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What is the meaning of
ver. 14, 15. What is the head of this Forgiving our Brethren. section ?
For if you forgive men What does our Saviour their trespasses, your heahere teach us to be one con- venly Father will also fordition, on which God will give you: But if ye forgive forgive us our trespasses ? not men their trespasses,
If we do not forgive men, neither will your Father forwhat will God not do ? give your trespasses. ver. 16–18.
VER. 16–18. What is the head of this . Fasting. section?
Moreover, when ye fast, Whom must you not be be not as the hypocrites, of like, when you fast ?
a sad countenance : for they What do the hypocrites disfigure their faces, that do?
they may appear unto men What have they ?
to fast. Verily I say unto What reward ?
you, they have their reward. A. The praise of men. But thou, when thou fastest, What then must be your anoint thine head, and wash conduct when you fast ? thy face ; that thou appear
What is the meaning of not unto men to fast, but that?
unto thy Father which is in A. Not to make any dis- secret ; and thy Father, play of it to men.
which seeth in secret, shall To whom must you ap- reward thee openly. pear to fast?
What then will your Father in heaven do to you? VER. 19--21.
VER. 19-21. Repeat the head of this Laying up Treasures in section.
Heaven. Where must you not lay Lay not up for yourselves up treasures ?
treasures upon earth, where What will happen to trea moth and rust doth corrupt, sures on earth ?
and where thieves break Where should you lay up through and steal ; But lay treasures ?
up for yourselves treasuresin. What will be the advan- heaven, where neither moth tage of that?
nor rust doth corrupt, and Where will your heart be where thieves do not break fixed ?
through nor steal: For where What is meant by “ our your treasure is, there will hearts ?"
your heart be also. A. Our thoughts and affections.
When do we lay up treasures in heaven?
A. When we do good for the love of Christ. VER. 22, 23.
VER. 22, 23. What is the head of this Keeping a single cye. section?
The light of the body is What is meant by “ sin the eye; if therefore thine gle?"
eye be single, thy whole body A. Entire, sound, free shall be full of light. But from disorders.
if thine eye be evil, thy whole What is the light of the body shall be full of darkbody?
ness. If therefore the light If your eye be single, that is in thee be darkness, what will your whole body how great is that darkness be?
If your eye be evil, what will your whole body be?
What is meant by - evil ?"
A. Dim, defective; that sees not clearly
What is to be understood
A. That as the eye is to the direction of the body, so is a true judgment respecting earthly and heavenly treasures to the soul.
VER. 24-34. Repeat the head of this section.
What do you mean by 6 exhorteth ?"
VER. 24–34. Christ exhorteth not to be anxious about worldly things, but principally to seek God's kingdom and righteousness.
A. Adviseth, or strongly cautioneth.
What do you mean by " anxious ?”
A. Over careful.
What will be the conse- masters : for either he will quence of a man's serving hate the one and love the two masters ?
other, or else he will hold Which are the two mas- to the one and despise the ters whom you cannot other. Ye cannot serve God serve ?
and Mammon. Therefore I What is meant by“ Mam- say unto you, take no thought mon ?”
for your life, what ye shall A. The world, or worldly eat, or what ye shall drink : riches.
nor yet for your body, what What are you not to take ye shall put on. Is not the thought for?
life more than meat, and the What are you to under- body than raiment ? Behold stand by not taking thought the fowls of the air; for they for it?
sow not, neither do they A. Not being over anxious reap, nor gather into barns; about it.
yet your heavenly Father Why should we not be feedeth them. Are ye not too anxious about what we much better than they?
Which of you, by taking A. Because the life is of thought, can add one cubit more value than meat. unto his stature ? And why
Why should we not be take ye thought for raiment ? too anxious about what we consider the lilies of the put on?
field, how they grow, they A. Because the body is of toil not, neither do they more value than raiment or spin : And yet I say unto clothes.
you, That even Solomon in What does Christ tell us all his glory was not arrayed to look at ?
like one of these. WhereWhat must we observe in fore if God so clothe the them?
grass of the field, which toWho feeds them?
day is, and to-morrow is cast What are you, when com into the oven, shall he not pared with them?
much more clothe you, Oye What do you learn from of little faith? this?
A. That if God takes care of them, much more will he ake care of us.
What can you not do to your stature, by taking thought about it?
What is meant by “stature ?”
What else could you not take thought for, or be anxious about?
What does our Saviour tell you to consider?
What are we to observe respecting the lilies ? • What was Solomon's raiment, when compared with the lilies?
What is meant by “arrayed ?"
If God clothes the grass, what will he do to you?
What does Christ say his disciples had little of?
What does faith mean here?
A. Trust in God.
What then does Christ tell you not to take thought, or be anxious about?
Who are they that seek Therefore take no thought, after these things ?
saying, What shall we eat? Who were the Gentiles? or, What shall we drink? or
A. All the nations who wherewithal shall we be were not Jews.
clothed ? (For after all these • What does your heavenly things do the Gentiles seek:) Father know that ye have for your heavenly Father need of?
knoweth that ye have need What are you to seek of all these things. But seek first?
ye first the kingdom of God, What will be the conse- and his righteousness, and quence of this?
all these things shall be What is meant by “ all added unto you. Take these things ?"
therefore no thought for the A. All the things neces- morrow; for the morrow sary for this life.
shall take thought for the What does Christ tell things of itself. Sufficient you not to take thought for unto the day is the evil in the last place ?
thereof. Why ?
What is here meant by “not taking thought for the morrow ?"
A. Not to be so anxious about what will come hereafter-as to distrust God's goodness.
What will every day bring with it?
A. Evil enough, without our increasing it by being over anxious.
VER. 1-5. What is the head of this section ?
What does Christ tell you not to do?
A. Passing severe and hasty opinions upon others.
ST. MATTHEW, CHAP. VII.
Sermon to condemn rash
Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged ; and with what