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• Fear God. 1 Pet. ii. 17. .' Give us help from trouble, for vain
Fear God, and give glory to him, is the help of man.-Ps. lx. Il. for the hour of his judgment is comé. Surely, men of low degree are va Rev. xiv. 7.
nity, and men of high degree a lie; to • Great and marvellous are thy works, be laid in the balance, they are altoLord God Almighty, &c. Who shall gether lighter than vanity. Trust not not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify in oppression, &c.-Ps. Íxii. 9, 10. thy name ? for thou only art holy. Put not your trust in princes, nor Rev. xv. 3, 4.
in the son of man, in whom is no
help; his breath goeth forth, he reSect. IX. To trust in God, and in turneth to his earth; in that very
none else, in all cases: the Argu- day his thoughts perish.-Ps.cxlvi.3,4. ments thereto.
cxviii. 8, 9.
He that trusteth in his riches, shall 1. Not in any else.
fall.-Prov. xi. 28. The Babel builders trusted to a He that trusteth in his own heart; city and tower for their security, but is a fool.-Prov. xxviii. 26. God scattered them.--Gen. xi. 4, &c. Cease ye from man, whose breath
There is none besides thee, neither is in his nostrils : for wherein is he is there any rock like our God, to be accounted of?-Isa. ii. 22. I Sam. ii, 2.
What will ye do in the day of visiBecause thou hast relied on the tation, &c. to whom will ye flee for king of Assyria, and not relied on help? &c.—Isa. x. 3. Xx, 6. the Lord thy God; therefore is the 'Thou didst look in that day unto host of the king of Syria escaped out the armour of the house of the forest, of thy hands, &c. Asa in his disease &c. ye made also a ditch between the sought not to the Lord, but to the two walls, &c. But ye have not looked physicians.--2 Chron. xvi. 7. 12. unto the maker thereof.- Isa. xxii.
I would seek unto God, and unto l ll. God would I commit my cause... Woe unto the rebellious children, Job y. 8.
. &c. that take counsel, but not of me; . There is no king saved by the mul, &c. that walk to go down to Egypt, titude of an host. A mighty man is and have not asked at my mouth ; to not delivered by much strength. An strengthen themselves in the strength horse is a vain thing for safety; neither of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow shall he deliver any by his great of Egypt. Therefore shall the strength strength.P8. Xxxjii. 16, 17. Isa. of Pharaoh be your shame, and the xxxi. 1. 3. :Job xv. 31. P8. XX. 7. trust in the shadow of Egypt your
I will not trust in my bow, neither confusion,&c. For the Egyptians shall shall my sword save me. Thou hast help in vain, and to no purpose, &c. saved.-Ps. xliv. 6, 7. . Their strength is to sit still, &c. No,
They that trust in their wealth, we will flee upon horses ; therefore and boast themselves in the multitude shall ye flee, &c.—Isa. Xxx. 1-3. 5. of their riches : none of them can by 7.15–17. i. 28, &c. any means redeem his brother, nor Woe to them that go down to give to God a ransom for him, &c. Egypt, &c. stay on horses, and trust that he should live for ever.-Ps. in chariots, because they are many, xlix. 6,7. 9. Ezek. vii. 19.
&c. Isa. xxxi. 1.3. Lo, this is the man that made 'not Thou hast trusted in thy wickedGod his strength; but trusted in the ness: thou hast said, None seeth abundance of his riches, &c. But I me: thou hast said in thine heart, trust in the mercy of God for ever. I am, and none else besides me. Ps. lii. 7, 8.
Stand now with thine enchantments,
&c. let them stand up and save thee, without heart : they call to Egypt, &c. Behold they shall be as stubble, they go to Assyria; when they shall &c. None shall save thee.--Isa. xlvii. go, I will spread my net upon them, 10. 12–15.
I will bring them down, &c. Woe Let thy companies deliver thee: but unto them, for they have fled from me. the wind shall carry them all away: -Hosea vii. 11-13. Jer. ii. 36,37. vanity shall take them.—Isa. lvii. 13. Ephraim feedeth upon wind, &c.
