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Reward of Love - Lying prevalent.
the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours,
you. Heb. 11: 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer aflliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season ; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt.
[See 56, 299, 356, 407, 674.] 415. Disinterested love rewarded.
Mk. 10: 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have follewed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily, I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come, eternal life.
[See 408, 527, 630.]
LYING. 416. Lying a prevalent sin.
Is. 59: 3 Your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief. and bring forth iniquity. 13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Jer. 9: 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of way-faring men ; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies : but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth ; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4 Take
every one of his neighbor, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders. 5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6 Thine habitation is in the midst of de
Forbidden - Displeasing to God.
ceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
Hos. 4: 1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Mic. 6: 12 The rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Jn. 8: 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father
ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [See 702.] 417. Lying forbidden.
Ex. 20: 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Lev. 19: 11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. 12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Ps. 34: 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Pr. 4: 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Ep. 4: 25 Putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Col. 3: 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye
off the old man with his deeds.
1 Pet. 3: 10 He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. [See 729, 730.] 418. Lying displeasing to God.
Ps. 5: 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man 59: 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and Tying which they speak. 13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob
His Origin, Powers, and Dignity.
unto the ends of the earth.- 63: 11 The king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
Pr. 6: 16 These six things doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. 10: 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. — 12: 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 19: 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
Is. 28: 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hidingplace.
Ac. 5: 3 Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land ? 4 While it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Rev. 21: 8 The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the låke which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 22: 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [Ps. 62: 3, 4. Pr. 21: 6. Zec. 8: 16, 17.]
419. Man's common origin and dignity.
Gen. 1: 27 God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him ; male and female created he them. · 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
His Powers, and Immortality.
fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Ps. 8: 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers ; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained ; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest him ? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
Mal. 2: 10 Have we not all one father ? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers ?
Ac. 17: 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 420. Man's power of intuition, or perception of self-evident truths.
Job 32: 8 There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Lk. 12:57 Why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? [See 206.]
421. Man's power of reason, and capacity for knowledge, holiness, and progress.
Pr. 18:1 Through desire, a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Ezk. 12: 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. [Jer. 5: 21.]
2 Cor. 8: 12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath and not according to that he hath not.
Heb. 5: 14 Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. — 6:1 Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.
Jn. 10: 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and
Instituted and recommended - Matrimonial instructions.
they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them o t of my hand.
Rom. 2: 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honor, and immortality ; eternal life.
2 Tim. 1: 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
[See 152, 617.]
423. Marriage instituted and recommended.
Gen. 2: 18 The LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone : I will make him an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Pr. 18: 22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the LORD.
Ep. 5: 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
1 Tim. 3: 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach. — 4: 1 The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron ; 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. 5: 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
Heb. 13: 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. [Ps. 68: 6: and 107: 41, 42. 1 Cor. 7: 2.] 424. Matrimonial instructions and warnings. Gen. 6: 2 The sons of God saw the daughters of men that