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LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE.

Old Testament.

THE CREATION.

THE first words that we find in the Bible are, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Do you know what is meant when we say that anything is created? We do not mean merely the power of making something. A carpenter can make a box, if he has the wood; you can make a frock, if you have the stuff for it; but no human

; being can make a box or a frock out of nothing. To do that is called creating.

We are next told that “God said, Let there be light, and there was light, and God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” After this we read the wonderful story of His creating “the dry land, which He called earth, and the gathering together of the waters, which He called seas ;” of the grass, and the herb, and the fruit-trees; of “the

“ two great lights, the greater light” (that is, the sun) “ to rule the day, and the lesser light” (that is, the moon) “to rule the night : He made the stars

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