October 16, 2011 – October 22, 2011 – What lessons are to be learned from Isaac’s faith exercised in the choice of his wife? Genesis 24:1–4, 10–19, 63, 66, 67.
October 7, 2012 – October 13, 2012 – All the communion between heaven and the fallen race has been through Christ. It was the Son of God that gave to our first parents the promise of redemption. It was He who revealed Himself to the patriarchs. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses understood the gospel. They looked for salvation through man’s Substitute and Surety.
July 7, 2013 – July 13, 2013 – Compare the number of Simeonites counted at Sinai with the number calculated after the apostasy instigated by Balaam at Shittim. Numbers 1:22, 23; 25:1–5, 9; 26:2, 14. What does this imply? Note: “At the numbering of Israel, just before their entrance to Canaan, Simeon was the smallest tribe.”
June 30, 2013 – July 6, 2013 – In spite of the weak, unstable tendencies of the tribe of Reuben, what prophecies did Moses and John the Revelator utter both in behalf of his descendants and of those believers who, by nature, bear similar traits of character? Deuteronomy 33:6; Revelation 7:5, middle part. What change is within our reach?
August 25, 2013 – August 31, 2013 – Joseph suffered for his integrity, for his tempter revenged herself by accusing him of a foul crime, and causing him to be thrust into prison. Had Potiphar believed his wife’s charge against Joseph, the young Hebrew would have lost his life; but the modesty and uprightness that had uniformly characterized his conduct were proof of his innocence; and yet, to save the reputation of his master’s house, he was abandoned to disgrace and bondage.