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there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

10. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man. I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

[Colossians iii. 12.] 11. Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and be loved, [feelings] of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things, put on charity, which is the bond of per'fectness.

. {Romans xii. 9.] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another.

2 Peter i. 5.) 12. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge ; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

[Hebrews xii. 14.] Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord ; looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

[Matthew v. 9.] 13. Blessed are the peace-makers : for they shall be called the children of God.

(Isaiah ii. 2.) And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

[1 Thessalonians iv. 9.] 14. But as touching brotherly love, ye need not that I write unto you, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

[Ephesians v. 1.1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children ; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

[2 Corinthians xxiii. 11.] Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect; be of good.comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

LESSON XLV.

PERSONAL HOLINESS.

[1 Peter i. 15.] 1. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversations; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.

[2 Corinthians vii. 1.] Having, therefore, these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

[Acts x. 34.] Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons : but in every nation he thạt feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

{Hebrews xii. 14.] 2. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which . no man shall see the Lord.

[Psalm i. 23.1
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me;

And to him ihat ordereth his conversation aright
Will I show the salvation of God.

[1 Timothy iv, 8. For godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

[Isaiah liv. 13.) And all thy children shall be taught of | Thou shalt be far from oppression, for the Lord,

thou shalt not fear, And great shall be the peace of thy | And from terror, for it shall not come children.

near thee. In righteousness shalt thou be established,

(Galatians ví. 7.) 3. Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption ; but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well-doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith,

[Matthew vii. 21.] Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

(Romans ví, 12.) 4. Let not sin therefore reign in yonr mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin ; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

5. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the

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end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(1 Timothy vi. 6.] 6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith ; lay hold on eternal life. (Luke i. 70.)

| But the righteous hath hope in his As he spake by the mouth of his holy death. prophets,

Righteousness exalteth a nation, Which have been since the world be. But sin is a reproach to any people That he would grant unto us,

[Proverbs xv. 8.) That we, being delivered out of the The sacrifice of the wicked is an hand of our enemies,

abomination to the Lord, Might serve him without fear,

But the prayer of the upright is his In holiness and righteousness before

delight. him,

| The way of the wicked is an abomiAll the days of our life.

nation unto the Lord, [Proverbs xiv. 32.]

But he loveth him that followeth after 7. The wicked is driven away in his righteousness. wickedness,

[Matthew v. 16.] 8. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heayen is perfect. [Psalm evi. 3.]

The ungodly are not so ; Blessed are they that keep judgment, But are like the chaff which the wind And he that doeth righteousness at all

driveth away. times.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand (Psalın i. 1.]

'in the judgment, 9. Blessed is the man

Nor sinners in the congregation of the That walketh not in the counsel of the righteous. ungodly,

For the Lord knoweth the way of the Nor standeth in the way of sinners, righteous; Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful; | But the way of the ungodly shall But his delight is in the law of the perish. Lord,

[Psalm xxxvii. 37.] And in his law doth he meditate day | 10. Mark the perfect man, and behold and night.

the upright; And he shall be like a tree planted by | For the end of that man is peace.

the rivers of water, That bringeth forth his fruit in his

(Psalm cxii. 6.] season;

The righteous shall be in everlasting His leaf also shall not wither;

remembrance. * And whatsoever he doeth shall pros. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: per.

| His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

[Isaiah i. 16.]
Wash you, make you clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes ;
Cease to do evil, learn to do well;
Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,

Judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord :
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

[Isaiah lv. 6.]
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,

Call ye upon him while he is near :
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him;
And to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

(John xiii. 17.] If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

LESSON XLVI.

OUR DUTIES TO THE POOR AND AFFLICTED.

(Deuteronomy xv. 7.] 1. If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren, within any of thy gates, in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother ; but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him, because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

[Proverbs iii., &c.] 2. Withhold not good from them to | And he that watereth shall be watered whom it is due,

also himself. When it is in the power of thine hand He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; to do it.

But he that hath mercy on the poor, Say not unto thy neighbor,

happy is he. Go, and come again, and to-morrow He that oppresseth the poor reproach. I will give,"

eth his Maker; When thou hast it by thee.

But he that honoreth Him bath mercy The liberal soul shall be made fat; 1 on the poor

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