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For what were
all things created?
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for
thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were
created." Rev. 4:11.
Does man in his
natural condition carry out the design of God?
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
While in this
state, what did the Lord do for us?
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us." Rom. 5:8.
Through what is
man permitted to come to repentance?
"Or despisest thou the riches of H is goodness and forbearance and
longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to
repentance?" Rom. 2:4.
What does Christ
become to those who accept Him?
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this
mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."
When this grace
is received, what will it cause one to do?
"By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Rom. 5:2.
condition are we to remain members of Christ's household?
"But Christ as a son over His own house: whose house are we, if we
hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the
end." Heb. 3:6.
How often, and
for how much, should we render thanks to God?
"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Eph. 5:20.
things" of the last text, includes our trials and disappointments. Why
should we give thanks for them?
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God." Rom. 8:28.
What did Paul
and Silas do when put in prison for their faith?
"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and
the prisoners heard them." Acts 16:25.
How did the Lord
show His pleasure at their course?
"And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations
of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and
everyone's bands were loosed." Acts 16:26.
imprisoned, and then beaten by order of the Jewish Sanhedrin, what did Peter and
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within
me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my
countenance, and my God." Ps. 42:11.
offered, what does praise to God become?
"Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me; and to him that ordereth
his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God." Ps. 50:23.
praise to God be confined to our secret devotions?
"My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will
pay my vows before them that fear Him." Ps. 22:25.
Why ought we
thus to praise God?
"My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear
thereof, and be glad. " Ps. 34:2. "And when they began to sing and
to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and
Mount Seir, which were come against Judah: and they were
How should one
approach God in prayer?
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Phil, 4:6 (Col.
What is the will
of God in this matter concerning us?
"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thess. 5:18.
What has our
Saviour taught us to pray?
"Thy will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven." Matt. 6:10.
What does David
exhort all to do?
"O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name
together." Ps. 34:3.
example did he set which is worthy of imitation by us when with our brethren?
"Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He
hath done for my soul." Ps. 66:16.
What became of
those, anciently, who were not thankful?
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened." Rom. 1:21.
deliverance was once wrought for God's people when they offered praise to Him?
NOTE. - Read 2
Chronicles 20:1-30. It is a most thrilling account of deliverance from the
enemies of God and His people.