Told These Three Thousand Years





Father, mother, sisters, brothers, the grave of her husband--she

turned her back on them all. Ruth, come back, and tell us if you

regret your choice! No: her name shines one of the brightest among

all the women that have ever lived. The Messiah was one of her

descendants.



Moses, you come back and tell us if you were afterwards sorry that

God had called you? I think that when he stood in glorified body on

the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus and Elijah, he did not

regret it.



My dear friends, God is not confined to any one messenger. We are

told that He can raise up children out of stones. Some one has said

that there are three classes of people, the "wills," the "won'ts,"

and the "can'ts"; the first accomplish everything, the second oppose

everything, and the third fail in everything. If God calls you,

consider it a great honor. Consider it a great privilege to have

partnership with Him in anything. Do it cheerfully, gladly. Do it

with all your heart, and He will bless you. Don't let false modesty

or insincerity, self-interest, or any personal consideration turn

you aside from the path of duty and sacrifice. If we listen for

God's voice, we shall hear the call; and if He calls and sends us,

there will be no such thing as failure, but success all along the

line. Moses had glorious success because he went forward and did

what God called him to do.





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