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mNERNATIONAL LESSON COM.
MENTS FOR OCTOBER 11.
Bubject: God's Promises to David, I
Chron. 17-Golden Text, 1 Rings
8:50-Connmit Verses 13, 14
Read 2 Saim. 7 and Ps. SO.
TIME.-1042 D. C. PLACE.-Je
EXPOSITION.-1. "I have been
witha thee whithersoever thou wvent
est," vs. 1-10. Nathan took it for
granted without consulting God that
David's proposition to build a house
for God would be acceptable unto
Him. But God set Nathan right "the
same night." In the first Instance
Nathan had spoken out of his own
judgment, but now "the word of the
Lord" came unto him. God will make
His .will known to those who sincere
Jy desire to know it (Am. 3:7). Je
hovah speaks of David as "My ser
vant," but refused to permit him to
build a house for Him. God accepts
one kind of service from one man
and another kind of service from an
other man. The prime reason why
God would' not permit David to build
His temple was because he had been
a man of war and blood (ch. 22:7, 8;
28:3). Jehovah is the "God of
peace." Israel had been pilgrims
dwelling in tents and wandering from
place to place; and Jehovah had
dwelt in a tent with them. He had
''walked with all the childten of Is
rael" (cf. 2 Cor. 6:16; Rev. 2:1).
God has never complained at sharing
His people's experience nor suggested
to any of the judges that they' should
build an house of cedar for Him. God
appreciated the love that prompted
David to offer to build an house for
Him, though He was obliged to de
eline the offer. He had done great
things for David, exalting him from
the lowliest position to the mest ox
alted. It Is ever God's way to exalt
the lowly to a position among the
highest (Ps. 113:7, 8; Lu. 1:52).
Many of those who are to-day among
the qbscurest on the earth will some
day sit among princes. God took
Divid yfrom being a ruler of sheep to
be a ruler of His people. Fidelity in
the humbler position had fitted him
for the higher position. But not only
had God exalted David to this posi-.
tion. He had also "been with thee,
whithersoever thou wentest" (cf. 1
Sam. 18:14; 2 Sam. 22:30,34,38).
And-'lie promises to lie with us also
(Matt. 28:20). He had cut off his
eneinies and made for him a great
mame, and that He will do for us
(Isa.. 55:3). What God did for David
lsonly a faint suggLetion of what God
Can and will do for all who are in
Chrlet (Eph. 1:18-22). God declared
to David His purpose not only regard.
Ing himself, but also regarling all
Israel. This purpose of grace as an
nounced in v. 10 had a partial ful
fillment in the days of Solomon, but
its complete fulfillment lies still in
the future. It will be fulfilled to the
very letter (Jer. 24:6;Ez. 37:25,27;
AM. 9:14,15; Isa. 60:18; Ez. 28:2 1).
1srrel's history has been one of per
seention and suffering, but it will not
alwasy be so. Its temporary triumph
under David and Solomon was but a
faint type of the triumph that is to be
thelra (Zcch. 8:23). P!'epare for the
day when the Lord c::.:th ~ain
HI. I Will laise Up Thy Secd After
Thee, 12-16. Jehovah's goodness to
David would not end with his de
parture from * 'Is world. He should
sleep with his .thers, not dio (cf. '1
TIhess. 4:14), out his seed that pro.
ceeded from himself should follow
"in uponl the thro~ne. 'I'wo precioue
-4j wills" are to be noted: "I will
*7rais? ~'T," "I will establish." The fin
*melli~.$ Z'1,l partial fulfillment of this
moise was in Solomon (1 K. 8: 20 ;
1:5; 1 Ohron. 22:9, 10; 28:6-10).
But the final and complete fulfillment
is~ in Jesus Christ (Ps. 69:29; Isa.
.Aets'&30). "Fe shall build Me an
thbuxe" refers, of course, primarily to
* 4,'ouilding of the tenmple, by Solo
mnon, but that temple was only fr type
of the true temple or habitation of
God. The seed of David who Is build
ing that is Jesus Christ (Zech. 0:12,
13: Matt. 16:18; Lu, 1:3-33~ 1 Pet.
