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THE CITIZEN
Fchcunry 37. 1913
Pace Two.
The Citizen
a family newspaper for ll that It right,
true nd Interesting.
mtitlahed trttj Tlntraday t nerea, Ky.
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THERE IS NO WASTE.
Nothlnc la ever lost.
When you burn a piece of coal In
your stove yon merely chance the
shape of It Too do not destroy It
aot a particle of It
Toe con I Is changed Into flame nnd
moke. Into gases and ashes, but notb
lac that was In the coal U lost by the
process of combustion. It all exists In
ono form or another. Nothlnc In lost.
It must be so. elao by our activities
and enterprises we would noon bum
up the world on which we live.
In so far as science can determine
all matter Is lai mortal. Nothing new
la crented, nnd nothing Is destroyed
Man baa the power to change nnd uwc
matter, but be can neither create nor
demolish, not even so much as a griilo
of dust.
You enn boll water and change It
Into steam or you may condense stentit
and change It Into water, but you run
not annihilate either water or steam
Nothing In the physical world Is ever
lost and nothing In the spiritual world
Is ever lost
A deed of kindness cannot be de
atroyed. It persists. A work of love
once begun never dies. An act of sue
rlflce ennuot tie annihilated. Devotion
la Indestructible.
But you say. "The Child I loved nnrt
lost that Is loss, nnd only loss."
No!
The beauty and the power of tluit
child's life nre not lost. It lives In you
nnd In others. And the love you hurt
for the child persists lu another form
In sympathy nnd kindness and devo
tion to other children.
Things spiritual cannot be killed.
Like matter, spirit Is Indestruetlble.
It continues. Its form may be
changed, but It Is Immortal.
Kindness, devotion to family, to chil
dren, to friends; Justice to all. charity
toward all. generosity, helpfulness
these will last forever.
Goodness, beauty, truth, heroism, sac
rifice how enn they be lost?
Id the splrltunl as la the physical
realm there Is no waste. All Is utl
llzed. Yon never bad a good thought
nor did a good thing that was useless
Somewhere, tuuiebuw. It Is of use
And so what mutters It If the world
does not know and never praise?
What matters It If you have wrought
and suffered In silence.
Nothing of yours la lost
Vou nre n contributor to the forces
that live forever, the sura total of
which Is the universe of Cod.
WE ARE MOVERS.
The newspapers have thought It
worth while to recoid the fact that one
western couple ban spent slity-flve
years on the same farm.
It Is unusual.
Iu the west especially one will find
comparatively few couples that have
reared children, welcomed grandcUII
dren and have bad great-grandchildren
to play lu the same home.
Ilowever-
In the old countries such a thing nn
livlug on one farm for alit.v-Uve years
would protoke little comment. There
la an Inn lu ICugland whose license as
a public place Is Mmi years old. nnd Inns
are transient things compured with
farms.
Sixty live years?
Why. In Europe descendants of one
family have llred on the same eatnte
for a thousand years or more. Having
been born Id a certain place, the nver
ajr European takes that aa sufficient
aicuae for etaylug thera.
We do It differently.
Oaring bean born In a certain place,
wa make that place the Klnt of our
departure. At tho most tbo average
young man put the age of twenty-ou
years aa tho limit of hla stay.
Which explain much In our charac
ter ua a people.
Uecause of onr native restlessness
and desire to go to new places we ure
the most enterprising people In the
world, lu Uurope men stay where
tbey were born und follow the business
Of their fathers; In America men go
fceyoud and begin a new business.
'The American Is at home wherever
hla bat Is off.
If he cannot go west and grow up
with the country because the west Is
aUJIngjjjjJia wlUJnjnjutTKjnto Can-
adii. Ilawntl or the Philippine!.
Hp la n mover.
lie began to more when the slow car
avan found their way arrow the Al
leghptile. and hit covered wagon has
gone on to "t'lke'a peak or bust" nml
beyond.
