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September 2019

His sin and his repentance run in a circle

Deut. 29:19 To add drunkenness to thirst.

To “add rebellion to sin.” [Job 34:37]

“To drink iniquity like water.” [Job 34:7]

His sin and his repentance run in a circle, as drunkenness and thirst do.

He sins and cries God mercy, and says he will sin no more, and yet does it again the next day, till his heart be so hardened by the deceitfulness of sin, that at length he loseth all passive power of “recovering himself out of the snare of the devil, by whom he is taken alive at his pleasure.” [2 Timothy 2:26]

More about popcorn

Deut. 21 Ver. 20. He is a glutton.

The same word is used for a vile person in #Jer 15:19 (if thou take forth the precious from the vile).

And indeed belly-gods {#Php 3:19, Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.} are dungy-gods. {#Hab 2:18 Eze 4:12,13}

A scavenger, whose office is to empty, is to be preferred before him that liveth but to fill, privies.

Gold and silver

Deut. 17: Ver. 17. … neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Lest his exactors receive from his subjects no less sums of curses than of coin; and lest he gather

money, the sinews of war,

but lose

the people’s affection, the joints of peace,

as our King John did. 

Born for the benefit of many

No man is born, much less born again, for himself, but for the benefit of many.

Paying not those who rend you spiritual services

Deut. Ver. 19. Take care that thou forsake not the Levite.

But look to his livelihood; since small allowances make either ignorant or negligent ministers.

God counts of men by the goodness that is in them

Deut. 1 Ver. 25. And brought us word again.

Joshua and Caleb did; for the rest are not here reckoned of;

God counts of men by the goodness that is in them.

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