Many excuse themselves from the work of Christianity “ Go therefore and make disciples of all nations – Help the people to learn of me, believe in Me, and obey My words – baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28: 19. Though they may make a show, and profess it. They may impose upon others, yet they deceive themselves if they think to impose upon God, who knows their hearts as well as actions; he cannot be deceived, so he will not be mocked. Our present time is seed-time ( followed me every Saturday in Seed Gospel ), in the other world we shall reap as we sow now. Galatians 6: 8 ” For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. But he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. “
As there are two sorts of sowing, one to the flesh, and the other to the Spirit, so will the reckoning be hereafter. Those who live a carnal, sensual life, must expect no other fruit from such a course than misery and ruin. But those who, under the guidance and influences of the Holy Spirit, live a life of faith in Christ, and abound in Christian graces & virtues, shall of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
We are all very apt to tire in duty, particularly in doing good – Matthew 5: 17 ” Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and recognize and honor and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” This we should carefully watch and guard against. Only to perseverance in well-doing is the reward promised. Here is an exhortation to all to do good in their places. We should take care to do good in our life-time, and make this the business of our lives. Especially when fresh occasions offer as ” Christmas – 2017 “, and as far as our power reaches.