If I firmly believed, as millions say they do, that the knowledge and practice of Christianity in this life influences destiny in another, then Christianity would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly cares as folly, and earthly thoughts and feelings as vanity. The kingdom of God would be my first waking thought, and my last image before sleep sank me into unconsciousness. I would labor in its cause alone. I would set my thoughts upon eternity alone and seek diligently for theose things above. I would consider one person converted from being lost in darkness to a true disciple of Jesus worth a life of suffering. Earthly consequences would never stay my hand or cause my lips to be sealed. The earthly life with all its joys and sorrows would occupy very limited moments in my thoughts as I sought to seek first His kingdom in my life. I would strive to look upon eternity alone and upon the immortal souls around me soon to be everlastingly happy or everlastingly miserable. I would go forth to the world around me and declare to it in season and out of season the great truth aasked by Jesus Himself. The text would be, “WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?
“Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell; I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell.”—C. T. Studd
Think about it. How does our life compare?
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