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from their labours, and their works do follow them. See 2 Chron. xv. 7—xxxi. 20, 21. Isa. xlix. 4. Jer. xxxi. 16. Rev. ii. 2.—ix. 13, 19, 26, 28.—iii. I, 8, 15.
LXXV^II. Example* of good -works. Acts x. 28. Jesus went about doing good. John x. 32. See examples of obedience in the above 2d or 3d Ch. of Kev.
LXXVIII. Omission of good works. Threats. Luke xii. 47. That servant which knew his Lord's will and did it not, shall be beaten with many stripes.
James i. 22. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. See the parable of the talent hid in the earth. Matt. xxv. 25, 26, 30. And Christ's sentence against the wicked, for omitting duty. Matt. xxv. 41, 42. The unfruitful tree cut down. Matt. iii. 10.—vii. 19. Luke iii. 9—xiii. 6, 10. John v. 2. The barren fig-tree cursed. Matt. xxi. 19. The parable of the seed sown, not bearing fruit. Matt. xiii. 23. Mark iv. 4. Luke viii. 8. The servants professing but not working. Matt. xxi. 30. Not being rich toward God. Luke xii. 20, 21. Is being like a fool. James iv. 17. Jude 12. Deut. xxxii. 32. Heb. vi. 8.
LXXIX. Shunning evil and doing good, commanded. Ps. xxxiv. 14, Depart from evil, and do good. Ps. xxxvii. 3, 8, 27. Isa. lvi. 2. Isa. i. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 11.
Ps. xcvii. 10. Ye that love the Lord, hate evilMatt. xii. 12. It is lawful to do well on the sabbath day. 2 Cor. xiii. 7. 1 pray God, that ye do no evil. , 1 Pet. ii. 15. It is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
iii. 11. Eschew evil and do good. Ver. 17.
iv. 15. Let none of you suffer as an evil doer.
1 John ver. 11. Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
Examples. Job i. 1. Job feared God and eschewed evil. Ver. 8. Ch. ii. 3.
Ps. cxix. 10. I have refrained my feet from every evil way.
LXXX. Promises to them that do good, that do well. Gen. iv. 7. If thou dost well, shalt thou not be accepted?
Matt. xxvi. 44. Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find so doing.
Rom. ii. 7. To those who seek for glory, honour, and immortality, by a patient continuance in well-doing, God will give eternal life.
Ver. 10. Glory, honour and peace to every man that worketh good.
Gal. vi. 9. Let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
Eph. vi. 8. Whatsoever good thing any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.
1 Pet. iv. 19. Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing.
LXXXl. Evil doers and their works to be avoided. Exod. xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil.
Ver. 24. Thou shalt not do after their works. Lev. xviii. 3.
Ps. xxvi. 5. I have hated the congregation of evil doers, I will not sit with the wicked.
ci. 3. I hate the works of them that turn aside, it shall not cleave to me. Ver. 8.
cxix. 115. Depart from me, ye evil doers, fori will keep the commandments of my God.
cxli. 4. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity.
Isa. lvi. 2. Blessed is the man that keepeth his hand from doing evil.
Matt. xxiii. 3. Do ye not after the works of the Scribes and Pharisees, for they say and do not.
Rom. xii. 2. Be not conformed to this world.
Eph. iv. 17. Walk not as other Gentiles.
1 Pet. iv. 3. The time past of our life may suffice us, to have wrought the will of the Gentiles.
Rev. xviii. 4. I heard a voice, saying, come out, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Isa. li. 11. 2 Cor. vi. 17. Evil company is to be avoided, besides some of the above scriptures, See Ps. i. 1, 2.—exxv. 11. Prov. i. 15.— iv. 14—xvi. 29 xxii. 25.
LXXXII. Doing evil the character of the wicked. Ps. xxxvi. 3. The wicked hath left off to be wise and to do good. Ps. xiv. 3.—liii. 1, 3. Rom. iii. 12.
Prov.ii. 14. The wicked rejoice todoevil. (Mic. vii. 3.) They do evil with both hands.
Eccl. viii. 11. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily ; therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Jer. iv. 22. My people are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots, then may ye also do good, that arc accustomed to do evil.
Rom. vii. 19. The good that I would I do not, but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Ver. 21. I find a law in my members that when I would do goodevil is present with me.
1.XXXIII. Threats against evil doers. 2 Sam. iii. 39. The Lord shall reward the doer of evil, according to his wickedness.
Job viii. 20. God will not help evil doers.
Ps. xxxiv. 16. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Pet. iii. 12. Mic. iii. 4. xxxvii. 9. Evil doers shall be cut off.
Isa. i. 4. A seed of evil doers, children that are corrupters. Ver. 15. When ye make many prayers I will not hear. See threats from ver. 5 to 16.
xiv. 20. The sr^d of e\il doers shall never be renowned.
Isa. xxxi. 2. God will arise against the house of evil doers- Ps. xciv. 16.
Jer. iv. 4. Thus saith the Lord, circumeise yourselves to the Lord, lest my fury come forth like fire and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings. Ch. xxi. 12. Ezek. xxxvi. 17. Jer. xxvi. 3—-xliv. 22. 2 Kings xxli. 17.
xviii. 10. If a nation do evil in my sight, I will repent me of the' good wherewith I said 1 would benefit them.
