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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
"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." Rom. 5:7, 8 (Jer.
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." Luke 10:27. (Deut. 6:5).
What is the love
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments." 1
Does the Lord
"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." Rev. 22:17 (Joshua 24:15).
Why does He ask
"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." Isa.
48:18. (Isa. 1:19, 20) (John 15:10).
What did God
forbid those to do who assisted in removing the sanctuary from place to 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." Num. 4:15.
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 our
of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of
Abinadab, drove the new cart." 2 Sam. 6:3.
What was one of
these men next emboldened to do?
"And when they came to Nachon's threshing floor, Uzzah put forth his
hand to the ark of God and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it." 2
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 Sam.
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 Sam. 15:26.
When the angels
had put Lot and his family out of the doomed city of Sodom, what admonition did
they give them?
"Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in
all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed." Gen.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." Gen. 19:26.
In referring to
this, what warning does our Saviour give to all?
"Remember Lot's wife." Luke 17:32.
citing these cases, what solemn question does the apostle ask?
"For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward, how
shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" Heb. 2:2, 3.
What does He say
in another place of those who persist in willful sins?
"For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of
the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." Heb. 10:26.
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." Matt. 15:9.