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  1. A threefold picture in Psalm 23:
    1. Activity and Dependence. Shepherd and sheep (Psalm 23:1 and 2).
    2. Attention and Direction. Traveller and guide (Psalm 23:3 and 4).
    3. Attentive and Delighted. Host and guest (Psalm 23:5).
  2. A threefold secret in Psalm 23:
    1. Provided by the Lord. Secret of a happy life (Psalm 23:1-3).
    2. Presence of the Lord. Secret of a happy death (Psalm 23:4).
    3. Perpetually with the Lord. Secret of a happy eternity (Psalm 23:6).
  3. A threefold answer to the first question in the New Testament, viz., “Where is He?” (Matt. 2:2).
    1. Atonement for Sin. On the cross (John 19:17-19).
    2. Advocacy for the Saint. On the throne (Heb. 10:12).
    3. Advancement by the Spirit. In the heart (Eph. 3:17).
  4. Threefold supply in Philippians.
    1. Renewing of the Spirit. Of the Spirit (Philippians 1:19).
    2. Regardless of Self. Of service (Philippians 2:30).
    3. Riches in the Saviour. Of our need (Philippians 4:19).
  5. Threefold delighting of three persons.
    1. Source. The Father—“Delighteth in mercy&” (Micah 7:18).
    2. Submission. The Son—To do the Father’s will (Psalm 40:8).
    3. Searching. The believer—In the Word of God (Psalm 1:2).
  6. Three companions of mercy.
    1. Cross. Mercy and truth met together (Psa. 85:10).
    2. Crook. Goodness and mercy following (Psalm 23:6).
    3. Crown. Faithfulness and mercy sustaining (Psalm 89:24).
  7. Three times we read of Israel keeping the Passover.
    1. Protected. In Egypt (Exodus 12:11).
    2. Provision. In the wilderness (Numbers 9:5).
    3. Praise. In the land (Joshua 5:10).
  8. Three things Israel fed upon.
    1. Christ the Lamb of God. Roast lamb in Egypt (Exodus 12:9-11).
    2. Christ the Lowly One. Manna in the wilderness (Exodus 16:).
    3. Christ the Living One. Old corn in the land (Joshua 5:11).
  9. Israel seen in three positions, illustrating our positions.
    1. Position. In Egypt—In the world, not of it (Ex. 8:23).
    2. Path. In the wilderness—Experience, or progress (Deut. 32:10).
    3. Possessions. In the land—Fulness of blessing (Joshua 5:12).
  10. The Bride’s conception and progress in relation to her Beloved.
    1. Safety. “My Beloved is mine, and I am His” (Sgs 2:16).
    2. Surrender. “I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine&8221; (Sgs. 6:3).
    3. Satisfaction. “I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is toward me&8221; (Sgs 7:10).
  11. Three precious “I will’s” in Exodus 25:22.
    1. Openness. “There I will meet with thee.”
    2. Oneness.I will commune with thee.”
    3. Obedience.I will give thee in commandment.”
  12. Three things used in the consecration of Aaron and his sons.
    1. Salvation. “Water” (Exodus 29:4). Regeneration (Titus 3:5).
    2. Spirit. “Oil” (Exodus 29:7). Indwelling (1 John 2:27).
    3. Sanctification. “Blood” (Exodus 29:20). Separation (Hebrews 13:12).
  13. Threefold condition for the Lord’s workers to be in, in Exodus 35:
    1. Freewill offering. Willing-hearted (Exodus 35:5).
    2. Fitted for the Work. Wise-hearted (Exodus 35:10).
    3. Fired to the Work. Warm-hearted (Exodus 35:21).
  14. Three freely’s.
    1. Salvation. “Take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17).
    2. Standing. “Justified freely by His grace” (Rom. 3:24).
    3. Service.Freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).
  15. Three things the Lord requires of us in Micah 6:8.
    1. Righteousness of Life. To “do justly.”
    2. Regarding the Lowly. To “love mercy.”
    3. Respecting the Lord. To “walk humbly with thy God.”
  16. Three distinguishing words in connection with the Saviour.
    1. Sin. A Saviour. Shows the need (Luke 2:11).
    2. Saviour. The Saviour. Shows there is but one (1 John 4:14).
