“They shall go hindmost with their standards.” Numbers 2:31
The camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place, but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy pillar, they ate of the same manna, drank of the same spiritual rock, and journeyed to the same inheritance. Come, my heart, cheer up, though last and least; it is thy privilege to be in the army, and to fare as they fare who lead the van. Some one must be hindmost in honour and esteem, some one must do menial work for Jesus, and why should not I? In a poor village, among an ignorant peasantry; or in a back street, among degraded sinners, I will work on, and “go hindmost with my standard.”
The Danites occupied a very useful place. Stragglers have to be picked up upon the march, and lost property has to be gathered from the field. Fiery spirits may dash forward over untrodden paths to learn fresh truth, and win more souls to Jesus; but some of a more conservative spirit may be well engaged in reminding the church of her ancient faith, and restoring her fainting sons. Every position has its duties, and the slowly moving children of God will find their peculiar state one in which they may be eminently a blessing to the whole host.
The rear guard is a place of danger. There are foes behind us as well as before us. Attacks may come from any quarter. We read that Amalek fell upon Israel, and slew some of the hindmost of them. The experienced Christian will find much work for his weapons in aiding those poor doubting, desponding, wavering, souls, who are hindmost in faith, knowledge, and joy. These must not be left unaided, and therefore be it the business of well-taught saints to bear their standards among the hindmost. My soul, do thou tenderly watch to help the hindmost this day. – C.H. Spurgeon
We want to host another international lunch fellowship after the morning service on August 13th. All are invited and welcome!
Bible Presbyterian Family Camp
Please pray for Dr. Saunders who has been invited to speak at the Bible Presbyterian Family Camp being held in Hope, BC from Aug 30-Sept 1.
Let the Bible Speak Radio Broadcast
Rev. Ian Goligher is commencing a new radio broadcast on Sunday mornings at 9:30 on Joy radio, 1250. Please pray for this outreach opportunity as the Gospel will be spread across the greater Toronto area.
Whitefield Christian Schools
Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents during the summer break. Also pray for the administration of the school who have much work to do in preparation for September.
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Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Jean Bynoe, Norm Lanting’s father. Hyacinth Robinson-Powell, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Anne Rogerson.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders and Margaret Schenk.