“There is a living God. He has spoken His word. He means just what He says and will do all that He has promised.” – J.Hudson Taylor
Rescue those who are being taken away to death,
And those who stagger to the slaughter, Oh hold them back [from their doom]!
If you [claim ignorance and] say, “See, we did not know this,”
Does He not consider it who weighs and examines the hearts and their motives?
And does He not know it who guards your life and keeps your soul?
And will He not repay [you and] every man according to his works? – Proverbs 24:11-12
It is a solemn and most momentous truth that our every act in this present life – and our every omission too – has a direct and important bearing both on our own future welfare and on that of others.
Do not Christians often feel, and act, as though it was incumbent upon them to begin the Lord’s Prayer with, “Give us this day our daily bread;” almost concluding with, “If consistent with this, may Thy Name be hallowed too?
And is not Matthew 6:33 —
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
practically read, even among the professed followers of Christ, seek first all these things (food and clothing, health, wealth, and comfort), and then the kingdom of God and HIs righteousness?
Seeking to press the great command of our risen Saviour – go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every one – and would point out that in the parable of our Lord, contained in Matthew 25, it was not a stranger, but a servant; not an immoral, but an unprofitable one who was to be cast into outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.