Henry Mahan

I am sure that I can sympathize with WILLIAM CAREY when he said of his son, Felix, who left his missionary ministry to become an ambassador for the Queen of England, "Felix has drivelled into an ambassador;" meaning to say that he was once a great person as a missionary of the gospel of God's grace, but now he has accepted a comparatively insignificant office. If a man forsakes his spiritual work because he finds there is so much else to do, he, too, drivels into something less than what he was before. "Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all THESE THINGS shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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