The Laws of Christ for Common Life. Chapter 1. Every-day Business a Divine Calling

It is as secular a work to create a walnut-tree, and to provide soil and rain and warmth for its growth, as it is to make a walnut-wood table for a drawing-room out of it. It is as secular a work to create a cotton plant as to spin the cotton and to weave it. It is as secular a work to create iron, as to make the iron into railway-girders, into plates for steam-ships, into ploughs and harrows, nails, screws, and bedsteads. It is as secular a work to create the sun to give light in the daytime, as to make a lamp, or to build gasworks, or to manufacture gas, to give light at night. So that our secular work is just of the same kind as a great part of God’s work. Lay a firm hold of this very obvious truth, and see how it affects every kind of secular business.

By Robert William Dale

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