Great Occasions For Serving Our god
I have spent the past few a few months learning from nineteenth century writers. In the past I’ ve read through much of the best of the Puritans and much of the best of today’ s writers. I’ meters now trying to catch up with a few who fall between. I am benefitting tremendously. This representation comes from George Everard that wrote in the second 1 / 2 of the century. He creates about that precious rule, “ whatever you do, do all to the glory of The almighty, ” and says…
No single instant of our lives, no single actions — ought to be taken outside the sphere of this rule.
Our rising up and lying down,
the particular disposal of our time,
the spending of our money,
our social gatherings,
the way of conducting the affairs of our household,
the books we read,
the letters we create,
buying and selling,
business transactions of various kinds —
all these, and a multitude of other suchlike matters, are to be ordered under the every day guidance of the same rule.
Reader, beware of neglecting to exercise this particular Christian principle in small things. Great occasions for serving God occur yet seldom; lesser ones arise every moment. Little matters are not to be despised. “ He who despises small things, shall fall slowly and gradually. ” Little omissions of duty, little acts of disobedience, as they may seem in order to us — may demonstrate a great hindrance along our path. A few grains of dust, or a small pest in the eye, will often cause great pain and irritation. A little stone in a horse’ s foot will make it stumble again and again.
The Christian will find very similar thing from the indulgence of apparently trivial sins. They will….
harass your brain,
destroy the serenity and comfort which he might enjoy,
prove a stumbling-block to him when he endeavors to run the heavenly race.