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*** What has
man’s redemption from sin cost?
“For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. (See also Heb. 5:7-9.)
*** How great
was this love?
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure
for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
us.” Romans 5:7, 8.
“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved
thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn
thee.” Jeremiah 31:3.
*** In return,
what does God require of us?
“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” Luke 10:27.
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with
all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:5.
*** What is
the love of God?
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:3.
*** Does the
Lord compel obedience?
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth
say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let
him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day
whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were
on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land
ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15.
*** Why does
He ask obedience?
“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy
peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the
sea.” Isaiah 48:18. (Isa. 1:19, 20) (John 15:10).
*** What did
God forbid those to do who assisted in removing the sanctuary from place
“And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the
sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set
forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they
shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the
burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.” Numbers 4:15.
*** When David
designed to remove the ark of the covenant from Gibeah to Jerusalem, how
did he propose to do it?
“And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought
it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio,
the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.” 2 Samuel 6:3.
*** What was
one of these men next emboldened to do?
“And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put
forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen
shook it.” 2 Samuel 6:6.
*** How did
the Lord regard this act?
“And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God
smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of
God.” 2 Samuel 6:7.
*** What did
Samuel say Saul had done in disobeying a plain command given him?
“And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou
hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee
from being king over Israel.” 1 Samuel 15:26.
*** When the
angels had put Lot and his family out of the doomed city of Sodom, what
admonition did they give them?
“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,
that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither
stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be
consumed.” Genesis 19:17.
*** When Lot’s
wife looked back, what became of her?
“But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a
pillar of salt.” Genesis 19:26.
referring to this, what warning does our Saviour give to all?
“Remember Lot’s wife.” Luke 17:32.
evidently citing these cases, what solemn question does the apostle ask?
“For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How
shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that
heard him.” Hebrews 2:2, 3.
*** What does
He say in another place of those who persist in willful sins?
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.”
*** How does
the Saviour regard the worship of those who allow a tradition to take the
place of one of God’s commandments?
“But in vain they do worship me,
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:9.
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