Thursday, July 21, 2011

Charity Never Fails


1 Corinthians 13:8, "Charity never faileth."

Nothing is more valuable and commendable, and yet, not one duty is less practiced, than that of charity. We often pretend concern and pity for the misery and distress of our fellow-creatures, but yet we seldom commiserate their condition so much as to relieve them according to our abilities; but unless we assist them with what they may stand in need of, for the body, as well as for the soul, all our wishes are no more than words of no value or regard, and are not to be esteemed or regarded: for when we hear of any deplorable circumstance, in which our fellow-creatures are involved, be they friends or enemies; it is our duty, as Christians, to assist them to the utmost of our power.

Geroge Whitefield
from the sermon "The great duty of charity recommeded"

2 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Oh, Maxine, this post has been such a blessing to me.I most hardly agree with you and all that you have posted. I love George Whitefield. Have a great day!!connie

Maxine said...

I know, Connie, I like him a lot too..