Soul Winner's Reward
that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that
turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Dan. 12:3.
When I think of those words of Daniel, I find myself waking up in the night
and repeating them over and over: "And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness
as the stars for ever and ever." Look at the sun and the stars marshaled
in the heavens, and known by their names. The Lord says, They that turn many
to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever.
to determine how important are the interests involved in the conversion of
the soul from error to truth, we must appreciate the value of immortality;
we must realize how terrible are the pains of the second death; we must comprehend
the honor and glory awaiting the ransomed, and understand what it is to live
in the presence of Him who died that He might elevate and ennoble man, and
give to the overcomer a royal diadem.
of a soul cannot be fully estimated by finite minds. How gratefully will the
ransomed and glorified ones remember those who were instrumental in their
salvation! No one will then regret his self-denying efforts and persevering
labors, his patience, forbearance, and earnest heart yearnings for souls that
might have been lost had he neglected his duty or become weary in well-doing.
white-robed ones are gathered into the fold of the Great Shepherd. The faithful
worker and the soul saved through his labor are greeted by the Lamb in the
midst of the throne, and are led to the tree of life and to the fountain of
living waters. With what joy does the servant of Christ behold these redeemed
ones, who are made to share the glory of the Redeemer! How much more precious
is heaven to those who have been faithful in the work of saving souls! "And
they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they
that turn many to righteousness as the stars."
done through the cooperation of men with God is a work that shall never perish,
but endure through the eternal ages.
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