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expectation shall perish; and
eth ..................... Prov. xi. 7. Cruelty.--A righteous man regardeth the life
of his beast, but the tender mer
cies of the wicked are cruel .... Prov.xii. 10. Drunkenness.-Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
drunkards, nor revilers shall in
herit the kingdom of God .... 1 Cor. vi. 10. Gluttony.--For the drunkard and the glutton
shall come to poverty, and drow-
rags ................................. Prov.xxiii. 21. Laziness.-Slothfulness (laziness) casteth into
a deep sleep; and an idle soul
shall suffer hunger .......... Prov.xix.15. Uncleanness. In that day there shall be a
fountain opened to the house of
ness ................................. Zech. xiii. 1. For the manner of using this Lesson, see Note on Page 10.
Th’ injurious blow ---the wanton eye,-
LESSON ON THE NUMBERS TAREE,
Three Great Feasts of the Jews. 1. The Passover. - In remembrance of the Israelites coming out of Egypt.
2. The Pentecost.-In remembrance of the Law given on Mount Sinai.
3. The Tabernacles.-In remembrance of the Israelites dwelling in Tents.
Three great Thrones mentioned in the Bible. 1. The Throne of Grace. 2. The Throne of Judgment. 3. The Throne of Glory.
Three Sects of the Jews. 1. Pharisees. 2. Scribes. 3. Sadducees.
Three remarkable Occurrences of the Sun. 1. It stood still at the command of Joshua. 2. It went back ten degrees at the desire of Hezekiah. 3. It was darkened three hours at the death of our Saviour.
Paul's Three best Wishes. 1. That he might be found in Christ. 2. That he might be with Christ. 3. That he might magnify (glorify) Christ.
· Three Things that cannot be. 1. No man can be exempt from Death. 2. The wicked cannot escape Punishment. 3. The Promises of God cannot fail.
Three Graces mentioned in Scripture. 1. Faith. 2. Hope. 3. Charity.
Three Arks mentioned in Scripture. 1. Noah's Ark, which was made of Gopher wood. 2. Moses's Ark, which was made of Bulrushes. 3. The Lord's Ark, which was made of Shittim wood.
Three Sons of Adam. 1. Cain, the eldest, who was a tiller of the ground. 2. Abel, who was a keeper of sheep.
3. Seth, whom God sent to comfort Adam and Eve, for the loss of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Three Offices of Jesus. 1. A Prophet, to instruct or teach us. 2. A Priest, to atone for us. 3. A King, to rule and reign over us.
Three Divisions of the Jewish Law. 1. The Judicial or Political Law, for the government of the Jewish nation.
2. The Ceremonial Law, prefiguring Jesus Christ, his church, and kingdom.
3. The Morai Law, such are the Ten Commandments given to Moses.
Four Evangelists. 1. Matthew. 2. Mark. 3. Luke. 4. John,
Four Jewish Watches of the Night. 1. From Six to Nine o'Clock. 2. From Nine to Twelve. 3. From Twelve to Three. 4. From Three to Six.
Four Things we'ought to mind. 1. To bridle our tongues. 2. To curb our passions. 3. To be humble in the sight of God and man. 4. To deal honestly with all men.
Four Things we ought not to be proud of. 1. Of Health, for God may soon smite us with sickness. 2. Of Strength, for a fall may make us lame.
3. Of Wealth, for riches make to themselves wings, and fly away. 4. Of Honour, for we may soon fall into contempt.
The Pentateuch, or first Five Books of the Bible. Genesis .... Generation, or, Beginning. Exodus
.... Departure, or, Going forth. Leviticus ... Levitical, or Ceremonial Laws. Numbers
Numberings of Israel. Deuteronomy ... Law repeated.
This Lesson is used by calling out two Monitors, who proceed as follows: -First Monitor, “ Three great feasts of the Jews.” Second Monitor,- 1. The Passover, in remembrance of the Israelites coming out of Egypt. 2. The Pentecost, in remembrance of the law being given on Mount Sinai. 3. Tabernacles, in remembrance of the Israelites dwelling in tents, &c.
The Lesson having been repeated in this manner throughout, it remains for the Teacher to apply it in some such way as follows.
T. Who were the Jews ?--C. The descendants of Abraham, and the chosen people of God.
T. To whom were the first promises made respecting them ?-C, To Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
T. Are they called by any other name than Jews ?C. Yes; Hebrews.
T. Why were they called Hebrews ?-C. After Heber, a descendant from Shem, of whose line Abraham was.
T. Are they called by any other name ?—C. Yes; Israelites.
T. Why were they called Israelites ?-C. After the new name given to Jacob; “ Thy name shall be no more called Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.” Gen. xxxii. 28.
T. Where did this take place ?-C. At the Ford Jabbok.
T. How came the Israelites in Egypt? - C. They went with Jacob, when Joseph was governor.
T. How long were they in Egypt?-C. About 215 years.
T. Were they kindly treated in Egypt? -C. No; for after a time, God gave the Egyptians another King, named Pharaoh, who knew not Joseph, and he made the Israelites his slaves.
T. What did he make them do ?-C. Make bricks.
T. Who did he set over them to make them work hard ?--C. Task-masters.
T. What were they?-C. Men who told them how much work to do, and punished them with the whip, if they did not do it.
T. Why did this Pharaoh use them so cruelly ?--C. Because they increased to such a multitude, that he was afraid they would become masters of his country and people.
T. Did Pharaoh do any thing else to stop their multiplying so fast-C. Yes; he wanted the women who nursed the little babies, to kill all the little boys, and only take care of the girls.
T. Did they obey Pharaoh ?-C. No.
T. Who did God raise up to deliver the Israelites ?C. Moses..
T. Who was Moses ?-C. The child of Jochabed, a Hebrew woman, who, for fear of having him destroyed, placed him in an ark of bulrushes, beside the River Nile.
T. Who found him there ?-C. Pharaoh's daughter, who had him nursed (without knowing it) by his own mother, and afterwards brought him up as her own son.
T. Where did God speak to Moses ?-C. On Mount Horeb.
T. Where was Mount Horeb?-C. In Midian.
T. What did God tell him to do ?-C. To take Aaron with him, and go to Pharaoh, and ask him to let the Israel ites go out of Egypt.
T. Did Pharaoh let them go ?-C. No; not till God sent ten plagues on the land.
T. Why did Pharaoh disobey God ?—C. Because he had a wicked heart.
T. What was the last plague that God sent ?-C. Slew all the first born of Egypt.
T. Did Pharaoh let them go then ?-C. Yes.
T. What became of Pharaoh after this ?-C. In attempting to follow and destroy them, and whilst crossing the Red Sea. God drowned bim and all his host.
T. What should this teach us ?-C. That God will never suffer the wicked to go unpunished.
Thus the Teacher may proceed with any part of the Lesson he may fix upon; and, by so doing, convey a mine of Scriptural knowledge to his little ones.