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yet typically they were one, therefore it says, “Kill it,” v. 5) implies our unity of spirit, and communion in Christ. 2. The unleavened bread is our separa tion from sin and sinful passions (1 Cor. 5:7, 8; Matt. 16:6, 11). 3. The girded loins and sandaled feet signify our separation from the world, as pilgrims who walk with God, as all who really shelter themselves behind the blood must and will do.
spotless Lamb on me, He saves me now and forever from destruction. (3) In the Lord’s Supper we celebrate our Passover, and partaking of the Lamb, we by the cup symbolically fulfill the Word about the blood on the door posts; and, like Israel, from time to time perpetuate the memory, and tell the story, looking for our exodus at the victorious coming of the Lord. (4) Our eating and drinking together from the one lamb (though there were many lambs,
The Heart of the Lesson By T. C. HORTON L esson III— J uly 20. Golden Text,—Matt. 5:8.
self, the ground is holy. A, bush becomes a holy temple as does the body of a little child that believes in His Son. Fire is a symbol of His holiness. He judges sin by a fiery test and tries the works of be lievers by fire. God, out of Christ, is a consuming fire. 3. Prophecy. The bush burning but not consumed is a wonderful prophecy of Is rael’s history. In figure God’s people pass before us. We see them in the furnace of affliction. Age succeeds age. They are persecuted, peeled, robbed, driven from their own and other lands always in the fire and yet not consumed. 4. Purpose. Moses is to be taught a great lesson. God has heard the cry. He has seen their affliction. He will deliver. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are open unto their cry. God can never leave His people in Egypt. He will never forget His covenant. L esson IV— J uly 27. Golden Text,—Matt. 5:4. The key to our lesson is to be found in the words of Pharaoh. Exodus 5 :2, “And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice and let Israel go? I know not the Lord.” We have here the sovereignty of God and the stubbornness of man. God commands men. Kings and queens are but His creatures. Who is
The life of Moses runs in three periods of forty years each. First, in Egypt, as the son of a king’s daughter in the atmos phere of science, culture and magnificent libraries. Second, in the wilderness alone with God, learning God and from God, cul tured in soul. Third, as leader of God’s people through the wilderness to the prom ised land. Forty is the period of proba tion and Moses served the full period in each case. There is no record oi-the second period, it is like the thirty years of Christ’s life, shrouded in mystery. The years spent in knowing God, in standing the stress and strain of temptations and trials in any life, can only be known to God. The lesson' clusters around four words. 1. Providence. The Burning Bush was a supernatural event. God revealed Him self in nature, in a despised thorn bush, the last place you would hav* looked for God’s presence. Were our eyes open we would be seeking Him always. The heavens declare His glory but we see only lights. God’s greatest discoveries of Himself have been through the weak things, as in the brazen serpent, the Tabernacle and the Cross. 2. Presence. God Himself was there in the bush. Wherever God manifests Him
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