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Schools, in Ragged Schools for example, and in many ways can they become most powerful auxiliaries to those whose lives are, by the Divine call, entirely devoted to spiritual labours. “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,” Gal. vi. 10; “To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin," James iv. 17. “ The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself," Prov. xi. 25. Oh! let us neither inherit the curse nor miss the blessing!
Lastly, many can aid in the evangelization of London and of the world by pecuniary contributions.
This is not a duty only, but a privilege. “It is wure blessed to give than to receive,” Acts XX. 35.
In addition to what, in the course of this volume, has already been said, I do not feel dis. posed to add one word upon the subject, further than to point-speaking soberly—to the immensity that remains to be done. Whilst occasion presents itself, our charity must be estimated by what is left, (Luke xxi. 1-4.)
We know who has said, “Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much : and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ?” Luke xvi. 9-11.
May the Almighty Saviour give us grace to remember, that of all we possess we are not proprietors, but stewards!
Blessed Lord Jesus, our Saviour and Everlasting Friend, be pleased to shed abroad upon the soul of every reader of this book of thy Holy Spirit. If it falls into the hands of the godless, make the records of convincing and converting grace which it contains, the means of their conviction and conversion. If anything within its pages be injudicious, have mercy upon the infirmity of judgment that caused it to appear. May it awaken in many hearts increased solicitude for the salvation of those, the redemption of whose souls is precious, and (how soon) it ceaseth for ever, Psa. xlix. 8. May it stir the souls of many
, to offer increased prayer for support and blessing upon the labours of their fellow-citizens, who are engaged in this great work, in this great and
wicked city. May the future life of the writer be a life of increased usefulness in thy service.
Finally, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, rest upon the souls of the children of
Pastor of Henham, Essex, late City Missionary. Third Edition.
Mr. Miller was Missionary of the Broadwall District, and was killed, with six other passengers, on the London and Birmingham Railway, whilst proceeding to the funeral of his mother.
The commendations of this delightful record of labour and usefulness, which have appeared both in this country and in the United States of America--where the work has been republished-are very numerous.
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