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Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment (Spurgeon). I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (1Cor. 10:15)



If you want to work in a charity/ngo

Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther’s feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

And gave gifts.

Such as Xenophon reckoneth up, bracelets, chains of gold, garments, horses with rich trappings, dishes from his own table, &c. (Cyropaed. 1. 8).

This was kingly, this was god-like, #Jas 1:5.

(James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.)

His son, Artaxerxes Longimarius, was wont to say, that he had therefore one hand longer than another (μακροχειρ), that he might be readier to give than to receive. Of Cyrus it is said, that he took more content in giving than receiving, Διδους μαλλον η κτωμενος ηδετο (Xenoph.). Of Stephen, king of Hungary, and of Oswald, king of England, that their right hands did not rot off for a long while after they were dead, because oft stretched out in giving gifts, and dealing alms. Continue reading “If you want to work in a charity/ngo”

How to have the comfort and credit of just men

Ezekiel 18:7 Hath given his bread to the hungry.

Negative goodness alone is little worth.

Men must not only rob the hospital, as we say, spoil the poor by violence,

but “draw forth their souls,” and their sheaves both, “to the hungry,”

and clothe the naked with a garment,

or they cannot have the comfort and credit of just men.

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