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Omnipresence of God.
acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. -147: 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
Pr. 5: 21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.-15: 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 17: 3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. 21: 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.-24: 11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it?
Is. 40: 28 There is no searching of his understanding.
Jer. 23: 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD.-32: 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men; to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Ezk. 11: 5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
Ac. 1: 24 Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.
Heb. 4: 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
1 Jn. 3: 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. [See 76,(7) 213.]
220. Omnipresence of God.
Ps. 139: 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 7 Whither
Self-existence; and Wisdom.
shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Jer. 23: 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Mat. 18: 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Ep. 1: 23 The fulness of him that filleth all in all. [See 76,(6).]
221. Self-existence of God.
Ex. 3: 14 God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Dt. 32: 40 I lift my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. Jer. 10: 10 The Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King.
Jn. 5: 26 As the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.-6: 57 The living Father hath sent me.
Ac. 17: 24 God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.
1 Tim. 6: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto: whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting.
222. Wisdom of God.
Job. 5: 13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
Ps. 104: 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Is. 28: 29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
Rom. 11: 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments,
Blessedness of God-His Benevolence.
and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?16: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
1 Cor. 1: 25 The foolishness of God is wiser than men.
Ep. 1:8 He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.-3: 9 To make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been bid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
Col. 2: 2 The mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Jude 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, [See 142, 275.]
GOD'S MORAL PERFECTION.
223. Blessedness or joy of God, arising from his benevolent designs and works.
Ps. 104: 31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
Is. 62: 5 As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.-65: 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people.
Jer. 9: 24 I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Ezk. 5: 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
Zep. 3: 17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
[See 208, 215.]
224. Benevolence of God—he desires good, and deprecates evil.
Dt. 5: 29 O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!32: 29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Compassion of God.
Ps. 119: 68 Thou art good, and doest good.
Ezk. 18:32 I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Mat. 5: 44 I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jn. 3: 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Rom. 5: 8 God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - 8: 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
1 Th. 4: 3 This is the will of God, even your sanctification. 1 Tim. 2: 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2 Pet. 3: 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1 Jn. 4: 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
[See 60, 228, 233, 254, 370—2, 585, 672.]
225. Compassion of God.
Ex. 32: 14 The Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Jud. 10: 16 His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel. Ps. 25: 6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy
loving-kindness; for they have been ever of old. 36: 7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 69: 16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving-kindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. -78: 38 He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.-86: 15 Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. - 103: 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. 145: 8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Lam. 3: 22 It is of the Lord's mercies, that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33 For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.
Hos. 11: 8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? my heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
Lk. 6: 35 He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Jam. 5: 11 The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. [See 233, 522, 585.]
226. Faithfulness of God.
Dt. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.
Jos. 21: 45 There failed not aught of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass. 23: 14 Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth; and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
Ps. 36: 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. -89: 2 Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 34 My covenant will I not break, nor