    3. Saved. My Saviour. Shows that He is mine (Luke 1:47).
  17. Three things we are to do in relation to those who are over us in the Lord, in Hebrews 13:
    1. Remembrance. Imitating. Consider. “Remember them” (Hebrews 13:7).
    2. Recognition. Instructed. Consent. “Obey them” (Hebrews 13:17).
    3. Regard. Identification. Comply. “Salute them” (Hebrews 13:24).
  18. Three things we are to make, or accomplish.
    1. Attention. Straight paths for our feet (Heb. 12:13).
    2. Addition. Our calling and election sure, by adding to our faith what the Lord commands (2 Peter 1:10).
    3. Advancing. Full proof of the work God has given us to do (2 Timothy 4:5).
  19. Three W’s in Psalm 6:
    1. Distress. “I am weak” (Psalm 6:2).
    2. Discomfort. “I am weary” (Psalm 6:6).
    3. Deliverance. “The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping” (Psalm 6:8).
  20. Three things the Lord will do for him that considereth the poor (Psalm 41:1-3).
    1. Protection. “The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”
    2. Preservation. “The Lord will preserve him.”
    3. Provision. “The Lord will strengthen him.”
  21. Three times God is said to be our “Refuge” in Psalm 46:
    1. Encompassed. “God is our Refuge and Strength” (Psalm 46:1).
    2. Empowered.God of Jacob is our Refuge” (Psalm 46:7).
    3. Encouraged. “God of Jacob is our Refuge” (Psalm 46:11).
  22. Threefold deliverance in Psalm 56:13.
    1. Praise. “Thou hast delivered my soul from death.”
    2. Prayer. “Wilt not Thou deliver my feet from falling?”
    3. Practice. “That I may walk before God in the light of the living.”
  23. Three steps in Psalm 64:10.
    1. Rejoicing. “The righteous shall be glad in the Lord.”
    2. Resting. “And shall trust in Him.”
    3. Recognition. “And all the upright in heart shall glory.”
  24. Three times the Psalmist refers to his soul, in Psalm 63:
    1. Longing. “My soul thirsteth for Thee” (Psalm 63:1).
    2. Loving. “My soul shall be satisfied” (Psalm 63:5).
    3. Leaning. “My soul followeth hard after Thee” (Psalm 63:8).
  25. Three things we are to do all the day, as seen in Psalm 71:
    1. Thanking. “Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise…all the day” (Psalm 71:8).
    2. Trusting. “My mouth shall show forth Thy righteousness,” &c., “all the day” (Psalm 71:15).
    3. Testimony. “My tongue shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long” (Psalm 71:24).
  26. Three good things in Psalm 73:28.
    1. Telling all to the Lord. “It is good for me to draw near to God.”
    2. Trusting in the Lord. “I have put my trust in the Lord God.”
    3. Testifying of the Lord. “That I may declare all Thy works.”
  27. Three precious “buts” in Ephesians 2:
    1. Rebellion and love.But God, who is rich in mercy” (Ephesians 2:4).
    2. Distance and nearness.But now in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:13).
    3. Foreigners and citizens.But fellow-citizens with the saints” (Ephesians 2:19).
  28. Three things we are to do with the Word of God in 2 Timothy.
    1. Tenacity. Hold it fast (2 Timothy 1:13).
    2. Teaching. Rightly divide it (2 Timothy 1:15).
    3. Testimony. Preach it (2 Timothy 4:2).
  29. A threefold contrast in Psalm 126:6.
    1. Service and Return. “Goeth forth”—“Come again.”
    2. Sadness. Rejoicing. “Weepeth”—“Rejoicing.”
    3. Seed time. Reward. “Seed”—“Sheaves.”
  30. Three precious “I will’s” in Isaiah 41:10.
    1. Encouragement.I will strengthen thee.”
    2. Empowered.I will help thee.”
    3. Endurance.I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.”
  31. Three persons whose visage is described.
    1. The sinner’s visage blackened by sin (Lam. 4:8).
    2. The Saviour’s visage marred for the sinner (Isa. 52:14).
    3. The Sovereign’s visage altered towards the saints (Daniel 3:19).
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