T HE K I N G ’S BUS . I NE S S Jesus Teaching TJs to Love Everybody. Luke 6:35-38. Memory Verse.^4“ Let us love one an- * other.” 1 John 4:7. 'Approach.— Children, what kind of people do you like best? Nice people, i those who are kind to you. Yes, I j think we all like that kind of people j , best. (Read Í Sam- REGINNERS uel 26.) A long j AND PRIMARY time ago a young j Mabel L. Merrill man by the name of j David lived here on I earth, and he loved God and trusted Him. The king of the land at that time was named Saul, but this king did not obey God, and of course he could not be the right kind of a king to rule Over the people when he did not obey I God. David played music for King Saul, | and did everything he could to make him happy and please him, but King Saul did not treat David kindly, and | even tried to kill him, and David had f to run away and hide from the king, j Tell the rest of this beautiful story of j how David spared Saul’s life, emphasiz- j ing what God’s love and grace can do in our hearts. Prayer. Lesson Story.— In our story for to
: v. 35. Lend, hoping for nothing. It is meant of the rich lending to the poor for their necessity. In, such a case we should lend with a resolution not to demand interest, as we may justly from those who borrow money. If we have means to supply the necessity, we should lend though we have reason to suspect it is not probable they will be able to repay. There are two motives to this generous charity: (1) It will redound to our profit for “ our reward shall be great.” (2) It will redound to our honor for therein we resemble God and will be owned as children of the Highest-Tti-Henry. v. 37. Judge not. We can only go by appearances. We can never be sure o f ' the motive which has prompted the action in question. We cannot fully estimate the circumstances in which the man was placed. We are too liable to be influenced by our prejudices and by considerations of self-interest, and are to a corresponding extent disqualified to act as judges.— Fraser. Forgive. No man can be at peace with himself or with God'who cherishes ill-will against his neighbor.—McNaughton. This does not say our forgiving others is either the cause or measure of God forgiving us. It teaches that God is concerned in our moral states because He wants all His dealings to be a moral blessing to us. If we are in an unforgiving state of mind, then His forgiveness cannot reach us. The fact of sin disturbs our relation with God.—Weekly Pulpit. This becomes a stumbling block only when we fail to see that it has to do with Christians who have already been saved. It is not a matter of salvation at all, but of fellowship with our for- j giving Saviour.'—Dixon, v. 38. It shall be given unto you. Is God withholding His blessings from you? The future will no doubt reveal the reasons for God’s withholdings.— Sel.
day Jesus is up on a mountain with His ! disciples, and a great crowd of people are gathered around him. Jesus sat j down and talked to the people and He \ told them the kind of people who are ! truly happy. We all like to be with ■ happy people, do we not? Jesus said I happy people were the blessed people. He told the disciples they must not be afraid to let others know that they loved and obeyed God. And now-listen, ; He taught the people that they should love everybody. .Now it is not easy to ^ love everybody. We find it easy to love those who are kind and loving to us, but ¡ when people do not treat us nicely, and ■; say unkind words to us, then we some- times feel unkindly toward them, and we do not want to be near them, and J YOUR RESPONSIBILITY—OUR RECOMMENDATION.
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