Why Tell a Child the Same Thing Twenty Times?

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PloughingA sister in our church shared this portion of a Spurgeon sermon with me today.  

“Why do you tell your child a thing twenty times?” asked some one of a mother. “Because,” said she, “I find nineteen times is not enough.” Now, when a soul is to be ploughed, it may so happen that hundreds of furrows will not do it. What then? Why, plough all day till the work is done. Whether you are ministers, missionaries, teachers, or private soul-winners, never grow weary, for your work is noble, and the reward of it is infinite. The grace of God is seen in our being permitted to engage in such holy service; it is greatly magnified in sustaining us in it, and it will be pre-eminently conspicuous in enabling us to hold out till we can say, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Lord, help us to sow, plow, speak, parent, pray, and minister with the certain hope that you’re using our feeble efforts for your faithful purposes. Give us grace to persevere knowing that you are working in and through us for Your glory. Amen.


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