Monday, April 16, 2012

A Powerful Spring

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. --Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ike said...

What is the world in comparison to Christ? Its seemingly countless wonders and worth are nothing when weighed in the presence of the One who formed and sustains them. Compared to Christ…even the entire universe is an insignificant nothing, scarcely able to evoke a yawn from those most easily astonished. Furthermore…what are all the accomplishments of this world in comparison to the smallest act of obedience to Christ? The fulfillment of even the most minute Christian duty is a greater achievement than the climbing of Everest or the winning of the Nobel Prize. Even giving a cup of cold water in His name does not go without divine notice or eternal reward. “We” should serve the Lord with all our hearts and every fiber of our strength. Why should we spend ourselves for temporal trinkets, when eternal glory is within our grasp? In the words of Elliot…”He is no fool to give up that which he cannot keep, to gain that which he can never lose.” Finally…what are the trophies of this age in comparison to the souls of men? There are many things in this world that can be won by perserverance and sacrifice, but none of them are eternal. Gold medals and the accolades of men, houses, lands, and riches are quick to rot and rust. Those who seek them are on a fool’s errand, but he who wins souls is wise. It has been said that there are only three things eternal….God…the Word of God…and the souls of men. Let’s press hard to win them before it is too late. Let’s give ourselves for countless millions who have no Savior and no eternal hope! After two thousand years the harvest is still plentiful and the laborers are still few!

Sorry…I do not no the author.

Suzanne Marie DeWitt said...

What a great quotation... I'll be sharing some of it on Facebook.

Looks like it comes from Paul Washer in this publication:

Thanks Ike.