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MARCH 23

Ye endured a great fight of afflictions, partly whilst ye were

 made a gazing-stock, both by reproaches and afflictions, and partly whilst ye became the companions of them that were so used—Heb. 10:32,33.

 

The strongest of the brethren need the help, the encouragement, the assistance of others. The Lord has so arranged it that we may not feel ourselves entirely self-sufficient, and that even our proper leaning upon the Lord shall seem to require also the co-operation, encouragement, sympathy and love of the fellow-laborers in the vineyard. Who that has borne any measure of the labor and heat of the day in the gospel service cannot sympathize with this thought? Here, then, is a way in which many of the Lord’s dear people, who have not themselves the largest amount of talent or opportunity for service, may be co­laborers and assistants in the gospel work.

 

 

 

Parallel passages: Gal. 3:4;  2.John 8;  2.Cor. 4:8-18;  Phil. 1:29,30; Col. 2:1; Psa. 71:7; Acts 16:22-31; 17:5-9;  1.Cor. 4:9; Heb. 11:36;  Phil. 1:7; 4:14;  1.Thes. 2:14.