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In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths'. Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.
2.-in that God is eternal and almighty. O Lord God of Israel, Which dwellest between the cherubims.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
And in Thy hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand Thee •?
I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought of Thine can be hinderedo.
And with God nothing shall be impossible '.
Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and in all deep places.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, Which is, and which was, and Which is to come, the Almighty".
I, even I am the Lord; and beside Me there is no Saviour o.
Yea, before the day was, I am He: and there is none that can deliver out of My hand: I will work, and who shall let it"?
But who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth not ?? ?
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble 13? Who hath hardened himself against Him, and hath prospered "?
Practical inferences from the foregoing. Submit yourselves therefore to God !5.
i Prov. iii. 6. 2 1 Pet. v. 7.
3 2 Kings xix. 15.
4 Psalm xc. 2. 5 2 Chron. xx. 6. 6 Job xliii. 2, Marg.
7 Luke i. 37. 8 Psalm cxxxv. 6.
9 Rev. i. 8. 10 Isaiah xliii. 11. 11 Ibid. xliii. 13. 12 Lam. iii. 37.
13 Job xxxiv. 29. 14 Ibid. ix. 4. 15 Jam. iv. 7.
And humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time!
Forasmuch as there is none like unto Thee, O Lord, Thou art great and Thy Name is great in might; who would not fear Thee, O King of Nations? For to Thee doth it appertain'.
Thou, even Thou art to be feared; and who may stand in Thy sight when Thou art angry'.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever; for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength *
Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid what man can do unto me o.
For if God be for us, who can be against us??
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen ®.
Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen!
3.--in that God is every where present, and knoweth
all things. Great is our Lord, and great is His power; yea, and His wisdom is infinite
He revealeth the deep and secret things : He knoweth what is in the darkness; and the light dwelleth with Him".
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 ". O Lord, Thou hast searched me out, and known
Thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up
11 Pet. v. 6. 2 Jer. x. 6, 7. 3 Psalm lxxvi. 7. 4 Isaiah xxvi. 3, 4. Eph. vi. 10.
6 Psalm lyi. 11. 7 Rom. viii. 31.
rising : Thou understandest my thoughts long before. Thou art about my path, and about my bed ; and spiest out all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but Thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.
Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, 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, saith the Lord ?
The Lord looketh down from heaven: He beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of His habitation He looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; He considereth all their works 3.
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord: and He pondereth all his goings *.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Hell and destruction are before the Lord; how much more then the hearts of the children of men ?
Practical inferences from the foregoing. Know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind; for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts?
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged; yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before Him: but it shall not be well with the wicked 8.
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands
For the Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him: to all that call upon Him in truth".
1 Psalm cxxxix. 1-4.
2 Jer. xxiii. 23, 24.
10 Psalm cxlv. 18.
3 Psalm xxxiii. 13-15.
Pray to thy Father Which is in secret; and thy Father Which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly!
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are His ?.
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out.
To the only wise God our Saviour be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
4.-in that God is most pure and holy, most just and
righteous, most true and faithful. The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works..
There is none holy as the Lord o.
Behold, He putteth no trust in His saints; yea the heavens are not clean in his sight'.
Surely God will not hear vanity; neither will the Almighty regard it.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord; but the prayer of the upright is His delight Thine eyes are open upon
all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings 10.
Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord ".
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done; and there is no respect of persons ".
God accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; for they are all the work of His hands 13.
1 Matt. vi. 6.
2 Dan. ii. 20.
3 Rom. xi. 33.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good ?
If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips
Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall not pass away'.
Practical inferences from the foregoing. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him, and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations, and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them : He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face. Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which I command thee this day to do them .
And He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee : He will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep?.
And ye shall be holy; for I am holy •, saith the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them'.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let
1 Psalm xxv. 10.
2 Numb. xxiii. 19.
3 2 Tim. ii. 13.
Eph. v. 11.