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of the Lesson, Josh, i, 1-11 Mem
Verse, 7 Golden Text, Josh. 1-5.
mmentary Prepared by Rev. D. M.
(right, HOT, by American Tress Association.
Bs book of Jushun Is to the preeed-
ooks something like the Acts of
Lpostlos to the Gospels. Moses has
from the earth, hut not before he
aid his hands upon Joshua and
luted him his successor, at the
hnndmpiit of the Lord (Num.
15-23: Deut. ixxlv, 9), to lead
I in to possess the land.
whose goings forth have been
of old, from tha days of eternity
v, 2, margin), having sojourned
In humiliation and fulfilled all
ure concerning the same, Is now
froreverniore and has all power in
In and earth and has the Keys of
and death, and In Him the
of God's eternal purpose shall
accomplished (Matt, xxvill, 18;
18; Eph. Hi, 11). The redeemed
Lord have a right to say, "God
His grace made us accepted in
loved, blessed with all spiritual
kgs In Christ, and has given us
rlt that we may know the things
re freely given to us of God"
3, 6, 7; I Cor. 11, 12). This is the
life into which our Joshua
lis now that we are in Christ,
the end of the law for rlghteoua-
every one that believeth.
oses and Joshua we see these
Illustrated, tbe law failing be
f the weakness of the flesh and
lining what the law could not
In. viil. 3, 4). The law as the
of God leads us to death and
tion In Christ, in wht)m we
II things, but we must learn to
late by faith the things that
Is as God's free gift, for only
gs thus trodden upon are really
by the believer (1,- 3), and it Is
kie of us all that "there remain
very much land to be pos
(jtiil, 1). It is a grief to the
pd a dishonor to Christ when
not possess our possessions"
Who Is there thnt knows, as he
should, the power of such words as: "I
will lie with thee. I will not fail thee
nor forsnke thee" (verse 5)). Yet hear
thera again and again In Gen. xxviii,
15; Deut. xxxl. 0, 8; Ex. Ill, 12; iv, 12;
JuUg. vi, 10; Isn. xli, 10; Matt, xxvill,
20. What more can we ask r desire
than the presence of Him who has all
power and the assurance that He will
work both to will and to do of His
good pleasure, saying, "I will work
nnd who slmll hinder it?" (rhil. II, 13;
Isa. sllil. 13. We are here to help and
encourage others (Isa. xll, C, 7), but we
cannot Co this unless we are ourselves
of good courage (. 7, 0, 18). See also
I C'hron. xxil, 13; xxviii. 20; II Chron.
xv, 7; xxxil. 7, nnd Hag. II, 4, the last
having a threefold "Be strong" nnd
also "I am with you." I am contin
ually helped by the fact that notwith
standing all discouragements our Lord
Is never discouraged and cannot fail
and has assured us that the power and
wisdom of hell cannot prevnll against
His church (Isa. xlii, 4; Matt. xvL 18).
While there Is no doing of ours in
the matter of our redemption, for it is
to him that worketh not, but believeth
(Rom. iv, 5), the word for the redeemed
is "observe to do" (verses 7, 8). We
prove our love to God nnd bring to our
selves the fullness of blessing, that Is
the conscious possession and enjoy
ment of the things that are ours in
Him, by observing to do what He com
mands us. In Israel's case see Ex.
xlx, C; xxlll. 20-25, etc., nnd note ev
erywhere the results of their disobedi
ence nnd what might have been if they
had but obeyed. In our own case re
member the words of our Lord In John
xlv, 21, 23, concerning Ills manifesting
Himself to us and making His abode;
The only book which enn guide us
In that which we are to observe to do
Is to be ever with us. and we are to
meditate therein day and night (verse
8). gee also Is. 1. 2, 3, nnd remember
that one test of our love of God is our
love of His word nnd the way we lay
it up In our hearts. His "Have not I
commanded thee?" (verse 0) reminds
lis of His word to Gideon, "Go in th
thy might; have not I se
thee?" Judg. vl, 14) and also HI
granu message to Jeremiah (I, 7-0). Ii
asinuch as all these were written fo.
you nnd for tue, dear reader, and not
for Joshua or Gideon or Jeremiah
(they were spoken to them, but written
for us Rom. xv, 4); let us lay them to
Heart and observe to do them.