There nro some drawbacks to this
deal re for n rhnngc. While It accounts
for our driving power nnd prosperous
ways, there Is this fart:
Our society lack cohesion.
Our rontnet with each other I brief,
and vre do not net Into close touch with
one n not her. It la easy for (he pntltl
clan to divide n and cot hi wn.v.
which bna much to do with the corrtip
tlon In our polltlrnl nnd Indnatrlnl life
Worst of all
Home docs not mean to ns whut It
ought to menn-the hotiae of our fit
thors, the place where we have lived
and loved and the place where our clill
dren shall lo born.
THE FARMER SAMARITAN.
A young man was speeding tils new
motorcycle along n country road. He
got Into a nit. lost control of his wheel
and met with n severe fall.
Dragging his machine to the side of
the road, ho sat down beside It. UN
clothes were torn. Ho wns suffering
Intense pain from Internal Injuries. A
farmer drove- by In hla wagon.
"nurt yourself?" he naked
"Yes, but I hope to be better pres
ently." "tunning pretty fast. I reckon
Serves you fellows right I wonder
you Qon't have more accidents." And
the farmer drove on.
A few moments later a man came
along on font ne was a farmer who
from his field near by bad witnessed the
accident.
"Been hurtr
"Yes."
"Well, you look rather pale. Shall I
go for a doctor?'
"No. thnnfc you. Someliody will come
along directly nnd mnyle I can go bnck
to town "
"Mnybe you can nnd mnybc you can't.
You come on with me. I live down
this wny. I'll hitch up and take you
Into town right away. It might be
dangerous to wait"
In n few moments the young man
lying on some straw In the farmer's
wagnn. wns being taken to the city
The farmer drove directly to the hospl
tal.
Inside of two days the young mnn
died.
The farmer had refused to accept
money and besides told the doctor" he
would help to pay the boy's bill. If nec
esaary.
Now
Do you note the similarity between
this story nnd one that wns told tienrlt
2.000 years ago alut a man who wn
on the wny to Damascus nnd who fell
among thieves who stripped nnrt
wounded lilm?
If you rememlier. n Invite nnd n
prlet looked nt the wounded man nnd
pned by on the other side.
Then a rertnln Samaritan came thai
way. ''And when tie nw him he liart
compassion on him " lie got down nft
his beast and hound up the wound ot
the poor fellow nnd poured oil and
wine upon tliem.
And he sti him on his own le.ist and
brought him to nn Inn. Anil, moreover
he paid the bill and -nld If that was
not enough he would lie coming that
way soon and would pay what wa
lacking
The story wns Mold to nnswer the
question. "Who l my nelchlior?" And
nt Its conclusion the Master said
"Which now of these thlukest thou was
nelghlsir to hlui that fell among
thieves?"
It was easy to answer
As easy as to answer the query.
"Which of these twain thlukest thou
was nelghlior to the young man who
fell from Ills motorcycle?"
A'WOMAN IN THE MAKING
Continued from Pirat rage
good fellowship. Tho games sho play
ed In her girlhood have taught h"r
tho truo values of success and failure,
tind have given her a sense of jus
tice, of honor, of supporting loyally
the will of tho majority. Sho knows
human natuio because of this
social contact with boys aud girls.
She reverences tho past and defers
to the Ideas of her mother and grand
mother la many ways, but sho la not
bound by tradition or convention. Sho
realizes that she must take her lait
In tho strugglo under present day
conditions just as her grandmother fit
ted Into her ntcho a generation ago.
Hor love and tonderness will bo guid
ed by intelligence rather than by
emotion.
8ho knows more than one young
man and is the friend and companion
of them. She la not asking how much
money he has but rather la ho pure
and strong and able fit to bo the
father of hor child. Can eho bo his
friend aa well aa his wife? Can she
share and enjoy hla reading and seri
ous thought aa well aa darn his socks.
She la going to marry for the good
old fashioned reason that she loves
this man and not because she needs
a homo.
