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LESSON SaahySckMl Lesisa IerJna 31, 1917 Specllly Prepared for This Paper LESSON TEXT.-l Cor. 10:23-33. Mem ory verso, 31. GOLDEN TEXT. "It la good neither to 'cat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything wnerouy thy brother Btumbleth.' Bora, 14:21. TIME Paul wroto this epistle, from EnhcHUB, about A. D. 57. PLACE It was written to tho church at Corinth, one of the most worldy and luxurious clue's of tho time. Paul had lived and prcachW thero for nearly two years (A. D. G2, 53), and knew tho peoplo well. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES. Tempor- nnce and power: 1 Cor. 9:25-27: IIos. 4:11; Pot. 1:13. Temnerance and honor: Pro v. 31:5; 1 Tim. 3:2, 3, 8; Tit. 2:2-46. Tern' poranco ana wisuom: rrov. w.i; isa, 28:7; Dan. 1:3-21; Amos, 6:C. Temperance and tho future: 1 Cor. C: 10; Matt. 24:4S- 51; Luke, 21:34; Gal. 15:21; 1 Thes. G:C; 1 Pet. 4:7. Comment and Suggestive Thought. The Problem Before Paul and Be fore Us. Tho new religion that Paul preached was, as was said of it, turn ing the world upside down. It Intro duccd now tests of conduct and set up new and exacting standards of liv ing. It banned as wrong, deeds that for centuries had been accepted as proper and even pious. It is no won dor, therefore, that Paul, writing in those disturbed times, was often obliged to discuss questions of con duct that perplexed the Christians themselves. Some of these were tho matter of a rest day, whether they should observe the Jewish Saturday Sabbath or the Christian Sunday or both; the matter of divorce; tho ques tion whether the Gentile converts should bo required to become Jews But the most generally perplexing question, at least for Christians living in Gentile cities like Corinth, was whether they should eat meat that had been offered to idols. On the one hand, they should re fuse to partake of such meats, because (1) the practice had been forbidden by the decree of the council at Jeru salem seven years before (Acts 15:29). (2) Because the act. was pe culiarly offensive to their Jewish brethen. (3) To use the flesh which had once been , offered to a. heathen divinity, "even in ordinary circum stances, would be an encouragement of the practice of sacrifice; much, more to .partake of the banquets which took place in the precincts of the temple itself,- and on the. scene of thoseliccntious orgies wltii v which the heathen worship was so often ac companied." Stanley. (See 1 Cor. 8:9-13.) (4) There was especial dan ger that the disciples themselves would be led not only into the cere monial, but the moral pollutions con nected with idolatry. (5) There was danger of leading into temptation those who wore not strong in the faith, and of inducing them to act contrary to their consciences. On the other hand, it seemed right to partake. (1) The decree at Jeru salem "given in Acts 15 was intended for special circumstances, and not for a universal rule. Tho letter contain ing it was addressed only to tho churches of Antioch, Syria and Cill cia." Cambridge Bible. '(2) There was no essential wrong in eating, such meat. "An idol Is nothing in the wprld." "If they abstained, they seemed to say that an idol was a real being, and so they gave a sanction to superstition.' F. W. Robertson. (3) The prohibition 'interfered with the Christian liberty, and such liberty is of the utmost Importance to all. (4) Tlie prohlbtion would cause a great deal of difficulty In obtaining meats for food. (5) Any. unnecessary burdens on disciples hindered others from becoming Christians. (G) It compelled tho disciples to keep away from almost all social and civil as semblies, and prevented them from in fluencing their heathen neighbors to ward tho gospel. (7) Such emphasis on matters not wrong, in themselves would call attention away from real sins and crimes. It is always danger ous to lay as much emphasis on inci dental things, as on tho great truths and principles. The parallel with the modern liquor problom is very close In all this. Tho ''evil of strong drink ramifies every where. Thero is scarcely a trades-ma- but may be called upon to work in the interests of tho saloon. News papers with their advertisements, poli ticians with their laws, citizens with their votes, artists with their pictures, poets with their