.3.:5; Eph. 2:22). Of Christ a king
dom God says, "I will establish Hi3
throne forever" (cf. Isa. 9:7; Lu. 1:
82, 33; Gen. 49:10; Ps. 45:6; 72:5,
17-19; 89:33, 37; Dan, 2:44; 7:14;
3igb. 1:8; Rev. 11:15). In a sense it
wrould be true of Solomon's kingdom
that Jehovah would establish it for
ever (1 Chron. 28:7). "I will be His
Father, and He shall be My Son" is
true in the fullest sense only of Jesus
(Hebh. 1:5; Matt. 3:17). Yet even
this was true in a sens~e of Solomon
(1 Chron. 28:6). "If he commit in
Iquity, etc.," applies primarily to Sol
omon, but Jesus entered into the
place of the sinner (2 Cor. 5:21), and
this about the consequences of the sin
of David's seed is applicable to Him
(ef. Acts .13:84-37).. "With the
stripes of the children of men," with
paternal chastisement, would Jehoval
chasten Solomon, if he went astray.
Solomon did go far astray, and God
ehastened him and brought him back.
Every child of God at some time
aeeds such chastisement. Blessed is
he who receives it (Deut. 8: 5; Job 6:
17; Ps. 94:12, 13; Prov. 3:11, 12:
Jer 30:11; Heb. 12:6-11; Rev. 3:10).
Cod's severest chastisemeqnts of His
peple are entirely differeiht from His
3udgments upob the world (1 Cor.
11:30-32). Wae Solomon ever re'
-stored to God's a vor? Verse,13 age.
rathe questiotn.. Jehovah's love to
idsecured the p~tuIty of his
house and city (1 118, 84 -364
4 44 ni
a kok at'be ft dthat
hh been brought up -to o tior,
agit stands. Yellow as g'old, with the
shen of the sea, billowiti4pdo sky
lihe to sky-line like an oa - Igold,
whore the wind touiches the rippling
wave crests with the tread of i Ovisi.
blo feet. In California, in Qtegon,
in Washington, in Dakota, in the Ca.
nadian Northwest, you may ride alli
day on horseback through the Wheat
fields without a break in the flow of
yellow heavy-headed grain. No fence
lines. No meadow lands. No shade
trees. No knobs and knolls and bills
and hollows of grass or black earth-1
thirough;, From dawn till dart, from
sunrise in a burst of fiery splendor
over the prairie horizon to sundown
when the crimson thing hangs like a
huge shield of blood in the haze of
a heat twilight-you may ride with
naught to break the view between-you
and the horizon but wheat-wheat.
It is like the gold fields. It goes to
your head. You grow dizzy looking
at it. You rub your eyes. Is it a
mirage? Billowing yellow waves
seei to be breasting the very sky.
You look up. The sky is there 4If
right with the black mote of a mena -
ow lark sailing the azure sea. le
drops liquid notes of slicer mellow
music down on your head, does that
meadow lark and that gives you back
your perspective, your sense of amaz
ing reality. You are lilterally, ab
solutely. really, in the midst of a
sea of living gold. It is ynn -nd not
the lark that is the mote. You begin
to feel as if your special mote might
be a beam that would get lost in in
flnity if you staid there long; and
so you ride on-and on-and some
more on-and by and bye come out of!
the league-long, fenceless fields with
an odor in your nostrils that isn't
exactly like incese-it's too fugitive,
too fine, too sublimal of earth. It is
aromatic, a sort of attar of roses,'
the imprisoned fragrance of the bil
lions upon billions of wheat flowers
shut uip in the glumes of the heavy
hIeaded grain there. And that's the
odor of the wheat-From "Harvest
ing the Wheat.'' by Agnes C. Laut
in The Outing Magazine for October.
