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Isa. xlix. 15. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget.
xlix. 16. Behold I have thy walls are continually before me.
thee on the palms of my hands,
liv. 7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee. Ver. 8, 9, 10.
2 Cor. iv. 9. We are persecuted but not forsaken.
Heb. xiii. 5. Be content, for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
XXXI. Prayers that God would not forsake his people. 1 Kings viii. 57. The Lord be with us, let him not leave us nor forsake us. Ps. xxvii. 9. Leave me not neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. See Ps. xxxviii. 21.-lxxi. 9, 18.-cxix. 8.—cxxxviii. 8.
XXXII. God forsaketh the wicked. Deut. xxxi. 16. The Lord said, this people will forsake me, and break my covenant.
Ver. 17. Then mine anger shall be kindled against them, and I will forsake them.
Judg. vi. 13. The Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of enemies.
2 Kings xxvi. 14. Thus saith the Lord, I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance, and deliver them into the hands of their enemies, because of their sins.
2 Chr. xii. 5. Thus saith the Lord, ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I left you in the hand of enemies. your
xv. 2. If ye forsake the Lord, he will forsake you. Ch. xxiv. 20. Ps. lxxviii. 60. He forsook the tabernacle of Shilo. Ver. 61. Jer. xii. 7. I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage, I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hands of her
xxiii. 39. I will utterly forget you, and forsake you, and the city that I gave your fathers. Ver. 33.
XXXIII. God doth not cast off nor reject his people. Lev. xxvi. 43. When they accept the punishment of their iniquity.
Ver. 44. I will not cast them away, neither abhor them to destroy them utterly.
2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord had compassion on his people, and would not destroy them, neither cast them off.
Neh. i. 9. If ye turn unto me and keep my commandments, though ye were cast out, I will gather you.
Job. viii. 20. God will not cast away a perfect man.
Ps. cxiv. 14. The Lord will not cast off his people. Amos iii. 31.
Jer. xxxiii. 25. Thus saith the Lord, if my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinance of heaven and earth;
Ver. 26. Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, I will cause their captivity to return and have mercy on them. Ver. 20. Ch. xxxi. 37. Lam. iii. 31, 32.
Zech. x. 6. They shall be as though I had not cast them off, for I am the Lord their God. Ezek. xi. 19. Mic. iv. 7.
Rom. xi. 2. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Ver. 4.
XXXIV. Prayers against being cast off. Ps. xliii. 2. Why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning?
Ver. 3. O send out thy light and truth, let them lead me, &c. xliy. 9. O Lord cast us not off for ever. Ps. lxxiv. 1. Ps. lxxvii. 7. Jer. xiv. 19, 21.
li. 11. Cast me not away from thy presence.
lxxi. 9. Cast me not off in time of old age.
XXXV. God casteth off and rejecteth the wicked. 2 Kings xvii. 20. Because of their wickedness the Lord rejected the seed of Israel, and afflicted them. Ch. xxiii. 27.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. If thou forsake the Lord he will cast thee off for ever.
Ps. xliv. 9. Thou hast cast off and put us to shame. Ps. Ix. 1, 10. lxxxix. 38.-cviii. 11.
lxxiii. 18. Thou castedst the wicked down to destruction. Ps. v. 10. lxxxix. 44. Thou hast made his glory to cease, thou hast cast his throne down to the ground. Ps. cxlvii. 6.
Jer. vi. 30. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
Jer. vii. 15. Because ye have done these evil works, saith the Lord, I will cast you out of my sight. Ver. 20. Ch. xv. 1, 2.-xxiii. 39.-lii. 3.
xvi. 12. Ye have done evil.
Ver. 13. Therefore I will cast you out of this land, into another land, where I will shew you no favour. Ch. xxii. 26.
Lam. v.22. Thou hast utterly rejected us and art wroth against us. Ezek. xxviii. 16. I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God.
xxxii. 4. I will cast thee forth upon the open field.
Ver. 8. The bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee. Hos. ix. 17. God will cast them away because they did not hearken unto him.
Matt. iii. 10. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.
viii. 12. The children of the kingdom shall be cast into utter dark
xiii. 48. Sce the parable of the net and fishers casting the bad fish
Luke ix. 25. What is a man advantaged if he lose his own soul, or be cast away.
John xv. 6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered.
1 Cor. ix. 27. I keep my body under, lest I be cast away.
Heb. vi. 8. That ground which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing, whose end is to be burned.
xii. 17. Esau was rejected.
GOD A FATHER.
XXXVI. God a father to his people. Exod. iv. 22. Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my first born. Jer. xxxi. 9. Rom. ix. 4.
Exod. iv. 23. Let my son go. Hos. xi. 1.
