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 ...
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 ...
... and wound those who were unprepared for it, and they could but cry out, “O, wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Hear his own account of it: “Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things: now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, ...
... they have much to do in a little time; that “the night cometh when no man can work;” that their Lord is at hand, and that they have to wait for Him.