Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The following quote is from Thomas Brooks sermon "A Cabinet of Jewels", in which he speaks to putting our treasure in heaven.

"The poor man's hand is Christ treasury, and he shall not lose his reward that casts his mites into that treasury. It is fabled of Midas, that whatever he touched he turned it into gold. But this is most sure, that whatever the hand of charity toucheth, it turneth it into gold, - be it but a cup of cold water, -- nay, into heaven itself : Mat. 10:42 'And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.' Cold water, having not fuel to heat it, cold water which cost not the charge of fire to warm it. A sea of pleasures, a heaven of blessings attends men of charitable minds, though their charity can extend no further than a cup of cold water; for God measures men's deeds by their minds, and not their minds by their deeds."

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