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Strengthy, haste thee to help me. xxvii. 8, When thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart' said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek! Ps. xxxiv. 6, This poor man cried', and the Lord heard him', and saved him out of all his troubles'. Ps. lxiï. 1, O God', thou art my God'; early will I seek thee', my soul thirsteth for thee', my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land', where no water is': Ps. Ixxiii. 25, Whom have I in heaven' but thee'? and there is none upon earth' that I desire besides thee'. cxix. 169, 170, Let my cry come near before thee', O Lord': give me understanding' according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee': deliver me' according to thy word. Isa. lv. 6, Seek ye the Lord while he may be found', call ye upon him' while he is near Jer. xxix. 12, 13, Then shall ye call upon me', and

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and me', and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me', when ye search for me with all your heart'. Luke xi. 8–13, I say unto you', Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend', yet, because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you'; seek', and ye shall find; knock', and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh', receiveth'; and he that seeketh', findeth'; and to him that knocketh', it shall be opened. If a son ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone'? or if he ask a fish', will he for a fish give him a serpent'? Or if he shall ask an egg', will he

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offer him a scorpion'? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father' give the Holy Spirit' to them that ask him?

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(3.) Frequently and perseveringly. - Ps. lv. 17, Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray', and cry aloud'; and he shall hear 4, Seek the Lord' and his strength'; seek his face! evermore'. Rom. xii. 12, Rejoicing in hope'; patient in tribulation'; continuing instant' in prayer'. Eph. vi. 18, Praying always with all prayer•and supplication in the Spirit', and watching thereunto with all perseverance for all saiuts': Col. iv. 2, Continue in prayer, and watch in the samel with thanksgiving! Thes. v. 17, Pray without ceasing:

(4.) In faith and in the name of Christ. John xiv. 13, 14, And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name', that will I do, that the Father may be glorified' in the Son'. If ye shall ask any thing in my name', I will do it. Col. iii. 17, And whatsoever ye do in word' or deed', do all in the name of the Lord Jesus', giving thanks to God and the Father' by him. Heb. X. 19_22, Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new' and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh'; And having an high priest' over the house of God'; Let us draw near with a true heart', in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil con

science, and our bodies washed with pure water'. James i. 5—7, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally', and upbraid. eth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering': for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 1 John v. 14, And this is the confidence that we have in him', that if we ask any thing according to his will', he heareth us!!

9. To praise him.-Ps. lxvi. 1, 2, 8, Make a joyful noise unto God', all ye lands': Sing forth the honour of his namel; make his praise glorious'. 0 bless our God', ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard. lxviii. 32, Sing unto God', ye kingdoms of the earth'; O sing praises' unto the Lord: cxlviii. 12, 13, Both young men and mai

old men' and children': Let them praise the name of the Lord': for his name' alone is excellent"; his glory is above the earth and heaven. cl. 6, Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord'. Praise

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10. To read and hear his word frequently and reverently.-Ps. i. 1, 2, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners', nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful": But his delight' is in the law of the Lord'; and in his law doth he meditate day and night'. v. 7,

As for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy'; and in thy fears will I worship to. ward thy holy temple'. lxxxix. 7, God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him' cxix. 18, Open thou mine eyes', that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Prov. viii. 33–35, Hear instruction, and be wise', and refuse it not'. Blessed is the man that heareth me', watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors! For whoso findeth mer findeth life', and shall obtain favour' of the Lord. Eccles. v. 1, Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God', and be more ready to heart than to give the sacrifice of fools': for they consider not that they do evil. John v. 39, Search the Scriptures': for in them' ye think ye have eternal life': and they are they' which testify of me'. Col. iii. 16, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.

11. To glorify him.-Ps. xxix. 1, 2, Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord' glory and strengthGive unto the Lord the glory due unto his name'; worship the Lord' in the beauty of holiness! 1 Cor. vi. 19, What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you', which you have of God'? and ye are not your own', For ye are bought with a price': therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God's'. I Cor. x. 31, Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do', do all to the glory of God'.

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GOD REQUIRES US TO SANCTIFY THE

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1. The duty to Observe the Sabbath-day enjoined. Gen. ïi. 2, 3, And on the seventh day' God ended his work which he had made'; and herested on the seventh day' from all his work which he had made! And God blessed the seventh day', and sanctified it'; because that in it he had rested from all his work' which God created and made. Exod. xvi. 22–30, And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread', two omers' for one man': and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses'. And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto the Lord': bake that which ye will bake to-day, and seethe that ye

will seethe'; and that which remaineth over lay up for you', to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade'; and it did not stink', neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that to-day'; for to-day' is a Sabbath unto the Lord': to-day ye shall not find it in the field: Six days ye shall gather it'; but on the seventh day which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none! And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather', and they found none'. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws'? See, for that the

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