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All reading ought to be a means of grace. We should never read any book which ill not leave in mind and heart some helpful, strengthening, or uplifting thought. This i9 not saying that we should never read any but distinctively religious books. All truth is en riching. History, if rightly raad, inspires adoring feeling. Books of science help U9 to think over again Goi'g thoughts, and thus stimulate reverence. Poetry, if true and pure, is wDndrously ele vating, even though it may not treat of spiritual themes. Good fiction may teach us noble lesions in conduct, sketch for us the loft iest things in character, and inspire in us whatsoever things are true, waatsoever things are pure, what soever things are lovely. Even humor has its place as a means of grace. There are times when what a good man needs above all thing? is a hearty laugh. The man who writes truly witty things has a mission. Thus there is no good book of any order which may not have its place in helping us to grow in grace. Yet there is a special class of books which may fitly be used as devotional helps. When we speak of devotions we usually refer to the "silent times" which every earnest Christian must pet into his days, even the busiest of his days. Much is said of the necessity "of secret prayer. Perhaps rot enough is said of the necessity of devotion al reading as part of the exercise of devotion. It is not enough to speak to God to tell him of our; wants, our dangers, our sins, our troubles, and fo plead with him for help, for favor, for com fort. We must also let God talk tons'. We must feed our souls. No exercise is complete without the reading of sonv sentence or sentences which will start in the mind uplifting thoughts, give us a suggestion of a new lesson to he learned, show us a glimpse of spir itual beauty to he readied after, or speak to us a word that we may rest on in our weakness or take as rod and staff in the valley. Of course, the Bible is always to bi; the first book in such exer cises. It is never to be left out. A "silent time'' with prayer, and yet without a verse or more of the simple word of God, lacks an es sential element. We must hear God speak to us while we speak to him- Perhaps the best of all de votional exercises is illustrated in the oft-told incident of Bengel. He was known to be much in prayer, t) spend long seasons of time in his private devotions. Some one was curious to know something of the way he prayed, and hid him self in the good man'3 study one evening to watch him at his secret devotions. Rengel sat long at his table with hia New Testament open before him. He read on quietly, yet uttered no word of prayer that the watcher could hear. Some times he would pause over a verse and his face would glow and his eyes would be. turned upward; bat be did not speak. At length the clock struck midnight, and then the saintly man clasped his hands on the open baok and said, "Dear Lord Jesus, we arc on the same old terms." That was all the cu rious intruder heard. Yet for an hour or longer the loving heart had btsen holding sweet converse with Christ. Such an hour is worth a thous and of the Hurried, stereotyped "secret prayers" which many Christians make, oftinus without any true devotion or real commun ing. When we sit down with our best friend, wo do not merely ask ;i few favors, and make a fe complaints, and utter a few groans and then run away. We commune with our friend. We may ,vk no favor at all; rather we seek to have our hearts How t cither in love, as we converse on themes that are sacred to us both. Secret prayer should not be merely an unburden ing of our heart, a tilling of our wants and desires to God. It should be far more than this. We should get quiet, that God may speak to us, that his love :nay flow into our heart, that his life! may enter into our soul. The B.bie is the first book of I devotion, essential, inuispensauie, never to be left out of the closet library, never to be unused in even the briefest time with God. But there are many other book3 which may be used with great profit be sides and with the Bible. There are some men who have a peculiar gift for the interpreting of the Bi ble. They find the beautif j1 things in it which many others do not seem to be able to find. They have facility in showing us the deeper meanings of Scripture words. They elucidate the teach ings of inspiration in such a way as to make our hearts burn within up as we read what they have written. Books of such writers are peculiarly helpful in the closet. If we read a chapter from one of them, or a few pages, or possibly only a paragraph or two, we shall have some scriptural truth shining with new beauty in our heart when we leave our closet, or we shall have a fresh impulse toward some important duty, or we shall have a vision of spiritual loveliness glow ing before us which shall draw us toward more heavenly living, or, if we are in sorrow, we shall carry awoy some precious comfort which shall give us sweet peace. Such devotional interpretation of the Scriptures is always helpful