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come to honour, and he knoweth it not: and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. -Job xiv. 19–21.
My goodness extendeth not to thee: but to the saints that are in the earth.-Ps. xvi. 2, 3.
But the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten also their love and their hatred, and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.-Eccles. ix. 5, 6.
Doubtless, thou art our father; though Abraham be ignorant of us and Israel acknowledge us not.-Isa. lxiii. 16.
OF OUR LORD'S KINDRED ACCORDING TO THE FLESH.
I AM become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children, &c.-Ps. lxix. 8.
Then Joseph, &c. took unto him his wife, and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son. -Matt. i. 24, 25.
out, desiring to speak with thee.Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31—35. Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and his sisters, are not they with us? Whence then hath this man these things?—Matt. xiii. 55, 56.
She brought forth her first-born son, &c. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and his mother went up to Jerusalem; and returning back, missed him, &c. They sought him amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintance, &c.-Luke ii. 7. 42-44. Matt. i. 25.
After this he went down to Capernaum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there not many days.— John ii. 12.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, &c. For neither did his brethren believe in him, &c. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, &c.-John vii. 3-5. 8-10.
These all continued with one accord, &c. with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.-Acts i. 14.
I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, &c. But other apostles saw I none, save James, the Lord's brother.
While he yet talked to the people, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand with--Gal. i. 18, 19.
Comforts arising from them, ib.
When greatest, then generally is deli-
Intended for good in the end, ib.
Altars before the law, 43.
Anger in general, 14.
Its bounds and cure, ib.
Even toward enemies, 20.
Ambition. See Humility, and World.
Acknowledge him in our troubles, 20.
Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.
Advocate Jesus, 6.
Affections of believers each to other, 15.
Have been the portion of believers, ib.
Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14.
Assembly of saints for worship, 25.
Assurance. See Faith.
Attributes of God, 2.
Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,
Avenge not on enemies, ib.
Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates
BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
anger, affections, glory.
Belief. See Faith, and Trust.
Belief, what. See Nature of faith.
Their failings, 11.
Their privileges in general, 12.
Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25.
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.
Burial. See Death.
CALAMITIES, public or common, 21.
Characters of true wisdom. See Wisdom.
Church, what, 25.
Church assemblies, ib.
Church dignities and blessings, ib.
Church acts, as such, ib.
Churches' duties to their ministers, ib.
Company of the wicked avoid, 17.
Commendatory letters, 25.
Confess sin one to another, 15.
Confess Christ before men in general, 14.
Under persecution, 20.
Confidence. See Trust in God.
Consideration in general, 29.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Conversation of believers in general, 14.
Curse of the law, 4.
Curiosity above what is written, vain, 69.
DAY of the Lord: or, judgment day, 34.
Christ's second coming to be waited for, 14. Deceivers, 28.
Christianity, its importance, &c. 44.
Death of Christ, 6.
Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Church officers, ib.
In affliction and persecution, 20.
Coming of Christ to be waited for by be- Determinations of controversies amongst
believers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Equivocating. See Lying.
Eternal God, 2.
Example of Christ and saints, follow. See
Excellency of God, 2.
Excellency of Christ, 5.
FAILINGS of God's children, 11.
Its farther benefits, ih.
Fasting. See Prayer and common Calami-
Fathers. See Parents.
Favour of God to the righteous in general,
In time of affliction, 20.
In common calamities, 21.
Fear not man, 14.
Fear God, ib.
Fear lest we sin or apostatise. See Watching.
Flattery. See Hypocrisy.
Follow after the Spirit, 19.
Formal professors, fierce persecutors, 20.
Forsake sin, 14.
Forsake not God or his ways, ib.
Fortress, God is to his. See Trust in God.
Frowardness of spirit. See Meekness.