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SimSCIKE Lesson <By E. O. SELLERS. Director of Evening Department, The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago.) LESSON FOR OCTOBER 5 MOSES’ CRY FOR HELP. LESSON TEXT—Numbers 11:10-18. 24. 25. GOLDEN TEXT—"The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.”—James 5:16. This lesson is taken from the book of Numbers, “the book of journey ings,” or aptly called the “book of mur murings.” The events of Exodus and Leviticus cover perhaps one or two years, whereas those recorded in Num bers occupy about 38 years. Read in this -connection Ps.95:10 and I Cor. 10. From Sinai to Kadesh-Barnea are found four general murmurings. The first was at Taberah, 11:3, and the events of to day’s lesson which occurred at Kibroth, 11:34. The other two were at Hazeroth, 12:15, 16, and Kadesh, 13:26. This book is full of impress ive warnings about worldliness. Moses Was Human. I. Complaint and Controversy, w. 10-15. Moses was great but he was human. No man is faultless, and in this lesson we have another incident illustrating the weakness of Moses. Yet despite all this we find inserted in the very next chapter God's esti mate of his character, 12:3. Moses had been subjected to a terrible strain, the details of his leadership, the con stant murmuring of the people un der this load he gave way, just as ne had previously yielded to impulse, Ex. 2:12. and as he did subsequently, Ch. 20:10-13. The Israelites are a strik ing illustration of the natural discon tent of the human heart. Any af fliction, and discomfort or privation, and we forget God's marvelous works on our behalf. His wonderful good ness. That God was displeased is in dicated by verse 10, but that did not imply that Moses, too, was to lose his temper, to resort to murmuring, and to accuse God of being respon sible for the burden or that he would not help to share the load, v. 11. God placed great honor upon Moses by L calling him to this task of leadership^ and now he complains, and doubts for a moment God's sustaining grace, 2 Cor. 12:9; Phil. 4:13. The language | here used, vv. 12-14, is wonderfully suggestive. The utter weakness of the Israelites, the promised goal, the hunger of soul and body, the sorrows of aflliction are all graphically set before us. Moses’ own weakness is revealed (v. 13) by his words, “where should I have flesh to give?” He seems to forget absolutely God’s dealings with Israel before they reached Sinai (Ex. 16), as though God expected any such thing from him. The height of his petulance and bitterness is reach ed when he exclaims, “kill me I pray thee .... and let me not see my wretchedness,” v. 15. Burden Distributed. II. Comfort and Counsel, vv. 16-18, 24, 25. Moses had been warned not to bear the entire burden of leadership by his father-in-law, Jethro, Ex. 18:17, 18. Now that he is unwilling to take the full honor of undivided leadership God most graciously grants his re quest and appoints others to share the burden and responsibility. There was no more power, however, but more machinery. God distributed the bur den and revealed the fact that Moses' power was in proportion to his burden. Human nature always looks for the arm of flesh upon which to rely, but such a reliance usually brings a curse not a blessing upon those who seek it, Jer. 17:5. God dealt in mercy with Moses. Notice how gently he passes by this exhibition of Infirmity and notwithstanding this lapse, bears tes timony to his faithfulness (12:7). Yet he is impartial in chronicling his faults and thereby giving us an incidental .and thereby giving us the truth. What a suggestion in the words “1 will come down and talk with thee,” yet that is the privilege of the believ er in Christ, John 14:16, 17 and 16:13. God calls a “tent meeting,” v, 16 R. V., but before he meets them they must sanctify themselves, for so only is -one prepared to meet God, Ex. 19:10 15, 22. These people had been lust ing for the food of Egypt even as to day many who have professed to ac cept Christ are forever longing for the pleasures of time and sense. Thej forget the bitterness of past slavery ir the privations of the present, entire ly forgetful of the goal of luxury anc freedom, Rom. 10:28, 2 Cor. 4:17. Goc granted their request, v. 18, to theii sorrow, v. 20. The whole trouble wat then "rejected the Lord,” v. 20 R. V The granting of material prosperitj tends to leanness of soul, Ps. 106:15 It frequently happens that God doe! not answer our prayers because h« knows that to answer them actually and literally would spell disaster ir our lives. Conclusion. This lesson bring! Moses very near to us. Such a re markable man as he is he sometime! seems • to be far removed from oui actual experiences in life. Yet as w< consider him faltering for a momeni beneath his staggering, crushing bur den of responsibility, with strengtl .and courage gone, we share our sym pathy with him and he seems to entei into the actualities of our daily life God reveals himself as one who un derstands perfectly, one who know! exactly all that his servant felt, anc one who in tender compasion had noi ..a word of rebuke. I ! We are pleased to receive the “Boosters” edition of the Nat chez Democrat, issued on the 10th of September. The issue contains 62 pages setting out the many advantages found at Nat chez and the territory adjacent. The issue is very complimentary both to the public spirit of the business men of the town and the enterprise of the Democrat. | STOMACH TROUBLES • Mr. Ragland Writes Interesting Letter on This Snbject. ■■ " ■ ■■ | Madison Heights, Va.—Mr. Chas. A. 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Spring Street Marble Works John Curry, Proprietor where you can always ' find anything in the monumental line. We keep from 200 to 300 monuments on hand all the time, you can nearly al= ways find just what you are looking for. We have no agents, which enables us to sell you irom a third to a fourth less than a house which have agent to sell for them. Commissioner’s Sale Ex Parte petition of vs. W. C. Snipes, et al. No. 3432. By virtue of a decree of the Honorable r hnnrant iTnnrt nf T.pp f.nnntv. State of Mis- * 1 sissippi, rendered in vacation September 13th, A. D. 1913, thereof, ordering a sale of certain lands mentioned theiein, John M. Witt the undersigned, appointed Commissioner to exe-, cute said decree, will, on Saturday, October I the 11th, 1913, expose at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in front of the Court House door in the City of Tupelo, Miss., within legal hours, the following described lands, to-wit: The South half of the Northwest quarter of Section 33, Township 9, Range 6, East, containing 80 acres more or less in Lee Coun ty, Mississippi, together with the appurte nances and hereditaments thereunto appertain ing. JOHN M. WITT. Commissioner. Dated 13th day of September, 1913. Boggan & Leake, Sols. 26-4t Petition for Pardon To the Honorable Earl Brewer, Governor of Mississippi: We, the undersigned, would respectfully show to your excellency that Clara McGaughey (Shan non 1 was at the Nov. term, 1910, of the Circuit Court of Lee county, Mississippi, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term of ten years in the state penitentiary. The said Clara McGaughey, up to the time of this trouble has borne a most excellent reputation 1 as a peaceful and law abiding woman and there ' is considerable doubt about her guilt. The crime . was committeed in a drunken negro row during the term of Circuit Court. She was indicted for ' murder and tried the next day and convicted of manslaughter. Since her incarceration she has made a most model prisoner and we believe she has been sufficiently punished for her offense if she is guilty of any crime, wherefore, we ask you to grant her a pardon for the same. . 26-5t B T Clark and Others Non-Resident Notice. ■ State of Mississippi. To G C Pennington, Sulligent, Alabama, de fendant. You are commanded to appear before 1 the Chancery Court in the county of Lee, in said State, on the third Monday of October, A. D., 1913, to defend the suit in said court of Effie Pennington for divorce, wherein you are a defend ant. This 11th day of September. A. D.. 1913. John M. 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