And the LORD said to Moses, Why cry you to me? speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward:
I. THE NECESSITY FOR PROGRESS AS A CONDITION FOR HEALTHY LIFE. The advancing tide has no sooner touched its highest point than it begins to recede. In the spiritual life, progress is needful to secure past attainments, as well as to gain fresh victories.
II. THE DIRECTIONS IN WHICH PROGRESS SHOULD BE SOUGHT.
1. Go forward to clearer and higher conceptions of spiritual truth.
2. Go forward in further development of the Church's social life.
3. Go forward in all works of Christian beneficence.
4. Go forward individually in the cultivation of the spiritual life.
(J. Legge, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: