Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
the king shall say to those on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
he shall reign over the house of Jacob, and of his kingdom there shall be no end."
Upon the Pharisees asking him, when the kingdom of God should come, he answer'd them, the kingdom of God is not usher'd in with pomp and exclamations,
1 Peter 1:4
in the enjoyment of a state, that can never change or decay, a state reserv'd in heaven for us,
who hath made us kings and priests to his God and father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
and hast made us kings and priests unto our God: and we shall reign on the earth."
but Christ govern'd his own house in quality of son and heir, and 'tis we that are his house, provided we stedfastly persevere unto the end in the publick profession of that hope, in virtue of which we glory.
Let us stedfastly maintain the hope which we have avow'd, since he is faithful that has promised:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God to you, that you present your bodies a living victim, holy, acceptable unto God, as the service of a rational being.
to display the glory of his grace, which has render'd us acceptable by his beloved son:
consider what is acceptable to the Lord;
I have now receiv'd the whole, and have more than sufficient: I am loaded with the presents you sent by Epaphroditus, which I have receiv'd as grateful incense, as a sacrifice which God accepts and approves.
1 Peter 2:5
you your selves are as so many living stones, you are the edifice, the spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, agreeable to God by Jesus Christ.
us therefore approach with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain the seasonable assistance of divine mercy and favour.
this was Jesus, who while he was in a mortal body, having offered up prayers and supplications, with strong cries, and with tears, to him that was able to save him from that death, was heard so as to be delivered from his fear;
Wherefore, my brethren, since by virtue of the blood of Jesus we have the liberty of entring into the holy of holies,
well, be it so, for their incredulity they were broken off, and you by faith stand firm: be not then elated, but let this be your fear,
1 Peter 1:17
and since you invoke him as your father, who without respect of persons judges every one according to his actions; while you are passing thro' this world, be fearful of offending him:
who will not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: and all nations shall come to adore thee; because thy judgments have been display'd."
which affected the whole assembly, and all that heard of it with great dread.