Posted in Hiding His Word

Looking for that Blessed Hope

Jeremiah 51:1-53; Titus 2:1-15; Psalm 99:1-9; Proverbs 26:17

Speak Thou the Things Which Become Sound Doctrine
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

Aged Men
that the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Aged Women and Young Women
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Young Men
Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Servants
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

Looking for that Blessed Hope
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Speak, Exhort, Rebuke with All Authority
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.

Let No Man Despise Thee
Let no man despise thee.

– Titus 2:1-15

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Be Not Cut Off in Her (Babylon’s) Iniquity
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. – Jeremiah 51:6

Recompence
– an equivalent or a return for something done, suffered, or given

He Hath Made the Earth By His Power
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. – Jeremiah 51:15-16

Remember the LORD Afar Off
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind. We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’s house. Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan. Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. – Jeremiah 51:50-53

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Exalt the LORD Our God
Exalt ye the LORD our God, And worship at his footstool; For he is holy.

Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; For the LORD our God is holy. – Psalm 99:5, 9

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He That Meddleth with Strife Belonging Not to Him
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. – Proverbs 26:17