Hicks' Capudine Cures Women's
Monthly Pains, Backache, Nervousness,
an(l Headache. it's Liquid. Effects imine
diately. Prescribed by physicians with beat
results. 10c.. 25c., and 50c.. at drug stores.
If no fight, no victory; no victory,
To Drive Out Malaria and Build Up
'rake the Old Standard Gaovi's TAsTz
LEss CILL ToXzc. Yoa know what you I
are taking. The formula is plainly printee.
on every bottle, showing it is simply Qui.
nine and Iron in a tasteless form, aiz1 the
most etructual form. For grown people
and children. 50c. .
'Twas the' verdict of the neighbors
He'd drawn his final breath
That lie lived so strenuous a life
He'd lived himself to death.
Deanjess Cannot Be Cured
bylocalanpplicttions as theycannot reach the
diseased por tion of the ernr. Trhere is only one
way to cara~ deafness, and that is by consti
tuti onal remedies, Deafness Iseaused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lining ot
the Eustachian Tube. WVhen this tubels in
tlamnedyou have a rumbling sound orimper
foct heatring, and when it ms entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and unless the intiam
mation can b3 taken out a, this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever. Nine cases out of ten
are causd bycatarrh, which is nothingbutan
inflamed conditonm of the mucons surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Dearness (caused bycatarrh) that can
not be curedbylHall's (Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars fred. F.J. (HENEY & CO.,Toledo,O.
Sold by Drugg'sts, 75c.
Take lhall's Family Pills for constlpation.
Its Main Attraction.
The children who arc growing up
Will on the past look back
And speak about their childhood as
The age of crackerjack.
Mrs. Winslow's Sootha ing Syrup for Cliljdren
teething, softens t he gums, reduce inilaimmn.
tion, allays pan, cures wvind colic,25e a-bul
If thin~gs were done twice, all would
3. B. Maxwell, Atlanta, Ga., says: "I
suffered agony with a severe case of eose
ma. Tried stx different re medies and was
in despair, when a neighbor old me to try
)Shuptrine's 'rtrna. After using S8
worth of y our 1TT3aW3 and soap!I am
completely cured. I cannot say too much
In Its praise." Tz'raIn1N at druggists or
by mail 50a. Soap 25o. J7. T. Surazan,
Dept. A, Savannah. Ga.
The campaign begins when the
money begins to rattle in the tin up.
The back is the mainspring of
woman's organism. It quickly calls
attention to trouble by aching. It
tells, with other symptoms, such as
nervousness, headache, pains in the
loins, weight in the lover part of
the body, that a woman's feminine
organisni needs immediate attention.
In such cases the one sure remedy
which speedily removes the cause,
and restores tne feminine organism
to a healthy, normal condition is
Mrs. Will Young, of 6 Columbia
Ave., Rockland, Me., says:
" I was troubled for a long time with
dreadful backaches and a pain in my
side, and was miserable in every way.
I doctored until I was discouraged and
thought I would never get well. I read
what Ly'dla E Pinkham's Vegetabli,
Compound had done for others anI
decided to try It; after taking three
bottles I can truly say that I never felt
so well in my life."
Mrs. Augustus Lyon, of East Earl,
Pa., writes to Mrs. Pinkham:
"I had very severe Lacicaches, and
pressing-down pains. I could not sleep,
and had no appetite. Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound cured me
and made me feel like a new woman."
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills
and has positively cured thousands oI
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors. irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bear
ing-down feeling, flatulency, indiges
tion.dizziness,or nervous prostration.
It is a bad hen that eats at your
house and lays at another's.-Dutch.
HIS SKIN TROUBLES CURED.
F;rst Had itching lasbh-Threatened
Lnfer With Jvood-Poipon in T-eg
lReled on Cutieura Rewedies.
"About t'welve or fife'n years ng T hal
a breakinc-ut. .-nd it Hehed, nnd sturreso
badly that I could not have nny pence he
cause of it. Three doctorg did not !ben mre.
