|Hold fast till I come| (Rev. ii.25).
The other day we asked a Hebrew friend how it was that his countrymen were so successful in acquiring wealth. |Ah,| said he, |we do not make more money than other people, but we keep more.| Beloved, let us look out this day for spiritual pickpockets and spiritual leakage. Let us |lose nothing of what we have wrought, but receive a full reward|; and, as each day comes and goes, let us put away in the savings bank of eternity its treasures of grace and victory, and so be conscious from day to day that something real and everlasting is being added to our eternal fortune.
It may be but a little, but if we only economize all that God gives us, and pass it on to His keeping, when the close shall come we shall be amazed to see how much the accumulated treasures of a well spent life have laid up on high, and how much more He has added to them by His glorious investment of the life committed to His keeping.
Oh, how the days are telling! Oh, how precious these golden hours will seem sometime! God help us to make the most of them now.