Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Call of Matthew.

The Call of Matthew.

Ratings: (0)|Views: 3|Likes:
Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY NEHEMIAH ADAMS, D. D.,

MATTHEW IX. 9.
AND AS JESUS PASSED FORTH FROM THENCE, HE SAW A MAN, NAMED MATTHEW, SITTING AT THE RECEIPT OF CUSTOM,
AND HE SAITH UNTO HIM, "FOLLOW ME." AND HE AROSE AND FOLLOWED HIM.
BY NEHEMIAH ADAMS, D. D.,

MATTHEW IX. 9.
AND AS JESUS PASSED FORTH FROM THENCE, HE SAW A MAN, NAMED MATTHEW, SITTING AT THE RECEIPT OF CUSTOM,
AND HE SAITH UNTO HIM, "FOLLOW ME." AND HE AROSE AND FOLLOWED HIM.

More info:

Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Dec 03, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

12/03/2013

pdf

text

original

 
THE CALL OF MATTHEW. BY NEHEMIAH ADAMS, D. D.,MATTHEW IX. 9. AND AS JESUS PASSED FORTH FROM THENCE, HE SAW A MAN,  NAMED MATTHEW, SITTING AT THE RECEIPT OF CUSTOM, AND HE SAITH UNTO HIM, "FOLLOW ME." AND HE AROSE AND FOLLOWED HIM. We have before us a man of business at his ac-| customed place, and the Saviour of the world appear- ' ing to him there. He who bought us with a price uses his right to stand before us at the busiest hour, to come between us and the dearest earthly friend ; nor, in the midst of the most important and profitable transaction does he hesitate to absorb our whole at-tention and thoughts ; so that, whether he comes to make us his friends, or to hold communion with us, or to call us away from the world, he claims and takes  precedence, in his right as Redeemer and Lord. While the appearance of Christ at places of business would to many be exceedingly unwelcome and embarrassing, to some of you at such places he is no stranger. In your busiest hours, and sometimes while conversing
1
 
(35) 36 CHRIST A FRIEND. with others, he is in your heart ; moments of peace and joy at the thought of him, sudden impulses of gratitude and love, generous deeds done in his name to his friends, letters written breathing his spirit, do-ing justly and loving mercy prompted by him, are  proofs that you can reciprocate his gracious words, and say, " Where I am, there may also my " Saviour " be." May he be with you always, that you be not overcharged with the cares of this life ; to sustain you in trial, defend you in prosperity, keep you from the evil, make you bear his image, and amidst covetous-ness, injustice, and deceit make you to shine as lights in the world. A man of business penned the words of the text. When you consider the honor bestowed on Matthew in being called by the Saviour to be his disciple, and think of the privilege given to him of writing the
2
 
Saviour's life, and then read this unpretending ac-count by himself of his call and appointment as a disciple, you may search long before you find a better instance of conciseness and simplicity. He does not say. As Jesus passed forth from thence he saw Mat-thew, — as though every one must needs know who Matthew was, — but " a man named Matthew." He tells us nothing of himself that would seem to make his call deserved, or that would take any thing from the free grace of Christ, for he tells us that he was found in his ordinary occupation as a publican. We THE CALL OF MATTHEW. 37 have no inflated description of the scene between , Christ and himself, nor of his own feelings. He says, I "As Jesus passed forth from thence," — as though he did not come on purpose to find him, which he surely did. This instance of modesty and simplicity is one of the incidental beauties of sacred history ; a pleas-ant example of the true influence of religion in teach-ing us to be simple and unpretending in all things,
3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->