THE KING’S BUSINESS
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There are many things which we might lawfully do which we will not do because in the doing of them our weak brethren will be hindered and hurt in their Christian life. Things which are right in themselves are surrendered joyfully for another’s good. There is something inspiring in the con templation of this great truth. We are to be like our Master, We are to know the delight of self-denial. We are to school ourselves to so live that it will never be for self that we live, but always for Him self. The weak brother wearies us, he gets on our nerves; to the flesh he is a great nuisance, but we must always bear with him. And for this grace we shall need to pray and wait upon God remembering with what infinite grace God has dealt with our own weakness. quarters of our own city (Los Angeles), and oil, railroad and construction camps. 3. What Can Be Done for Them? We can think kindly of them; show kindness to them as strangers in a strange land; pray lovingly and faithfully for them; and knowing that God can cut priceless dia monds out of the seemingly worthless peb ble (has He not done it with us?) labor with Him in faithful hope. Churches and societies are doing what they can with what they have. Bibles arid tracts are dis tributed in more languages than were heard at Pentecost (Acts 2:7-11). Immigrants are met with Christian welcome and coun sel at the landing. Missionaries visit their tenements and camps, maintain city mis sions, schools, preaching stations, etc. But it is a great work, and needs much money, and all must give, if it be ever so little that we can afford. Look up these texts about the treatment of strangers ; Exodus 22:21; Deuteronomy 10:19; Leviticus 25: 35; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Malachi 3:5; Mat thew 25:35, 43; Ephesians 2:12; 3 John 5-7. Shall we then a hindrance prove? Or each stum bling block remove? For the brother whom we love. Junior Endeavor Topics Concluded from page 483
that in ' some places the Revised Version has translated the Greek more exactly than the Authorized Version, and in the next verse (2 Tim. 3 :17) the Revised Version is very much to be preferred to that of the Authorized Version. Did Jesus Bear Our Penalty? Concluded from page 452. vengeance (2 Thess. 1:6-10). Doctor Ab bott is at odds with sound philosophy, with the Church’s Bible, creeds, and experience. He undermines the first, cancels the sec ond, denies the third, and lacks the last. Under Divine providence Jesus suffered the extreme penalty, either He was guilty of actual, or of imputed sin, or His death was the ¡crying injustice of history, and to reconcile it with the reign of a just God involves more difficulty than all those over which Doctor Abbott’s sentiments stumble. The Heart of the Lesson Concluded from page 481 that we are prone to call them sisters rather than brothers. We must recognize these weak brethren and help them to become strong; we must have the same kind of pity for them that we have for weak children. We must hope and pray that they do not al ways remain children. Thirdly, we must remember that we are not under law but under grace. For Israel all of the details of their loving and serv ing were planned for them, but they are not for us. We are not restricted to any kind of meat; we have no fast days, nor holy days; no specifications for our times and manner of worship. There is a won derful freedom for the saints. Now the liberty we have is limited by the law of love. Our good must not be evil spoken of; oUr liberty must not become an occa sion of offense to our weak brothers. Fourthly, we must not become a stum bling block to our weak brothers. All things are lawful, but all things are not expedient.
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