Sermons: Bearing on Subjects of the Day
THOUGH God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then rested, yet He rested only to begin a work of another kind; for our Lord says, “My Father worketh hitherto,” and He adds, “and I work.” And at another time He says, concerning Himself more expressly, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” And when that night came, He said, “I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” “It is finished.” And in the text we are told generally of all men, “Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.” The Creator wrought till the Sabbath came; the Redeemer wrought till the sun was darkened, and it was night. “The sun ariseth,” and “man goeth forth,” and works “till the evening;” when “the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow themselves, and those that look out at the windows are darkened, and desire fails, because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets;” when “the silver cord is loosed, and the golden bowl is broken, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.”
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SERMON I THE WORK OF THE CHRISTIAN (SEPTUAGESIMA) PSALM 104:23 “
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening” THOUGH God
created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then rested, yet He rested ...
Such were His dealings with the race of man till the fulness of time was come,
and in the last days, even at the eleventh hour, He sent His Son to gather
together labourers for His work from all parts of the earth. And the history of those
... and in their labour which they took under the sun.” But it is otherwise with us.
Earth and sky are ever failing; Christ is ever coming; Christians are ever lifting up
their heads and looking out, and therefore it is the evening. We may not set our ...
When the sun shines, this earth pleases; but let us look towards that eventide and
the cool of the day, when the Lord of the vineyard will walk amid the trees of His
garden, and say unto His steward, “Call the labourers, and give them their hire, ...
... no certain dwellingplace; and labour, working with our own hands: being
reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we intreat: we
are made as the filth of the earth, and are the offscouring of all things unto this