Deut. xiv. 1. Ye are the children of the Lord your God.
Isa. xliii. 6. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Ch. xlv. 11.
Ixiii. 16. Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer. Ver. 8.
Ixiv. 8. Thou, Lord, art our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter, we are all the work of thine hands.
Jer. xxxi. 20. Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? Hos. i. 10. In the place where it was said, ye are not my people, there shall it be said unto you, ye are the sons of the living God. Mal. ii. 10. Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us?
Matt. vi. 9. Our Father which art in heaven.
xxiii. 9. One is your Father which is in heaven.
John xx. 17. Jesus said, I ascend to my Father, and your Father, to my God and your God
Rom. ix. 25. To us there is but one God the Father, of whom are all things.
2 Cor. vi. 18. I will be a Father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord almighty. Jer. xxxi. 1, 9. Hos. i. 10. Eph. iv. 6. There is one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all, and in you all.
XXXVII. How any of mankind come into the relation of children, of sons and daughters unto God, besides that of being created by God. John i. 12. To as many as received Christ, to them gave he power to be-come the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Ver. 13. Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John iii. 3. Jesus said, except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Ver. 5. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Tit. iii. 5, 6.
Ver. 6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Ver. 7. Marvel not that I said ye must be born again.
Ver. 8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, canst not discern whence it cometh and whither it goeth, so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Gal. iii. 26. Ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus Christ. -iv. 4. God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law to redeem them that were under the law;
Ver. 5. That we might receive the adoption of sons.
Eph. i. 4. God hath chosen us in Christ before thé foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
Ver. 5. Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, to himself according to the good pleasure of his will. Ver. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
! Pet. i. 22. Love one another with a pure heart fervently.
1 Pet. i. 23. Ye being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever. James i. 8. Of his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
2 Pet. i. 3. God hath begotten us to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Luke xx. 36. The children of the resurrection. 1 John iii. 1. Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God.
XXXVIII. Blessings from God as a Father to his people, as his children.
Matt. vi. 6. Thy Father shall reward thee openly.
Ver. 8. Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Ver. 14. Your heavenly Father will forgive your trespasses.
x. 29. A sparrow shall not fall to the ground without your Father. Ver. 30. The very hairs of your head are numbered.
Ver. 31. Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of more value than many
xiii. 43. The righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the king. dom of their Father.
xviii. 14. It is not the will of your Father that one of these little ones should perish.
Luke xii. 32. Fear not little flock, it is your Father's good will to give you the kingdom.
John xi. 51. The high priest prophesied, that Jesus should die. Ver. 52. And gather together in one the children of God. Rom. i. 7. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. viii. 15. Ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba Father. Gal. iv. 6. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father.
Ver. 16. The Spirit beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Ver. 17. And if children then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. Gal. iv. 7. If a son then an heir of God through Christ. Ver. 19. The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Sons of God. 1 John iii. 2.
Ver. 2. The creature shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
2 Cor. i. 3. God is to us the Father of mercies, a God of all comfort.
Eph. ii. 8. Through Christ we have access by the Spirit, unto the Father.
2 Thess. ii. 16. Our Father hath loved us, and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.
Heb. ii. 10. Bringing many sons unto glory.
Jam. i. 17. Every good and perfect gift, cometh from the Father of lights.
1 John i. 3. Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
ii. 1. We have an advocate with the Father.
iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not appear
what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Jude ver. 1. Sanctified by God the Father, preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.
XXXIX. Marks and characters of God's children in the exercise of the graces, and practice of the duties of religion. Mal. i. 6. If I be a Father, where is mine honour, saith the Lord of hosts.
Mat. v. 9. Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Ver. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they seeing your good works, may glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Ver. 44. 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.
Ver. 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. Luke vi. 35.
iv. 14. If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Luke vi. 36. Be ye merciful as your Father also is merciful. Ver. 48. Be ye perfect as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. John. iv. 23. The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
Rom. viii. 14. As many as are led by the Spirit, are the sons of God. Ver. 16.
Eph. v. 1. Be ye followers of God as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Ver. 2.
Ver. 20. Giving thanks always for all things unto God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. James iii. 9. With the tongue bless we God, even the Father. Phil. iv. 20. Unto God our Father, be glory for ever and ever.
Phil. ii. 14. Do all things without murmurings, and disputings. Ver. 15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Heb. xii. 5. The exhortation speaketh unto you as unto children, my son despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, neither faint when thou art rebuked of him.
Ver. 6. For whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Ver. 7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not.
Ver. 8. If ye be without chastisement whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.
Ver. 9. Shall we not be in subjection to the Father of spirits and
Ver. 10. He chastened us for our profit that we might be partakcrs of his holiness.
1 Pet. i. 14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
Ver. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.