Dut It marriage does not come to
hor, It Is not a tragedy. She finds
plenty of opportunities to excrclas tho
mothering Instinct and bless the
world, but her highest Ideal Is to
be a wife and mother In her home.
If she has leisure and wealth she
Joins a woman's club and serves on
committees of civic and soc'al Im
provement. She stirs up interest and
works tor all movements of uplift In
The Indians of California
By RevTc. S." Knight
Let ua visit tho hcmo of n family tf ' lug, Intelligent peoplo and will corn
Hop! people, whj nro probnbly high- t"ro favorably with tho rnces of tho
cr in tho rcnlo of InttlllRcnco than "rlcnt; ,n !RCt thc Rr0 ,.m,ch
, like them In nppcarntico, manners,
any other tribe of tho southwest nnd ...... nnd ln,nufncllir ...
ohotild bo regarded as halt clv.llz-d
tntlier tlinii savnee. Tho home Is
! built of stono bid with ndobo, mud or
constructed entirely of sun dried brick
ordobyasthey nro called. Thehous h
nro usually of two etorlis with Hat
roofs nnd a patopct, very much Hko
thoso of Palestine Tho doors nro low
and tho windows small, not moruthnn
two foet square. Tlio roof Is reached
by a ladder from tho outside, also by
a scries of ladders Inside. A good siz
ed houso may contain as many as
BOvcn rooms, nearly all of thoso In
tho lower sUrlcs have, flro places
In the corners. In thcso tho flro Is
built on tho mud floor and tho sm3ko
caught by tho chimney which extends
down to within about five feet of
tho floor and has a flaring canopy
extending cut at tho bottom very
much liko tho smoko catchers nbovo
li n In f irrt Irltfttirtrt frinivnu e ni w In
hotels. Tho floors nro spread with
aklus on which rough wooden tables
stand. At ono sldo Is tho almplo
hand loan where tho famous blank
ets, Blmltar to thoso woven by tho
Navajos, aro mado. Tho blanket iire
cnted lo President Iloosjvclt by tho
peoplo of Mexico was mndo by tho
most famous weaver of tills Interest
ing nation.
They tro skllltul workers In brass,
copper nnd sliver and make beautiful
beaten work amulets, rings, buckles,
etc. I watched tho old sliver Finlth
melt up somo Mexican dollars, mat
them In rough paddles In a curious
wooden mould, then hammer thoin
out Into beautiful spoons. They alsa
weavo grass baskets bo clcso nnd firm
that water may stand In them fori"""0 cnu &o ni nor lauysnips bid-
hours without leaking a drop. They .
worship tho sun, moon and stars, al-
so wooden and stcno Idols called rain j
gods. In appearance thcso peoplo nro
rather chert, but very sturdy and well
built. Their features aro large, with 1
high check bones, broad mouth, white
teeth and eyes that flash 11 ko a diam
ond. On tho whole thoy nro good look-
her community. Sho leaves the sal
aried occupations to bo filled by no
men who must earn their living and
Joins tho great comj any of noble men
and women who work without pay
tor love of humunlty and the hasten
ing of God's Kingdom on earth. Her
religion Is a vital Intimate part of
evory thought and activity of her life
and regulates her conduct nnd habits
for ovcry day.
Sho will bo Interested In politics,
not because she wants an officobut
because pslitlcs Ic everlastingly mix
ed up with law and order and social
reforms and health and education.
And her homo and her children and
her happiness aro directly affected by
politics.
This Is a vory brief and Imperfect
picture of my Ideal girl. I wish I
had my favorite picture of a girl to
show you this afternoon. It is tho
"Soul's Awakening" by Sant. I sup
pose I have given away u dozen or
more cheap prints of this picture to
girls.
Out how to make thes) glggl'ng girls
over Into tho Ideal sit beforu us thut
Is the task which some of us have,
and all of us aro Interested In. Thiro
are at least four stages to consider:
Stages of Development.
