By Samuel Davies
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold—I am going to vomit you out of My mouth!" Revelation 3:15-16The soul of man is endowed with such active powers that it cannot be idle; and, if we look round the world, we see it all alive and busy in some pursuit or other. What vigorous action, what labor and toil, what hurry, noise, and commotion about the necessities of life, about riches and honors! All men are in earnest about worldly concerns. They sincerely desire and eagerly strive for these transient delights, or vain embellishments of a mortal life.And may we infer farther, that creatures, thus formed for action, and thus laborious and unwearied in these inferior pursuits, are proportionably vigorous and in earnest in matters of infinitely greater importance? May we conclude that they proportion their labor and activity to the nature of things, and that they are most in earnest—where they are most concerned? A stranger to our world, who could conclude nothing concerning the conduct of mankind but from the generous presumptions of his own charitable heart, might persuade himself that this is the case. But one that has been but a little while conversant with them, and taken the least notice of their temper and practice with regard to that most important thing, true Religion, must know it is quite otherwise.
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