I perish clear ourselves? God hath found with hunger! I will arise and go out the iniquity of thy servants. to my father, and will say unto him,
Aud Joseph said unto his brethren, 'Father, I have sinned against heavI am Joseph; doch my father yeí en and before thee, and am no more live? And his brethren could not worthy to be called thy son; make answer him, for they were troubled as one of thy hired servants. at his presence.
And he arose and came to his father. Ps. 77: 3. I remembered God, But when he was yet a great way and was troubled.
off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran and fell on his II. Language of the Penitent. neck and kissell himn. And the son
said unto him, Father, I have sinned Ps. 51: 1. Have mercy upon me, against heaven and in thy sight, and O God, according to thy loving am no more worthy to be called thy kindness, according unto the mul son.... But the father said to his titude of thy tender mercies, blot servants, Bring forth the best robe out my transgressions; wash me and put it on him, and put a ring on thoroughly from my iniquity, and his hand, and shoes on his feet; cleanse me from my sin ; for I ac and bring hither the fatted calf and knowledge my transgression, and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; my sin is ever before me. Against for this my son was dead and is thee, thee only, have I sinned, and alive again; he was lost and is found. dove this evil in thy sight. ... Cre 18: 13. The publican, standing ate in me a clean heart, and renew afar off, would not lift up so much a right spirit within me.
as his eyes to heaven, but smote not away from thy presence, and upon his breast, saying, God be take not thy Holy Spirit from me. merciful to me a sinner.
LAM. 3: 40. Let us search and Ps. 69: 1. Sive me, O God, for try our ways, and turn again to the the waters are come in unto my Lord. Let us lift up our heart with soul. I sink in deep mire, where our hands to God in the heavens. there is no standing. I am come We have transgressed and have into deep waters, where the floods rebelled. Mine eye runneth down overflow me. with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of iny people.
IV. The Convert. trickleth down and ceasesh not, without any internission, till Ps. 116: 1. I love the Lord bethe LORD look down and behold cause he hath beard my voice and from heaven.
my supplication ; because he hath Jonas 1: 15. So they took up i inclined his ear unto me and heard Jonah and cast hiin forth into the me, therefore will I call upon him sea, and the sea ceased from her as long as I live. The sorrows of raging
death compassed me, and the pains 2: 1. Then Jonah prayed unto of hell
I found the Lord out of the fish's belly, and trouble and anguish. Then called said, I cried by reason of inine I upon the name of the Lord. O affliction unto the LORD and he LORD, I beseech thee deliver my heard me.... I said I am cast out soul.... Return unto thy rest, o of thy sight ; yet I will look again my soul; for the Lord hath dealt toward thy holy temple. – 7. When bountifully with thee....What shall niy soul fàinted within me I remem- I render unto the Lord for all his bered the LORD. – 9. I will sacri benefits towards me? I will take fice unto thee with the voice of the cup of salvation and call on the thanksgiving ; I will pay that, that name of the Lord. I have vowed. Salvation is of the Isa. 12: 1. O Lord, I will praise LORD! And the Lord spake unto thee; though thou
wast angry the fish, and it vomited up Jonah with me, thine anger is turned upon dry land.
away, and thou comfortedst me. BeLUKE 15: 17. And when he came hold God is my salvation, I will to bimself, he said, “How many hired trust and not be afraid : for the
LORD, Jehovah, is my strength and my song: he also is become my sal
CHAPTER II. vation... Praise the Lord; call upon his name ; declare his doings among the people ; make mention that his name is exalted. Sing § 1. FAITH REQUIRED. unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things : this is known in all
John 8: 24. If ye believe not that the earth. Cry out and shout, thou I am he, ye shallilie in your sids. inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Rom, 14:23. Whatsoever is not Holy One of Israel in the midst of of faith is sin. thee.