1. The pre-natal period.
2. Tho Child.
3. Tho Girl.
4. Tho Young Wcman.
Just a woid about childhood. I
will not discuss tho pre-natal period
but I am lnterested.in It, and every
mother must be Intelligent on that
subject. You have bad talks on that,
however, bo I pass over It
Childhood.
Childhood la net an Imitation of
tiaturo llfo, ncv simply a preparation
for It, but Is a llfo comploto in It
self, Tho joy 8 and sorrows of tho
passing moment, though Bn fjr
gotten, are felt very Intensely, and
leave a definlto Impression,
Dr. Hall tells us that a tadpole
needs Its tall for its fullest develop
ment, and cutting It off will not has
ten tho frog atago. Each phase of
life Is the best preparation for tho
next phase, and should bo compluto
and Joyous, while tho child Is pass
ing through It So we must revcrtneo
tho personality of our little girl our
solves, and Insist that this bo shown
hor by tho family and friends. Keep
her a little girl, but make her lite full
cf tho Joys of her period of lite. Up
to twelvo years of age she should
romp and play Just as freely as boys.
She should sleep ten hours out of
every twenty-four. She should bo
out doors a part of every day, winter
and summer.
Sho will got much In correct habits
In school from her teacher and school
mates, but at this ago father and
mother have tha highest place In
her affections and regard. She should
be taufht the sacredness of her own
There Is another trlbo of Indians In
Arizona called tho Zunns. Thcso peo
plo live In towns, or pueblos us they
nro cnllcd, nnd hnvo nttalnod unto n
high state of civilization. A cur.oiiBftn.
turo In their llfo li Unit Instead of
tho man seeking a wife, tho woman
nocks a husbaud. A Zuna girl sees n
man alio likes on tho streets nnd Im
mediately glee to his homo, takes
corn, pounds It into meal, makes
cakes nnd feasts hlni, thus to provo
that sho can cook; then sho washes
his clothes and mends them and fixes
up hla houso In tho best possible
manner. After thuo demonstrating htr
ability as a homo maker, If In wish a
to marry hor, sho r.lniply stays on,
If not, eho sojks farther. 1 could not
help but think It our American girls
would make n similar exhibition of
their domestic accomplishments lar
fowcr of us ycung men would en-
'danger tho rnco and nntlon by living
In our present otatc of single blessed
ness,
Tho Indian women, however, not
only perform the work of tho hsinc,
but own tin hcuso and everything In
It and should tlio chosen man fall to
como up to their expectations, ho Is
liromptly luvlted to mnko hlmoelf
conspicuous by his absence, whllo
his wlfo trfJlti n moro satUfactory
inato.
Hlght hepj Is whero I would niako a
grand and glorious kick, Uut, fellows.
It's coming as suro as you'ro nllve.
If wo don't step our boozing and
night hawking and get busy, tho
girls will liavo all the good places
,n llf0 MlA wo will bo tho servants to
ding. Let's brace up.
Thews una Indians havo great Bath.
wrings wIhto they perform that
ntrango, mystic and most beautiful
of exorcises, tho rnln dance. Tlio
1' who havo seen It pronounce It
ono of tho most curious and Interest
ing sights to bo s.en on earth among
any poople.
body never to let boys handle her
or touch her body even In play. Her
own mother should bo tho first to
tell her tho mystery of birth. If tho
mother docs not do this, some school- !
mate or neighbor will give the girl a
vulgar or garbled version that ennnot
bo effaced. Llttlo boys and girls ten
years of ago frequently wrlto vulgar
notes to each other, showing how
early they think of thcso things.
Sho should be given a few things
nnd a place all her own, If It is only
a bureau drawer and one end of a
bookshelf. She vhould feel that hr
mother Is Interested In all her games
and good times, and will plan fre
quent opportunities for. play with boys
and girls.
Sho should not bo teased no Ideas
ot sweetheart and lover should ever
como to your little girl, that will como
all too soon. Wo should read to her,
and soloct somo children's books and
papers sultablo to her age.
Sho should havo regular work
but -it must not Involve heavy lift
ing nor long continued standing vr
sitting In tho samo position. Carry
ing a baby and Ironing for an hour at
a time aro too hard for a llttlo girl.
