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To worship and serve God rightly and acceptably, considering who THE LORD OUR GOD IS ;i. e. As a Spirit, spiritually. John iv. 24.
As a jealous God, exclusively. Matt. vi. 24. 1 Tim. ii. 5. As a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him, with the whole heart, and mind, and soul, and strength. Heb. xi. 6.
IX. What are the duties especially contained under this Second Commandment? 1. To worship God not only with my lips, but with
my heart. Inward adoration and Thanksgiving. See 1 Thess. v. 17, 18. Especially thankful remembrance of Jesus Christ, and devout cherishing of
the communion of His Spirit. 2. To set my heart upon nothing, in competition or
comparison with God. See Col. iii. 5, 6. “Evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is idolatry."
X. What is the Third Commandment, as delivered in the Law, and fulfilled in the Gospel ?
To honour God by hallowing his NAME (ovoua), i. e. every thing by which He is called, or known to us, as His Name, His Word; and which is more immediately set apart to his honour and service, as His House, His Minis
See Matt. vi. 9. αγιασθήτω το όνομά σου. 1 Pet. iii. 15. Κύριον δε τον Θεόν αγιάσατε εν ταις καρδίαις υμών. .
XI. What are the duties more especially contained under this Third Commandment? 1. To abstain from all vain use of God's name ; from
all profane language; from all swearing. Matt.
2. To reverence the word of God; reading it often,
marking its instructions, receiving its promises
with all faith and thankfulness, &c. &c. 3. To reverence the house of God. Lev. xix. 30.
John ii. 13–17. Matt. xxi. 12, 13. 6. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.”
Heb. x. 25. 4. To reverence the ministers of God ; i. e. the Clergy
(klñpos), as allotted to God (Numb. viii. 14. John xvii. 6), and ordained of Him to be “ over" his people, and to speak and act in his name in holy things; and as sent to us by Christ, even as Christ was sent by the Father (John xii. 20. xx. 21); “ esteeming them very highly in love
for their works' sake.' See 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. 5. To reverence and keep the two holy Sacraments
ordained by Christ, as the most precious legacy, and remembrances of Himself, to his Church.
See Matt. xxviii. 19, 20. Luke xxii. 19. XII. What is the Fourth Commandment, as delivered in the Law, and fulfilled in the Gospel ?
To keep every day holy unto the Lord,“ serving Him truly all the days of my life,” but especially every Sunday
“ Lord's day,” as more immediately set apart to His honour and service. See 1 Cor. x. 31. Matt. vi. 3134. Heb. iv. 9. Rev. i. 10.
XIII. What change has the Gospel introduced in the observance of this Commandment, and what motives have we for keeping it, including the motives presented to the Jews ?
1. See Exod. xx. 11. xxxi. 17. Deut. v. 15,
XIV. What are the duties more especially contained under this Fourth Commandment? 1. To rest from our ordinary occupations, as God
rested from the work of creation on the seventh
day. Gen. ï. 2. 2. To rise, by prayer and holy meditation, from the
things of earth, as Christ rose from the dead,
on the first day of the week. Luke xxiv. 1. 3. To be “ all with one accord in one place,” that
we may receive the gifts of the Spirit on the
Lord's day. Acts ii. 1. 4. To perform acts of mercy and charity (Matt. xii.
7); and especially to make an offering for the poor on this day, according to the ordinance of the Apostles; the same who had authority to change the Sabbath-day from the last to the first day of the week." See Cor. xvi. 1, 2; and
the Offertory in the Communion Service.
Sabbath that remaineth for the people of God.
OF OBEYING-DUTY TOWARDS MAN.
1. What do you chiefly learn by the latter division (i. e, the six last) of the Ten Commandments ?
II. In what respect does this division of our duty, which succeeds in order, precede in practice? See 1 John iv. 20, 21. ibid. 12.
III. What are the two golden rules in which the Bible sums up
this division of our duty ? 1. To love every man, neighbour or stranger, as my
self. Lev. xix. 18. 34. Matt. xxii. 39. Rom.
xii. 8, 9. Gal. v. 14. James ï. 8. 2. To do unto all men as I would they should do unto me.
Matt. vii. 12.
IV. What is the Fifth Commandment, as delivered in the Law, and fulfilled in the Gospel?
“ To honour all men" with all humility (1 Pet. ii. 17); especially my Parents, and all to whom I am bound to look up in a domestic, political, or spiritual relation. See Matt. xviii. 4.
V. What are the duties more especially contained under this Fifth Commandment ! 1. To “ love, honour, and succour"
Parents. Matt. xv. 4. Eph. vi. 2, 3. 1 Tim. v. 4. Col. iii. 20.—Example of Christ. Luke
ii. 51. 2. To honour and obey the Queen, as my political
Parent, and all that are put in authority under her. 1 Pet. ii. 13, 14. 17. Rom. xi, 1–7. Tit.
iii. 1. 3. To submit myself to the Church, as my spiritual
Parent, observing her orders for public prayer, for the keeping of fasts and festivals, &c., and all other her rites and ordinances-and, under her, to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pastors, and masters. 1 Pet. ii. 13. Heb. xiii. 17. 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. Luke x. 16. 2 Thess. iii. 6.-See Tables and Rules for the Feasts and Fasts through the whole year, prefixed to Prayer-Book, Rubric 2nd after the Nicene Creed, and Canons of the
Church of England, LXXVII.-LXXIX. 4. To "render to all their due" share of honour, as
unto fellow-members of one body in Christ. Rom. xiii. 7.—the aged. Levit. xix. 32.
VI. What is the Sixth Commandment, as delivered in the Law, and fulfilled in the Gospel ?
To live in perfect charity (ayánn) with all men.
VII. What are the duties more especially contained under this Sixth Commandment?
1. To do no murder, or any acts akin to it—as of
violence, cruelty, striking another, &c. Luke
iii. 14. 2. To abstain from all passion and feelings that tend
towards murder, and are in kind murderous, as anger (eikn), hatred, malice, revenge, &c. Matt. v. 22. 1 John iii. 15. Eph. iv. 26. 31. Rom. xii.
17. 19. Col. iii. 8. 3. To abstain from all hurtful and abusive language,
which in kind is murderous of the good name of others—as calling bad names, insult, ridicule, &c.
Matt. v. 22. Eph. iv. 31. 4. “ To follow peace with all men. Heb. xii. 14.
Rom. xii. 18.-“ Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another.” Col. iii. 12, 13. See
also 15. 5. To love all Christians as brethren in the Lord,
even my enemies and persecutors. John xiii. 34. xv. 12. 1 Pet. iii. 8. Matt. v. 44. 1 Cor.
xiii. passim. 6. To pray for all men, even for my enemies and
persecutors. 1 Tim. ii. 1. Matt. v. 44.