The Call to Service   1 comment

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Above:  The Grave of the Marquis de LaFayette, Paris, France

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Rom. 12, 1

1.  Here is mentioned as an incentive to action the mercies–goodness–of God.  He has blessed us through His providence and grace.  What more can He say [than] that He has said?  He will freely give us all things.

2.  We are expected to show our fellow servants the same spirit He has shown us as taught in the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.  “Forgive us as we forgive.”

3.  We should so appreciate His goodness as to be glad to pass it on in His name.  If we really appreciate His goodness we will want to see others blessed with the same salvation.

Ungrateful men despise ingratitude in others.

4.  But nothing short of giving ourselves can fittingly show our gratitude.  “We are debtors,” owe Him all we are.  We have no right to reserve anything.

There is so much to be done.  We  should law ourselves out in service for humanity and in His service and in His name.  How the world needs those who have a passion for righteousness!

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Here, in a different color of ink from a later time, my great-grandfather added the following:

and who are mighty in prayer.

“LaFayette, we are here.”–Pershing at LaFayette’s grave in 1917

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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