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Bible Lessons From the Camel

Bible Lessons From the Camel

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BY REV. RICHARD NEWTON

The first mention made of it in the Bible is in the
time of Abraham. We are told that " Abraham had
sheep, and oxen, and asses, and camels." And camels
formed a large part of the wealth of the people who
lived in the East at the time when the Bible was
written.
BY REV. RICHARD NEWTON

The first mention made of it in the Bible is in the
time of Abraham. We are told that " Abraham had
sheep, and oxen, and asses, and camels." And camels
formed a large part of the wealth of the people who
lived in the East at the time when the Bible was
written.

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BIBLE LESSOS FROM THE CAMELBY REV. RICHARD EWTOTHE CAMEL.I going on with our study of Bible atural His-tory, the next animal that we take up is theCamel. We never hear of the camel in a wild state,but only know of it as a tame and useful animal.The first mention made of it in the Bible is in thetime of Abraham. We are told that " Abraham hadsheep, and oxen, and asses, and camels." And camelsformed a large part of the wealth of the people wholived in the East at the time when the Bible waswritten. This is clear when we are told about Jobthat " he had six thousand camels." The camels wereused by the Eastern people both for bearing burdensand for travelling purposes.There are two kinds of camels spoken of : one iscalled the common camel, and has but one hump onits back ; the other is called the Bactrian camel, andthis has two humps. The camel stands about six feethigh up to its shoulders. Its strength is such that itcan carry a burden of from five to six, and even toDigitizedbyGoogk 
 
54 THE CAMEL.eight hundred pounds. And its ability to do this isone of the chief things that help to make it so usefulto the people of the countries in which it is found.And in studying the history of the camel we mayTHE COMMO CAMEL.learn two lessons. One of these is about an interest-ing truth ; the other is about an important duty,1. The interesting timth that we are taught by theoamel is about — the goodness of God.DigitizedbyGoogk THE CAMEL, 65We see this illustrated in the wonderful way inwhich the camel has been prepared by God for use-fulness among the people who have to travel throughthe great deserts of Arabia, Egypt, and Africa. Inthose countries they have been called " the ships of the desert." And they may well be so called, becausethe people of those countries could no more travelover their great deserts without camels than we could
 
travel over our oceans without ships. And the won-derful way in which God has prepared the camels tobear the hardships they have to meet in journeyingthrough the deserts, aflfords us a striking illustrationof his goodness.We see this in several things about the camel.For one thing, we see it in the feet of the camel.If they had hard hoofs like those of the horse or thecow, they would be unfitted for travelling throughthe deserts. The hot sand would make their feetsore, and at every step taken they would sink deepinto the sand. ' But the feet of the camel are coveredwith hard flesh and a tough skin, which acts like acushion and keeps it from sinking into the softestsand over which it has to travel ; while neither theheat of the sand, nor the sharp stones often mingledwith it, will do them any harm. This is a proof of God*s goodness.And then the knees of the camel, as well as itsfeet, show the same thing. The camel stands so highthat when the load has to be put on its back crDigitizedbyGoogk 66 THE CAMEL,taken off, it is necessary for it to kneel down. Andin doing this so constantly, unless its knees wereespecially protected, the hot sand on which it kneels,and the sharp stones found among it, would make

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