Truly, in vain is salvation hoped they do make a covenant with the for from the hills, and from the mul- Assyrians, &c.-Hosea xii. 1. titude of mountains, &c.—Jer. iii. 23. Woe to them that are at ease (or
Trust ye not in lying words, say- secure) in Zion, and trust in the ing, The temple of the Lord, &c. mountain of Samaria.- Amos vi. 1. Jer. vii. 4,
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye Trust ye not in any brother, for not confidence in a guide; keep the every brother will utterly supplant. doors of thy mouth from her that -Jer. ix. 4, 5.
lieth in thy bosom. For the son disThis is thy portion, &c. because honoureth the father, &c.-Micah thou hast forgotten me, and trusted vii. 5, 6. in falsehood : therefore will I dis- Charge them that are rich, &c. that cover thy skirts upon thy face, &c. they trust not in uncertain riches, &c. Jer. xiii, 25, 26.
I Tim. vi. 17. Thus saith the Lord, Cursed be the We had the sentence of death in man that trusteth in man, and maketh ourselves, that we should not trust in flesh his arm, and whose heart de- ourselves.--2 Cor. i. 9. parteth from the Lord; for he shall be like the heath in the desert, &c.
11. In God alone. Jer. xvii. 5, 6.
God said, Let there be light, and · For because thou hast trusted in there was light,&c.-Gen. i. 3. 6.9, &c. thy works, and in thy treasures, thou When Sarah doubted of the proshalt also be taken,&c.Jer. xlviii. 7. mise, because of her age, The Lord
Wherefore gloriest thou in the val- said to Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah leys, &c. O backsliding daughter ? laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear that trusted in her treasures, saying, a child, which am old ? Is any thing Who shall come unto me? Behold I too hard for the Lord ?-Gen. xviii. will bring fear upon thee, saith the 12-14. Luke i. 37. Lord of hosts.-Jer. xlix. 4, 5. When Hagar saw Ishmael fainting,
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for and thought there was no way but our vain help; in our watching, we death with her child, God shewed her have watched for a nation that could a well of water, &c.-Gen. xxi. 15–19. not save us.-Lam. iv. 17.
When Joseph's brethren had conEgypt shall know, &c. because they spired to kill him, God works his dehave been a staff of reed to the house liverance.-Gen. xxxvii. 17, &c. of Israel. When they took hold of When God was sending Moseg thee by the hand, thou didst break upon a great work, Moses said unto and rend all their shoulder: and the Lord, O my Lord, I am not elowhen they leaned upon thee, thou quent, &c. but I am slow of speech, brakest all their loins, &c.Ezek. &c. And the Lord said unto him, xxix. 6,7. Isa. xx. 5, 6.
Who hath made man's mouth? Or They shall know that I am the who maketh the dumb, or the deaf, or Lord, when I have set a fire in Egypt; the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, and when all her helpers shall be de- the Lord ? Now therefore go, and I stroyed.--Ezek. xxx. 8.
will be with thy mouth, &c.-Exod. Ephraim also is like a silly dove iv. 10–12.
And Moses, said unto the people, shall destroy them, and he shall bring Fear ye not; stand still, and see the them down before thy face : so shalt salvation of the Lord, which he will thou drive them out, &c.-Deut. ix. 3, shew to you to day, &c. the Lord shall xxxi. 6. fight for you, &c. And the angel of. There shall be no man able to stand God, which went before the camp, before you, for the Lord your God removed, and went behind them, be- shall lay the fear of you, &c.—Deut. tween the camp of the Egyptians and xi. 25. Josh. v. l. 2 Chron, xiv. 14. the camp of Israel, &c. Led them xvii. 10. through the Red Sea.—Exod. xiv. 13,. Their rock is not as our rock, even 14. 19-22,
our enemies themselves being judges. The Lord shall reign for ever and See now, that I, even I am he; and ever.—Exod. xv. 18.
there is no god with me: I kill, and The Lord, &c. proclaimed the name make alive; I wound, and heal : neiof the Lord: the Lord, the Lord God; ther is there any that can deliver out merciful and gracious, long-suffering, of my hand; for I lift up my hand and abundant in goodness and truth; to heaven, and say, I live for ever.keeping mercy for thousands ; for- Deut. xxxii. 31. 39, 40. giving iniquity, transgression, and There is none like unto the God of sin, &c.—Exod. xxxiv. 5—7.
Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven And Moses said, The people, for thy help, and in his excellency amongst whom I am, are six hundred on the sky: the eternal God, thy thousand, &c. Shall the flocks and the refuge; and underneath are the everherds be slain for them, to suffice lasting arms: and he shall thrust out them? Or shall all the fish of the sea the enemy from before thee, &c.be gathered together for them ? And Deut. xxxiii. 26, 27. the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Hereby ye shall know that the liying Lord's hand waxed short? Thou shalt God is among you, &c.-Josh. iii. 10. see, &c:-Nurnb. xi. 21-23.