In short, wo want this little girl
ot ours to havo a happy, Ideal child
hood, but at tho samo tlmo wo want
to bring her Into such contact with
tho activities of tha homo life, so
that she shall bo preixircd to mcrgo
Into tho Joys and responsibilities ct
the next phases of her eiolutlon and
growth, young womanhood.
Adolescence.
From twelvo to eighteen tho girl
and tho boy are going through what
we teachers Bpcak of as tho "adoles
cent period." It is tho most trying
period, tor tho girl herself, as well
as for hor mother. Tho dovclopmcnt
of tho organs of reproduction and tho
functions connected with them bring
about great changes In mind and body.
Among tho books which havo helped
mo understand this period In a girl's
llfo are: Dr. Hall's "Adolescenco,"
KIrkpatrick's "Child Study," Dr.
Latimer's "Girl and Woman," and
Scott's "Scclal Education." Many
articles In tho standard magazines
aro helpful also,
I shall glvo a tow facts which aro
basod on sclontlflc Investigation, and
which you may verify In your own ex
perience. Wo speak of It as the
"awkward ago," becauso somo parts
of tho body grow moro rapidly than
others, and tho power of control Is
lacking. Your girl will stumblo over
a crack, and break dishes. She will
try your patience nt every turn. Hor
inuscles and uoart and nerves aro all
undergoing great changes. Sho can't
sit still vory long at a tlmo. Kho
ought not to bo nagged and scolded and
ridiculed. Itathcr sho needs sympathy
and special attention, Hegular bath
ing and exercise and right habits of '
(Contlnutd aa Page Three) I
(Condueltd by lh National Woman a Chrla.
tlan Trmptranet Union.)
RIGHT PLACE FOR A SALOON
If Wtalthy and Powarful Canoht En !
dura Presence of Dirty Qrogahop
I Why Should tha Poor?
Where la tha right place for a sa
loon? Where Is tha saloon wanted?
If not the fashionable, mercantile es-
tabllihments, what other k mU of UnU, wllhn rcCont ycara It was fr
business ara likely to bo helped by , ,ertod thai Abram'a battle,
the proximity of gin mills? Lot som. M recorded ln (Jen H ..had nol 0M
ono name them. la It the baker, the wht of ... t ,ho arf nMOogitI
ta lor. the shoemaker the butcher, the hjT9 not on, rcconclIed ,hn ,pp,rent
milliner, the booksel er? Do any of diewpanclfi but hTe proven beyond
those find It of particular advantage UMllon tne ,ccurttCr 0f tho rec
to their trade to have a Krorseller or Abram., vctorr over tho four
como nnd open up a shop beside them? confedern.B vinga Is a story rich with
i'al ."Ur0.Udl.n, r" 1n'co"ary n typical suggestions,
ordor to Justify the opening of resorts "
for loafers, or drunkard mills, of dens I. "After These Thlnoa." vv. 1-7.
for tho propagation of vice and crime? God's word (v. I) came to Abram not
What neighborhood shall be selected only aa a counsel but for aaaurance
for tho debauching of men, for the de- as well. 8o. too. our assurance Is his
structlon of families, for the making word. I John 8:13. In thn midst ot
of paupers and felons? Which Is the the uncertainty and the strife, for wa
worst, to open a saloon near a school must remember Abrsm never poa-
or a church, or to open It next door seated the) land. God appeared to hlrn
to a home. In front of a home, over a In a vision and said. "Fear not." See
home or under a homo? What Is there Isa. 41:10. There In the midst, of
that should make a grogshop a stench foes (Jas. J:M) God promised to be
In the nostrils rf the public on one to Abram a ahteld and an exeeodlng
street and a sweet-smelling savor oa great reward A "shield" for there la
another? Is a saloon on Fifth ave- to the Christian Ufa a mltltsnt side,
nun calculated to do greater harm Fph. 6:1 J. 14. I Tim. :IS. A "re-
than a beer dive on Mulberry street? ward" which was far morn rich than
If the wealthy and powerful cannot any given by man. Sen !4:Jt. Pror.
