Some Readings on the Parables for Mothers' Meetings

Some Readings on the Parables for Mothers' Meetings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...grace, as St. Paul teaches us, "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." We could never deserve eternal life; it is the gift of God: and yet the amount of our reward at the day of judgment will be in accordance with our works here. As St. p a Paul says again, " For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, whether it be good or bad." Now the next thing we learn from this parable is that these servants were expected to use these talents which had been entrusted to them for their master's service, not their own; they were to trade with them and increase them. And accordingly some did; they that had received five and two talents each doubled them, and when the lord returned they brought to him their doubled money--doubled by their industry and good use of what was given them; they had done their best according to their several ability. But one of them had hid his lord's money in the earth, and brought it back unused. He had gained nothing with it; he had not used it in trading as he ought; he had nothing for his master, --nothing but the one talent unemployed; his whole time had been wasted. He had not lost or misused the talent, he had not put it to a bad use; and yet what does the lord say to him?" O thou wicked and slothful servant." He was wicked not because he had done harm; he was wicked because he had done no good with his talent; he had just done nothing. And are there any among us like him, --any to whom God has given a talent, and who have done nothing with it; done nothing for Him Who has done so much for them, --any who have never spent one hour or one minute in His service, --any who have nothing to show Him when He...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744357
  • 9781236744357