Not one thing hath failed of all the God is not a man, that he should good things which the Lord your God lie: neither the son of man, that he spake concerning you ; all are come should repent., Hath he said, and to pass unto you, and not one thing shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken; hath failed thereof, &c.-Josh. xxiii. 14. and shall he not make it good ? Be- xxi. 4. 1 Kings viii. 56., . hold, &c. he hath blessed, and I can. There is none beside thee; neither not reverse it.-Numb. xxiii. 19, 20. is there any rock like our God, &c. Titus i. 2. Heb. vi. 18.
The Lord killeth, and maketh alive; What God is there in heaven or in he bringeth down to the grave, and earth that can do according to thy bringeth up; the Lord maketh poor, works, and according to thy might ? and maketh rich; he bringeth low, -Deut. iii. 24.
and lifteth up: he raiseth up the poor Unto thee it was shewed, that thou out of the dust, and lifteth up the mightest know that the Lord he is beggar from the dunghill, to set them God : there is none else besides him, among princes, and to make them in&c.-Deut. iv. 35. 39.
herit the throne of glory : for the Know therefore, that the Lord thy pillars of the earth are the Lord's, God, he is God, the faithful God; and he hath set the world upon them. which keepeth covenant and mercy - Sam. ii. 2.6–8. Luke i. 51–53. with them that love him, &c.-Deut. It may be the Lord will work for vii. 9.
us; for there is no restraint to the Understand therefore this day, that Lord, to save bymany or by few.-the Lord thy God is he which goeth 1 Sam. xiv. 6. 2 Chron. xiv. 11. before thee as a consuming fire, he Then said Dayid to the Philistine,
Thou comest to me with a sword, and · Job reckons 'up many works of with a spear, and with a shield: but God; and concludes thus : Lo, these I come to thee in the name of the are parts of his ways : but how little Lord of hosts, the God of the armies a portion is heard of him!-Job of Israel, &c. I will smite thee, &c. xxvi. 14. that all the earth may know there is · I know that thou canst do every a God in Israel. - Sam. xvii. 45-47. thing; and that 'no' thong hit can be
And David was greatly distressed, withholden from thee (or no thought for the people spake of stoning him, of thine can be hindered).- Job xlii. 2. &c. But David encouraged himself : Kiss the Son, &c. Blessed are all in the Lord his God.—1 Sam. xxx. 6. they that put their trust in him. · The Lord is my rock, &c. the God Ps. ii. 12. W of my rock; in him will I trust, &c. I will both lay me down in peace, He is a buckler to all them that trust and sleep ; for thou Lord, only in him: for who is God, save the makest me dwell in safety.-Ps.iv.8. Lord ? and who is a rock, save our iii. 5, 6. God ?-2 Sam. xxii. 3. 31, 32.
The Lord also will be a refuge for · Alas, my master! how shall we the oppressed, a refuge in times of do ? And he answered, Fear not, for trouble : and they that know thy they with us are more than they with name, will put their trust in thee; them. And Elisha prayed, &c.- for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken 2 Kings vi. 15–17.
them that seek thee.-Ps.ix. 9, 10. · The children of Judah prevailed, In the Lord put I my trust : how because they relied upon the Lord say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird? God of their fathers.-2 Chron.xiii. 18. &c.-Ps. xi. i. xxxi. 1.6. . xvi. 7. xx. 20. xiv. 11.
The Lord is my rock, and my forHezekiah said unto the people tress, &c. in whom I will trust, &c. (when the king of Assyria came –Ps. xviii. 2.31. sci. 2. against him), Be strong and cou- In the name of our God we will set rageous ; be not afraid or dismayed up our banners, &c. Some trust in for the king of Assyria, nor for all the chariots, and some in horses : but we multitude that is with him; for there will remember the name of the Lord are more with us than with him : our God.-Ps. xx. 5.7. with him, an arm of flesh; but with The king trusteth in the Lord': us, the Lord our God, to help us, and and through the mercy of the Most to fight our battles.--2 Chron. xxxii. High he shall not be moved.-Ps. 6-8. Deut. xxxi. 6. 8. P. xxi. 7. · The Lord stirred up the spirit of Our fathers trusted in thee; they Cyrus, that he made a proclamation trusted, and thou didst deliver them. for the building of Jerusalem, the They trusted in thee, and were not temple, and restoring the vessels of confounded.-Ps. xxii. 4,5. - 1 Chron. the house of the Lord, when the Jews v. 20. were in captivity.-Ezra i. 1-4.7.11. Who is this King of glory. The
I would seek unto God, and unto Lord, strong and mighty the Lord, God would I commit my cause.- mighty in battle. The Lord of hosts, Job v. 8. .
