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Uy HKV. I'. II. KITZWATKIU I. TV,
Trrhr of Enir11r- HlbU In the Moody
IllbU Irntltute of Chlrajro.)
(Copyright, 1311. Wftirn Nwpapr
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 15
JOSEPH FORGIVES HIS BftETH
LESSON TKXT-OnU 48:1-18.
ooliikn TKXT-lf ye foratra mn
their treppmur. your hnvnly father will
tlfto forth you. Mtthw 4:14.
DEVOTIONAL. riKAIINO-anMii 44:
ADDITIONAL M ATETUAlAGneslB 43i
1-44; Krh-ln 4 II. 1
I. Joseph Dlscloseo We Identity to
Hit Brethren (vv. 1-3).
He treated bis brethren harshly at
lrt, his purpose being to ascertain aa
to bet her they were the name cniel,
heartless men as before, and to
trodure penitence la their heart. They ,
ccnly felt their guilt and heartily re-1
pen ted of tbelr folly. Judah'e pathetic
. . . I k ! a.xAAn li rail. ?
peas, causing him to disclose his Iden
tity. Helng unable to restrain hi pent
up emotions he ordera every one from
pis presence. Thla art on the pnrt of
Joseph troubled them: It ought to have,
rrnde them Rind. Their sins prevented
It being n time of Joy for them. This
most beautifully Illustrates Christ's
dealing with hla brethren, the Jewa.
Just ii they who bad rejected him nnd.
old him were compelled to come to
him for aid. ao when the grem tribula
tion rumen. Chrtat'e brethren, the Jew, '
will ery unto hlra for aid (Daniel 9:27;
12:1; Mntthew 24:21; Zeeharlah 12:10-'
4). Joseph dealt aeverely with hh
brethren to teat them and bring them
to repent anee. Bo Chrlit will do with ;
the Jew (Hoaea 0:18 J Kneklel 22:10-2-
An Joseph's love waa behind hi
barsh exactlngs, ao back of Chrlat'a
treatment of the Jewa will be hla great
love for them.
II. Joseph's Efforts to Aaeuage the
Qrlef of HI Brethren (w. 4-S).
When Joseph revealed himself to his
brethren, the remembrance of their
In pierced them through. Joseph's
Prut question waa alout hla father.
Thla shows thnt hi desire wan to put
their thought far away from their
crime. lie Invited them to come near
onto him, and assured them Ood had
overruled their crime In sending htm
for thiir Mil vet Ion. They meant It for
evil, but It wna part of flod's plan for
frond. This doea not eicuse them from
the Kullt of the tin. lo aome future j
time Christ will become reconciled to;
M brethren, the Jewa. nnl be their'
r'nvlor Htid benefactor (Isaiah 11:10-!
J8). I'eler, on the day of Pentecost.'
Showed thnt the Jewa' treatment of
Vlrlt was urh, and thnttCoVs over
ruling providence bad turned It out
for good. Just aa Iit nits obliged
to come to Joseph for sustenance and
become servants f Phurnoh througl
him lci;U ITM.'I-'.'O). o wlH all the.
world yet come to Christ for hla Mean
ing, and be reconciled to CM rh rough'
Mm (Mnluh 2:2-1: 1 1 :1U ; psalm
72:7-17; Zeiharlah 14:1(1).
III. Joseph Sent Hie Brethren With
Good Nw to hla Father (vv. H I.'.).
Aa soon uk Joaeph'a brethren knew,
blru and were reconciled to him, they
were sent with the glad tiding to.
their father. II ensured them thnt he
would nourUh them and that they
should be near him. They were direct
ed to tell of hla glory. Jacob -would
pot have mourned the death of Joseph
bad he known of hi glory, lie aiow
gave them the kls of r ' "ie(:itlort
end they were permitted lo talk with
Mm. IterooclllMtlon pretfdea com-inunlon.
In Chrlnt la to have any meaning. It
must show Itself la the creation of a
new tyiH of man. A Chrintlnn should
have something to him not to be found
In any other human being. Unless b-J
I more In disposition, aim and eon
duct than thoee around Mm, he la not
giving the world the Impulse or guld-'
nure which humanity la In need of.
Urondway Tabernacle Tiding.
Relief Not Burden.
A yoke. Is not an Instrument of tor
ture; It Is an Instrument of mercy.
It la not a malicious contrivance for
making work hard: It Is a gentle' de
vice to make hard labor light. And
yet men spent of the yoke of Christ
na If It were a slavery, and look upon
thone who wear It aa objects of compassion.
It Is not from severity that God de
mand much from men In order to ob
tain knowledge of blmnelf ; It la of his
kindness that he wills the soul by ef
fort to grow capacious of receiving
much that be may give much. Mela
. v . . . .
0 aVi ii ii nt iimi k : f
Abiding In Cod's Will.
The peace, freedonv and blennednenn
pf all aoula connlnta In their abiding
In Ood'a will. Towanla this union with
fMd for which It la created the "til
ttilves perpetually. MeUter Kckhart.
NO FIXED QUOTAS FOR 119.
