Keywords. They could not but love a Master who in such manifold ways proved His deep affection for them. Salter. It must also be said why they are his own. God holds the balances in His hand. THAT THEY ARE IN GOD'S SIGHT VALUABLE AND WORTH KEEPING.III. They could not but love a Master who in such manifold ways proved His deep affection for them. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.'" With others it is not so much the fear of being finally lost as the dread of being left alone on the way, of "falling into sin and trouble," &c. Listen to the promises (Genesis 28:15; Isaiah 43:2).3. G. Salter.Union is power. A Bank, we must commit ourselves to it as a treasure deposited therein. TO BE KEPT WE MUST PUT OURSELVES IN GOD'S HANDS, nor must we draw back. Yes. "The ground whereon thou standeth is holy" (see also Luke 1:47-55). (NKJ) Isaiah 64:6 "But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Truly acknowledging the true God, we shall truly acknowledge our brethren also. The Lord's prayer — the prayer in this connection. They will have fellowship with one another in exact proportion as they walk more strictly in His fear, more lovingly and enjoyably in His comfort.IV. (NKJ). )Christian unionG. The Saviour was more lovingly thoughtful for His disciples. They could not but love a Master who in such manifold ways proved His deep affection for them. Hastening onwards, I reached my home in safety, and went into the house. (7) Earnestly did He care for them, that they might be faithful to their position, and fitted for His service.2. WHAT A COMFORTING THING IT IS TO KNOW THAT CHRIST WOULD SOONER WORK A MIRACLE TO RESTRAIN THE ENEMIES OF HIS SERVANTS, THAN LEAVE THOSE SERVANTS TO AN ENCOUNTER TOO GREAT FOR THEIR STRENGTH There is often a fear, on the part of the disciple, that such or such a trial would be more than he could bear. Union, real vital union, cannot exist among or with those who are ignorant of God. Melvill, B. D.Our Saviour had just passed through the agony when Judas came upon Him "with a band of men and officers" (John 18:1-9). James T. Batchelor. — having done this, we may yet by the miracle wrought on behalf of the disciples, encourage you to the building confidently on that most blessed truth, "God will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able."II. For a while he did very well; but the pressure of business, &c., &c., and a general ignorance of flower culture, all interfered, and so the garden was allowed to run to waste. IV. True, we do not hear His voice, nor see His face, but His advocacy, with the promised presence of the Comforter, is mightier and better for our preservation than if we could actually gaze upon Him. (3) From temptation. To this state they will verge continually while they walk more and more in the light, as God is in the light. Christian thoughtfulness therefore should ever prompt us to let those whom we love hear or know of our interest in them and our affection for them. Standard LSB B Readings: First: Acts 1:12-26 Epistle: 1 John 5:9-15 Gospel: John 17:11b-19 Psalm: Psalm 1:1ff 6 This Judas did not do. And, if anything can, this should encourage us to "patient continuance in well doing." THIS KEEPING INVOLVES MANY TRIALS, AND, IT MAY BE, MUCH SUFFERING. Discord and disunion could not fail to bring disaster and failure at the very beginning of the Christian history.