2 Thes. 2: 10. They received not 38 : 17. Behold for peace I had the love of the truth, that they might great bitterness; but thou hast, in be saved. For this cause God shall love to my soul, delivered it from send them strong delusions, that they the pit of corruption : for thou hast should believe a lie, that they all cast all my sin behind thy back...
might be damued, who believe not The Lord was ready to save me. the truth, but had pleasure in un44 : 22. I have blotted out as a
righteousness. thick cloud thy transgressions, and HEB. 4: 2. The word preached as a cloud thy sins. Return unto did not profit them, not being mixed me, for I have redeemed thee. Sing, with fajih in them that heard it. Oye heavens, for the Lord hath
10: 38. The just shall live by done it. Shout, ye lower parts of faith ; but if any man draw back, my the earth : break forth into sing- soul shall have no pleasure in him. ing, ye mountains; the forest, and ... But we are not of them that draw every tree therein.
back unto perdition, but of them that 61: 10. I will greatly rejoice in believe, to the saving of the soul. the Lord; my soul shall be joyful Rev. 21:8. The fearful and unin my God; for he hath clothed me believing... shall have their part in with the garments of salvation ; he the lake that burneth with fire and hath covered me with the robe of brimstone, which is the second death. righteousness, as a bridegroom deck Mark 16: 16. He that believeth eth himself with ornaments, and a and is baptized shall be saved : he bride adorneth herself with her that believeth not shall be damned. jewels.
John 1:12. But as many as reIsa. 12: 1. O Lord, I will praise ceived him, to them gave he power thee : though thou wast angry with to become the sons of God, even to me, thine anger is turned away, and them that believe on his name : thou comfortedst me. Behold, God which were born, not of blood, nor is my salvation ; I will trust, and not of the will of the flesh, nor of the be afraid : for the LORD JEHOVAH is will of man, but of God. my strength and my song; he also 3: 36. He that believeth on the is become my salvation. Therefore Son hath everlasting life : and he with joy shall ye draw water out of that believeth not the Son shall not the wells of salvation. And in that
see life ; but the wrath of God abidday shall ye say, Praise the LORD, eth on him. call upon his name, declare his do
5: 24. He that heareth my word, ings among the people, make men and believeth on him that sent me, tion that his name is exalted. Şing hath everlasting life ; and shall not unto the LORD ; for he hath done come into condemnation, but is passexcellent things : this is known in alled from death unto life. the earth. Cry out and shout, thou 6 : 27. Labor not for the meat inhabitant of Zion; for great is the which perisheth, but for that meat Holy One of Israel in the midst of which endureth unto everlasting thee."
life, which the Son of man shall give unto you : for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, what shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye
believe on him whom he hath sent. will not impute sin. (Ps. 32: 1.) - 47. He that believeth on me hath 13. For the promise that he should everlasting life.
be the heir of the world was not to 7:37. In the last day, that great Abraham, or to his seed, through the day of the feast, Jesus stood and law, but through the righteousness cried, saying, If any man thirst, let of faith. For if they which are of the him come unto me, and drink. He law be heirs, faith is made void, and that believeth on me, as the Scrip- the promise made of none effect. ture hath said, out of his belly shall Because the law worketh wrath : flow rivers of living water. (But for where no law is there is no this spake he of the Spirit, which transgression. Therefore it is of they that believe on him should re- | faith, that it might be by grace; to ceive ; for the Holy Ghost was not the end the promise might be sure yet given, because that Jesus was to all the seed : not to that only not yet glorified.)
which is of the law, but to that also 17:3. This is life eternal, that which is of the faith of Abraham, they might know thee, the only true who is the father of us all, (as it is God, and Jesus Christ whom thou written, I have made thee a father hast sent.
of many nations,) (Gen. 17: 4.) beActs 16: 30. Sirs, what must I do fore him whom he believed, even to be saved ? And they said, Believe God, who quickeneth the dead, and on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou calleth those things which be not, as shalt be saved, and thy house. And though they were.
Who against they spake unto him the word of the hope believed in hope, that he might Lord, and to all that were in his become the father of many nations. house.
— 20. He staggered not at the prom
ise of God through unbelief; but 1 Rom. 3: 27. Where is boasting was strong in faith, giving glory to then? It is excluded. By what God; and being fully persuaded, law ? of works? Nay ; but by the that what he had promised, he was law of faith. Therefore we con able also to perform. And therefore clude, that a man is justified by faith it was imputed to him for righteouswithout the deeds of the law. Is he ness. Now, it was not written for the God of the Jews only? is he his sake alone, that it was imputed not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of to him : but for us also, to whom it the Gentiles also : seeing it is one shall be imputed, if we believe on God which shall justify the circum- him that raised up Jesus our Lord cision by faith, and uncircumcision from the dead, who was delivered through faith.
Do we then make for our offences, and was raised void the law through faith? God again for our justification. forbid : yea, we establish the law.
