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LORD swear unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Joh. i. 8. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein : - For then shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and then thou lhalt have good success.
Ps. cxix. 9. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his ways ? By taking heed thereto, according to thy word.
Pf. xxxvii. 31. The law of GOD is in his heart; none of his steps-shall slide..
Pf. i. 2. His delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Ver. 3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his seafon : His leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doth fhall prosper.
Pf. lxiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied as with mar. row and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with . joyful lips ;
Ver. 6. When I remember thee upon my bed, and · meditate on thee in the night watches.
Pf. ciïi. 17. The mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting, upon them that fear him ; and his righteousness to children's children ::
Ver. 1o. To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
Prov. iv. 26. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established (or, All thy ways shall be ordered aright.)
Prov. xiv. 22. Mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
If. lxiv. 5. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.
XII. TO FASTING.
Joel ii. 15. Blow the trumpet in Zion, fanctify a falt, call a solemn assembly.
Ver. 16. Gather the people ; fanctify the congregation ; assemble the elders ; gather the children, and those that suck the breasts ; let the bridegroom go
forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. . Ver. 17. Let the priests, the ministers of the
LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, &c.
Ver. 18. Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
Matth. vi. 17. Thou, when Fasting in Secret thou fastest, anoint thine head,
and wash thy face : Ker. 18. That thou appear not to men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret : And thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
XIII. TO BAPTISM. Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved.
Aas ii. 38. Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of fins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Als xxii. 16. Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the LORD.
Rom. vi. 3. Know ye not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death. .
Ver. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death ; that like as Christ was raised up
from the dead by the glory of the Father, even fo we also should walk in newness of life.
I Cor. xii. 13. By one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free.
Gal. iii. 27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.
Col. ii. 12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of GOD, who hath raised him from the dead.
1 Pet. iii. 20. Wherein (i. e. the ark) few, that is, eight fouls, were saved by water.
Ver. 21. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now fave us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards GOD) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
XIV. To the Lord's SUPPER.
Matth. xxvi. 26. Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat ; this is my body.
Ver. 27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it :
Ver. 28. For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many, for the remiffion of fins.
I Cor. x. 16. The cup of blessing, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? The bread which we break, is it not, the communion of the body of Christ ?
I Cor. xii. 13. We have been all made to drink into one fpirit. .
John vi. 54. * Whofo eateth my flesh, and drink
* Though this be a figurative expregion of faith in Christ's death, yet it is applicable to the particular exercise of it at the Lord's table.
eth my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Ver. 55. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Ver. 56. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Ver. 57. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father ; so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Ver. 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing : The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.
Cant. ii. 3. I fat under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste..
Ver. 4. He brought me to the banquetting-house, and his banner over me was love.
Cant. v. 1. Eat, О friends ; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
18. xxv. 6. And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
XV. To Good Discourse. . Prov. xii. 9. The mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Ver. 14. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompence of a man's hand shall be rendered unto him.
Ver. The tongue of the wife is health.
Prov. xiii. 2. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth.
Prov. xv. 4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.
Ver. 23. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth ; and a word spoken in due season, how good is it?
Prov. xvi. 24. Pleasant words are as an honey. comb ; sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Prov. xviii. 20. A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth ; and with the increase of his lips shall he be fiiled.
Ver. 21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue ; and they that love it, shall eat the fruit there, of.
Mal. iii. 16. Then they that feared the LORD spake often to one another, and the LORD 'hearkened and heard it ; and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Ver. 17. And they shall be mine, faith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Prov. xiii. 3. He that keepeth To the Government his mouth, keepeth his life. of the Tongue. Prov. xiv. 3. The lips of the
wife shall preserve them. Prov. xxxi. 23. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.
Matt. xii. 37. By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
i Pet. iii. 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.
XVI. TO WATCHFULNESS. Luke xii. 37. Blessed are those fervants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching : Verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and ferve them. Ver. 38. And if he shall come in the second watch,