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1 Pet.1.16. Because it is written, be ye holy, for
I am boly.
Just. Job 34.10. Therefore hearken unto me ye men of
understanding, far be it from God that he should do wickednejlé, and from the Almighty that he should commit iniquity. V.11. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his waies. V.12. Tea, surely God will not do wickedly, nej
ther will the Almighty, pervert judgment, Jer.9.23. Thus faith the Lord, let not the wise
man glory in his wisdome, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches. V.24. But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that' am the Lord, which exercise loving kindnesje. Fudgement, and Righteousnesse in the earth;
for in these things I delight saith the Lord. Deut. 32.4. He is the Rock, bis work is perfect, for all his waies are Fudgment, a God of truth
and without iniquity ; just and right is he. Gen.18.25.-- shall not the judge of all the earth
Pfal.119.68. Thou art good and doest good, teach
me thy Statutes. Pfal.147.11. The Lord takeıb pleasure in theme
that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Nebem.9.17. And refused to obey, neither were
mindful of thy wonders, that thou didst among them, but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a Captain to return to their bondage ; but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious, and merciful, flow to anger, and of great kindnesse, and forfookest them not. V.31. Neverthelesle; for thy great mercies sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsaken them, for thou art a graçious and a merciful
flow to anger and plenteous in mercy.
North, and say return thou backsliding Ifraei,
Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.
and proclaimed, the Lord, the Lord God, mer-
in goodnesle and truth.
iniquity, and transgresion,and fin,and that will by no means clear the guilty ; visiting the iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children; and upon the Childrens children unto the third and
fourth generation. Pal.145.7. They shall abundantly utter the memo
ry of thy great goodnesse and shall fing of the
righteousneße. 1 John 4.8. He that loveth not knoweth not God,
for God is love, V.16. And we have known and believed the love
that God hath to us ; God is love, and he that dwclleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in
him. Micah 7.18.Who is a God like unto thes, that par.
doneth iniquity, and palleth by the transgreßions of the remnant of his heritage, he retaineth not his anger for ever because he delighteth in mer. cy. Isa. 28.21. For the Lord shall rise up as in Mount
Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to passe his act, his strange
act. 2 Cor. 1. 3. Bleßed be God, even the Father of
our Lord Fesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all Comforts. Ifa.30.18. And therefore will the Lord wait that
be may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you, for the Lord is a God of judgement, blessed
are all they that wait for hina. Pfa.78.38. But 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. Luke 6.36, Beye therefore merciful, for your hea
venly Father is merciful.
1. Creation : Concerning which we must
know, 1. That God made the world, and all the Creatures cherein, (boch visible, and invisible,) by his Almighty power, and Created them all very good
Angels, 2. The chief of his Creatures are
3. All the Angels were at first made holy and happy Spirits : Some continued in their obedience to God, and are still Angels of Light; Others fell from God through Pride, or some other sin, and are become Devils of Darknes.
Concerning the Creation of Man, see farther in the next chapter.
s Col.1,16. For by him were all things Created that
are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be Thrones, or Doo mirions or Principalities, or Powers, all things
are Created by him, and for him, V.17. And he' is before all things, and by him
all things confift. Nehem.9.6. Thou ever thou art Lord alone, thou
haft made Heaven, the Heaven of Heavens, with all their Holt; the earth and all things that are therein; the seas, and all that is therein, and thou prefervest them all, and the Hoft
of Heaven worshippeth thee. Rom.1.20. For the invisible things from the
Creation of the world, are clearly seen, being under stood by the things that are made, even his Eternal power and Godhead, so that they are
without excufe. Rev, 15.3. And they sing the song of Moses the
servant of god, and the fong of the Lamb, faying, great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, just and true are thy waies, thou
King of Saints. Heb.3.4. For every house is built by some man,
but he that built all things is God.. Pfal.145.10. All thy works fhall praise thee, o God, and thy Saints shall bleße thee.