endure tho presencn of the grogshop, 10:21.
why should It bo thrust upon the poor 1 Abram Was Human,
and weak? Are the tenement dlt- Dut Abram was. after all. human,
trlcts the homes of thoso already and we read In versa I his question
deep down In poverty, squalor and about descendants, .hn being as yet
misery the proper places to set thn childless. Kven ro. however, Abrara
saloons? Aro they needed to halp "a willing to count the ehltd of Ms
men live purer lives, to make happier steward as fulfilling the promlso of
homes, to strengthen the weak, to God. Not so with Ood for the prom
cheer the downcast, to guide thn er- Ise (11:3) was to Include Sarah also,
ring? Who shall take upon himself Ood very clearly makes this plain In
the responsibility of declaring hern rso 4. the heir wss to be Abram a
tho peoplo shall bo cursed with the Indeed and not the child of another,
presence of grogshops and where the Hut not only la Abram to havo an
people shall not be cursed? These, heir but tho land In which be was ao
It seems to us. are thn practical ques- Journlng as a pilgrim waa to be hla
Hons, and wn should like to have them nd his seed to be aa tha stars for
answered. Aroostook Republican. multitude.
I "And hn believed" Thn great test
to this faith camn lster lleb. ll:t.
WORLD RAPIDLY GOING MAD but hern In this first distinct srrlp-
English Authority on tunaey and
Narvoua Diseases Makes Start
ling Statement on Drink.
'Thn world Is rapidly going ms,d."
says Dr, Forbes Wlnslow. an F.ngllah
authority nn lunacy and nervous dis
eases. 'Today there Is ono certified
lunatic In nvery 2C9 of our population,
and If thn Increaan In lunacy contin
ues at thn samn rate as It has dnnn
for thn past fifty years, thern will bo
one lunatic In nvery four of thn popu
lation by A. D. S1S9. One quarter of
the world will bn mad. I havn no pa
tlencn with those who ascribe this
terrible condition of affairs to In
creased competition, and the wear and
tear of modern llfo. It Is mnro shelv
ing of responsibility, and the true
causes of Insanity am thn vires, not
tho worries of civilization." He then
gives the causes of Insanity In thn or
der In which hn believes thny should
be placed- "First, drink; sncond, clg
aret smoking; third, heredltv." and
adds, "Until thn drink question has
been properly dealt with . . . thn na
tion will contlnuo to go from bad to
worse."
ASHAMED OF THEIR BUSINESS
Saloonkeeper Has No Ust of Camara
to Illustrate Quality of Liquor
That Ha Sells.
The camera Is used for many pur
poses. Pictures are taken of school
children to Illustrate the products of
tho schools. Granges get their mem
bers out In a group and have them
snapped so that they ran proudly dis
play their membership before their
friends. Farmers have pictures taken
of their cattle and horses big pump
kins and fine fruits. Grandfathers
rejoice to be photographed with their
grandchildren, business places and
factories display their employees and
products with pride.
nut did you ever see a saloonkeeper
who wanted to photograph and pub
lish thn product of his saloon? You
never saw a photo of the broken men
and women displayed In a saloon win.
dow, did you? Or a picture of a bright
boy and a wrecked man labeled, "De
fore and After Taking Our Ilrand of
Booze?" Lisbon (Ohio) Patriot.
Watsr la Powerful.
Water la the strongest drink. It
drives mills. It Is the drink of horses
and of lions. Samson himself never
drank
uiuiu, one inaries JI.
Bpurgaon.
A Distorted View.
