(Heidelberg Catechism, extended... part 13)
50. Lord's Day
Which is the fourth petition?
"Give us this day our daily bread";
be pleased to provide us with all things necessary for the body, (a)
that we may thereby acknowledge thee
to be the only fountain of all good, (b)
and that neither our care nor industry,
nor even thy gifts,
can profit us without thy blessing; (c)
and therefore that we may withdraw our trust from all creatures,
and place it alone in thee. (d)
Ps.104:27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their
meat in due season.
Ps.104:28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand,
they are filled with good.
Ps.145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their
meat in due season.
Ps.145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every
Matt.6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what
ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than
Matt.6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.
Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that
he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,
filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel
after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as
certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his
1 Cor.15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Deut.8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed
thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know;
that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but
by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man
Ps.37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Ps.37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.
Ps.37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.
Ps.37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches
of many wicked.
Ps.127:1 <> Except the LORD build the
house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the
city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Ps.127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat
the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Ps.55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of
destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their
days; but I will trust in thee.
Ps.62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power
belongeth unto God.
Ps.146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom
there is no help.
Jer.17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Jer.17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope
the LORD is.
51. Lord's Day
Which is the fifth petition?
"And forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors";
for the sake of Christ's blood,
not to impute to us poor sinners,
nor that depravity, which always cleaves to us; (a)
even as we feel this evidence of thy grace in us,
that it is our firm resolution
from the heart to forgive our neighbour. (b)
Ps.51:1 <> Have mercy
upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the
multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Ps.51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my
Ps.51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before
Ps.51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in
thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be
clear when thou judgest.
Ps.51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
Ps.51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the
hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Ps.51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow.
Ps.143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy
sight shall no man living be justified.
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye
sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours
only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Rom.8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Matt.6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
Matt.6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses.
52. Lord's Day
Which is the sixth petition?
"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil";
since we are so weak in ourselves,
that we cannot stand a moment; (a)
and besides this, since our mortal enemies,
the devil, (b)
the world, (c)
and our own flesh, (d)
cease not to assault us,
do thou therefore preserve and strengthen us
by the power of thy Holy Spirit,
that we may not be overcome in this spiritual warfare, (e)
but constantly and strenuously may resist our foes,
till at last we obtain a complete victory. (f)
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye
can do nothing.
Ps.103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
1 Pet.5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as
a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Eph.6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the
world, therefore the world hateth you.
Rom.7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law
of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is
in my members.
Gal.5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so
that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Matt.26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time
1 Thess.3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in
holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ with all his saints.
1 Thess.5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
How dost thou conclude thy prayer?
"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
all these we ask of thee,
being our King and almighty,
art willing and able
to give us all good; (a)
and all this we pray for,
that thereby not we,
but thy holy name, may be glorified for ever. (b)
Rom.10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed.
Rom.10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
2 Pet.2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of
temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Jer.33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they
have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities,
whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against
Jer.33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour
before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good
that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the
goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Ps.115:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give
glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
What does the word "Amen" signify?
it shall truly and certainly be:
for my prayer is more assuredly heard of God,
than I feel in my heart
that I desire these things of him. (a)
2 Cor.1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him
Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
2 Tim.2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
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