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avail. We can be saved only through Jesus Christ. Still, it is true that there are degrees of glory in heaven, as one star differs from another in brightness. It will for ever increase the joy of the redeemed to have been instrumental, in any way, in bringing men to the Saviour.
There is no logs in giving. There is great gain in it. Giving is sowing. The money spent in doing good is seed money, and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. A good man ordered the following inscription to be put on his tombstone :
What I spent, that I had.
The only part of our possessions which will benefit us in another world will be, what we devoted, from right ends, to the service of God. We should first give our ownselves to Jesus Christ, and then, for his cause, and as far as he permits, we should,
1. Get all we can.
4. Love to Christ is the grand Motive. The apostle Paul wrote,
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich yet for our sakes he became poor that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Should we not gladly do all we can for Him who did so much for u8? Let us consecrate ourselves and our possessions to His service.