The Life & Words of Christ Volume 2

The Life & Words of Christ Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...for their future guidance. The following parable seems to have been delivered specially to them, as part of an address when they had gathered in more than usual numbers. "A certain rich man had a steward, to whom he left the entire charge of his affairs. He learned, however, from 6ome sources, that this man was acting dishonestly by him, and scattering his goods; so he called him and let him know what he had heard, telling him, at the same time, to make out and settle all his accounts, as he could no longer hold his office. "The steward, knowing that ho was guilty, was at a loss what to do. 'I cannot dig, ' said he, to himself, 'for I havo not been accustomed to it, and I am ashamed to beg.' At last he hit on a plan which he thought would serve his end, and at once set himself to carry it out. Going to all his master's tenants, one by one, he asked each how much rent or dues he had to pay, though, in fact, he knew all this beforehand. When told, he pretended to have been commissioned, in compliance with his own suggestion, to lower the amount in each case; and he thus secured the favour of all. For example, he went to one and asked him, 'Hew much owest thou to my lord?' and when told 'A hundred pipes of oil, ' bade him take back his bill, and write another, instead, for fifty. A second, who owed a hundred quarters of wheat, he told to make out a fresh writing with only eighty. In this way, by leading them to think him their benefactor, he made sure of friends, who would open their houses to him when he had been dismissed. "Some time after, when his master heard how cleverly he had secured his own ends, he could not help admiring his shrewdness. And, in truth, it is a fact, that bad men like this steward--the sons of this world, more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503511
  • 9781236503510