'Then T used some Cuticiwa Soap. C2utienra
Ointmnent. end Cutientra R~esolv'enti and he
gan to get better right ownn- They murnd!
me nnd I have not been hotihered with' the
itching since. to amotnt to anything.
About twvo years aen I had in grippe andl
pneumonia which left me with a pain in
my side. Treatmnenb ran it into me reg,
which then swelled andl began to break ont.
The doctor was afraid it wvonlrd turn to
Nnod-poison. I used his medicine h,,t it
did no good, then I needl the Cutieuna
Remedies three times andl cured the break
ing-out on my lea'. J. F. Hennen. Milam,
Mo., May 13. 1007."
Between being overfed and under
fed we seem to be a much distressed
and long suffering people..
Retnove al swe n in to se
da. aeet a permnentC1
gien free. iot~Mngean be fairer
Write Dr. H.M.LGreen's Sons
Bpeciaists. 305 S Atlatat. (I.
va dye anament wIthout r 0n apart Wi
UThe Old Standard GROVWS
system. You know what you a:
is simply uinine and Iron in a
Cardul is a~ftely vegi
a specifie, curative influent
It is a simple, harmles
ly, and is recommended to
for womanily pains, draggin
Peeu1at -to females. Mrs.
dreadfully, but took Cardui
F ghting bb" Evens, dutink his
I.at stay in Washington, was one'
evening a guest at a house, where he
met a number of the younger set of
the Capital. As the admiral was
leaving, he chanced to pick up from
the floor a very dainty handkerchief,
edged with lace. He was gravely in
specting. this "trifle light as air,"
when a rAther - effeminatetlaoking
young man hastened forward to claim
it. "Your sister's, no doubt," said
the admiral as he handed it over,
''On, no,'' said the young man; ''it's
mine." Evans scrutinized the young
man closely. "'Would you mind tell
ing me what size hair-pins youNise.?'I
lie asked after a pause.-October Lip
Big men do big things, but how
many big things are big failures. The
biggest ship that ever was built was
no profit to anybody until it was sold
and broken up for old junk. Many
I little ship during the same tim'e
iad made good voyages, and brought
profit to its- owner. A man writes
x big book; he is .a great man, but
few people ever read his book, yet
it is learned and bulky, and perpetu
rites the mian's fame through genera
tions. Another man writes a little
letter, a pamphlet, an epistle, which
3an be-read in an hour, carried in the
pocket, copied in a little while, sent
through the mails, or printed on a
few pages, and that little pamphlet
is translated into hundreds of lan
guages, scattere I by millions in ev
ery quarter of the globe.
Paul, chained to a soldier in his
iired house at Rome, wrote no big
books. A dozen pages would contain
ahe largest tratise lie ever wrote, and
ret the thoughts there embodied and
the ' truths there declared, live
through all ages and go to the ends
:>f the earth. A seed is a little thing
but in it fhere is the promise of a
waving harvest through all the years
to e-me. A granite monument is a
Prca! .thing, but it has no advance
ment, no* promise, no growth.
Let the mai who does little things
wait on God, who can make little
things great, and accomplish his own
purpose of grace and goodness, work
ing wonders by means of the feeblest
instruments through his matchless
wisdom and his powerful love.
O IBE J. R.A
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Extracts &al Kinds
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IIYYoungt Men an,
National Telegraph Institute, (Del
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TASTELESS CHILL TONIC, drivi
~e taking. The formula is plainly pr
tasteless, and the most effectual form
stable extract, of certain ined
e, on the womanly organs.
B, non-intoxicating remedy, a<
pirls and weinen, of all ages.
i of Ca
g feelings, nervousness, and a
A. C. Beaver, of Marbieton, T
and recomlmend it; to all ladies
acts gentlyyet prompt
l1 onthe bowels,cleanses
e ssten e ectually,
-assis s one in overcomin
permanently. T0 get its
beneficial effects 6uy
iinuactured , the
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