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AUTHOR OF “TALES OF KIRKBECK," ETC.
JOSEPH MASTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET,
AND NEW BOND STREET.
READINGS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE.
THE PASSAGE OF JORDAN.
WHEN God took His faithful servant Moses to the “rest that remaineth for His people,” He did not leave the children of Israel without a leader and guide. Joshua the son of Nun was full of the same Spirit of wisdom, even God's HOLY SPIRIT, which had given Moses strength for all his work. The Lord had told Moses to lay his hands upon Joshua, and appoint or ordain him as God's chosen leader for His people ; and this the people knew; so they obeyed and trusted Joshua as they had obeyed and trusted Moses. For a month all the people mourned and wept their loss, as they had mourned Aaron when he died.
The Lord spoke to Joshua also, saying, “Moses My servant is dead, now therefore