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should my name be polluted * and “Not for your sakes do I this, but for my holy name's sake.” Again, it is represented as though God's people had their existence, at least as God’s people, for God’s name’s sake. God’s redeeming or purchasing them, that they might be his people, for his name, implies this. As in that passage mentioned before, 2 Sam. vii. 23. “Thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name.” So God's making them a people for his name, is implied in Jer. xiii. 1 1. “For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel, &c.—that they may be unto me for a people, and for a name.” Acts xv. 14. “Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out ef them a people for his name.” This also is spoken of as the end of the virtue and religion, and holy behavior of the saints. Rom. i. 5. “By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name.” Matth. xix. 29. “Every one that forsaketh houses or brethren, &c. -for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” 3 John 7. “Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.” Rev. ii. 3. “And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast labored, and hast not fainted.” And we find that holy persons express their desire of this, and their joy in it, in the same manner as in the glory of God. 2 Sam. vii. 26. “Let thy name be magnified forever.” Psalm lxxvi. 1. “In Judah is God known : His name is great in Israel.” Psalm cylviii. 13. “Let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent . His glory is above the earth and heaven.” Psalm crxxv. 13. “Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever, and thy memorial throughout all generations.” Isaiah xii. 4. “Declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.” The judgments God executes on the wicked, are spoken of as being for the sake of his name, in like manner as for his glory. Exod. ix. 16. “And in very deed for this cause haye
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I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.” Neh. ix. 10. “And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land; for thou knewedst that they dealt proudly against them ; so didst then get thee a name as at this day.” And this is spoken of as a consequence of the works of creation, in like manner as God’s glory. Psalm viii. 1. “O Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth ! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” And then at the conclusion of the observations on the works of creation, the Psalm ends thus, verse 9. “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth !” So Psalm colviii. 13, after a particular mention of the various works of creation, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is excellent in all the earth, his glory is above the earth and the heaven.” So we find manifestation, or making known God's fierfections, his greatness and ercellency, is spoken of very much in the same manner as God's glory." There are several scriptures which would lead us to suppose this to be the great thing that God sought of the moral world, and the end aimed at in the moral agents, which he had created, wherein they are to be active in answering their end. This seems implied in that argument God’s people, sometimes made use of, in deprecating a state of death and destruction; that in such a state, they cannot know or make known the glorious excellency of God. Psalm lxxxviii. 18, 19. “Shall thy loving kindness be declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in destruction ? Shall thy wonders be known in the dark, and thy righteousness in the land of forgetful. ness * So Psalm xxx. 9, Isaiah xxxviii. 18, 19 The argument seems to be this : Why should we perish : And how shall thine end, for which thou hast made us, be obtained in a state of destruction, in which thy glory cannot be known or declared : This is spoken of as the end of the good part of the moral world, or the end of God's people in the same manner as the glory of God. Isaiah xliii. 21. “This people have I formed for myself, they shall shew forth my fraise.” 1 Peter ii. 9. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the fraises of him, who hath called you out of darkness into marwellous light.” And this seems to be represented as the thing wherein the value and proper fruit and end of their virtue appear. Isaiah lx. 6. Speaking of the conversion of the Gentile nations to true religion.—“They shall come and shew forth the firaises of the Lord.” Isaiah lxvi. 19. “I will send unto the nations—and to the isles asar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory ; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. And this seems by scripture representations to be the end, in the desires of which, and delight in which appear the proper tendency and rest of true virtue, and holy dispositions, much in the same manner as the glory of God. 1 Chron. xvi. 8. “Make known his deeds among the people.” Ver. 23, 24. “Shew forth from day to day thy salvation. Declare his glory among the heathen.” Sce also, Psalm ix. 1, 11, 14, and xix. 1, and xxvi. 7, and lxxi. 18, and lxxv. 9, and lzxvi. 1, and lxxix. 13, and xcvi. 2, 3, and ci. 1, and cvii. 22, and czviii. 47, and czlv. 6, 11, 12. Isaiah xlii. 12, and lxiv. 1, 2. Jer. 1. 10. This seems to be spoken of as a great end of the acts of God's moral government; particularly the great judgments he executes for sin. Exod. ix. 16. “And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, to shew in thee my power, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.” Dan. iv. 17. “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, &c.—to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will ; and setteth up over it the basest of men.” But places to this purpose are too numerous to be particularly recited. This is also spoken of as a great end of God's works of favor and mercy to his people. 2 Kings xix. 19. “Now, therefore, O Lord, our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out
of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.” I Kings viii. 59, 60. “—that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times as the matter shall require, that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.” This is spoken of as the end of the eternal damnation of the wicked, and also the eternal happiness of the righteous. Rom. ix. 22, 23. “What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and make his power known, endured with Ymuch long suffering, the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction ; and that he miglo"make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he hath afore prepared unto glory?” This is spoken of from time to time, as a great end of the miracles which God wrought. See Exod. vii. 17, and viii. 10, and x. 2. Deut. xxix. 5, 6. Ezek. xxiv. 27. This is spoken of as a great end of ordinances. Exod. xxix. 44, 45, 46. “And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation; I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, &c.” Chap. xxxi. 13. * Verily my Sabbaths shall ye 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.” We have again almost the same words, Ezek. xx. 12, 20. This is spokcn of as a great end of the redemption out of Yogypt. Psalm cvi. 8. “Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake that he might make his mighty flower to be known.” See also Exod. vii. 5, and Deut. iv. 34, 35. And also of the redemption from the Babylonish captivity. Ezek. xx. 34.... 38. “And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries whither ye are scattered. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people; and there I will plead with you as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt. And I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. And I will purge out the rebels—and ye ehall know that I am the Lord.” Verse 42. to And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel.” Verse 44. “..And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought with you for my name’s sake.” See also chap. xxviii. 25, 26, and xxxvi. 11, and Xxxvii. 6, 13.
This is also spoken of as a great end of the work of redemption of Jesus Christ: Both of the purchase of redemption by Christ, and the application of redemption. Rom. iii. 25, 26. “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness.—To declare I say, at this time his righteousness ; that he might be just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.” Eph. ii. 4....7. “But God who is rich in mercy, &c. That he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindness towards us through Jesus Christ.” Chap. iii. 8.... 10. “To preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see, what is the fellowship of the mystery which, from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ : To the intent that now unto the firincipalities and flowers in heavenly places, might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” Psal. xxii. 21, 22. “Save me from the lion's mouth. I will declare thy name unto my brethren : In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee,” compared with Heb. ii. 12, and John xvii. 26. Isa. lxiv. 4. “O that thou wouldest rent the heavens, to make thy name known to thine adversaries.”
And it is spoken of as the end of that great actual salvation, which should follow Christ's purchase of salvation, both among Jews and Gentiles. Isa. xlix. 22, 23. “I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles and they shall bring thy sons in their arms and kings shall be thy nursing fathers—and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.” See also, Ezek. xvi. 62, and xxix. 21, and xxxiv. 27, and xxxvi. 38, and xxxix. 28, 29. Joel iii. 17.
This is spoken of as the end of God's common providence. Job xxxvii. 6, 7. “ For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth. Likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of