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[Isaiah lviii. 13.]
From doing thy pleasure on my holy day,
And shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways,
Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord;
And feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father :
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
[Ecclesiastes v. l.] Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of Gud, and be more ready to hear,
than to give the sacrifipe of fools; for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let' not thine heart be hasty to utier any thing
before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth : therefore let thy words be few.
[Psalm xxvii. 4.]
[Psalm xv. 1.) 3. One thing have I desi ed of the Lord, who shall abide in thy taberLord;
nacle? That will I seek after,
Who shall dwell in thy holy hill ? That I may dwell in the hou.xe of the He that walketh uprightly, and workLord
eth righteousness, All the days of my life,
And speaketh the truth in his heart; To behold the beauty of the Lord,
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, And to inquire in his temple.
Nor doeth evil to his neighbor;. For in the time of trouble he skall hide Nor taketh up a reproach against his me in his pavilion ;
neighbor; In the secret of his tabernacle shall he In whose eyes a vile person is con
temned, He shall set me up upon a rock.
But he honorcth them that fear the And now shall mine head be limonade
Lord. Above mine enemies round about me: Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle 5. Give ear to my words, O Lord;
[Psalm v. 1.) sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises un- Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my
Consider my meditation. to the Lord.
And my God: for unto thee will I [Psalm Ixv. 1.]
pray, 4. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in My voice shalt thou hear in the mornZion,
ing, O Lord; And unto thee shall the vow be per. In the morning will I direct my prayer formed.
unto thee, and will look up. O thou that hearest prayer,
For thou art not a God that hath pleasUnto thee shall all flesh come.
ure in wickedness; Blessed is the man whom thou choos Neither shall evil dwell with thee. est,
The foolish shall not stand in thy And causest to approach unto thee, sight :
that he may dwell in thy courts : Thou hatest all workers of iniquity. We shall be satisfied with the good- The Lord will abhor the bloody and ness of thy house, even of thy holy
deceitful man. temple.
But as for me, I will come into thy
house in the multitude of thy mer- | Lift up your heads, O ye gates?
And "be ye lined up, ye everlasting And in thy fear will I worship toward doors, thy holý temple.
And the King of Glory shall come in.
Who is this King of Glory? [Psalm cxxii. 1.]
The Lord strong and mighty, 6. I was glad when they said unto me, The Lord mighty in battle. Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates! Our feet shall stand within thy gates, Even" lint them up, ye everlasting O Jerusalem.
doors, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem :
And the King of Glory shall come in. They shall prosper that love thee.
Who is this King of Glory? Peace be within thy walls,
The Lord of hosts, He is the King of And prosperity within thy palaces.
Glory. For my brethren and companions' sakes,
(Psalm lxxxiv. 1.] I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9. How amiable are thy tabernacles, Because of the house of the Lord our
O Lord of hosts ! God,
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth fos I will seek thy good.
the courts of the Lord : [Psalm xxvi. I.)
My heart and my flesh cry out for the 7. Judge me, O Lord;.
living God. For I have walked in mine integrity :
Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, I have not sat with vain persons,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young, Neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the cougregation of evil- Even thine altárs, O Lord of hosts,
My King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy And will not sit with the wicked.
house : I will wash mine hands in innocency;. They will be still praising thee. So will I compass thine altar, O Lord; They go from strength to strength, That I may publish with the voice of Every one of them in Zion appeareti thanksgiving,
before God. And tell of all
thy wondrous works. Lord, I have loved the habitation of Give ear, O God of Jacob.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : thy house, And the place where thine honor dwell. And look upon the face of thine an
Behold, O God our shield, eth. In the congregations will I bless the For a day in thy courts is better than Lord.
a thousand. [Psalm xxiv. 1.]
I had rather be a door-keeper in the 8. The earth is the Lord's, and the house of my God, fulness thereof;
Than to dwel in the tents of wickedThe world, and they that dwell therein : For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.
(Psalm xev. 1.) Who shall ascend into the hill of the 10. O come, let us sing unto the Lord ?
Lord ! And who shall stand in his holy place ? Let us make a joyful noise to the rock He that hath clean hands, and a pure of our salvation. heart;
Let us come before his presence with Who hath not listed up his soul unto thanksgiving,
vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. And make a joyful noise unto him with He shall receive the blessing from the psalms. Lord,
For the Lord is a great God, And righteousness from the God of his And a great King above all gods. salvation.
In his hand are the deep places of the This is the generation of them that earth: seek him,
The strength of the hills is his also. That seek thy face, O Jacob.
The sea is his, and he made it :
And his hands formed the dry land. Let us kneel before the Lord our maO come, let us worship and bow ker, down:
For he is our God.
(Isaiah lvi. 6.]
And taketh hold of my covenant,
And make them joyful in my house of prayer:
[Acts xvii. 1.] 11. Now they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures, opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that “this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.”
[Acts xiji. 42.] And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. Now, when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes fol. lowed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
[Nehemiah x. 28.] 12. And the rest of the people, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding, clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into an oath, to walk in God's law, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes; and that if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the Sabbath day to sell, we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day.
[Acts xiii. 13.] 13. Now Paul and his company went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent, unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren if ye have any
word of exhortation for the people, say on. Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
(Leviticus xix, 30.] Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary : I am the Lord.
(Ezekiel xlvi. 3.] Likewise the people of the land shall worship before the Lord in the Sabbaths.
[Exodus xxxi. 13.) Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you.
(Matthew xii. 9.) 14. And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue. And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days ? (that they might accuse him.) And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth,
I will have mercy, and not sacrifice; ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.
(Luke iv. 16.] 15. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
[Hebrews x. 23.] Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised ;) and let us consider one another, to provoke unto love, and to good works : not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner
of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
[Revelation i. 10.) I, John, was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.
THE RIGHTEOUS ARE UNDER THE DIVINE PROTECTION.
[Proverbs xviii. 10.]
For there is no want to them that fear 1. The name of the Lord is a strong The young lions do lack and suffer
him. tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is
But they that seek the Lord shall not
want any good thing. [Isaiah xxxii. 17.)
Come, ye children, hearken umto me: And the work of righteousness shall I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
What man is he that desireth life, And the effect of righteousness, quiet- And loveth many days, that he may ness and assurance forever.
see good ? And my people shall dwell in a Keep thy tongue from evil, peaceable habitation,
And thy lips from speaking guile. And in sure dwellings, and in quiet Depart from evil, and do good; resting-places.
Seek [Psalm xxxvi. 7.]
3. The eyes of the Lord are upon How excellent is thy loving-kindness, the righteous, O God!
And his ears are open unto their cry. Therefore the children of men put The face of the Lord is against them
their trust under the shadow of ihy that do evil, wings.
To cut off the remembrance of them They shall be abundantly satisfied with
from the earth. the fatness of thy house;
The righteous cry, and the Lord hearAnd thou shalt make them drink of the
eth, river of thy pleasures.
And delivereth them out of all their For with thee is the fountain of life:
troubles, In thy light shall we see light. The Lord is nigh unto them that are O continue thy loving-kindness unto of a broken heart; them that know thee,
And saveth such as be of a contrite And thy righteousness to the upright
spirit. in heart.
Many are the afflictions of the rightLet not the foot of pride come against
But the Lord delivereth him out of And let not the hand of the wicked
Not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked, 2. The angel of the Lord encampeth And they that hate the righteous shall Round about them that fear him, and be desolate. delivereth them.
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his O taste and see that the Lord is good : servants, Blessed is the man that trusteth in him. And none of them that trust in him O fear the Lord, ye his saints,
shall be desolate.