songs, farmers with their corn and rye, pharmacists with their drugs, and oven confectioners with their candies almost every one is liable to become involved in tho sin of tho saloon. It touches, soon or late, every housohold. Hero also, as in thovmatter of moat offerod to Idols, thero is tho fear of driv'ng men from Christianity by appearing to bo over strict, censorious, and "cranky." How far Bhall a Christian go in conformity to the saloon, and to a society whore strong drink is such a power? This is an Important practical problem for every one. EXAMPLE OF TRUE CHIVALRY. Modern Lover Proves Himself Equal to Heroes of the Past. There was a momont of profound silence. He was the first to speak. "You are richer than I am," he fal tered, with emotion. Sho bowed her head, replying noth ing. But now the true nobility of his character manifested itself. "Yet for all that I am no better than you are!" he cried, and folded her to his breast. And when, her conscience accusing her, she tried to tell him thnt not only her father but four of her uncles were PittBburg millionaires, he sealed her lips with kisses, and would hear nothing:. Puck. THOUGHT CHILD WOULD DIE. Whole Body Covered with Cuban Itch Cutlcura Remedies Cured at Cost of 8eventy-Flve Cents. "My little boy, when only an infant of three months, caught the Cuban Itch. Sores broke out from his head to the bottom of his feet. He would itch and claw himself and cry all the time. Ho could not sleep day or night, and a light dress is all he could wear. I called one of our best doctors to treat him, but he seemed to get worse. He suffered so terribly that my hus band said ho believed ho would have to die. I had almost given up hope when a lady friend told me to try the Cutlcura Remedies. I used the Cutl cura Soap and applied the Cutlcura Ointment and he at once fell into a sleep, and he slept with easo for the first time since two months. After three applications the sores began to dry up, and in just two weeks from the day I commenced to uso the Cutlcura Remedies my baby was entirely well. The treatment only cost me 75c, and I would have gladly paid $100 if I could not have got it cheaper. I feel safe in saying that the Cutlcura Remedies saved his life. He is now a boy of fivo years. Mrs. Zana Miller, Union City, R. F. D. No. 1, Branch Co., Mich., May 17, 1906." Injury from Mosquitoes. New Jersey has many places ideal In situation and accessibility, and one such place developed rapidly to a cer tain point and there it stood, halted by the mosquitoes that bred in the surrounding marshlands. Country club, golf, tennis and other attrac tions ceased to attract when attention was necessarily focused on the biting or stinging pests that intruded every where, and the tendency waa to sell Ob'ut. 'Butane owners wererio't ready to quit without a fight, and an im provement society was formed which consulted with my office and followed ray advice. In one year the bulk of the breeding area was drained, mos quitoes have since been absent al most entirely; one gentleman, not a large owner, either, told me his prop erty had increased $50,000 in value, and new settlers began to come in. This year one of the worst breeding areas of the olden day was used as a camping gorund, and 100 new resi dences are planned for next year. Prof. John B. Smith, in the Popular Science Monthly. Advanced. "Hiram," said Mrs. Kornkob to her husband, who was reading the Weekly Screech, "they say that Jones man who has taken the farm next to ours is mighty intellectual." "I guess he is," replied Farmer Kornkob. "He, knows four different almanacs by heart.!' Milwaukee Sentinel. DOCTOR'S FOOD TALK Selection of Food One of the Most lm portant Acts In Life. A Mass. doctor says: "Our health and physical and mental happiness nre so largely under our personal con trol that the proper selection of fnnrt should be, and is one of the most im portant, acts in lifo. "On this subject. I mav sav that T know of no food equal in digestibility, and more poworful in point of nutri ment, than tho modern Grape-Nuts, four heaping teaspoons of which Is suf- llclent for tho cereal part of a meal. and experience demonstrates that the user Is perfectly nourished from one meal to another. "I am convinced thnt the extensive and general use of high class foods of this character