4:1. What shall we then say that 15: 1. Therefore being justified by Abraham, our father as pertaining faith, we have peace with God to the flesh, hath found? For if through our Lord Jesus Christ : by Abraham were justified by works, whom also we have access by faith he hath whereof to glory, but not into this grace wherein we stand, and before God. For what saith the rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Scripture ? Abraham believed God, 10: 5. For Moses describeth the and it was counted unto him for righteousness which is of the law, righteousness. (Gen. 15: 6.) Now That the man which doeth those to him that worketh is the reward things shall live by them. (Lev. not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 13: 5.) But the righteous which is But to him that worketh not, but be- of faith speaketh on this wise, Say lieveth on him that justifieth the un not in thine heart, Who shall ascend godly, his faith is counted for righ- into heaven? (Deut. 30:12.) (that is
Even as David also de- to bring Christ down from above:) or scribeth the blessedness of the man Who shall descend into the deep ? unto whom God imputeth righteous- (that is, to bring up Christ again from ness without works, saying, Blessed the dead.) But what saith it? The are they whose iniquities are for- word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, given, and whose sins are covered ; and in thy heart : (Deut. So: 14.) blessed is the man to whom the Lord I that is the word of faith, which we
That if thou shalt confess , fore to enter into that rest, lest any with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and man fall, after the same example of shalt believe in thy heart that God unbelief. hath raised him from the dead, thou 11: 6. Without faith it is imposshalt be saved. (For with the heart, sible to please Him; for he that man believeth unto righteousness ; cometh to God must believe that he and with the mouth confession is is, and that he is the rewarder of made unto salvation.) For the scrip- them that diligenily seek him. ture saith, Whosoever believeth on 1 JOHN 3: 23. This is God's comhim shall not be ashamed. (Isa. mandment, that we should believe 28 : 16.)
on the name of his Son Jesus Christ. 11:21. Because of unbelief they Acts 8: 36. See, here is water, were broken off, and thou standest what doth hinder me to be baptized ? by faith. Be not high-minded, but And Philip said, If thou believest fear : for if God spared not the nat
with all thine heart, thou mayest. ural branches, take heed lest he also 2 Cor. 5: 7. We walk by faith, spare not thee.
Behold therefore not by sight. the goodness and severity of God ! 4:18. We look not at the things on them which fell, severity ; but which are seen and are temporal; toward thee, goodness, if thou con but at the things which are not seen tinue in his goodness : otherwise and are eternal. thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in : for God is able to graft them in again.
§ 2. TRUE FAITH DESCRIBED. Heb. 3: 12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil JAMES 2: 14. What doth it profit, heart of unbelief, in departing from my brethren, though a man say he the living God. But exhort one hath faith, and have not works? another daily, while it is called To can faith save him If a brother or day ; lest any of you be hardened sister be naked, and destitute of daithrough the deceitfulness of sin, (for ly food, and one of you say unto we are made partakers of Christ, if them, depart in peace, be ye warmwe hold the beginning of our confi- ed and filled ; notwithstanding ye dence steadfast unto the end ; while give them not those things which it is said, To-day if ye will hear his are needful to the body; what doch voice, harden not your hearts, as in it profit ? Even so faith, if it hath the provocation. For some, when not works, is dead, being alone. they had heard, did provoke : how-Yea, a man may say, thou hast faith, beit, not all that came out of Egypt and I have works: show me thy faith by Moses. But with whom was he without thy works, and I will show grieved forty years ? was it not with thee my faith by my works. Thou them that had sinned, whose car believest that there is one God; casses fell in the wilderness? And thou doest well: the devils also beto whom sware he that they should lieve, and tremble. But wilt thou not enter into his rest, but to them know, O vain man, that faith withthat believed not ? So we see that out works is dead? Was not Abrathey could not enter in because of ham our father justified by works, unbelief.
when he had offered Isaac his son
upon the altar ? Seest thou how 14: 1. Let us therefore fear, lest faith wrought with his works, and a promise being left us of entering by works was faith made perfect ? into his rest, any of you would seem And the scripture was fulfilled, to come short of it.
For unto us which saith, Abraham believed God, was the gospel preached, as well as and it was imputed unto him for unto them: but the word preached righteousness, and he was called the did not profit them, not being mixed Friend of God. Ye see then how with faith in them that heard it. For that by works a man is justified, and we which have believed do enter not by faith only. Likewise also was into rest. — 6. They to whom it was not Rahab the harlot justified by first preached entered not in because works, when she had received the of unbelief. – 11. Let us labor there messengers, and had sent them out