"I trust that as brewers you all
fee within you the same grateful con.
vlctton I feel, that we are the main-
"tsy ?. rltJonaI B,"d Prct, temper,
ance." Thus satd the Dresldant nt
tt I. a a. . , ""wit in atwurunucv Willi III" I' I l'
the United States Brewers' aisocla- I.e. for Ood's Judgment was condition,
tlon to representatives of that body ed upon the "measure of their Iniquity
In convention assembled. And so being Mil." In the midst of thla hor-
apeaklng he furnishes proof of tha ror of darkness came God's-final as-
aclentlflc atatemrnt that one of tha aurance to Abram In the syrubollo
hlu i ? ' T? 'I humn "Klng torch" which passed be-
brain la to derange the whole Intel- tween the pieces of tho ilaln anlmala
Li ,MnV. .'m;fc e"u,nf mM 10 P'' hs two parties to tha coo
see things as thay ara not. XxnoX.
swrsoiooL
Lesson
(Dr K. O, RKt.I.KHS. Dlraetor of Kve
nln Department Tha Moody Illbla In
atltiila of Chtcaco.)
LESSON FOR MARCH 2
QOD'8 COVENANT WITH ABRAM
I.EPHON TKXT-CIen. It Ml.
OOI.DKN TKXT-"lta la faithful that
promlaed." Itab. lOIIX.
tural history of faith wn find ant forth
those principles that have governed
through all time. (I) Thn neenptanee
of thn word of God, n, g., to havn our
trust built upon or supported by thn
word of Jehovah, sen tsa 30:21; (2)
to act upon that faith so that our
coursn In llfn manifests thn belief of
the heart.
, God's covenant, 12-1-4. Is confirmed
In seven ways. I, Posterity, (a) nat
ural, "earth," (b) spiritual, "heaven."
(c) also through Ishmacl, Oen. 17MH
20: 3, Weaning, both temporal and
spiritual; 3, great name; 4, lie a bless
ing. Gal, 3:13. 14; 5. "I will blnsa
them that bless then;" 6. "and curse
them that curso then; 7, thn families
of thn earth bteaand through Abram,
e. g.. through Chrlat, Gal. :16.
' "And hn believed In thn Lord" (t.
6). Abram built upon the naked word
of Ood. hn simply looked at that and
that alonn, Itom. 4-20. It. V. All Ood
asks of us la for us to take him at his
word. So It Is that as wn take his
word about Jesus, hn rocVpna that
faith to us as righteousness; no mat
ter bow unrighteous we mar have
been, son Itom 4"3fi; Gal, 3:67 The
I one think that God demands Is that
. we bellevo him and hla word.
II. "Whereby Shall I Know." tt.
, MS. Thn weakness of human faith In
dicated by Abram'a question (v 8) Is
answered by God giving to him dlreo-
tlons for thn preparation ot a aacrl
I flcn. Abram did not really doubt
Ood's word (v. 6). but ho did dnslrn
confirming sign, Many todsy are
looking for assuring signs from God
when his barn word should bn enough.
Asking for signs Is not always safn,
Lukn r 18-20, but as In Abram'a case
God does glvo us a pledge) a sign ot
our Inheritance, 2 Cor. T22. Kph. 1:14.
God gave Abram, after ho had nipllo
Itly followed his directions, a sym
bolic vision of himself. Snmnonn has
suggested that thn vlln birds of prey
(v, 11) arn symbolic of Satan, and
Abram, driving thorn away, a symbol
of one victory over evil, Jas. 4:7.
God Is always nearer to man and bnst
reveals hlmarlf when wn arn In the
midst of sacrifice. God tells Abrara
of thosn days of servitude on tha part
of his descendants while they are to
bn In Kgypt. of Ood's Judgment to bn
brought upon that land and of their
ultimata deliverance.
Symbols of Ood.
Kvery detail of these predictions
and promtaoa was fulfilled. In verse
IS there Is presented the (rest
thought of the need of preparation In
youth for thn future days of "good
old are" a lan In thla varan auriej
tton of the life beyond the grave.
The smoking furnace and the flam
ing torch were symbols of Ood htnv
ir
Four centuries of opportunity
were to be allowed tha powerful Amo-
rites who now possessed the land be-
fore the land came Into bona fldo po
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