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7. That what is forbidden or commanded to ourselves, we are bound, according to our places, to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the duty of their places a.

8. That, in what is commanded to others, we are bound according to our places and callings to be helpful to them b; and to take heed of partaking with others in what is forbidden them c.

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z Mat. V. 21, 22, 27, 28. (See in thy gates, Lev. xix. 17. Thou letter o before.) Mat. xv. 4. For God malt not hate thy brother in thine commanded, saying, Honour thy beart: thou thalt in any wise rebuke father and mother and, He that thy neighbour, and not suffer fin curseth father or mother, let him upon him. Gen. xviii. 19. For I die the death. v. s. But ye say, know him, that he will command Whosoever shall say to his father or his children and his houshold after his mother, It is a gift by whatso- him, and they hall keep the way of ever thou mightest be profited by the Lord, to do justice and judge me; v. 6. And honour not his fa: ment; that the Lord may bring upther or his mother, he shall be free. on Abraham, that which he hath Thus have ye made the command: spoken of him.' Josh. xxiv. 15. And ment of Gud of none effect by your if it seem evil unto you to serve the tradition. Heb. x. 24. And let us Lord, choose you this day whom ye conlider one another to proroke un- will serve, whether the gods which to love and to good works : V. 25. your fathers served, that were 'on Not forsaking the affembling of our the other file of the flood, or the selves together, as the manner of gods of the amorites, in whose land fome is; but exhorting one another: ye dwell : but as for me and my and so much the more, as ye fee house, we will serve the Lord. Deur. the day approaching 1 Thess, vi vi: 6. And these words which I 22. Abstain from all appearance of command thee this day, shall be in evil. Jude 23. And others fave thine heart: v. 7. And thou shalt with fear, puiling them out of the teach them diligently unto thy chil. 'Ere ; bating even the garment spot. cren, and shalt talk of them when ted by the Aesh. Gal. v. 26. Let thou Griest in thine house, and when us not be defrous of vain glory,' thou walkelt by the way, and when provoking one another, envying one thou liest down, and when thou another. Col. iii. 21. Fathers, pro riselt up. voke not your chilureo to anger, b 2 Cor, i. 24. Not for that. we left they be discouraged,

have dominion over your faith, but a Exod. xx. 10. But the seventh' are helpers of your joy : for by day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy faith fand. God: in it thou shalt not do any ci Tim. v. 22. Lay liands sud.work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy denly on no man, peicher be par. daughter, thy man servant, nor taker of other mens fins : keep ihy. thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, self pure. Eph.v. it, and have do poc thy ftranger that is within

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Q. 100. What special things are we to consider in the ter comm.indments?

A. We are to consider in the ten commandments, the preface, the substance of the commandments themselves, and several reasons andexed to some of them the more to enforce them.

Q. 101. What is the preface to the ten commandments ?

A. The preface to the ten commandments is contained in these words, I ain the Lord thy God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage d. Wherein God manifesteth his sovereignty, as being Jehovah, the eternal, immutable, and almighty God e; having his being in and of himself

f, and giving being to all his words g and works h: and that he is a God in covenant, as with Israel of old, fo with all his people i; who as he brought them out of their bondage in Egypt, so he delivered us from our spiritual thraldomé; and that therefore we are bound to take him for our God alone, and to keep all his commandments I.

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fellowship with the unfruitful works own poets have said, For we are al: of darkness, but rather reprove so his off spring. them,

i Gen, xvii. 7. And I will establir 101, d Exodus xx. 2.

my covenant between me and thee. else. xliv. 6. Thus faith the Lord and thy feed after thce, in their gethe king of Israel, and bis Redeemer perations, for an everlasting covethe Lord of hosts, I am the first, nant; to be a God unto thee, and and I am the last, and besides me to thy feed after thee. Compared there is no god.

with Rom. iii. 29. Is he the God of f Exod. jü. i 4. And God said un the jews only? is he not also of the to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles allo, he'faid, thus shalt thou say unto k Luke i. 74. That he would the children of Israel, I AM hath grant unto us, thac we being deli. fent me unto you.

