Toys! Sports and games for children!

Spurgeon, "The Spur" #943. John 9:4

"As long as it is day, we must do the work
 of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when
 no one can work." John 9:4

Some men are spending their time in making
money. That is the main object of their lives.
They would be as usefully employed probably
if they spent all their lives in collecting pins or
cherry stones!

Whether a man lives to accumulate gold coins
or rusty nails, his life will be equally groveling,
and end in the same disappointment.

Money making, or fame making, or power
getting, are mere toys, mere sports and
games for children!

I once heard of a clergyman who often went hunting,
and when he was reproved, he replied that he never
went hunting when he was on duty. But he was asked,
"When is a clergyman off duty?" And so with the
Christian, when is he off duty? He ought to be
always about his Father's business, ready for
anything and everything that may glorify God.

We have a high calling of God in Christ Jesus,
and this must have the supremacy! Poor or rich,
healthy or sick, honored or disgraced, we must
glorify God. This is necessity; all else may be,
this must be!

Our time in which to serve the Lord on earth is very
short. If we would glorify God, we must do it now.

We resolve, sternly resolve, and desperately
determine, that we will not throw away our
lives on trifling objects, but by us God's work
must and shall be done; each man will do his
own share, God helping him.

May the ever blessed Holy Spirit give us power
 and grace to turn our resolves into acts.

"As long as it is day, we must do the work
 of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when
 no one can work." John 9:4