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Sports and Games for Children

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Date April 15, 2002

SPORTS AND GAMES FOR CHILDREN

“As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4

Some men are spending their time in making money. That is the main object of their lives. They would be as usefully employed probably if they spent all their lives in collecting pins or cherry stones!

Whether a man lives to accumulate gold coins or rusty nails, his life will be equally groveling, and end in the same disappointment.

Money making, or fame making, or power getting, are mere toys, mere sports and games for children!

I once heard of a clergyman who often went hunting, and when he was reproved, he replied that he never went hunting when he was on duty. But he was asked,”When is a clergyman off duty?” And so with the Christian, when is he off duty? He ought to be always about his Father’s business, ready for anything and everything that may glorify God.

We have a high calling of God in Christ Jesus, and this must have the supremacy! Poor or rich, healthy or sick, honored or disgraced, we must glorify God. This is necessity; all else may be, this must be!

Our time in which to serve the Lord on earth is very short. If we would glorify God, we must do it now.

We resolve, sternly resolve, and desperately determine, that we will not throw away our lives on trifling objects, but by us God’s work must and shall be done; each man will do his own share, God helping him.

May the ever blessed Holy Spirit give us power and grace to turn our resolves into acts.

“As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4

(from C.H. Spurgeon’s sermon, “The Spur” #943. John 9:4)

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