would Increase the term of human life, add to tho sum total of happiness and very considerably im prove society in general. I am free to mention the food, for I nersonallv know of its value." Grape-Nuts food can bo. used hv babes in arms, or adults. It is ready cooked, can bo served instantly, either cold with cream, or with hot water or hot milk poured over. All sorts of puddings and fancy dishes can bo made with Grape-Nuts. The food is concentrated and very economical, for four heaping teaspoons are suffi cient for the cereal narl of a meal. Read the little book, "The Road to WellvJJte," in pkgs. "There's a Rea-80;" Just the Size. "I understand dat doro will bo sev eral bogus animals on do stago," said tho long and lanky tramp as ho read tho Blgn "Supca Wanted." . "Yes," replied the short and sstout wayfarer, "I am going to play do head ot do elephant and me fat pardncr Is going to play do hind legs.' "Hrhl Then I suppose dore is no chance for a tall, thin supo like mo?" "Oh, yes, pard, you could play do neck of de giraffe." State or Onto, Cmr or Tolkdo.i v Lucas Ootrrr. . f Fraxk J. Ciikkby makes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of F. J. Chbxkt ft Co., dolus business la the City of Toledo. County and Bute nforeuld. and that said firm will py the tutu ot ONK HUNDKKD DOL.IiA.ns. for each And every caso of Catarrh that cannot bt cured by tho uso of U all's CATAnnu 0.1. FRANK J, CHKNEV. Sworn to before mo end subscribed In tuy presenco, this ctli day of Dccembjr, A. 13., ljso. . i . A. W. OLEASOK, '( Notary Pubmo. Hull's Cstsrrh Cure It taken Internally end acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Bend for testimonials, froe. F. J. CHENEY ft CO., Toledo, O . Bold by all DruRsltts, 7.1c. Take Uall'a Faintly Tills for constipation. A Spider That Fishes. Prof. Berg, in Buenos Ayres, has discovered a spider which practices fishing at times. In shallow places it spins between stones a two-winged, conical net, on which it runs in tho water and captures small fish, tad poles, etc. That it understands its work well is shown by tho numerous shriveled skins of littlo creatures that lie about in tho wob net. Laundry work at homo would bo much more satisfactory if the right Starch wore used. In order to get tho desired stiffness, it is usually neces sary to use so much starch that tho beauty and fineness of tho fabric is hidden behind a pasto of varying thickness, which not only destroys tho appearance, but also affects tho wear ing quality of the goods. This trou bio can bo entirely overcomo by using Defiance Starch, as it can bo applied much more thinly because of its great er strength than other mnkes. Satisfies-. A seedy-looking loafor, having or. derod and eaten a large and sumptu ous dlnnor, explained to tho waiter that ho had no money. Tho waiter immediately (fold tho restaurant proprietor, who sent for policeman. Tho proprietor, going up to tho un- welcomo guest, explained that. ho had, Bent for a pollcoman. . "Thank goodness! you didn't send for a stomach pump I " tho seedy one replied, with hugo contentment. Il lustrated Bits. Paper Palls for Milk. ' Paper palls aro tho latest sanitary dovlce for tho dollvory of puro milk in London nnd other largo English towns. They are usod only once. They aro mndo of pulpand aro steril ized by a heat of 600 degrees Fahrenheit. A woman derives ttiare plesers (I ram planning things that never earn off tbana man doss from tho actual happenings of things. s B B M M m m m .IMbjbbbBbsm. fH9LL3rRYRBLs9i Has Forgotten Her English. Mmo. Modjeska for 25 years was a household name among theater-goers, yet now that sho 1b writing her memoirs sho says she finds it neces sary to go back to her native Polish and rely upon the services of a trans lator to remake her book into Eng lish. Chicago Evening Post Smokers Iiiivn fn pall fnr T Binder cignr to pet it. Your dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111. It is easier to prevent ill habits than to break them. Motto on Plato's Ring. For children domination Mrs, WlntfoWSb Soothing- Syrup, lldren teething, softens the Rnrui, redu atlon, allays pain, cures wind collu. 35c a luces ta bottle, A lawsuit is the thief of time and. monoy. W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 26, 1907.. 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