Sivut kuvina
PDF
ePub

Sin, after their journies, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim : and there was no water for the people to drink. herefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water, that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide you with me? Wherefore do ye tempt the Lord? And the Lord said unto Mofes, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel : and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and .go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb ; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there Mall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the

sight of the elders of Israel.

L E CTURE

XV.

History of Moses.

198

Exod. xvii. 8-13.-Then came Amalek, and fought with

Ifrael in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Yoshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek : to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine band. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek : and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Ifrael prevailed ; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses's hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon : and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side ; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

LECTURE LECTURE

XVI.

History of Moses.

211

Exod. xviii. 7-1 2.--And Moses went out to meet his

father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him : and they afked each other of their welfare ; and they came into the tent. And Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had dote unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians, for Lj7a!'s fake, and all the travel that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to lsrael ; whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And "Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh ; who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods : for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. And Jetbro, Moses's father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to cat bread with Mofes's father-in-law, before God.

LECTURE

XVII.

History of Mofes.

224

Exol. xix. 16--22.---And it came to pass on the third

day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the niount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; fo that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Mofes brought forth ile people out of the camp to meet quiih God, and they Atood at the nether part of the mount. And Mount Sinai suas a'la jether on a smoke, becausc the Lord de

feended scended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long and waxed louder and louder, Moses Spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount : and the Lord called Mofes up to the top of the mount, and Moses went up. And the Lord said unto Mofes, Go down charge the people, left they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. And let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, fanctify themselves, left the Lord break forth upon them.

LECTURE

XVIII.

History of Moses.

239

Josh. i. 17.-—According as we hearkened unto Moses in

all things, so will we hearken unto thee : only the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.

John. i. 17.-For the law was given by Moses, but grace

and truth came by Jesus Chrift.

[ocr errors][merged small]

SACRED BIOGRAPHY.

LECTURE 1.

er

LUKE XX. 27-38. Then came to him certain of the Sadducees (which deny that there is any refur.

rection) and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his broth

rshould take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren:

and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also. And they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them. The children of ihis world marry, and are given in marriage : but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die any more ; for they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the refurre&tion. Now that the dead are raised, even Mofes fbewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham,and the God of Ifaac, and the God of For cob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living : for all live unto him. ONE

NE of the most obvious and natural confolations of reason, under the loss of those whom we dearly loved, and one of the most abundant confolations furnished by religion, is the belief that our departed friends are, at their death, disposed of infinitely to their advantage. We weep and mourn while we reflect

le we reflect upon the deprivation of comfort which we have sustained; but we wipe the tears of forrow from our eyes, when we consider that our loss is their unspeakable gain. “Rachel weeping for her children,' refuses to be comforted so long as the thinks “ they are not;" but her soul is tranquillized and comforted when her

eyes, in faith, look within the veil, and behold them softly and securely reposing in the bofom of their Father and God. It is an humbling and a mortifying employment to visit church-yards, to step from grave to grave, to recal the memory while we trample upon the alhes of the young,

the

« EdellinenJatka »