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Moodys Anecdotes And Illustrations by Dwight L. Moody

A Heavy Draw on Alexander the Great.

There is a story told of Alexander the Great. A general in his army was a great favorite with him, and he told him to draw anything from his treasury that he wanted. Well, he presented a bill to the treasurer, and the treasurer wouldn't honor it. It was for such an enormous amount that the treasurer was astonished. The General went rushing to the Emperor and told him, and he called the treasurer and said, |Didn't I tell you to honor the draft of the General.| |But,| replied the treasurer, |do you understand its amount?| |Never mind what it is,| replied the Emperor, |he honors me and my kingdom by making a great draft.| And so we honor God by asking for grace in abundance. I tell you, my friends, it is a pity there are so many half-starved, mean Christians around when God says, |Come and get all you want.|

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