Note In this lesson chapter the fact
repeated five times that God had given
them this land (verses 2, 3, 11, 13, 15).
It was wholly of grace. They had not
labored for It nor in nny way doserved
it. It was theirs by His covenant
with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and
they had only to enter in and possess
it and see the God who gave it to thera
cause nil their enemies to fall before
them, but there was to be no compro
mise wilh their enemies In any way.
To us who have to contend with the
world, the tiesh and the devil and over
come them, if we would possess our
possessions, the exhortation is, "Be not
conformed; be transformed"
(Rom. xll, 1, 2).
The same God who fought for Isroel
w 111 work iti us both to will nnd to do,
and the victory that overcometh Is our
faith, Hi-i blood, the word of our testi
mony and not loving our lives for Ills
sake (Phil, ii, 13; Heb. xlii, 21; I John
v, 4; Rev. xli. 11).
Something Had to Be Done.
The visiting minister was walking
along the shady country road to a
church where he was to preach thnt
day, when he saw a little boy digging
vigorously luto the bank by the road
side, tie stopped and asked the boy
why he worked so hard on Sunday.
"I'm digging for a woodchuck, sir,"
replied the boy.
"Well, my son, don't you know it Is
wrong to do that on Sunday, and you
won't get blm?"
"Not get him!" exclaimed the boy;
"why, I've got to get him. The minis
ter's coming to our house to dinner to
day and we ain t got any meat"
Ladies' Home Journal. .
Hit P. 8.
A young countryman was courting a
city bred damsel and proposed to her
by letter. He added a I. S.: 'Tlease
let nio have your answer by return'
post, ns I have somebody else in my
An All Round Misfit.
The late James McNeil Whistler was
standing bareheaded In a hat shop, the
clerk having taken his hat to another
pnrt of the shop for comparison. A
man rushed in with his hat In his
hand and, supposing Whistler to be a
clerk, angrily confronted him.
"See here," he said, "this hat doesn't
Whistler eyed the stranger critically
from head to foot and then drawled
"Well, neither does your coat
What's more, if you will pardon my
saytng so, I'll be hanged If I care
much for the color of your trousers."
ROAD DUST REMEDY.
tes Salt and Sen Water led mm a
Consul D. I. Murphy, writing from
Bordeaux, says that considerable at
tention hns been aUrucUTl of late to
the problem of combining road dust,
which Is not ouly lucouvenlent uud un
pleasant, but has been found deleteri
ous to health.
The Medical society of Bordeaux
called uttentlon to tbe evils arising
from this cause and the number and
nature of diseases directly traceable
hereto. Tar seems to have many ad
vocates ns a layer of dust, but its use
has been found to have some disagree
able uccompoulments. Sea salt and
sea water have beeu proposed as
cheaper and more effective remedies
man tar. me idea of using sea salt
seems to be based upon its well known
property, esiieelally when la large
grains, of absorbing the moisture of
the atmosphere. It is this property, it
is claimed, that will damneu the dust
and thus prevent its dissemination.
Dr. Carl, on eminent chemist of Bor
deaux, exploits the merits of sea wa
ter. He mentions the fact that when
salt extracted from sea water becomes
damp It Is because of the Impurities It
contains (pure salt not being hygro
scopic), carbonate of magnesium and
calcium leiug the principal Impurities
which provoke this liquefaction.
It has been suggested that these
salts might be put Into the ordinary
water used for sprinkling the roads.
As prepured In the laltoratory, how
ever, or as found as residuum In the
factory, carbonate of magnesium and
calcium have a market value which
would make their general use very expensive.
Dr. Carl points out that these salts
abound In sea -water, from which if
evaporated In great shallow trays by
the rays of the sun the different salts
crystallize In order of Insolubility,
chloride of sodium being the first to
separate, while the others, more sol
uble, accumulate In the remaining wa
ter. A few quarts of this "mother sea
water," having no value, mixed with a
ton of ordinary water, Dr. Carl de
clares, will be found most efficacious
In laying the dust and preventing Its
aissemination. The expense would
seem to be trifling. No disagreeablo
odors would offend the nostrils and no
deleterious effects follow Its use.
In American places not far from the
sea the method advocated by Dr. Carl
might be found both Inexpensive nnd
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