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Female Subordination - Flattery Common and Dangerous.

given her for a covering.-14: 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak: but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Eph. 5: 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Col. 3: 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

1 Tim. 2: 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Pet. 3: 1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. [See 425.]


198. Flattery a common and dangerous sin.

Job 17: 5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail. 32: 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.

Ps. 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

Pr. 20: 19 He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. 24: 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him. 26: 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.-28: 23 He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more favor than he that flattereth

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with the tongue. -29: 5 A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet. [See 474-5,702, 728.]


199. Instructions respecting food-gluttony reproved.

Gen. 1: 29 God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meet.- 9: 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Dt. 21: 20 This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die.

Pr. 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties for they are deceitful meat. : 20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Dan. 1: 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.

Mat. 6: 31 Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Lk. 16: 19 There was a certain man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day: 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.-21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Rom. 14: 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

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1 Cor. 8: 13 If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

1 Tim. 4: 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. [368, 721.]


200. Who are fools? [A looking-glass.]

1. Atheists.

Ps. 14: 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. 94: 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. 7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise. [See 22.]

2. Blabbers.

Pr. 13: 16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge; but a fool layeth open his folly.-14: 33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. 18: 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.—29: 11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. 20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. [See 729.]

3. Blasphemers.

Ps. 74: 18 The foolish people have blasphemed thy name. 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. [See 718.]

4. Boasters.

Rom. 1: 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. [See 703.]

5. Children, disobedient.

Pr. 15: 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction. 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. 22: 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [See 54.]

6. Deceivers-self-deceivers-hypocrites.

Pr. 12: 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 14: 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 26: 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit ? there is more hope of a fool than of him.-28: 26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.

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Lk. 11:39 The Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without, make that which is within also?

Tit. 3:3 We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. [See 702.]

7. Obstinate offenders.

Dt. 32: 5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. 6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee and established thee?

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Pr. 13: 19 It is abomination to fools to depart from evil. 27: 22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. [See 488.]

8. Drunkards.

Pr. 20: 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

9. Gossips.

Pr. 10: 8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.—15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. 18: 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

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Ec. 5: 3 A fool's voice is known by multitude of words.10: 12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. 14 A fool also is full of words. [See 729.]

10. Ignoramuses.

Ps. 92: 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Pr. 1: 7 Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?— 15: 14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. - 18: 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. [See 363.]

11. Knaves.

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Jer. 17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

12. Libertines.

Pr. 7: 6 At the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7 And behold among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, 8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, 9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: 22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. [See 405.]

13. Meddlers.

Pr. 20: 3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife; but every fool will be meddling.

14. Misers.

Pr. 1: 32 The turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Lk. 12:19 I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. [See 625-6.]

15. Mockers.

Pr. 14: 9 Fools make a mock at sin.

16. Rovers.

Pr. 17: 24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

17. Slanderers.

Pr. 10: 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

18. Sots.

Pr. 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Jer. 4: 22 My people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. [See 693.]

19. Spendthrifts.

Pr. 21: 20 There is treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

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