Justice should be done, by a civil power—agreeable to God's preceptive will.
The knowledge communicated to us of the preceptive will of God to his church, under the first dispensation, is very limited.
It may be necessary to notice the only preceptive passage in the New Testament which apparently bears a different aspect.
To ascertain our duty we must look at the preceptive will of God and not to his eternal counsel.
The value which we attach to the volume depends, however, rather on its preceptive than its antiquarian character.
It may be worth while here to present, in a condensed form, some portion of his matter, which is both indicative and preceptive.
In its outward form it may be preceptive, historical, or meditative.
It is the abstract, preceptive, and barren form, and the presumptuous manner in which these are presented that they detest.
Hence the present epistle differs strikingly in its preceptive part from the other two.
But there is a great difference between his decretive and his preceptive will.