King's Business - 1917-10



Where had the vessels been preserved all those years? Dan. 1:2. On what occasion had they been dis­ turbed and desecrated ? Dan. S;22, 23. What officer now turned them over to Sheshbazzar, prince of Judah? v. 8. Did they make a strict account of them? v. 8. How many were there altogether? v. 11. By what other name was Sheshbazzar known ? 3 :2. Who was the High Priest? Haggai 1:1. PRACTICAL POINTS (1) God called Cyrus by name before he was born. (2) Cyrus found his name in the Bible. “Whosoever will” may find theirs in

the Book of Life. (3) The business of the King above, became the business of the King below. (4) The first year of Cyrus was the last year of the captivity. (5) It was Jeremiah’s mouth, but Jehovah’s word. (6) The God of heaven owns the kingdoms of earth. (7) God’s house is spiritual, but we may help in its building with our silver and gold. (8) Nothing is really offered that is not “willingly offered.” (9) All the gold and silver of the Lord will have to be accounted for. O

The Temple Rebuilt and Dedicated OCTOBER 21, 1917. LESSON III. Ezra 3:8-13; 6:14-18. (Memorize 6:14, IS). G olden T ex t : “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise.” —Psalm 100:4. DAILY BIBLE READINGS Mon., Oct. 15—Ezra 3:1-13. (The Lesson).

Tues., Oct. 16—Ezra 4:1-6. Wed., Oct. 17—Hag. 1:1-11. Thur., Oct. 18—Ezra 6:6-12. Fri., Oct. 19—Hag. 2 :l-9. Sat:, Oct. 20—Hag. 2:10-23.


Sun., Oct. 21—Ezra 6:13-22. (The Lesson).


vs. 8,9. “Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Josadak, and the remnant (rest) of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward (have the oversight of) the work of the house of the LORD. Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to set forward (have the oversight of) the work­

men in the house of God: the sons of Henedad with their sons and their brethren the Levites.” Ezra is very specific in giv­ ing his dates, giving the month as well as the year. All through his book he shows himself to be a scrupulously careful and accurate man. It is evident that we have to do with precise and accurate history, not with romance or legend or myth. This is true of the Bible in general. New dis­ coveries by archaeologists are constantly marvellously confirming the minute accur­ acy of Bible history, and utterly discredit­ ing the so-called “scholarly -criticism” in its attempts to reconstruct the history of

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