he is the King of glory.-Ps. xxiv. 8.10. Canst thou by searching find out The Lord is my strength, and my God? &c. If he cut off, and shut up, shield; my heart trusted in him, and or gather together, then who can I am helped.-Ps. xxviii. 7. iii. 3." hinder him (or turn him away) ?- : In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust:? Job xi. 7. 10.
let me never be ashamed, &c. 0, how Though he slay me, yet will I trust great is thy goodness, &c. which thou in him.-.-Job xiii. 15. , .
hast wrought for them that trust in
thee I &c, Thou shalt hide them, &c. derness ? &c. A fire, was kindled Ps. xxxi. 1. 19, 20. 24.
against Jacob, &c. because they be• He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy lieved not in God, and trusted not in shall compass him about.-Ps. xxxii.10. his salvation: though he had com
The Lord bringeth the counsel of manded the clouds, &c.-Ps. lxxviii. the heathen to nought, &c. The coun- 19.21--23. cvi. 24-26. sel of the Lord standeth for ever. The Lord reigneth, the Lord is Ps. xxxiii. 10,11. Prov. xix. 21. Isa. clothed with majesty, the Lord is xlvi. 10.
clothed with strength, &c.-Ps.xciii. I. · Trust in the Lord, and do good : xcvii. 1. cxlvi. 10. Rev. xix. 6. :: 80 shalt thou dwell in the land, &c. The righteous, &c. he shall not be Commit thy way unto the Lord : afraid of evil tidings : his heart is trust also in him, and he shall bring fixed, trusting in the Lord.-Ps.cxi. it to pass, &c. The salvation of the 6, 7. righteous is of the Lord : he is their It is better to trust in the Lord, strength in the time of trouble ; and than to put confidence in man. It is the Lord shall help them, &c. He shall better to trust in the Lord, than to deliver them, &c. because they trust put confidence in princes.-Ps. cxviii. in him.-Ps. Xxxvii. 3. 5. 39, 40. 8, 9.
Blessed is that man that maketh My help cometh from the Lord, the Lord his trust.-Ps.xl.4. lxxxiv. 12, which made heaven and earth, &c.
He maketh wars to cease, &c. Be Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall still, and know that I am God: I will neither slumber nor sleep.-Ps. cxxi. be exalted, &c. The Lord of hosts is 2-4. with us ; the God of Jacob is our They that trust in the Lord shall refuge. Ps. xlvi. 9-11.
be as Mount Zion, which cannot be I trust in the mercy of God for removed, &c. As the mountains are ever and ever.-Ps. lii. 8.
round about Jerusalem, so the Lord Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and is round about his people; from he shall sustain thee. Ps. lv. 22. henceforth, even for ever.-Ps. cxxv.
What time I am afraid, I will trust 1,2. in thee. In God I have put my trust; The Lord is great: and our Lord I will not fear what flesh can do unto is above all gods. Whatsoever the me. Ps. lvi.3, 4.11.
Lord pleased did he in heaven and For my soul trusteth in thee : yea, in earth.-Ps. cxxxv. 5, 6. in the shadow of thy wings will I make Happy is he that hath the God of my refuge, until these calamities be Jacob for his help, whose hope is in overpassed.-Ps. lvii. 1. Ixi. 3, 4. the Lord his God; which made hea
Through God we shall do valiantly, ven and earth, and the sea, and all for he it is that shall tread down our that therein is : which keepeth truth enemies.-Ps. lx. 12.
for ever.-Ps. cxlvi. 5, 6. In God is my salvation, and my He healeth the broken in heart, glory: the rock of my strength : my and bindeth up their wounds : he refuge is in God. Trust in him at all telleth the number of the stars. Great times, ye people, &c. God hath is our Lord, and of great power: his spoken once, twice have I heard this, understanding is infinite, &c.-Ps. that power belongeth unto God. cxlvii. 3, &c. Ps. Ixii.7, 8. 11, 12. lxi. 2.
Trust in the Lord with all thine, The God of Israel is he that giveth heart, and lean not to thineown understrength and power unto his people. standing : in all thy ways acknow-Ps. lxviii. 35.
ledge 'him, and he shall direct thy They spake against God: they said, paths.-Prov. iii.5, 6. Can God furnish a table in the wil- Commit thy works unto the Lord,