vered out of the hands of our ene& Exod. vi. 3. And I appeared un. mies, might serve him without fear, to abraham, unto Isaac, and unto ja v. 75. Ja holiness and righteousness con, by the name of God Almighty, before bim all the days of our life, but by my name JEHOVAH was I Ir Pet. i, 15. But as he who hath not known to them.

called you is holy, so be ye holy in all b Acts xvii. 24. God that made manner of conversation ; v. 16. Bethe world, and all things therein, cause it is written, Be ye holy, for feeing that lie is Lord of heaven, I am holy. V. 17. And if ye call and of earth, dwelleth not in temples on the Father, who without respe& made with bands, v.28. For in of persons judgeth according toe. 1sini we live, and move, and have very man's work, pass the time of dar being; as certaia also of your your sojourning here in fear: v. 18.

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Q. 102. What is the sum of the four commandments which contain our duty to God?

a. The sum of the four commandments containing our duty to God, is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind m.

Q: 103. Which is the first commandment?

A. The first commandment 'is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me n.

Q. 104. What are the duties required in the first commandment?

4. The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the only true God, and our God 0; and to worship and glorify him accordingly p,

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with corruptible will cast thee off for ever. Deut. things, as silver and gold, from xxvi. 17. Thou hast avouched the your vain conversation received by Lord this day to be thy God, and tradition from your fathers. Lev. to walk in his ways, and to keep his xvii. 30. Therefore thall ye keep Statutes, and his commandments, mine ordinance, that ye-commit not and his judgments, and to hearken any ode of these abominable customs, unto his voice. Isa. xliii, 10. Ye are which were committed before you, my witnesses, faith the Lord, and that ye defile not yourselves there. my servant whom I have chosen : in: I am the Lord your God. Lev. that ye may know and believe me, xix, 37. Therefore Thall ye observe and understand that I am he: be. all my statutes, and all my judg. føre me there was no God formed, ments, and do them: I am the neither shall there be after me. Jer, Lord.

xiv, 22. Are there any among the 102. m Lnke x. 27. And he an- vanities of the Gentiles that can fwering, faid, Thou shalt love the cause rain? or can the heaveos give Lord thy God with all thy heart, showers? Art not thou he, O Lord and with all thy soul, and with all our God ? therefore we will wait thy Itrength, and with all thy mind; upon thee, for thou hast made alt and thy neighbour as thyself. these things. 103. n Esod, xx. 3.

P 6. () come, and let 104. 01 Chron. xxvii.

us worship and bow down : let us thou, Solomon my ton, know thou kneel before the Lord our Maker: the God of thy father, and serve biniv7. For he is oor God, and we are with a perfect heart, and with a the people of his pasture, and the willing mind : for the Lord search- sheep of his hand. Mat. ir. 10. eth all hearts, and understandeth Then laid jesus unto him, Get thee all the imaginations of the thoughts: hence, Satan: for it is writton, Thou is thou seek bim, he will be found inal worship the Lord thy God,

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by thinking q, medicating r, remembrings, highly esteemingt, honouring v, adoring w, choosing x, loving y, desiring z, fearing of him a; believing him b; trusting c, hoping d, delighting é, rejoicing in him f; being zealous for himg; calling upon him;

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and him only shalt thou ferve. Pfal. of the amorites, in whose land ye xxix. 2. Give unto the Lord the dwell : but as for me and my house, glory due unto his name; worship we will serve the Lord. v. 22. And the Lord in the beauty of holinefs. Joshua said unto the people, Ye are

q Mal. ii. 16. Then they that witnesses against yourselves, that ye feared the Lord, spake often one to have chosen the Lord, to serve him. another, and the Lord hearkened, And they said, We are witnesses, : and heard it, and a book of remem y Deut. vi. 5. And thou shalt love brance was written before him for the Lord thy God with all thine. them that feared the Lord, and heart, and with all thy soul, and that thought upon

with all thy might, r Pfal. Ixiii. 6. When I remem z Pfal. lxxiii. 25. Whom have I ber thee upon my bed, and medi. in heaven but thee? and there is none tate on thee in the night-watches. upon earth that I desire besides thee.

