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saved them from their distress. And the Lord drowned Pharaoh and all his lost in the Red Sea, and made the waters come over them, so that their chariots and horses, and all the aren were lost in the water; there was not one of them left. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea, and went through in safety to the other side. And when they saw that they were saved, and all their enenries drowned, they praised the Lord loudly for all his mercies to them.
Questions to be asked after the child has read the Lesson.
Q. When Moses grew to be a man, Idid he wish to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, and enjoy the grandeur of Pharaoh's court, and pártake of its sins?
Q. What did he love better?
A. His own people, and the God of
Q. What did God command him to do?
A. To go to Pharaoh, and tell him
Q. Did Pharaoh mind the words of the Lord?
A. No; he hardened his heart against them.
Q. Did the Lord punish him?
Q. How ?
A. He sent many plagues upon the land of Egypt.
Q. What was the last plague that God sent?
A. He killed all the first-born sons throughout the land?
Q. Were the sons of the Israelites killed?
A. No; God saved them all.
Q. Were not the Egyptians filled with alarm?
Q. What did they say to the king? A. Let these people go, or we shall be all dead men.
Q. Who was their king?
Q. Then did Pharaoh, let the Israelites go?
A. Yes; but afterwards his fear was over, and he wished to get them back again.
Q. Did he go after them?
A. Yes, with men, and horses, and chariots.
Q. Did God save his people in their trouble?
A. Yes; he made the deep waters come upon Pharaoh and his host, so that they were drowned in the Red Sea.
Q. Were the Israelites drowned?
Q. How did they pass through the
A. God made the waters to stand back on the right hand and on the left, so that the people passed through on dry ground.
(To be continued.)
Thou Lord wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield, Ps. v. 12.
Trust in the Lord, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed, Ps. xxxvii. 3.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory, Ps. lxxiii. 24,
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths, Prov. iii. 6.
I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread, Ps. xxxvii. 25.
He will be our guide even unto death, Ps. xlvii. 14.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you, Matt. vi. 33.
NOTES ON 1 SAM. iii. 10.
"SPEAK Lord, for thy servant heareth." Such was the pious answer of Samuel, then only a youth, on his receiving a message from the Lord. It shews his entire readiness to obey the commands of God, in whatever way those commands should be made known unto him. To him they were sent in a vision; this method of instruction has been laid aside since the Gospel has been established. But there are various other ways in which the Almighv speaks to man; especially by the
works of creation, by their consciences, and by the Scriptures. In whatever way he addresses us, it is our duty obediently to reply, "Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth."
A countryman, in his journey, came to the brink of a river; he might have got over it, for it was not very deep; but, as the stream flowed fast, he thought the water would soon have done flowing, and that he could then get over without any difficulty. He