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July 2019

It is of incogitancy that the saints sin

Gal. 6 Ver. 1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness.

Gr. προληφθη, be taken before he is aware, before he hath time to consider, or bethink himself of better.

It is of incogitancy that the saints sin; put them in mind, and they mend all.

It is of passion, and passions last not long.

“There is no way of wickedness in them; they stand not in the way of sinners, they sit not down in the seat of scorners,” #Ps 1:1 139:24.

He crucifies us

Gal. 5 Ver. 24. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh.

When Christ came in the flesh, we crucified him; when he comes into our hearts, he crucifies us.

Deeper hatred

Gal. 5, Ver. 11. Why do I yet suffer persecution.

From the Jews zealous of the law. It is well observed that the nearer any are unto a conjunction in matters of religion, and yet some difference retained, the deeper is the hatred. A Jew hates a Christian worse than he doth a Turk or Pagan. A Papist hates a Protestant worse than he doth a Jew, &c.

I will shake all nations

A man will never truly desire Christ till soundly shaken,   

Hag 2:6-7 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. 

Together with the word there goes forth a regenerating power

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.

That you may seek for salvation by him alone.

Together with the word there goes forth a regenerating power, #Jas 1:18. It is not a dead letter and empty sound, as some have blasphemed.

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A question mark for Megachurches

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

He that prizeth truth (saith Sir Walter Raleigh) shall never prosper by the possession or profession thereof.

When we seek to fetch men out of their sins, they are apt to fret and snarl; like men when wakened out of their sleep, they are unquiet, ready to brawl with their best friend.

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Divide the word rightly and foot it uprightly

Gal. 2 Ver. 14. That they walked not…

Ministers must both ορθοτομειν and ορθοποδειν, divide the word rightly and foot it uprightly.

Learning to be good men

Galatians 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

This history pertains to #Ac 15:30-35, but is not there recorded, that we might search the Scriptures, and compare place with place.

So God hath scattered the duties of husbands and wives up and down the Scriptures, that men learning to be good husbands, they may learn also to be good men.

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