from the drudgery of the workhouse or thepenitentiary to the affectionate offices and joyful services of the fireside and the fam-ily circle. It asks us to do for the sakeof Christ many things which we were oncecompelled to bear as a portion of the curse,and which worldly men perform for selfishand secondary reasons. "Whatsoever yedo in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Wives, submit yourselvesunto your own husbands, as it is fit in theLord. Children, obey your parents in allthings, for this is well-pleasing unto theLord. Servants, obey in all things yourIDUSTRY. 23masters according to the flesh, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singlenessof heart, fearing God ; and whatsoever yedo, do it heartily as to the Lord and notunto men, knowing that of the Lord yeshall receive the reward of the inheritance,for ye serve the Lord Christ." The gos-pel has not superseded diligence. " Studyto be quiet and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands, as wecommanded you. If any man will not work,neither let him eat." It is mentioned asalmost the climax of sin — " And withalthey learn to be idle, wandering about fromhouse to house ; and not only idle, but tat-tlers also, and busy-bodies, speaking thingsw^iich they ought not ;" as, on the otherhand, the healthy and right-conditionedstate of a soul is — " ot slothful in busi-ness, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."