Ezek. xxxvi. 9. According to their way* and according to their do-1 ings, I judged them. Hos. iv. 9.—xii. 2. Zech. i. 6.
Hos. vii. 2. Their own doings have'beset them about. Jer. iv. 18
Rom. ii. 9. Tribulation- and anguish shall be upon every soul of man that doth evil. See Deut. iv. 25, 26.—xxxi. 29. Isa. iv. 18, 20, 22.—lix. 6.—hvi. 18. Jer. vii. 13, 18.—xxxii. 30.—xlivi 8. Ezek. xxi. 24.—xxxiii. 26, 29.
WORKS OF DARKNESS.
LXXXIV. Darkness and the works thereof. Ps. lxxxii. 5. The wicked walk in darkness.
Prov. ii. 13. Evil men leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the paths of darkness.
iv. 19. The way of the wicked is as darkness.
John iii. 19. Men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.
Rom i. 21. Their foolish heart was darkened. Ver. 22. They became fools.
Eph. iv. 18. Having the understanding darkened. Matt. vi. 23. 1 John. ii. 9, 11. He that hateth his brother is in darkness. Rev. xvi. 10. The kingdom of the beast was full of darkness. LXXXV. Threats. Isa. v. 20. Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darknessxxix. 15. Woe to them whose works are in the dark.
1 Cor. iv. 5. The Lord will bring to light the hidden things of darkness.
NOT IN DARKNESS.
LXXXVI. The righteous walk not in darkness. John viii. 12. He that followeth Christ shall not walk in darkness. Chi xiii. 35.
Acts xxvi. 18. The Lord said to Paul, I send thee to open men's eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
Rom. xiii. 12. Let us cast off the unfruitful works of darkness.
2 Cor. vi. 14. What communion hath light with darkness.
Eph. v. 11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.
vi. 12. Wrestle against the rulers of the darkness of this world.
Col. i. 13. God hath delivered us from the power of darkness. 1 Pet. ii. 9.
1 Thess- v. 4. Ye are not in darkness.
Ver. v. Ye are all the children of light, and of the day.
1 John i. 6. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth.
LXXXVII. The wicked, and their works called dead, the righteou* are alive from the dead. Rom. vi. 13. Yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead.
Eph. ii. I. You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins.
Eph. v. 14. Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Col. ii. 13. You being dead in your sins hath he quickened.
1 Tim. r. 6. She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she livcth
Heb. vi. 1. Repentance from dead works.
ix. 14. The blood of Christ shall purge your conscience from dead works, to serve the living God.
Jude 12. The wicked are as trees twice dead.
Rev. iii. 1. Thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead.
WORKS OF THE DEVIL, CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL.
LXXXVIII. Works of the devil, children of the devil. Johnviii. 44, To the wicked Jesus said, ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
Acts xiii. 10. Paul said, O thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness.
1 Tim. iv. I. Some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
John iii. 8. He that committeth sin is of the devil.
Ver. 10. In this the children of God are manifest and the children of the devil, whosoever doth not righteousness is not of God.
LXXXIX. The righteous have no fellowship with the children of the devil. 1 Cor. x. 20. I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ver. 21.
Eph. iv. 27. Neither give place to the devil.
James iv. 7. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
WORKS OF THE FLESH.
XC. Workt of the flesh, living after the flesh. Rom. vii. 5. When we were in the flesh, the motions of sin did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Ver. 18. In my flesh dwelleth no good thing.
Ver. 25. With the flesh I serve the law of sin.
viii. 6. To be carnally minded is death.
Ver. 7. The carnal mind is enmity against God.
Ver. 13. If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die.
xiii. 14. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof.
2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthincss of flesh and spirit.
Gal. v. 17. The flesh lusteth against the Spirit. Ver. 19. The works of the fjesh are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, &c.
Gal. v. 24. They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, vi. 8. He that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. Eph. ii. I. Ye were dead in trespasses and sins. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world.
Ver. 3. In the lusts of your flesh fulfilling the desires of flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath. Ver. 11.
Col. ii. 11. Putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.
Ver. 13. You being dead in your sins hath he quickened.
Ver. 18. Let no man beguile you vainly puffed up by his fleshy mind.
1 Pet. ii. 11. Abstain from fleshy hists which war against the soul, iv. 2. Live not in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of
2 Pet. ii. 20. If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the latter end is wor.se with them than the beginning.
1 John ii. 16. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and th« pride of life, is not of the Father.
XCI. Lusts of the flesh forbidden to Christians. Rom. vi. 12. Let not sin reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts' thereof. Ver. 13.
xiii. 14. Put ye on the Lord Jesus, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Gal. v. 16. Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.
Ver. 17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit.
Ver. 24. They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Eph. iv 22. Put off the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.
2 Tim. ii. 22. Flee youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, &e. Tit. ii. 12. Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.
1 Pet. i. 14k As obedient children not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
ii. 11. I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.
iv. 2. Live no longer to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
Ver. 3. The time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries.
2 Pet. i. 4. There are given to us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakers of a divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1 John ii. 16. All that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Ver. 17. The world passeth away and the lust thereof. XCII. Lusting after women, Prov. vi. 25. Lust not after beauty, in thine heart.