in the closet. It is strange how precious Bible truths will elude the eye of a reader, sometimes for years, though he read the chapters over and over again. Then some day a few sentences in a sermon or in a book will lift them out of their hiding place, and they will flash in brilliant beauty. "What we want in the way of interpreta tion for such reading of the Bible as will bless our lives is the appli cation of its great teachings to common, daily, practical life. A parugraph that takes a text, and so opens it for us in the morning that all day long it helps us to live, becoming a true lamp to our feet, and a staff to lean upon when the way is rough, is the very best de. votional help we can possibly have. Most people need to have the Bible explained to them at least, they find great benefit in such reai op ening of its words. Take an example. You read a few sentences which explain to yu the meaning of the words: "C.ist thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee." You are reminded that, in the margin of your reference Bible, "gift" is suggested as another reading for "burden." Then you are remind ed further that in the Revised Ver sion the marginal reading suggests a further amplification of the word so that the phrase reads: "Cast that he hath given thee upon the Lord." So your burden, whatev er it is, is something which God has you, a gift of God to you. Ili-nce it is sacred, and carries folded up in it a blessing. This opening of the Scripture changes the whole aspect of your burden. You are reminded further that there is no promise here that this burden will be .taken away, the as surance is tiat you will be sustain ed in bearing it. This gift of God is a blessing, and you cannot afford to have it taken away from you. You must keep it, but you will be enabled to bear it. One who finds 6ucli an opening of the text as this in his morning reading, has acquir ed food for a whole day, which will prove also an interpretation for life. Every chapter in the Bible is meant to help us to live, and there can be no better reading for private devotion than that which really opens the Scripture-; for us. Another class of devotional read ing of great practical value is poe try. So-ne people always sing hymii3 as part of their "private worship. If this is not practicable the reading of good, uplifting hymns has great value as a means of spiritual culture. It warms the heart and kindles praise and ador ation. The chief thought to be empha sized here is that we need to read as well as to pray; otherwise we shall not grow. The Bible is al ways the first book to be used. Bat most people need help in the interpretation of the Bible, so as to get from it the pipcious things which are folded up in its words. Hence there is alvvnys a place for books ' of the right kind on the closet table. GREAT GERMAN'S PRESCRIPTION Diseased blood, constipation, and kiiiney, liver and bowel troubles are cured hy Karl's Clover Root Tea." 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IJ. 1 1 eflnr, agents, Duraut, Miss, and W. E. Brumby Kosciusko Miss. Sub Agents wonted everywhere, Address Ryan & Co. General Agents. Sandersville, Miss. 3 days from Chicago, 2 1-2 days from Kansas City. On Oct, 29 the Santa Fe Route will inaugurate new and strictly limited first-class service to South ern California. The California Limited will letve Chicago at 6 p in daily, reaching Los Angeles in 3 days and San Francisco in 3i days, a saving of half a day. Time from this station correspondingly leduced. Equipment will consist of superb new vestihuled Pullman palace and compartment sleepers, chair car and dining car, through to Los Angeles without change. This will be the fastest and most luxurious service via any line to California. Another daily train will carry through palace sleeper and tourist sleeper to San Francis co and tourist sleepers to Los An geles. as at present. E. F. SISSON, Southern Pas. Agt., Box 132, Chatta nooga, Tenn., Two More IlomeseckerV Kxcursions. On October 8th and 22nd the O' tton Belt Route will sell round trip tickets from Memphis to Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana at rate of one fare pins to dollars for the round trip. These tickets v. il! be good for return passAgo on ful.owing dates: October 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, H, Nov. 1,5, 8, aud 12. Going transit limit will be 15 davs from date of sale, and stop-overs will be allowed within that limit. Return ing tickets will be limited to continu ous passage. For further information call on or address, J. 0. DAVIS, Traveling Freight and Pass. Agt. C. P. RECTOR, Commer cial Agt. 30.', Main St. Memphis, Tenn. Harvest Excursion. Via Iron Mountain Route to Arkat,. sas, Texas, Indian Ter. Oklahoma. Ou Oct. 8th and 22nd the In n MonnlaJa Route will sell tickets to the above points at one fare for the round .rip plus 12. Tickets will be good 20 days to return with stopovers at pleasure, going. Two trains daily to Te.tas, equipped with Pullmau sleepers rind free reclining chuircars. 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