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G.-Good Friend. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them who felt severity ; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness; otherwise thou also .shalt be cut off................. .......... Rom. xi. 22.

H.-Holy Friend. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ? ... ...... Rev. vi. 10.

1.- Incarnate Friend. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the unly begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth ............... John i. 14.

J.-Just Friend. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just ; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father, who hath sent me .... John v. 30.

K.-Kind Friend. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus ...... Eph. ii. 7.

L.-Loving Friend. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you : continue ye in my love ... John xv. 9.

M.-Merciful Friend. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us ........ Eph. ii. 4.

N.—Noble Friend. And hath put all things under his feet, and given him to be the head over all things to the church ........................ Eph. i. 22. 0.-Omnipotent Friend. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high ........................ Heb. i. 3.

P.-Precious Friend. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobe. dient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner .................... ......... 1 Pet. ii. 7.

Q.-Quickening Friend. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will .............. John v. 21.

R.-Righteous Friend. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption 1 Cor. i. 30.

S.-Saving Friend. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began ............... ...... 2 Tim. i. 9.

T.-Teaching Friend. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls .......... Matt. xi. 29.

U.- United Friend. I am the Vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ve can do nothing .................... John xv. 5.

V.- Valuable Friend. Yea, doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ .. Phil. iii. 8.

W.-Wise Friend. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge .................. Col. ii. 3.

Y.--Youth-loving Friend. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven .......... Matt. xix. 14.

2.- Zealous Friend. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up .............................. John 11. 17.

Use the above Lesson after the same manner as the Prophecies.

SINS RECORDED IN SCRIPTURE.
Sins.
Examples.

References.
Cruelty.
Jezebel.

1 Kings xxi. Delaying Repentance. Felis.

Acts xxiv. Disobedience to Pa- ) Absalom.

2 Sam. xviii. rents. Drunkenness. Benhadad.

1 Kings xx. Envy.

Joseph's Brethren. Gen. xxxvii. False Security. Rich Fool.

Luke xii. Hardness of Heart. Pharaoh.

Exod. ix. Idleness.

Five foolish Virgins. Matt. xxv. Idolatry. Jeroboam.

1 Kings xii. Impiety. Belshazzar.

Daniel v.
Ingratitude.

Chief Butler. Gen. xl.
Lying.
Gehazi.

2 Kings v. s Children destroyed Mocking.

}2 Kings ii. ? by Bears.

Sins.

Examples. References. Murder. Cain.

Gen. iv. Opposing the Gospel. Elymas.

Acts xiii. Pride.

Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel iii.

(The Man stoned by ) Sabbath-breaking. 3 the Congregation Numb. xv,

of Israel. Self-murder. Judas.

Matt. xxvii. Slander. Shimei.

2 Sam. svi. Swearing. Shimei.

2 Sam. xvi. Theft. Achan.

Joshua vii. Treason. Ahithophel.

2 Sam. xv. Unbelief. Lot's Wife.

Gen. xix. Worldly-mindedness. Demas.

2 Tim. iv.

THE SCRIPTURAL WISH.
Daniel's wisdom may I know,
Stephen's faith and spirit too;
John's divine communion feel,
Moses' meekness, Martha's zeal;
May I, with unwearied Paul,
Win the day, and conquer all;
Mary's love may I possess,
Lydia's tender heartedness;
Peter's ardent spirit feel,
And, like him, to Christ appeal;
Like young Timothy, may I
Every sinful passion fly;
Job's long patience may I know,
David's true devotion too;
Samuel's early habits wear,
Lazarus's happy portion share ;
May Isaiah's hallow'd fire
All my fervent heart inspire ;
Mine be Jacob's wrestling prayer,
Jabez's honour, Joshua's care;
Joseph's purity impart,
Isaac's meditative heart;
Abraham's friendship, how sublime !
Might I call that blessing mine;
But more than all, may I pursue
The lovely pattern Jesus drew;

And in my life and conduct show
How He convers’d, and liv'd below;
And imitate my suffering Lord,
Till all his Image is restored

LESSON ON NUMBER SEVEN.

References. 1. God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it ................... ...... Gen. ii. 3.

2. Noah had seven days warning of the flood .............................. Gen. vii. 4.

3. He was desired to take into the ark fowls of the air by sevens, and clean beasts by sevens..

.. ... Gen. vii. 2. 4. The ark touched the ground on the seventh month ......... .............. Gen. viii. 4.

5. In seven days a dove was sent out, and again in seven days after ............ Gen, viii. 10.

6. Joseph foretold seven years of plenty, and seven years of famine, by King Pharaoh's dreams of the seven ears of corn, and seven kine ......................... Gen. xli. 25-27.

7. Nebuchadnezzar was seven years as a beast .............................. Daniel iv. 16.

8. The fiery furnace was heated seven times hotter than usual, for Shadrach, Me. shech, and Abednego ................ Daniel iii. 19.

9. Seven of Saul's sons were hanged, to stay a famine ........................ 2 Sam. xxi. 9.

10. Job's friends sat with him seven days and seven nights, and offered seven bullocks, and seven rams, as an atonement for their wickedness...................... Job. xlii. 8. ,

11. Miriam was cleansed of her leprosy, by being shut up seven days ............ Numb. xii. 15.

12. Solomon was seven years building the temple, and feasted seven days at the dedication ................. ........ 1 Kings vi. 38.

13. Naaman was cured of his leprosy after having dipped seven times in the River Jordan .....

.............. 2 Kings v. 14.

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