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DUTY OF RICH TO POOR.
Philemon, ver. 16. Not now as a servant, but
above a servant, a brother beloved. 137
keep it holy.
THE SABBATH MADE FOR MAN.
Mark 2. 27. The sabbath was made for man. 245
Genesis 45. 42. See that ye fall not out by the
Luke 14. 12, 13, 14.
When thou makest a din-
ner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich
neighbours ; lest they also bid thee again, and
a recompense be made thee. But when thou
makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the
lame, the blind : and thou shalt be blessed;
for they cannot recompense thee; for thou
shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of
1 Thess. 4. 1. We beseech you, brethren, and ex-
hort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have re-
ceived of us how ye ought to walk, and to please
God, so ye would abound more and more. 325
ON THE NAME OF CHRISTIAN.
Acts 11. 26.
And the disciples were called Christians first
WE are told, that in the time of Enoch “men began to call upon the name of the Lord;” (Gen. 4. 26.) or rather, as we find it in the margin of our Bibles, began “to call themselves by the name of the Lord.” That is to say, the religious part of mankind, by way of distinction from such as Cain and his followers, took to themselves a name from their Lord, Jehovah. Thus also were the disciples of Christ called, after their Master, Christians. And in the latter case there can be no doubt, any