So real In the fn'th of tlo-.Ainerlenu
Iteil IVom III Hie Aloerltn i people I till t
to iiotaa have beeii atoltiiied to Ited
4'ihkm I'liapter for Ilie eiirolliniiil of
nieiiibern In the Hed t'rofin CIhImimih
Iloll Call. L'iileinl (neiiibelMlilp l
the u'onl, t'liHplern are llmlteil only
bv the nmnlier of people In tbelr Ju
rMWtlnnn. The Itoll ('all will U On
Uhed only when eery avalluble per
son, without regard lo are or aei, ba
heen enrolled, rhlh'ren may Join only
tbi'oiiKli the Junior Ited Croc AimIIIh
rli'M. mill their meiiihernhlp iluea are
twenty-five renin a jmr. The chief
aim In enrolling In not to ralne money
but to InereiiMe the inciiiltei Mi. Spe
cial i lo Iiiim - In l:il'l it m ! the reunlnr
I i .'.i l li ill l.ixlpei .iter 11 i
Hi vo Mill lie clvell In elli. II an a Coil
li il.iiitui: Mi-nilier at f "N, Sntiilnl'u
Mi l il.i r al lllHMI. I.lfr M li. tier III
(.'oimi or I'atron at lllMUnl.
TH CLIMAX TO VICTORY.
tnrlnK the week before ('lirlMiua
t!ie eiillir A iim-i h ull people will hav
Hie prhlleki- of aiiNWetlim the el
1'i-ona I 'lirl--inn (toll full. The le
n".mm hlioi;,.) itiii r throned the duel
wild n iiiu.'.i'i.liy thai will ntliimliiif
lo I lie ii 1 1 -1 1 urtt Hie hoen of nii-ti la
ell pnrtn of '.e riulli. , It will there
fore he Hie lining of Alltel h ail hlenl
In. i and will unher In t'lulm ma with
a Keil t Voho inciiilicohip appriislinai '
ItiU Hie lensiM tlgureM. What the Itell
('iohn watitM In the approval of ll
AinerirHii people of the Ited Croat pul.
I- .-tod Midi approMtl will have llu
hiheM Hl'iiltli njue In the eyea of mlf
ferlng pei.le everywhere. Prenltlent
' 1 1 koi i leiuln the renpoiie and puiMe
elotig the iiioiiKe, " Hiiiiiiiioii you lo
BY THIS WK MEAN WHETIIEU
YOU HUY YOUR OWN GUT OR
FOR SOME ONE ELSE.
Many Splendid Murrains await those
who have awaited Hum, we having
sacrificed our profit in order to be
sure that the department will be
cleaned up generally.
THIS APPLIES TO DRESSES,
COATS. SUITS, ETC.
CHOICE OF ANY
"Wc Want Your Trade."
RED CROSS SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
Tin- Aiiieili-ati Ceil Crox him entali
IKIied n 1 1 1 ll li nil I tliiinllii h IxhiI fur
lU-t 4: In 11 hoyn nl Vuulrui, Sw luei Imnl.
; - Faith Must Show Itself.
'.; If tht church la salt, theu ihechnrcb
must be different front the world
around It. If the church Is light, then
the church must bo unlike thoK who
feava not committed themselves to the!
leadership of Chrlat. When Chris
tiana ey the same things which un-l
believers say, and do tba scuic thing j
hlch wo Iters do, tbry cease to bo a.
leaveuing forca ia rletrt If tnh
Peace will not end the need
w of Ued Cross relief work. On
(he it.tittury, the pio.l.ilinlnu of
peiiev i.H im tiew tleliN of ner
lee tn the Ited Ci-om.i, and now,"
more ihuii ever, the Amord-tin
w (iiiiple will be railed iihiii to
I'll)' their geiieiMiiM llupul4ii lo
bind tip Ilie worlds womidi
w Meinheinhlp In thtf Ited Cronn
a ntloiiU the nohleat outlet for
a mi h linpulai-a. Kvery American
iouhl Htiawer "HerV" to the
I :ed Croes Chrialmas Roll Call.
UNMASK A GERMAN TRICK !
Ameileane Find They Shift Tnelr Bst
t trice and Soon Checkmate It
th.tre U a buttle of wlta as well aa
of glum along the A merlon 11 front In j
the ijK.uiitiiliit.il ltrrulnu country
Hear he noutheaHtern end of the went. ,
ern :ont. (lermans try to deceive lha
AiMi-rki.n IntelllKeuce onlcera by luov- I
lug itietr machine guns and batteries
to a i,i'W poxlilon very irlght.
The Americana aolved this probata
by tiling a series of trucing uispa
whldi piny he made dally and auperho
mihh1 upon one another. When thesa
iiiru (mp4ired tl.e various H.lnt to
which the gun haw been moved era
Indicated. Then coriu-s the opjHirtunl
ty fur the Amerlcsn artillery to do lbs
worm upon them.
ThJii system has prored very valu
ebU til. liK-atlng the heavy battertsa tf
bind iKe (lerman llnea.
aide Lead Boyi In Work.
Thsl; Clevelaud boya and girls era
patriotic and want to Co their eh re of
the n lion's work Is shown by the large
aamb4)r of work permits lasaed to thorn
this jsr. The girls hare the edge on
the bfa, us 2T rants have been Is
We know uyi that it'i rui
job to f4caQ hi 1 customert.
He ti 1 00 pet cent right. It's
our jcli to p!eae merchant
by providing the kind of
printing that is wanted. Try
ui and tee what we can do.
Ve Halce Good