Eccl. xi. 1. Remember now thy a lla, viii. 13. Sanctify the Lord Creator in the days of thy youth, of hosts himself, and let him be your while the evil days come not, and fear, and let him be your dread. the years draw nigh, when thou b Exod. xiv. 31. And Israel Saw fhalt say I have no pleasure in them. that great work which the Lord did

1 Pfal. Ixxi. 19. Thy righteous- upon the Egyptians : and the peo. ness also, O God, is very high, who ple feared the Lord, and believed haft done great things: God, the Lord, and his servant Mofes. who is like unto thee?

clfa, xxvi. 4. Trust ye in the v Mal. i. 6. A fon honouretla his Lord for ever : for in the Lord Jefather, and a servant his master; if hovah is everlasting (trengtb. then I be a father, where is mine d Psal. cxxx, 7. Let Israel hope in honour ? and if I be a master, where the Lord : for with the Lord there is my fear? faith the Lord of hosts is mercy, and with him is plenteous unto you, o priests ; that defpise redemption. my name :

e Pfal. xxxvii. 5.Delight thyself w Isa. xlv. 23. I have sworn by also in the Lord, and he thall give myself, the word hath gone out of thee the desires of thine heart, my mouth in righteousness, and f Psal. xxxii. 11. Be glad in the Shall not return, that unto me every Lord, and rejoice ye righteous: and knee fall bow, every tongue fall shout for joy all ye that are upright sweari

in heart, * Josh. xxiv. 15. And if it seem g Rom, xü. i1. Not flothful in evil unto you, to serve the Lord, business; fervent in fpirit"; ferring! choose you this day whom you will the Lord, Compared with Numb. serve, whether the gods which your xxv. 11. Phineas the son of Eleazar, ? faibers served, that were on the ou the fon of Aaron the priest, barla ther side of the food, or the gods turned my wrath away from the

giving all praise and thanks b, and yielding all obedience and fub niffion to him with the whole man i; being careful in all things to please hiink, and sorrowful when in any thing he is offended l; and walking humbly with him m.

Q. !0;. What are the fins forbidden in the first commandment?

4. The fins forbidden in the first commmandment are atheism in denying, or not having a God n; idolatry, in having or worshipping more gods than one, or any with or instead of the true God o; the not having and avouching him for God, and our God p; the omission or neglect of any

thing children of Israel (while he was thee, O man, what is good; and zealous for my fake among them) what doth the Lord require of thee, that I consumed not the children of but to do justly, and to love mercy, Ifrael in my jealousy,

and to walk humbly with thy God? h Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no 105. n Psal. xiv. 1. The food thing: bur in every thing by prayer hath said in his heart, there is no and Tupplication with thanksgiving, God: they are corrupt, they have Jet your requests be made kaown done abominable works, there is uoto God.

none that doth good. Eph. ii. 12... ; Jer. vii. 23. But this thing com That at that time ye were without manded I them, saying, Obey my Christ, being aliens from the comvoice, and I will be your God, and mon•wealik of Israel, and strangers ye shall be my people : and walk ye from the covenants of promise, havin all the ways that I have com. ing no bope, and without God in manded you, that it may be well the world. unto you. Jam. iv.7. Submit your. 'o Jer. ii. 27. Saying to a stock, selves therefore to God: refil the Thou art my father; and to altone, devil, and he will flee from you. Thou hast brought me forth : for

ki John iïi. 22. And whatsoever they have turned their faces; but we alk, we receive of hins, because in the time of their trouble they will we keep his commandments, and do say, Arise, and save us. v. 28. But those things that are plealing in his where are thy gods that thou hait Gght,

made thes? let them arise if they I fer: xxxi. 18. I have surely heard can save thee in the time of thy Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, trouble : for according to the nurs Tbou bast chastised me, and I was ber of thy cities, are thy gods, o chattised, as a bullock unaccultomed • Judah. Compared with 1 Theff. to the yoke : turn thou me, and I i. 9. For they themselves few of shall be turned; for thou art the us, what inanner of entering in we Lord my God.' Pfal, cxix. 136. liad unto you, and how ye retur oed? Rivers of waters, roo duwn mine to god from idols, to ferve the liv. eyes; because they keep 'not thy "ing and tròe God. Jaw.

p Pfal. Ixxxii IT. But ny people in Micah vi. 8. He bath shewed would not hearken to my voice; and

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